NuRhoPsi 2020 Election Ballots

2020 President Elect & Treasurer Ballots 

The 2020  Elections for President Elect and Treasurer are in progress.  Links to the election ballot have been emailed to all members of the society via the email address on file in the national office.  Please check your email for links to the online ballot.
The election will close at 12 O’clock Midnight, August 15, 2020. 

The Candidates for President Elect are:

Sarah Cassella (Loras College, Gamma in Iowa)
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Loras College
B.A. In Neuroscience, Oberlin College
Ph.D. In Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati

Darlene A. Mitrano, Ph.D (Christopher Newport University, Beta in VA)
Associate Professor of Biology & Neuroscience
Department of Molecular Biology & Chemistry; Program in Neuroscience
B.S. in Psychology from Washington & Lee University
Ph.D. in Molecular & Systems Pharmacology from Emory University

The Candidate for Treasurer is:

Beth Wee, Ph.D (Tulane University, Alpha in LA)
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, School of Science and Engineering,
Director of Undergraduate and Masters Programs in Neuroscience,
Senior Professor of Practice, Psychology Department; Nu Rho Psi Chapter Advisor

B.S. in Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. in Zoology/Neuroscience, Iowa State University
Ph.D. in Zoology/Neuroscience, Michigan State University



Proposed Revisions to NRP Chapter Bylaws

To determine whether the proposed revisions to the Model Chapter Bylaws are accepted or not,  at least 49 of all chapters (51%) must cast a ballot,  and at least 75% (49) of chapters participating in the balloting must approve of the proposed changes. 

If your chapter has not met to discuss the proposed changes to the model chapter bylaws, please do so soon; as of  November 2, 2020, we need participation from at least 14 additional chapters.

The National Council has proposed a number of revisions to the Model Chapter Bylaws.
An online poll will be distributed to the membership later this spring.  We recommend that all chapters review and discuss these changes in prior to the end of  fall classes.  Questions regarding the proposed amendments should be forwarded directly to the Executive Director (  Please include the following in the Subject Heading of your email:NRP Bylaws Q&A


In Memoriam


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.