A major initiative during the past year has been the formation of neurotechnology/neuroscience teams to develop novel technologies that open avenues to address key scientific questions in neuroscience.
The Breakthrough Blitz is a biweekly summary of three recently published breakthroughs in neuroscience. The eight-minute presentations are delivered by a scientist, a clinician, and a trainee, followed by a five-minute question/answer session. The Blitzes are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in conference room 301 of the Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Center, beginning at 4:45 PM (hors d'oeuvres at 4:30 PM).
Each month, researchers at WVU convene for lunch to discuss current, cutting-edge research and scientific literature in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. MOBB (Meeting of Behavioral and Biomedical researchers) meetings are open to faculty and students, and target areas of behavioral and biomedical research, such as the Neuroscience, Psychology, Pharmaceutical Systems & Policies, and Public Health areas. A catered lunch is provided at each meeting.
Neuroscience Student Forum
Every week, students, faculty, and staff gather to hear presentations by a neuroscience graduate student. These presentations are generally held on Thursdays at 3:00 PM, in room 301 BMRC.
The annual Neuroscience Retreat is intended to boost awareness, facilitate multidisciplinary scientific exchange, and create cross-collaborations in the hopes of increasing translational research among our members, including scientists, researchers, clinicians, faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
One or two times per semester, we intive a leader of neuroscience research to visit the Health Sciences Center. These guest lecturers are invited to give two presentations: a science talk based on thier research, and a more general, philosophical talk - the "big picture" perspectives - on the current and future states of neuroscience.
Seminars in Neuroscience
One a weekly basis each semester, neuroscientists visit our campus primarily through participation in the Seminars in Neuroscience Series, hosted by the WVU BRNI. Visiting neuroscientists hosted through other departmental series are listed in the weekly preview of our events.