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Explore More: Innovation in Immunotherapy

Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of UF’s Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy and head of the Cancer Therapeutics & Immuno-Oncology program at the UF Health Cancer Center, presented a conversation about the use of immunotherapy to treat brain cancers on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

Brain Awareness Week March 13-16

Brain Awareness Week 2017 kicks off March 13 with the fifth annual William G. Luttge Lectureship in Neuroscience, sponsored by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation. This year’s speaker is James L. McGaugh, Ph.D., research professor of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine. McGaugh, who has published more…

Laura Ranum selected as AAAS fellow

Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D., director of the UF Center for NeuroGenetics, has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor recognizes those who make distinguished scientific advances. Click here for the news release.

Sara Burke to receive APA award

Sara N. Burke, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of neuroscience, has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in the area of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. The honor will be presented to Burke at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in August.

How to know when holiday drinking is hurting your brain

UF Health psychiatrist Jamie Smolen, M.D., writes about the effects of alcohol use on the brain in a new essay that’s getting picked up by news outlets nationwide. Dr. Smolen has joined more than 60 UF colleagues in writing for The Conversation, an independent website of news and views…

Understanding the neural mechanisms of cognitive aging

Adam Woods, Ph.D., an assistant professor and assistant program director for UF’s Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory in the MBI, discusses his research using cutting-edge neuroscience methods to investigate the cognitive aging process.