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  1. 1. Connecticut: University of Connecticut Health Center Neuroscience Department URL: http://neuroscience.uchc.edu/ Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): Department with Graduate Program with joint-members Number of faculty involved: 20 + 12 How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Department + Graduate Program Number and types of departments involved: Neuroscience + Molecular, Microbial & Structural Biology; Psychiatry; Cell Biology; Oral Diagnosis; Neurology; Radiology Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Ph.D. in Biomedical Science: Neuroscience Graduate Program b. Is there an undergraduate Program? No Other details: University of Connecticut Department of Physiology and Neurobiology URL: http://www.pnb.uconn.edu Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): Department with affiliate-members Number of faculty involved: 15 + 7 How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Department (+affiliates that can be collaborated with…) Number and types of departments involved: Neuroscience + Kinesiology; Molecular and Cell Biology; Animal Science Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physiology and Neurobiology b. Is there an undergraduate Program?
  2. 2. Physiology & Neurobiology (PNB) offers a Bachelor of Science degree Other details: University of Hartford Department of Biology URL: http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/biology/grad Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): Department with affiliate-members Number of faculty involved: 2-3 How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Department (+affiliates)) Number and types of departments involved: Biology + Unclear Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Department of Biology offers an interdisciplinary program of graduate study in the area of Neuroscience; MS only b. Is there an undergraduate Program? NO Other details: Wesleyan University Neuroscience and Behavior Program URL: http://www.wesleyan.edu/bio/nsb.html Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): PhD Program within Biology Department; MS program within Psychology Number of faculty involved: 3+3/5 How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Program within Department Number and types of departments involved: Biology + Psychology (separate) Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology/ Biology
  3. 3. b. Is there an undergraduate Program? Neuroscience & Behavior Program offers a Bachelor of Science degree (joint Biology/Psychology teaching of courses) Other details: Yale University School of Medicine Neurobiology Graduate Program in the Department of Neurobiology + Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program URL: http://info.med.yale.edu/neurobio/index.php + http://info.med.yale.edu/neurosci/ Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): Department with secondary appointments; Graduate program is wider Number of faculty involved: Neurobiology: 41 (13 with primary appointments in Neurobiology) + 28 secondary appointments in Neurobiology and with primary appointments in other departments Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program: 92+13 affiliates How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Department (+secondary appointees) Number and types of departments involved: Department of Neurobiology + Cell Biology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Surgery, Visual Sciences, Child Study Center, and Obstetrics and Gynecology Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program: as above + Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Neurosurgery; Psychology; Diagnostic Radiology; Neurosurgery; Comparative Medicine; Pharmacology; Endocrinology; Genetics, EE, BME, CE, Linguistics, Computer Science. Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Department of Neurobiology offers PhD in Neurobiology Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program offers PhD in Neuroscience b. Is there an undergraduate Program? NO Other details: Students who are accepted into the BBS program in the Neuroscience track will first complete one year of course work and lab rotations as BBS students. At the end of
  4. 4. the first year of study, students in all tracks of the BBS are required to select a dissertation adviser, at which point they cease to be in the BBS program and formally join a degree-granting program. Students who come into Yale via the Neuroscience track of the BBS will generally join either the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (and will thus receive a Ph.D. in Neuroscience) or the Neurobiology department (and will thus receive a Ph.D. in Neurobiology). Massachusetts: Boston College Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Specialization within Biology/Psychology Departments URL: http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/biology/graduate.html Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): PhD concentration within Biology or Psychology Department (Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience) Number of faculty involved: 3/9 How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Program within Departments Number and types of departments involved: Biology + Psychology (separate) Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Ph.D. degrees in Psychology/ Biology b. Is there an undergraduate Program? NO Other details: Boston University Program in Neuroscience (heavily computational) URL: http://www.bu.edu/neuro + Department of Biology, Neuroscience focus (13 core) http://www.bu.edu/biology/Focus_Areas/neuro.html + Department of Psychology, Brain, Behavior and Cognition Program (15 core) http://www.bu.edu/biology/Focus_Areas/neuro.html + Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems http://cns-web.bu.edu/
  5. 5. + Boston University Medical Campus Department of Behavioral Neuroscience (16 core + 28 secondary) http://www.bumc.bu.edu/Dept/Home.aspx?DepartmentID=314 Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): Many departments with Neuroscience focus and one Interdisciplinary Program with own graduate program (NIH Conti Center grant) Number of faculty involved: too many How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Core and if part of Program in Neuroscience Number and types of departments involved: Biology + Psychology (separate) Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Ph.D. degrees in Psychology/ Biology, etc and in Neuroscience b. Is there an undergraduate Program? Yes Other details: Brandeis University Neuroscience Graduate Program URL: http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/neuro01/index.html Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): Umbrella; Graduate Program with faculty found in four participating departments Number of faculty involved: 20 How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Just members Number and types of departments involved: Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology, and Chemistry Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience; Also PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience b. Is there an undergraduate Program? Yes, parallels graduate situation Other details:
