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.
Contact the organizers or the ONR for Zoom information.
Hannah Frye (Graduate student, Neuroscience Program)
“Science Advocacy for Neuroscientists: Communicating Your Science to Policymakers”
- “Beyond Hat in Hand: Science Advocacy Is Foundational for Policy Decisions” Neuroview 2017
- “The effects of communicating uncertainty on public trust in facts and numbers” PNAS 2020
Nathaniel Harnett (McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
“Racial disparities in environmental adversity and their impact on threat-related neural circuitry”