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National Enhancement of UnderRepresented Academic Leaders (NEURAL) Conference

The annual NEURAL Conference is the only regional neuroscience graduate trainee conference of its kind and the cornerstone of the efforts put forth by the UAB Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program. The conference is designed to benefit the underrepresented neuroscience graduate trainee; however, all are encouraged to participate! It will take place virtually on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Join the webinar: CLOSED

Click the link below to register.


If you are interested in participating in the virtual poster session, you must submit your abstract through the registration link by Monday, July 27th, at 11:59 PM CST. After receiving your poster number, return to the home page and follow the instructions under "Already Registered?" to enter the course and submit your virtual poster. 

Virtual Poster Presentation Timeline:

By July 27: Submit abstract on registration form
July 28-29: Upload presentation in the assigned Canvas discussion board
July 29-30: Judges view presentations and ask questions on the discussion board
July 30: Deadline for judges to complete scoring rubrics within Canvas
July 31: Poster winners announced during the conference


Friday, July 31

8:45 AM  Opening Remarks from Directors
9:00 AM Session I: "Blazers Bounce Back"
Steven Wilson, MA
Clinical Office Manager
UAB Student Counseling Services
9:50 AM     Break 
10:00 AM Session II: "Surviving Virtual Learning During COVID-19: How to SET yourself up for success"
Nancy Abney, MA-TESOL
Program Manager, UAB Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
10:50 AM Break
11:00 AM Keynote: "Hope Meets Opportunity: My Academic Research Journey"
  Laundette Jones, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
Deputy Director, Program in Health Equity and Population Health
University of Maryland
12:30 PM Lunch Break 
1:00 PM Student Oral Presentations
2:00 PM Session III: "Implicit Bias"
  Michelle Allen, Ed.D
Diversity Education Director
UAB Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
2:50 PM Break 
3:00 PM Student Panel Discussion
4:00 PM Session IV: "Having a Collaborative Conversation"
  Alicia Booker, MA
University Ombudsperson
5:00 PM Shark Tank
6:00 PM