  6. 6. Harvard University Harvard Medical School Program in Neuroscience http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/neuroscience Department of Neurobiology http://neuro.med.harvard.edu/index.php Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): Department with an Umbrella; Graduate Program with faculty found in numerous participating departments; outgrowth of Dept. Neurobiology (Medical school) Number of faculty involved: 90 (30 in Dept. Neurobiology) How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Members of Neurobiology + members from other departments Number and types of departments involved: Too many to list Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Ph.D. degree in Neurobiology b. Is there an undergraduate Program? Yes, parallels graduate situation Other details: The Program in Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School is an interdepartmental program that links basic science and clinical faculties throughout the Harvard community. Established in 1981, the program is an outgrowth of the Department of Neurobiology, which was founded in 1966. The department, through its outstanding multidisciplinary research laboratories and a series of didactic core courses, helped to establish the field of modern neurobiology. The Program in Neuroscience was created in recognition of the fact that neuroscience at Harvard had grown far beyond the borders of the Department of Neurobiology. In the first years of study, students are in the Department of Neurobiology, but for their thesis research they select from among the wide range of advisers and laboratory settings. After the thesis defense has been completed through the Division of Medical Sciences, the program faculty recommends candidates to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University for the Ph.D. in neurobiology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences http://web.mit.edu/bcs/ Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.):
  7. 7. Department Number of faculty involved: 47 How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Members of Department Number and types of departments involved: Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Ph.D. degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences b. Is there an undergraduate Program? Yes, parallels graduate situation Other details: The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. These programs are designed to prepare participants to be competent scientists engaged in original research and to teach effectively. Graduates gain expertise in both specific research areas and the broader fields of brain or cognitive science. Students may specialize in molecular and cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, cognitive science, computation, or (for students whose research interests encompass more than one discipline) in cognitive neuroscience. Graduate students begin research apprenticeships during their first semester, with lab rotations strongly encouraged before final decisions regarding their choice of advisor. Assignments sometimes change as students' goals become more focused. Before the end of the first year, students form advisory committees composed of two to four faculty members. These committees monitor their progress during subsequent years and, with membership changing as necessary, eventually evolve into thesis committees. Starting in the first year, graduate students are expected to spend at least half of their time in the laboratory conducting research. Course requirements are designed to permit flexibility. Students normally choose one of four departmental research areas as a major field and a second as a minor field, although the minor field is sometimes chosen from a different MIT department. After fulfilling core course requirements, students take a specified number of lecture courses in their major and minor fields. There is a written qualifying examination at the end of the second year, and oral qualifying examination and a research report in the third year. In preparation for academic careers, students are trained in giving seminars, classroom teaching, and work as teaching assistants in departmental subjects. A thesis proposal is submitted in the fourth year. The remaining time is devoted to research. Tufts University School of Medicine Graduate Program in Neuroscience http://www.neurosci.tufts.edu/about.html
  8. 8. Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): “Department” with faculty joint appointed in Department of Neuroscience and other departments in Medicine and Arts and Sciences Number of faculty involved: 90 (30 in Dept. Neurobiology) How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Each Neuroscience Program faculty member holds an appointment in the Neuroscience Department and also holds a joint appointment in one or more of the following departments. Other departments (Psychology) admit students in Bio psychology as well with different administration. Number and types of departments involved: Biochemistry, Anatomy and Cellular Biology, Physiology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Pharmacology, Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, and Ophthalmology. Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience b. Is there an undergraduate Program? ? Other details: The program of study for each student is individualized, based on the student's background and anticipated area of concentration. A major component of the graduate program is introduction to current topics in neuroscience. This is accomplished in three ways: first, each student participates in ongoing research in three laboratories during the first year via nine week rotations; second, students attend a weekly student-led journal club/discussion group focused on an influential and/or controversial subject; third, students attend a weekly neuroscience seminar, followed by a discussion about its content and training in scientific writing. Monthly informal meetings on specific topics add to this dialogue. Other requirements for the degree include courses in neuroscience, cell biology, biochemistry and membranes; a preliminary examination based on a written research proposal; preparation of a thesis proposal by the end of the second year; and completion of thesis research. The Ph.D. degree given in the Program in Neuroscience is based primarily on an interdisciplinary approach that relies heavily on the cellular and biochemical disciplines that underlie modern neurobiology, especially as they apply to problems related to neurological disease. University of Massachusetts Amherst Neuroscience and Behavior Program http://www.umass.edu/neuro (also one in Medical school; not looked at: but has Dept. Neurobiology + others) Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.):
