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Ramirez Named to Leadership Position in Top Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the world’s largest and most prestigious organization representing the interests of neuroscientists from around the world, has voted in Julio Ramirez as treasurer-elect, a governing officer of the organization. Ramirez is the R. Stuart Dickson Professor of Psychology and founding director of Davidson’s neuroscience program.
His election makes him only the second professor from a liberal arts college to hold a top leadership post in the society’s 50-year history.
Ramirez is co-director of SfN’s Neuroscience Scholars Program, which last year was awarded a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. He has mentored more than 150 Davidson students who joined his research in recovering memory function through the regrowth or repair of neurons following brain injury. That research could provide insights toward combating Alzheimer’s disease.