First Look Into the New White House Science Adviser
The First Interview with Trump's New Science Adviser
February 14, 2019 | Science
The new science adviser to President Donald Trump has studied the causes and effects of extreme weather for nearly 4 decades. But meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier says he’s not a climate scientist and doesn’t want people to think he’s an expert on the topic.
Ways to Advocate for Science Throughout Your Career
February 2019 | Neuronline
Learn how to further develop relationships with members of Congress by watching a recording of the Public Advocacy Forum at Neuroscience 2018. You’ll hear from the chief scientific officer at BlackThorn Therapeutics, an SfN advocate, a Parkinson’s advocate, and the head of policy and advocacy at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative on ways to broaden your impact, advocate in small ways, and improve lives.
Engaging Early Career Researchers in Science Policy
February 13, 2019 | Union of Concerned Scientists
The Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG) was established nearly ten years ago by a small cadre of students and science policy leaders who sought to create an open access, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed platform for early career researchers (ECRs) of all disciplines to publish well-developed policy assessments addressing the widest range of science, technology and innovation policy topics worldwide. Today, JSPG is a non-profit organization that has produced 15 volumes addressing a myriad of policy topics including health, the environment, space, energy, technology, STEM education, and defense, as well as science communications and diplomacy.
NIH VideoCast on BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group Meetings
February 11 & 12, 2019 | National Institutes of Health
Watch the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative multi-council working group meeting. This two-day meeting from marks the end to the 12th meeting of its kind and comprehensively encompasses the strides, current state, and challenges surrounding the BRAIN Initiative to date. Click to view Day 1 and Day 2 of the meeting.
Science in the News
Check Out the Latest Events Surrounding Neuroscience Happening Around the World
February 15, 2019 | Technology Networks
Technology Network’s Neuroscience News & Research page highlights many upcoming international events for neuroscientists. Event themes range from broader topics of neurology and neuroscience to more specific topics like CRISPR in drug therapy and epigenetics and chromatin.
Blood Vessel and Brain Function: New Findings out of UC, Berkley
February 14, 2019 | BBC Global News Podcast
As we get older our mental faculties are not quite what they used to be. Listen (10:41-16:24) to new findings presented at an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) event that explained how nearby blood vessel function surrounding neurons affects neuronal wiring. These findings have many implications for the aging brain and diseases like Alzheimer’s.
New First-of-Its-Kind Neuroscience Exercise Program
February 13, 2019 | International Travel & Health Insurance Journal
Cincinnati, US-based digital health and wellness company IncludeHealth is collaborating with healthcare organization HealthPartners Neuroscience Center in Minnesota on a first-of-its-kind neuroscience exercise program. The goal of the partnership is to further advance clinical neuroscience research and patient care.