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In Memoriam

McEwen

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Left to Right:  Shubhik DebBurman, Bruce McEwen & Mike Kerchner

It is with profound sadness that we learned today of the passing of Professor Bruce McEwen, a leading neuroendocrinologist of our time.  In addition to his pioneering contributions to our understanding of the influence of stress on cognition, mood and health, Professor McEwen was an honorary member of Nu Rho Psi and was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Nu Rho Psi Annual Member Meeting and Social.  Rockefeller University has posted more information regarding his extensive scientific contributions and personal accomplishments here.

NRP Student Outreach Initiatives

Two of the seven primary goals of all Nu Rho Psi chapters are:

  • increase public awareness of neuroscience and its benefits for the individual and society and…

  • encourage service to the community.

In a recent post in NEURONLINE – the Society for Neuroscience, their is a description of the outreach programming that was developed at Carnegie Mellon University by Meredith Schmehl (currently a Ph.D. candidate at Duke University). The program was featured at the 2018 SFN meeting and in the video of the SFN workshop presentation – Bringing a Student-Run Outreach program to Your Institution.

Here is the link to the  NEURONLINE article: Start and Lead a Student Outreach Group at Your Institution

If your chapter has developed some successful outreach programs, consider sharing them with the Nu Rho Psi Council .  Remember, chapters may apply for annual activity grants for co-curricular  programs associated with the annual Nu Rho Psi theme.

The 2019-2020 Theme is Brain/Machine Interfaces