Meet Your New Volunteer Leaders: Results of the 2013 SfN Election
The Society congratulates its newly elected officers and councilors. Chosen by members using an independent online monitoring company, the incoming council members begin their terms at Neuroscience 2013 in San Diego.
The membership elected Steven Hyman, Harvard University, as the incoming president-elect and Marina Picciotto, Yale University, as the incoming treasurer-elect. The elected incoming councilors are Emanuel M. DiCicco-Bloom, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Oswald Steward, Reeve-Irvine Research Center. Appointed to fill Picciotto’s seat as councilor is William J. Martin, Theravance.
Steven E. Hyman is a Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University, as well as the director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute. His participation at SfN has included serving on numerous committees, including the Program Committee, the Public Information Committee, the Government and Public Affairs Committee, and the Jacob P. Waletzky Award Selection Committee. Hyman’s research focuses on the discovery of fundamental mechanisms of disease underlying schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism.
Marina Picciotto is the Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, deputy chair for basic research, professor of neurobiology and pharmacology, and associate director of the MD/PhD Program at Yale University. She has served as councilor, chair and member of the Program Committee,as well as chair of the Annual Meeting Advisory Group and the Social Technology Advisory Group. Piciciotto’s area of research is the molecular basis of behaviors related to psychiatric illness, specializing in the role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and downstream signaling pathways in addiction, depression, and corticothalamic development.
Emanuel M. DiCicco-Bloom is a professor of neuroscience and cell biology and pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and serves on the Academic Standing Committee and Faculty Council. He has served as a member of the Government and Public Affairs Committee and the Public Education & Communication Committee. His areas of research include the nervous system development and how its abnormalities contribute to brain diseases.
Oswald Steward is a professor in the department of anatomy and neurobiology, neurobiology and behavior, and neurosurgery, the director at the Reeve-Irvine Research Center, and a senior associate dean for research at the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine. Steward's service for SfN includes serving as chair and member of both the Chapters Committee and the Public Information Committee, and he was appointed to fill a one-year term as a Councilor in 1998. He also served as a member of the Public Advocacy Working Group. Steward’s research focuses on the localization of mRNA at synapses, spinal cord injury, and axon regeneration.
William J. Martin is the executive director in the department of pharmacology at Theravance Inc., based in South San Francisco. His primary research interest is the neurobiology of pain. Prior to joining Theravance, Martin worked at Merck Research Laboratories, where he led a team of scientists focused on the discovery of novel analgesics and served as a member on the committee that oversaw the strategic direction of the neuroscience franchise. He is a current member of the Government and Public Affairs Committee and previously served on and chaired the Committee on Diversity in Neuroscience.