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Black Lives Matter and Neuroscience: Why This Moment Matters

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On July 2, SfN hosted a panel discussion called, “Black Lives Matter and Neuroscience: Why This Moment Matters.” The discussion was moderated by Joanne Berger-Sweeney, PhD, and featured Nii Addy, PhD, Marguerite Matthews, PhD, and Fitzroy ‘Pablo’ Wickham. During the discussion, our panelists spoke about challenges diverse neuroscientists face within the field and provide guidance on how the neuroscience community can leverage this moment to influence change. Additionally, the panel discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the tenure clock for junior faculty, and how that impacts faculty of color. Neuroscientists of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend and contribute to the discussion.

Through the Window and Into the Mirror Marguerite Matthews, PhD

Dr. Marguerite Matthews works at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a federal funding organization that invests in learning more about illnesses that impact the brain and nervous system. Dr. Matthews supports programs that help increase the diversity of scientists studying neuroscience, from high school up through university faculty levels.

#BiNConference2020 | Mentor/Mentee Spotlight with Bita Moghaddam, PhD & Marguerite Matthews, PhD

The inaugural Black In Neuro virtual conference hosted a discussion on how to get the most out of your mentor-mentee relationship, as a neuroscience trainee and beyond. Featured were Dr. Marguerite Matthews and her graduate advisor Dr. Bita Moghaddam. 

STEM Luncheon with Dr. Marguerite Matthews

As part of this project, STEM luncheons are held to highlight STEM professional's work. This is a video of Dr. Marguerite Matthews , who spoke at UDC in January of 2019. This video is part of a funded NSF pilot project (Award #1717082) project, which is a collaborative effort between two historically black institutions, University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and Virginia State University (VSU), and one public, predominately white institution with a large minority population, University of Memphis (UM). The projects aim is the development, implementation, and evaluation of a virtual science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) peer mentorship program for underrepresented minority women (UMW) undergraduate students.

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