The Brain Health Institute recently underwent a 5-year review and received valuable feedback for our future development. One suggestion was to change our 4 Focus Areas to Focus Groups populated by leading investigators in each thematic area. To that end, we are creating Focus Area Working Groups (FAWGs). There will be a FAWG for each Focus Area (Neurodevelopment, Motivational and Affective Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Injury, and Cognitive and Sensory Neuroscience). We will also establish a Junior Faculty Working (JFWG) composed of tenure-track junior faculty. The goals of this reorganization are to:
- Engage Rutgers neuroscience faculty in BHI activities, including Plenary seminars, Symposia, Workshops etc.
- Promote collaborations to foster multi-PI, center, and institutional research grants.
- Build a supportive and collaborative Rutgers neuroscience community.
Each Working group is lead by a Chair and Vice-Chair and consists of 20 to 25 Rutgers faculty.
|Neurodegeneration & Injury FAWG||Detlev Boison||Terri Wood|
|Neurodevelopment FAWG||Wayne Fisher||Maria Chiara Manzini|
|Motivational & Affective Neuroscience FAWG||Danielle Dick||Zhiping Pang|
|Cognitive & Sensory Neuroscience FAWG||David Zald||Robin Davis|
|Junior Faculty Working Group (JFWG)||Victoria Abraira||Miriam Bocarsly|
More information about the working group is available here-BHI Working Group Reorganization_May 5_2022