Neuro DEI Happenings

Upcoming Events

Behind the Scenes of Generation Nerd Girl

April 24, 2023, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Room 218, Center for Medical Education
145 Harrison Avenue

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS-Boston) and The Neuro DEI committee will host Bobette Buster (award-winning producer and author) and Karen Johnson (award-winning producer and director) to discuss their vision for “Generation Nerd Girl” - An inspirational feature documentary exploring the exciting generational change taking place for women in STEM through the lens of one of its bold leaders – Dr. Karen Panetta, Dean of Graduate Education for the School of Engineering at Tufts University.

This is also an opportunity to network with the special group of women of AWIS-Boston. AWIS is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success and drive systemic change.

Registration is required, but the event is free for Tufts students and postdocs. For more information and to register use the link below.

Registration for Behind the Scenes

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Achievements and Awards

Najah Walton, a PhD student in the Neuroscience graduate program, has been awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. Najah is completing her PhD studies in the laboratory of Jamie Maguire, PhD, Kenneth and JoAnn G. Wellner Professor.

Faith Karhanja Ranji, who completed the Postbaccalaureate Internship in 2015 was the first author of a Commentary published in Cell titled “Starting Conversations toward Inclusion"

Read Faith's article

Najah Walton received the Hope Scholarship from the Biomedical Science Careers Program.

Najah Walton, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences PhD program was named to the Neuroscience Scholars Program of the Society for Neuroscience. Najah is completing her PhD research under the direction of Jamie Maguire in our department.

Leeanne Vázquez Ramírez, a summer undergraduate intern in the Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences program, has received an ABRCMS Outstanding Presentation Award in Neuroscience. Leeanne studied with Michele Jacob in our department.