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Congratulations to Dr. Godwin!!

Posted on November 3rd, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Dwayne Godwin for receiving this year’s

Mentor of the Year Award from the

Office of Women in Medicine and Science.

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Learn more about Dr. Godwin’s lab here.

Alzheimer’s Month

Posted on November 1st, 2016

Did you know that November is National Alzheimer’s Month?  The estimated cost for Alzheimer’s Disease has grown to $236 billion for 2016. More than a ‘memory disease’, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in North Carolina.  It is …

Inspiring Future Neuroscientists?

Posted on October 14th, 2016

We had a great time with the students, staff and parents from Broadview Middle School last night.  Thanks for letting us come and talk about the brain!

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Neurotransmitter

Posted on October 12th, 2016

Here it is – the latest edition of The Neurotransmitter!!  Enjoy!!…

And The Winners Are…

Posted on September 27th, 2016

A belated congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Rowland and Dr. Brian McCool!

Dr. Rowland is in the department of Neurobiology and Anatomy and was honored with the Teacher of the Year award for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Among lectures in

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Posted on September 26th, 2016

How much do you know about spinal cord injuries?  Did you know that September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month?

Spinal cord injuries are most commonly caused by motor vehicle crashes, but are also found as a result of violence, …

ICYMI – Dr. Jones on SciWorks!

Posted on September 23rd, 2016

jones  The Ups and Downs of Dopamine

Dr. Sarah Jones talked with SciWorks last week about dopamine and behavior.  Missed it?  Check it out here: http://www.wfdd.org/story/ups-and-downs-dopamine

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Interested in Joining?

Posted on August 25th, 2016

The WFU Brain Awareness Council will be holding the 2016 interest meeting in Hanes 1064 September 15th at 5:30.  The BAC is open to all students, Graduate or Undergraduate, from any major, concentration or program.  It’s a great way to …