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Brittany Coughlin Awarded Endowed Scholarship

Brittany L. Coughlin was selected to receive the Roberta M. and Jean M. Worsham Endowed Scholarship for 2013-2014. Click to read more.

Dr. Sereno and Lab study the effects of heading the ball.

Does frequent head-to-ball contact cause cognitive dysfunctions and brain injury to soccer players? Dr. Anne Sereno and her lab study the cognitive effects of heading the ball.

Public Library of Science Research Article

KPRC-TV Report

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Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness Video Contest

SfN Brain Awareness Video Contest Ariana Andrei, Stacy Eriksson and Marcello Mulas from UTHealth-Houston, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy won First Place in the 2012 Brain Awareness Video contest for "The Carrot."

Dr Cleary among four UT Houston Faculty Recognized by Regents for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Leonard Cleary is among 40 faculty members UT System-wide to receive a Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. The awards, among the most competitive in the nation, recognize faculty members at UT System institutions who have demonstrated dedication to innovation and advancing excellence.

NRC 17th Annual Public Forum on The Brain

Rehabilitation" features a panel discussion moderated by Gerard Francisco, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UTHealth.

Graduate Students Win People's Choice Award in SfN Video Contest

Graduate Students win People's Choice Award in the 2011 Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness Video Contest.

Dr Bean wins prestigious John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award

Andrew Bean, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2011 John P. McGovern Award for Outstanding Teacher.

NRC 16th Annual Public Forum on Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Bipolar disorder and depression will be the focus of the Neuroscience Research Center’s 16th annual brain forum from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, February 12, 2011.

Dr Dragoi wins prestigious NIH Pioneer Award

Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D. is one of 17 recipients selected to receive the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's Pioneer Award.

Dr Byrne featured on PBS program Living Smart with Patricia Gras

John H. Byrne, Ph.D. is featured on the PBS program Living Smart on the topic of "Keeping Your Brain Fit".

Dr Dragoi profiled on local KTRK channel 13

Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D. is interviewed for "Are you Learning Without Concentrating?" on local KTRK television channel 13.

Dr Heidelberger Profiled In Biophysicist Newsletter

Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D., is the subject of a feature article in the current edition of the Biophysical Society Newsletter.

Dr Zhang Wins 2010 John Freeman Faculty Teaching Award

Han Zhang, M.D., has been selected to receive the 2010 John Freeman Faculty Teaching Award. This is the 3rd time Dr Zhang has received this award.

Proleta Datta Wins Student Research Achievement Award

Proleta Datta, a student in Dr. Ruth Heidelberger's laboratory won the Student Research Achievement Award for the best poster in the Exocytosis and Endocytosis subgroup at the National Biophysical Society meeting held in San Francisco this February.

NRC 15th Annual Public Forum on Childhood Brain Diseases Set

Busting myths and increasing knowledge about common disorders of the developing brain will be the focus of the 15th Annual Public Forum, titled “Childhood Brain Diseases”.

NIH Director, Other NIH Officials Meet With SfN Postdocs

Dr. Francis Collins, the new director of the National Institutes of Health, and the directors of three major NIH institutes, Story Landis (NINDS), Tom Insel (NIMH) and Nora Volkow (NIDA) had a continental breakfast with 12 neuroscience postdoctoral fellows during the 40th Annual Neuroscience Meeting held recently in Chicago.

Wright Lab Releases New Website

The Neuroscience laboratory of Anthony Wright, Ph.D., has released a new lab website. 

Yili Zhang to Receive NLM Training Fellowship

Yili Zhang, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department's Byrne Lab, has been awarded a Fellowship by the National Library of Medicine Training Program (NLMTP) through the W.M. Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training. 


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Jan 13 2010

NRC 15th Annual Public Forum on Childhood Brain Diseases Set

Busting myths and increasing knowledge about common disorders of the developing brain will be the focus of the 15th Annual Public Forum, titled “Childhood Brain Diseases”.

Nov 20 2009

NIH Director, Other NIH Officials Meet With SfN Postdocs

Dr. Francis Collins, the new director of the National Institutes of Health, and the directors of three major NIH institutes, Story Landis (NINDS), Tom Insel (NIMH) and Nora Volkow  (NIDA) had a continental breakfast with 12 neuroscience postdoctoral fellows during the 40th Annual Neuroscience Meeting held recently in Chicago.

Nov 10 2009

Wright Lab Releases New Website

The Neuroscience laboratory of Anthony Wright, Ph.D., has released a new lab website. 

Oct 12 2009

Yili Zhang to Receive NLM Training Fellowship

Yili Zhang, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department's Byrne Lab, has been awarded a Fellowship by the National Library of Medicine Training Program (NLMTP) awarded a Fellowship by the National Library of Medicine Training Program (NLMTP) through  the W.M. Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training. 

Sep 17 2009

Cameron Jeter To Receive SfN Graduate Student Travel Award

Cameron Jeter, neuroscience graduate student affiliated with the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy's Sereno Lab, has been awarded one of the 2009 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Chapters Graduate Student Travel Awards.

Proleta Datta, Cameron Jeter Win Writing Awards

Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy graduate students Cameron Jeter and Proletta Datta have placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively in this year's Writing Science for the Lay Public contest.

Jun 10 2009

Dr Valentin Dragoi To Receive EUREKA Award from NIH

Dr Valentin Dragoi, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has been selected to receive one of the National Institutes of Health’s EUREKA Awards.

May 24 2009

Dr Pramod Dash Launches New Lab Website

Dr Pramod Dash, Professor in Neurobiology and Anatomy and the Director of Research for The Vivian L Smith Center For Neurologic Research at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has launched a new website highlighting his lab group and its ongoing research activities.

Apr 14 2009

Dr Anne Sereno Receives Alumni Award From NIU

Dr. Anne Sereno, Associate Professor in Neurobiology and Anatomy, and her five siblings and mother have been named as recipients of the 2009 Outstanding College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Award from Northern Illinois University.

Mar 30 2009

Research Fellow Max Fletcher Awarded $150K NIH Grant

Dept of Neurobiology and Anatomy Research Fellow Max Fletcher, Ph.D., has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the National Institutes of Health for a project titled, "In Vivo Optical Imaging Of Experience-Induced Olfactory Bulb Glomerular Plasticity."

Feb 10 2009

UT System Regents Award $500K Grant to Computational Neuroscience Initiative

As one of seven grantees, out of 37 proposals, the Medical School’s Graduate Program Initiative in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience has received a $500,000 grant from the UT System Board of Regents.

Feb 01 2009

Cameron Jeter Awarded Endowed Scholarship

Cameron Jeter, a student in Dr. Anne Sereno's laboratory within the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has been selected to receive the Roberta M. and Jean M. Worsham Endowed Scholarship in the Behavioral Sciences.

Proleta Datta Awarded Endowed Fellowship

Proleta Datta, a student in Dr. Ruth Heidelberger's laboratory within the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has been selected to receive the Sam Taub and Beatrice Burton Endowed Fellowship in Vision Disease.

Jan 20 2009

Diego Gutnisky Awarded Univ Presidents' Research Scholarship

Diego Gutnisky, a graduate student with the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has been selected to receive the Presidents' Research Scholarship.


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