UPJ Alumna Barbara Duryea will deliver a presentation entitled “A Field of Dreams: Neuroscience Research in Johnstown,” as part of the AIM@Johnstown Project. The lecture, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24, will be held in 138 Blackington Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Barbara is Director of Research and Development at the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute. She will provide an overview on the success of utilizing local resources and partnerships to create a neuroscience institute in Johnstown, a world-class facility that attracts patients from around the globe. Barbara’s lecture is an excellent opportunity for students considering careers in science, research, or medicine to gain real-world insight into their area of interest. She will be available for student questions following her presentation.
The AIM@Johnstown Project, a partnership between Johnstown Area Regional Industries’ Greater Johnstown Keystone Innovation Zone and the UPJ Office of Alumni and Community Relations, has been created to effectively link the campus, the community, and UPJ alumni. The project intends to utilize alumni in a variety of roles including speakers, advisers, and intern and project sponsors. Opportunities exist in the areas of information technology, engineering technology, the physical sciences, and business. The primary goals of AIM (Amplify, Integrate, and Mentor) are to enhance student learning, to integrate student groups with community members and our alumni, and to mentor students in various fields of interest.