Outreach to the Community
The Center has attained international renown for its pioneering research and educational programs. The Center presents programs for both the scientific community and the local public.
Among the Center's educational programs for neuroscientists is a series of international conferences that emphasize the broad interdisciplinary nature of the neural bases of learning and memory by bringing together leading investigators from around the world.
The Center also organizes an ongoing colloquia series and regular meetings of its research groups. Additionally, the CNLM coordinates symposia that bring together the neuroscientists located in various departments on the UCI campus. These programs provide graduate students and postgraduate researchers with extraordinary opportunities to interact one-on-one with renowned neuroscientists, as well as to present the student's own research to colleagues at all levels.
For the Public
Beginning in 1995, the Center has also presented a major public lecture series which is now sponsored by UCI's Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders and CNLM. These lectures bring the world's leading neuroscientists to Irvine to share their research and insights on a number of health-related topics. The CNLM's Community Advisory Committee-- Helen Cameron, Carolyn Garrett, Susan Groff, Jan Seitz Jashinski, Shirley Pruitt, Elaine Schnitter, Ann Sim and Mary Earl Spencer-- assists us with the organization of the lecture series and is an invaluable resource for all our programs for the public.
The Friends of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is the official support group of the Center. Center Friends enjoy a number of special benefits, including invitations to the Evenings to Remember, an exclusive opportunity to hear about the latest research findings of CNLM scientists.
The CNLM also provides laboratory tours, by appointment, for local elementary and secondary schools, as well as for college and senior citizen groups.
You can learn more about opportunities for involvement in the CNLM by going to the section on Getting Involved.