The Neuroscience Studies Foundation
The goal of The Neuroscience Studies Foundation is to aid progress in combatting neurodegenerative disease by encouraging talented students at the high school and undergraduate levels (focusing on women, minority and economically disadvantaged students) to pursue studies and careers in neuroscience. The foundation has been established to honor Harvey Nudelman, PhD, who was a Neuroscience Researcher and Teacher and died in January 2018 of neurodegenerative disease.
The foundation, during its first six months, provided 2 Ann Richards High School Seniors and 2 undergraduates stipends to enable them to spend their summers working / learning in UT Neuroscience laboratories while earning funds that can assist their families. Beginning in the fall of 2018 the foundation will fund monthly pizza gatherings for UT Neuroscience students aimed at improving their retention through social interaction with other students and faculty.