Please allow us to introduce the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience's latest independently-funded researcher, Lauren Dobbs. Lauren recently received a notification of grant award for her NIH-NRSA (F31) application: Role of mesopontine cholinergic afferents in methamphetamine reward.
Dr. Ruth L. Kirchstein, for whom the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) is named, passed away on October 6, 2009. Aside from Dr. Kirschstein's scientific accomplishments in polio vaccine development, and becoming the first woman director of an NIH Institute, she was a champion of research training and a strong advocate for the inclusion of underrepresented individuals in the scientific workforce. More on Dr. Kirschtein's life can be found at: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/RuthKirschstein.