An opportunity led by graduate students to openly discuss ideas to make science a more inclusive and equitable space

Neuroscience is not immune to issues of racism and bias. As neuroscientists, it is our responsibility to critically analyze our role in systemic discrimination and to take action to improve the neuroscience community for everyone. This monthly journal club is open to WashU students, faculty, and staff.  Presenters will cover topics related to the intersection of neuroscience and society and moderate participant discussion on given topics. The Race, Equity, and Social Justice Journal Club will create a safe space for all folks regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, disability, or country of origin.

To learn additional information, suggest a topic/paper, or volunteer to present, please contact Makenzie Norris, Tania Lintz or the Office of Neuroscience Research.

When: 4:00p, 2nd Friday
: Zoom conference
Organizers: Makenzie Norris and Tania Lintz (Graduate students, Neuroscience Program)

2020/2021 Schedule

Contact the organizers or the ONR for Zoom information.

November 13, 2020

Hannah Frye (Graduate student, Neuroscience Program)

“Science Advocacy for Neuroscientists: Communicating Your Science to Policymakers”

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December 11, 2020

Nathaniel Harnett (McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School)

“Racial disparities in environmental adversity and their impact on threat-related neural circuitry”

February 12, 2021

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March 12, 2021

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April 9, 2021

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May 14, 2021

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