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  5. See a plenary session that really inspired you? Or a Storytelling session that you connected with? Chat with other Connectome attendees and share you thoughts on event in this thread!
  6. Andrew Chen

    SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event

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    Hi Xiaojing! Recordings for the individual sessions will be available to watch on-demand soon after they air (typically within 24 hours).
  7. Xiaojing Liu

    SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event

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    Is there a recording for the conference?
  8. Today marks the 80th anniversary of the dedication of the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at the dedication ceremony.
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    Register for this webinar here: https://neuronline.sfn.org/training/rigorous-experimental-design-in-the-era-of-crispr-big-data-and-covid19 Scientific rigor requires effective experimental or study design, logical reasoning, and sound strategies for analysis of errors for critical testing of specific models, in addition to adequate statistical methodology. Yet, didactic training in these essential research skills, beyond statistics, is given little emphasis in the education of science practitioners. Deficient logic frequently impairs actual experiments, grant proposals, and published studi
  10. Rigorous Experimental Design in the Era of CRISPR, Big Data and COVID-19 November 18, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST Scientific rigor requires effective experimental or study design, logical reasoning, and sound strategies for analysis of errors for critical testing of specific models, in addition to adequate statistical methodology. Yet, didactic training in these essential research skills, beyond statistics, is given little emphasis in the education of science practitioners. Deficient logic frequently impairs actual experiments, grant proposals, and published studies. Develop
  11. October 26, 2020 (now available for on-demand viewing) 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT The Society for Neuroscience and the American Brain Coalition, in cooperation with the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus, invite you to Exploring Recent Discoveries in Neuroscience Research. This congressional briefing will host esteemed neuroscientists discussing recent discoveries in neuroscience research. Panelists will review the transitional benefits provided by predictable federal funding of basic neuroscience research, to medical treatments and discoveries. Neuroscience topics to be discussed
  12. Andrew Chen

    SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event

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    This coming January 11–13, join the world's largest neuroscience community for SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event. This brand-new, cross-cutting digital neuroscience event is designed to facilitate scientific exchange across the globe and across the field, providing scientists at all career stages with opportunities to learn, collaborate, and connect. Program highlights include: Digital abstract presentations Dynamic talks from leaders in the field, including Zayd Khaliq, Mauro Costa-Mattioli, and Bong-Kiun Kaang – and more! Popular sessions, including Dual Perspec
  13. Andrew Chen

    Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair

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    From Nov. 5-7, 2020, the Society for Neuroscience will host a joint Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair. This event will provide a valuable opportunity for students and graduate programs, as well as job seekers and employers, to connect. The Virtual Graduate School Fair will have core hours of 12 - 3 p.m. EST. These core hours are when SfN staff and technical assistance will be guaranteed to be available, and when exhibitors are recommended to be at their booths. The Virtual Fair website will be accessible at all hours from November 5-7; however, SfN cannot guarantee staff or technica
  14. Hi Cindy! We are experiencing some technical issues with the Neuronline site when people are accessing some articles. If you are receiving an "Oops - We can't seem to find the page you are looking for." please try this direct link instead: https://neuronline.sfn.org/articles/scientific-research/2020/ask-an-expert
  15. Where did this series go? I had watched it earlier and hoped to use it as a teaching resource but it seems to have disappeared entirely.
  16. Use community hashtags as you would on social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc) to help those who may be interested in that topic or grouping to be able to find it in a search. The intent is to create a sense of community within a virtual environment and to help you connect with others with similar interests. This field is entirely optional and can be left blank, but feel free to get creative. For example, you could coordinate with your lab to use a lab hashtag, or with collaborators on a special project hashtag; you can use them to identify communities within neuroscience (e.g.,
  17. Today the Director of NIH, Francis Collins, posted his comments, " Experts Conclude Heritable Human Genome Editing Not Ready for Clinical Applications. " His blog post is based on the recently released National Academy of Sciences report, " Heritable Human Genome Editing. " Your thoughts?
  18. Hi all, I'm a 2020 NSP Fellow and a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan. I'm reaching out to the community to see if there's anyone who could refer me to someone or some group that could act as a network/guide/mentor for preparing myself to find a job outside of academia. I did consulting for a real company as part of a class project, and I enjoyed it, which is a good indicative that this is something that I could pursue. However, it would be extremely helpful to have someone with real experience in finding jobs outside of academia as
  19. A recent study published online in bioRxiv and elsewhere, states that coronavirus can infect brain cells. This work awaits further peer review. The investigators used three approaches to demonstrate the ability of this virus to infect cells of the CNS, brain organoids, a mouse model and an analysis of brain autopsies from individuals who died of COVID-19. These results are consistent with earlier studies by others. Several routes may potentially cause infection of CNS cells. The authors conclude, " These results provide evidence for the neuroinvasive capacity of SARS-CoV2, and an unexpe
  20. Thank you for your question BChen! I think that much of the problem stems from the popular narrative that BIPOC can't be racist. So a lot of what we have to do is educating everyone, ourselves included, of the fact that this is not true. We also need to recognize as a society that being racist is not a fixed state– I think that is what scares a lot of people. We don't want to feel implicated for the harm that is being done to someone else and if we aren't implicated then we don't feel that it is our responsibility to be a part of the solution. As someone who is Asian and who benefits fro
  21. As simple as it sounds it is immensely powerful to hear your peers/colleagues tell you that you matter. You don't have to say those exact words but it shows in your speech and actions. Recognizing our achievements only through a racial lens is not helpful, but doing it as you would do it for your other peers is crucial. Asking for our input, listening to what we have to say without specifically singling us out makes us feel like we belong. For example, asking only your black colleague about their thoughts on something in the presence of others feels performative and asking everyone else but th
  22. One common mistake is to only highlight all the disadvantages a person who is underrepresented in field face when compared to their peers. They may already feel inferior and incompetent and hearing that repeated only reinforces. Some professors bring it up as a way to explain why others might be better positioned for success, but it often comes off as saying that without these head starts one might as well quit since their dreams aren't realistic. Instead, highlight those who you are aware of who overcame similar struggles that that student is facing and if possible put them into contact with
  23. Hi Samson, please check out the World Women in Neuroscience - the group has connections across the globe, including in various countries throughout Africa to promote scientific collaboration as well as provide mentoring and career development opportunities. You can find more information on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/World-Women-in-Neuroscience-187172767593) and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WorldWomenNeuro). The official website will be launching soon!
  24. Yes, one-on-one mentoring would definitely be appropriate! Here are some additional resources that may be helpful. The first link is from the Diversity Program Consortium of the National Research Mentoring Network. The second link is a manuscript focused on creating a mentoring and coaching network to diversity and inclusion among grad students and postdocs. But the principles likely extend to faculty as well. https://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/dpc/pages/nrmn.aspx https://www.lifescied.org/doi/full/10.1187/cbe.19-10-0195
  25. Just got out of lab meeting and missed the live discussion, but read through afterwards and want to say Thank You discussants for your insights!
  26. Thank you to the panel and moderators for putting forth this discussion. I am heartened to see our field actively participating in these conversations. One major aspect of diversity in neuroscience (and science in general) that oftentimes gets overlooked in these discussions is the lack of diversity in human subjects research. I myself do Alzheimer's research and am acutely aware that most of our knowledge of aging and AD comes from white (American) bodies. This issue creates several problems and challenges. For example, we know that AD trajectory is different for African Americans and Wh
  27. I would like to co-sign Nii's comments and advice. And please feel free to reach out to me privately! I know this is a difficult situation and you (nor any other trainee) should not feel like you have to navigate it alone! Also more happy to connect you with other incredible trainees who have had to deal with similar situations (in the recent past, in fact).
  28. Thank you to all the panelists for your time over the summer, and today! As a White faculty member, I gained some helpful insight into how to be a more effective mentor for Black students and members of other underrepresented groups. I encouraged my students to attend and I think those who attended heard some helpful advice. I hope that we continue to conversation!
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