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Academic Activities

Educational activities for pre-doctoral students include:

  • Luncheon Roundtable Series (LRS):  Panel-based discussions that emphasize basic and translational features
  • Formal seminars by distinguished researchers in neuroscience
  • Informal events

Community Outreach

PONS provides accessible neuroscience education to the University of Rochester community.  We focus on neuroscience topics relevant to each audience:

  • For high school students in STEP UP TO MEDICINE, we provide an introduction to the brain and neuroscientific research.
  • For UR undergraduates, we participate in a graduate school panel to help answer students’ questions on pursuing a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD.
  • We also participate in the Society for Neuroscience’s  Brain Awareness Campaign which provides outreach to the greater Rochester area via school visits and public demonstrations.