About the 9th Annual Meeting
The NIH Blueprint initiative “Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (ENDURE)” aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals who are typically underrepresented in the neurosciences. The goal is to provide such individuals with training at the undergraduate level, so that they are prepared to enter and successfully complete neuroscience Ph.D. programs. ENDURE provides undergraduate training through partnerships between research-intensive institutions and institutions with a substantial enrollment of neuroscience majors from diverse groups. This includes individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. ENDURE undergraduate training programs support a range of activities to increase student interest and involvement in the neurosciences, including research experiences, core and advanced neuroscience courses, seminars, and journal clubs. In FY 10, five ENDURE awards were granted. In FY 15, six ENDURE awards were granted.
As issued, the RFA (RFA-NS-14-010) cites “it is a goal of this initiative that the NIH Blueprint Institutes will convene an annual meeting that will bring together BP-ENDURE program directors and participating students.” The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss best practices and provide a forum for student scientific and academic enhancing activities. An additional goal and outcome for this annual meeting is to provide linkage and opportunity for collaboration with existing diversity (example Neuroscience Scholars Program) and undergraduate (example Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience) programs already at Society for Neuroscience. The students will enhance their networks with other ENDURE participants, peer mentoring from diverse graduate students, and T32 program directors.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616-9985
2019 ENDURE Program Book
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