  9. 9. Umbrella Number of faculty involved: 31 How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Members of Department Number and types of departments involved: Departments of Biology, Computer Science, Entomology, Exercise Science, Microbiology, Psychology, and Veterinary and Animal Sciences Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Ph.D. degree in Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior; subsumes department neuro students b. Is there an undergraduate Program? no Other details: This interdisciplinary graduate program offers coordinated and comprehensive training leading to a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior. The faculty consists of members from the Departments of Biology, Computer Science, Entomology, Exercise Science, Microbiology, Psychology, and Veterinary and Animal Sciences. Four subspecialities are emphasized: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience; Neuroendocrinology; Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Development; and Animal Behavior, Learning, and Computational Neuroscience. Training in molecular and cellular neuroscience is focused on molecular mechanisms of brain development and plasticity, hormone action, and the molecular effects of environmental pollutants and other chemicals and drugs. The neuroendocrine group comprises an internationally recognized Center for Neuroendocrine Studies, which emphasizes interdisciplinary and collaborative studies on the interactions between hormones, brain function, and behavior. Faculty members interested in development span a broad range including molecular genetic analyses of model systems, developmental psychobiology, and cognitive development in human infants. The group in animal behavior, learning, and computational neuroscience emphasizes animal learning, animal behavior in laboratory and field settings, and neural networks and modeling. A strength of the program is that upon admission, a student may choose either to enter a specific laboratory or to rotate between two different labs during the first year of study. In both cases, the student begins research immediately under the close supervision of a mentor. Although the program emphasizes basic studies in neuroscience and behavior, much of the research also has clinical relevance. The Neuroscience and Behavior (NSB) Program is an independent, graduate degree-granting academic unit that brings together faculty members from a number of different departments and colleges to provide cutting-edge interdisciplinary research training in Neuroscience and Behavior. Graduate students are recruited and admitted directly into the NSB Program and not through the home departments of participating faculty members, as is the case at many institutions.
  10. 10. Rhode Island Brown University Neuroscience Graduate Program http://neuroscience.brown.edu/ Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): Department + umbrella Number of faculty involved: 16 in Department (not including research profs; lecturers) + affiliated (6; joint-appointment) + other in Biology How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Members of Department; some joint Number and types of departments involved: Departments of Biology, Ophthalmology, Computer Science, Math, Psychology Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience b. Is there an undergraduate Program? yes Other details: The Graduate Program in Neuroscience at Brown University offers advanced study for academic and research careers in the field of neuroscience. The program promotes and encourages interdisciplinary research that crosses traditional discipline and department boundaries, while at the same time providing a strong foundation in core concepts. Research in the program encompasses multiple levels of investigation from genes, molecules, cells, networks, systems, to behaving animals and employs an impressive array of methods. All students receive their Ph.D.s from Brown after satisfying program requirements and completing a significant body of original research. The Brown Neuroscience Graduate Program is funded by a prestigious training grant that supports graduate students in their early years of study. This allows students flexibility to pursue cross disciplinary-type research in the Program. A list of programs funded by the Jointly Sponsored Predoctoral Training Grant in the Neurosciences can be found here. Vermont University of Vermont College of Medicine Neuroscience Graduate Program
  11. 11. Administrative structure (umbrella, dept., etc.): Department + umbrella Number of faculty involved: 50: 4 in Psychology; 4 in Biology; 8 in Pharmacology; 15 Anatomy and Neurobiology; 8 in Psychiatry; 3 in Neurology; 3 in Communication; 2 in Microbiology, etc How are faculty listed or described? Just listed with no further details, members, core, etc.? Members of Department; some joint Number and types of departments involved: See above Degree granting status: a. Is there a graduate Program? Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience b. Is there an undergraduate Program? no Other details: This university-wide, multidisciplinary graduate program in Neuroscience grew out of the Anatomy and Neurobiology training program, which has been in existence since 1980. The goal of this training program is to provide rigorous training in neuroscience research together with development of associated survival skills such that our graduates are effective stewards of Neuroscience. We emphasize a friendly learning environment with personal attention from faculty at a level only possible with a smaller graduate program ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Summary: 14 Institutions Medical School: 7; All schools have a Department with “Neuro” in the title. Department with Umbrella model is common; Yale has a Department Degree and Interdisciplinary PhD Not Medical School: 7 Departments with “Neuro” in title: 3 Interdisciplinary Degree: 2 (+1 see BU) Other Departments offering Degree in Neuroscience: 0 Other Departments offering Degree in discipline with Neuroscience emphasis: 3 (counting Boston U as one; but many departments have separate PhD)

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