Neuroscience & Behavior Program
The Neuroscience and Behavior Program at UMass Amherst is an interdepartmental graduate degree-granting academic unit that brings together faculty members from various departments to provide cutting-edge research training.
Luke Remage-Healey receives the Endocrine Society Early Investigator Award
NSB faculty member Luke Remage-Healey won the 2015 Endocrine Society Early Investigator Award. This award is given to early career investigators in recognition of their accomplishments in Endocrine Research. Recipients receive a monetary award, one-year complimentary membership to the Society, one-year complimentary access to the Society's online journals, and public recognition of research accomplishments in the recipients' home town and various Society mediums. Congratulations to Luke!
Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring
NSB faculty member Sandra Petersen is set to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering. She will receive her award at a White House ceremony later this year. According to a press release, the White House presents the awards "to individuals and organizations to recognize the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying scince and engineering--particularly those who belong to groups underrepresented in these fields." Dr. Petersen is one of only 14 individuals and one organization to receive this award this year. In addition to being honored at the White House, Dr. Petersen will also receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Congratulations to Dr. Petersen!
Adaeze Egwuatu awarded a Millenium Scholars Fellowship
Adaeze Egwuatu, 1st year NSB student working in Jennifer McDermott's lab, was awarded a Millenium Scholars Fellowship through the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) for a recent conference meeting in Philadelphia. The Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program "offers the selected scholars mentorship from advanced graduate students and early career scholars in the field who provide them guidance and support in their pursuit of educational and professional goals." Congratulations to Adaeze!
Lauri Kurdziel receives the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the SRCD
NSB alum Lauri Kurdziel has received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD). Lauri is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in NSB faculty member Rebecca Spencer's lab. Congratulations to Lauri!