Neuroscience, the Public, and Public Policy

Alan Leshner '65, P '99, Ph.D., CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science; and Executive Publisher, Science magazine

Common Hour event series
Sponsored by Department of Biology

Thursday, October 31, 2013
11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

Dr. Leshner graduated from Franklin & Marshall in 1965 with a degree in Psychology. He earned an M.S. in physiological psychology from Rutgers University in 1967 in 1967, and a Ph.D. degree in physiological psychology from Rutgers in 1969. Dr. Leshner spent 10 years at Bucknell University, where he was Professor of Psychology. He entered public office with The National Science Foundation (NSF), where he held a variety of senior positions, focusing on basic research in the biological, behavioral and social sciences, science policy and science education.

He went on to become the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and later served as Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) from 1994-2001. One of the scientific institutes of the National Institutes of Health, NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.

Leshner has been CEO of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Executive Publisher of the journal Science since December 2001.

Co-sponsored by HHMI Leadership in the Sciences and Medicine seminar series (part of the Science Leadership Academy), and Biology

This event is open to the public.

Free; no tickets required.



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