SfN, with support from The Grass Foundation, is pleased to launch the Latin American Training Program. This comprehensive, yearlong online program provides a unique training opportunity for young investigators from across the Latin America and Caribbean region.
The course consists of webinars, recorded content, informal online discussions, and Web chats which incorporate cutting edge science and professional development topics. Eligible trainees from Latin America and the Caribbean will join a community of scientists to engage in this dynamic dialogue. SfN is partnering with the Latin American Regional Committee of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) in this effort.
Fifteen selected trainees from the program will also participate in a three-week course in August 2014 at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Queretaro (UNAM). The course will bring together top faculty from across the region and North America to provide participants with high-quality lectures, lab exercises, and training on vital professional development topics.
Material from the course in Queretaro will later be used throughout the online program to allow students from all over Latin America to benefit from the science and topics discussed. UNAM faculty will lead trainees in a series of conversations throughout the year on science and important topics for the field, such as how to publish a manuscript, how to navigate scientific meetings, and the importance of advocacy and public education.
Congratulations to the 2014 Latin American Training Program Fellows:
Elisa Ventura Aquino, Centro de investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N.
Maira Bicca, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Diana Elinos Calderon, Instituto De Investigaciones Biomédicas
Martha Canto-Bustos, CINVESTAV
Raian Contreras, Universidad de Los Andes
Francisca Cornejo, Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile
Ana P Crestani, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul
Yohami Fernandez, Universidad de la Habana
Felipe Gomes, Universidade de São Paulo
Betina Gonzalez, Pharmacological Research Institute
Jesus Hernandez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Humberto Mestre, Universidad Anahuac Mexico Norte
Diego Armando Ordóñez, Universidad Nacional De Colombia
Jose Prieto, Instituto De Investigaciones Biológicas C. Estable
Alexandre Rodrigues, Fluminense Federal University
Applications for the 2014 program are now closed.