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Neuroscience Graduate Program

Welcome to the Neuroscience Graduate Program!

The Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati was established in 1988 as an interdisciplinary program offering the PhD degree and now has more than 80 participating faculty members from 22 departments in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Arts & Sciences.

The program encourages a focus on clinical translation and offers multiple areas of concentration: Stress & Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Developmental Neurobiology, Pain, Sensory Neuroscience, Stroke & Neural Trauma, Metabolism & Obesity, Epilepsy, Cognitive Development, and Motivation & Drugs of Abuse. In addition to scholarship and laboratory training in high impact research within state-of-the-art facilities, the Neuroscience Graduate Program offers guidance and support for a wide range of professional careers.

Competitive stipends, tuition scholarships, and health insurance are provided to all admitted students. Outstanding candidates may also receive distinguished graduate fellowships supported by our National Institutes of Health neuroscience pre-doctoral training grant.

We invite you to learn more about our program and all UC has to offer.

Mark Baccei & Renu Sah

NGP Director & Associate Director

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NGP Student Paige Greenwood

Congratulations to the NGP's Paige Greenwood, recipient of the 2020 Kline Training Award!  Thanks to a generous gift from the family of Dr. Daniel Kline, who founded the UC Department of Physiology and served as its Chair from 1966 to 1983, the NGP can offer this award to support a graduate student's professional development.

Recently, Paige was also selected for the NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award Program, which is designed to recognize and support those who are conducting exceptional research and have a great academic potential in their scientific PhD programs across the nation.