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The IAC-USNC (International Affairs Committee /US National Committee) is jointly appointed by the Society for Neuroscience and the National Academy of Sciences, and represents the interests of both organizations in the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). The Committee also advises the SFN Council on matters affecting the Society's relationship with individuals or organizations outside North America, including those affecting foreign members of the Society, or relationships between the SFN and scientific or professional societies of countries outside of North America. The committee aims to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge to the world's neuroscientists, particularly those in developing countries; promote research or professional training activities across international borders; and enhance public awareness of neuroscience worldwide. In addition to support from SfN, NAS and IBRO, the committee is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (specifically NIDA, NIMH and NINDS).
 
IAC-USNC Committee Membership

Edward G. Jones, MD, D Phil
Chair
Past-President, Society for Neuroscience
University of California at Davis
Center for Neuroscience

Gregory Quirk, PhD
Vice-Chair
Ponce School of Medicine
Puerto Rico

Carol Barnes, PhD
Incoming Chair (2011)
University of Arizona

Huda Akil, PhD
University of Michigan

Allan Basbaum, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Alain Beaudet, MD PhD
Fonds de la recherche en sante

Ann M Graybiel, PhD
Massachussets Institute of Technology

John G. Hildebrand, PhD
University of Arizona

Bertil Hille
University of Washington

Sharon Hemond Hrynkow, PhD
NIEHS, NIH

Sharon Juliano, PhD
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

 

Ivica Kostovic, PhD
Director and President, Croatian Institute for Brain Research, Croatian Society for Neuroscience
University of Zagreb

Jeffrey Noebels, MD, PhD
Neurogenetics Laboratory
Baylor College of Medicine

Sandra Pena de Ortiz, Ph.D.
Univ Puerto Rico

Joseph Takahashi, PhD
Northwestern University/HHMI
Department of Neurobiology and Physiology

Robert Wurtz, PhD
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health

Staff
Marilee Shelton-Davenport, PhD
Program Officer
Board on Life Sciences,
National Research Council
The National Academy of Sciences

Web Consultant
Rachel E. Locke, PhD
Project Director
Department of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania

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