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Neuroscience alumni among 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America

Neuroscience alumni among 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America

Nathan A. Smith, Ph.D. (’13) and Monique Mendes, Ph.D. (’20) were named two of the 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America in Cell Mentor.

A life in neuroscience: Janice Wiesman, M.D. (1958-2020) Reflection by John Foxe, Ph.D.

A life in neuroscience: Janice Wiesman, M.D. (1958-2020) Reflection by John Foxe, Ph.D.

Janice Wiesman, M.D. (BS ’80; MS ’84) was a member of the first graduating class from the neuroscience undergraduate program at the University of Rochester. She passed away in August after a battle with COVID-19. John Foxe, Ph.D. reflects on the impact the University had on her, and the legacy of her work.

A national nod to IDD Research

A national nod to IDD Research

The effort to better understand intellectual and developmental disabilities and improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by an IDD diagnosis is at the heart of a decades-long collaboration between scientists and clinicians at the University. This work culminated in the recent award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) naming the University an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).

URMC researcher finds way to measure the risk of chronic pain before it is felt

URMC researcher finds way to measure the risk of chronic pain before it is felt

The size of a small area of the brain – mostly known for its role in decision-making – is giving scientists insight into risk for chronic pain.

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

An introduction to a group of up-and-coming researchers who are on the frontlines of understanding Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). These efforts are bolstered by a large contingent of clinician researchers who serve patients and families with these disorders and are critical partners in efforts to advance care through research. The unique research setting of an academic medical center provides opportunities for collaboration that gives these researchers a platform to investigate new ways to understand these complex disorders.