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Two local men, Bennett Fisher and William Wells, are doing a 100-day hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, traveling from the southern border of California to the northern border of Washington state. It is a fund raiser in honor of Julie Grace Carroll, who is living with Rett Syndrome. Monies raised will be donated to Rett Syndrome research and can be made at: juliesarmyof hope.org.
Parpura earned his medical degree from the University of Zagreb in Croatia in 1989, and a doctorate in neuroscience and zoology from Iowa State University in 1993. He was elected as a Member of Academia Europaea in 2012 and of Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives in 2016, and was recently elected president of the American Society for Neurochemistry for the 2017-19 term.Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurobiology, was elected as a corresponding member of
VI Section of Medical Sciences of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.vlad parpura 2016

Established in 1938, The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts is the top national institution of sciences and arts in the country, which prides itself on uniting scientist and artists who were elected into the institution for their specific achievements in the areas of science and art. SASA has a maximum of 90 corresponding members from abroad. Currently there are only 78 corresponding members from scientific organizations abroad.Print Email

Parpura earned his medical degree from the University of Zagreb in Croatia in 1989, and a doctorate in neuroscience and zoology from Iowa State University in 1993. He was elected as a Member of Academia Europaea in 2012 and of Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives in 2016, and was recently elected president of the American Society for Neurochemistry for the 2017-19 term.

 

Mary Phillips recently gave an oral presentation of her abstract at the Gordon Research Conference on “Excitatory Synapses and Brain Function” in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. Mary received a travel award providing her the opportunity to attend the conference.  She is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Lucas Pozzo-Miller and both Mary and Dr. Pozzo-Miller presented during the Autism session.

The international event was attended by scientists from numerous countries. Dr. Pozzo-Miller and Mary were the only UAB representatives who presented at the event. Mary's talk "Atypical Hippocampal Afferent Inputs to the Medial Prefrontal Cortex Alter Social Behaviors in the Mecp2 Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome” and Dr. Pozzo-Miller’s talk “Dysfunction of Hippocampal Synapses in Rett Syndrome” were both well received.

Gordon Research Seminars provide a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. For more information on the Gordon Research Seminars visit: www.grc.org.