Neuroscience Annual Retreat
The Friedman Brain Institute hosts a Neuroscience Retreat held in the spring of each year. Neuroscience is multidisciplinary by nature and, reflecting this, the scientists and physicians that contribute to the neurosciences at Mount Sinai hail from a variety of departments and campuses. The Retreat provides an opportunity for everyone in the Neuroscience community at Mount Sinai - faculty, fellows, students, researchers and clinicians - to meet and discuss their work in order to increase awareness of ongoing research and approaches, to foster new interactions, and to generate novel ideas.
The one-day Retreat comprises a keynote lecture, seminars given by selected students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, a poster session with an awards ceremony for the best posters, and informal sessions that provide ample opportunities for collegial interaction and discussion.
The Neuroscience Annual Retreat 2015
The Friedman Brain Institute held its 7th Annual Retreat on May 13th at the New York Academy of Medicine. This year’s agenda spanned across all disciplines represented at the Friedman Brain Institute, including Neuroscience, Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Genetics and Pharmacology. We were honored to have Dr. Zhenyu Yue from the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience to deliver the keynote address about his fascinating work on molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders. New in this year’s retreat, we also heard talks by our junior faculties, Dr. Peter Rudebeck from the Department of Neuroscience and Dr. Panos Roussos from the Department of Psychiatry in addition to the presentations of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, who highlighted the exciting research conducted across the Friedman Brain Institute. The afternoon poster session and reception provided a great venue for interactions and lively discussions between the faculty, fellows and students, and was followed by the award ceremony for the best oral presentations (Cesar Moreno and Mitra Heshmati), the best poster presentation (Kamilah Castro) and “Call for Images” (1st Place Image - Erin Bobeck, 2nd Place Image - Olivia Engmann, 3rd Place Image - Drs. Patrick Hof, Dara Dickstein and Dan Meyer).
Organizing Committee: Kristina Simonyan, MD, PhD (Neurology and Otolaryngology), Rita Goldstein, PhD (Psychiatry and Neuroscience), Marie Kopp, Maribel Maldonado, Jenny Rivera and Veronica Szarejko.
Past Neuroscience Annual Retreats
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