Annual Recruitment Weekend
In February, the Admissions Committee invites the most qualified applicants to join us for our recruitment weekend. During this event, applicants become familiar with the Neuroscience Graduate Program, the University, and Cincinnati through interactions with the faculty and current graduate students.
- Applicants arrive Thursday in time for dinner with our current graduate students at a favorite Cincinnati establishment.
- On Friday, applicants interview with several members of the faculty and then join our current graduate students and faculty for an evening reception.
- On Saturday morning, the faculty present ongoing work in a "data blitz" followed by a poster session presented by current students. Saturday afternoon consists of lab & facilities tours. Saturday evening is a planned social event with applicants and current graduate students without faculty.
- Sunday is a travel day. Travel and accommodations are provided by the Neuroscience Graduate Program.
Annual Student and Faculty Retreat
Each autumn, a catered venue in the Greater Cincinnati area is chosen where Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty and students present the latest findings from their labs. Recent retreats were held at the Great American Ballpark and on an Ohio Riverboat Cruise, and generated a pleasant and productive environment for cross-laboratory and cross-discipline dialogue.
Annual Career Symposium
A Career Symposium is held each year for our students and postdoctoral fellows that consists of speakers from a diverse array of career paths including: academic & medical research, industry, teaching, journalism & scientific writing, business, and legal professions. Students are encouraged to learn about the many career options available to neuroscience PhDs and have the opportunity to meet with speakers.
Our student luncheons are designed to update current students on program news and upcoming events related to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. These meetings allow for student interaction and student-faculty communication with the NGP Director, Dr. Seroogy, and Associate Director Dr. Baccei. Planning for Brain Awareness Week, Student/Faculty Retreat and other program business is discussed.