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Computational Neuroscience 
November 14, 2006, Volume 53, No. 12

The University of Pennsylvania has been selected to receive one of the first awarded NIH Training Grants in Computational Neuroscience.  The award will support a dedicated undergraduate program that combines training in neural computation with experimental neuroscience, a Ph.D. pre-doctoral training program, and an annual intensive 12-week summer training program/course for undergraduates.

Penn is one of only two institutions to receive funding for all three training components.

The program involves interactions with six neighboring institutions: Drexel University, Temple University, Swarthmore College, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College and Lincoln University.

There are 21 Penn faculty who span the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Medicine, and the School of Arts & Sciences.

“Our program is unique in exposing students to clinical application and translation. This is an opportunity to distinguish ourselves nationally as leaders in training the next generation of computational neuroscientists,” said Dr. Leif Finkel, professor of bioengineering, SEAS.

Almanac - November 14, 2006, Volume 53, No. 12