Dr. Clifton Langdon attending pestigious BRAINS Symposium
Sponsored by the University of Washington and supported with an R25 grant from NIH, the BRAINS symposium brings highly skilled neuroscientists from diverse groups together for a three-day symposium for professional and career development and peer mentoring activities.
From September 25 through September 28, Dr. Langdon will be in Washington State attending this highly prestigious symposium for Postdoc and Assistant Professor neuroscientists. According to the Symposium website the purpose of this gathering is to "encourage greater diversity within neuroscience-related fields. BRAINS: Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience, is a national program to accelerate and improve the career advancement of neuroscience postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors from underrepresented groups. The program, funded by a R25 grant from NIH's National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), creates unique, life-transforming experiences for participants. The BRAINS program goal is to increase engagement and retention of academic early-career neuroscientists from underrepresented groups by reducing isolation, providing tips, tools, and skills development to prepare for tenure track success, and increasing career self-efficacy..."
The Symposium is taking place at the IslandWood Conference Center on beautiful Bainbridge Island. Clifton is one of a very few scientists selected through a rigorous application process to attend.