Johns Hopkins Neuro Scholars Program was created with the mission of mentoring, developing, and fostering scientific skills, intellectual curiosity, and personal growth in undergraduates. What makes our program unique is that we focus on undergraduates from underrepresented and deaf or hard-of-hearing (D/HH) backgrounds into PhD or MD/PhD programs in the neurosciences.
Our vision is to seek diversity in the workforce that better facilitates innovation and solutions to the neuroscience field. The urgent need for therapies and cures means that we must tap the excellence and innovative capital possessed by citizens of any background. This is why we focus on building diverse teams. Evidence-based studies have shown that diverse teams generate better and more impactful solutions. Email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 410*-614-4602.
The Johns Hopkins Neuro Scholars Program consists of four main categories: career development, research, science skills development, and professional & personal development. Career development includes career goal discussions, real-time webinars with deaf/DHH scientists, and the opportunity to develop, refine, and execute an individualized roadmap. Research includes a ten-week neuroscience research internship. Science skills development includes networking strategies, etiquette training, use of social media, and dining customs, as well as cultural competency training.
Our goal is to produce professional and diverse scholars who excel in the world of neurological innovation. We ensure that appropriate candidates are selected for the Johns Hopkins Neuro Scholars Program by having a detailed application process. All students interested in this program are encouraged to apply.
Expert Mentoring Team
It goes without saying that the Johns Hopkins Neuro Scholars Program is guided by several key figures in the world of neuroscience. Dr. Amanda Brown pioneers the program and is well-known for making major contributions to the identification and understanding of cellular pathways involved in primary human macrophages that are required for HIV-1 replication, and which promote a proinflammatory environment in the brain.
The program is also run by Dr. Tilak Ratnanather, an Associate Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Ratnanather is best known for applying computational neuroanatomy methods – specifically segmentation, cortical morphometry including thickness, diffeomorphic registration, and shape analysis in a wide variety of diseases.
Heather Thomas is the JHNSP Program Administrator, providing guidance and administrative support to the students and faculty who are part of the Johns Hopkins Neuro Scholars program. George Hseeh is the JHNSP Program Manager and has previously collaborated with Dr. Amanda Brown. Learn more about our talented staff and their backgrounds.
If you are interested in applying to the Johns Hopkins Neuro Scholars Program, apply now or learn more about the application process today.