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Society for Neuroscience: Ramirez Elected to Leadership Post

Julio Ramirez
Julio Ramirez

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the world's largest and most prestigious organization representing the interests of neuroscientists from around the world, has appointed Julio Ramirez, the R. Stuart Dickson professor, chair of the Psychology Department and director of the college's neuroscience program, as one of eight councilors who make up the organization's leadership team. Ramirez becomes the second professor from a liberal arts college to occupy the post since 1969, the year of the society's founding.

Ramirez is co-director of SfN's Neuroscience Scholars Program, and in recent years, he has served as a member of the Professional Development Committee (PDC), chair of the Subcommittee on Mentoring, PDC liaison to Committee for Neuroscience Departments and Programs, and member of the Minority Education Training and Professional Advancement Committee.

With 40,000 members in more than 90 countries and 130 chapters worldwide, the SfN is devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system.

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