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Adams Woods named to UF Foundation Term Professorship

The University of Florida has awarded Adam Woods, Ph.D., one of two UF Foundation Term Professorships for 2022-23. The three-year professorship, which comes with a $25,000 award, is presented in support of the university’s preeminence goals to further advance faculty research efforts. Woods is an associate professor and associate chair…

UF neuroscientist invited as panelist for GTC 2022 watch party

Dr. Adam Woods, associate chair for research and associate director of CAM, has been invited to be an esteemed panel expert to discuss “Advances in Accelerated Data Science”. The discussion will take place online on September 22 from 3 – 4 P.M. EDT. The session is interactive and participants are…

Using Podcasts to Learn Neuroscience 20 Minutes at a Time

Cristina Besosa is so fascinated with everything she has learned in her neuroscience classes that she wants to share it with others. Besosa, with the support of the neuroscience department, has launched a podcast entitled In Your Brain. The podcast takes various topics of neuroscience and presents them in…

Gator NeuroScholars: An Enhanced Postdoc Fellowship at the University of Florida

Enhanced Postdoctoral Opportunities at UF in Cognitive Aging and Memory Applications are open for a new program offered by the UF McKnight Brain Institute: Gator NeuroScholars. Four postdoctoral associates will be awarded a highly competitive stipend ($60,000-65,000) for up to 3 years, with additional funds for travel and computing needs. In Year…

CAM Welcomes 4 Summer Neuroscience Students

Every summer the Department of Neuroscience, in conjunction with the Evelyn F. and William L.McKnight Brain Institute, hosts a 10-week internship to undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience. The Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP) places paid interns in active neuroscience research labs to obtain hands-on laboratory and…

FANG RECEIVES HWCOE 2022 FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION

Dr. Ruogu Fang, assistant professor, has been selected to receive the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering 2022 Faculty Award for Excellence in Innovation. The Faculty Award for Excellence in Innovation recognizes and rewards a faculty member who has best demonstrated extraordinary innovation and creativity through their research or teaching portfolio and…

COVID-19 and risk of acute ischemic stroke in elderly

A new study published in the journal Neurology analyzing Medicare claims of more than 37,000 patients with COVID-19 and acute ischemic stroke has important clinical implications, according to an accompanying editorial by Alexis Simpkins, M.D., Ph.D., MSCR, FAHA, a clinical assistant professor of neurology in the UF College of Medicine. Simpkins…

Drs. Bizon and Setlow discuss cannabis and the aging brain in Physiology Magazine

Drs. Jen Bizon and Barry Setlow study the influence cannabis has on GABAergic signaling systems in rodents. Most research on what effects cannabis has on the brain deals adolescents and a younger population. Drs. Bizon and Setlow discuss their research which focuses on cannabis’ impact on age-related cognitive function. Early…