Penn Medicine Translational
Neuroscience Center (PTNC)

Events: Upcoming Events


Full Court Press on ALS Awareness Day
Event Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Facility: The Palestra, 223 South 33rd St, Philadelphia
Men's Basketball vs Cornell

We are excited to announce an ALS awareness event jointly sponsored by Penn Men’s Basketball and Full Court Press on ALS, a non-profit foundation established to raise awareness and funds for ALS and our Center at Penn.
Here is the link to purchase tickets:

There is limited wheelchair-accessible seating and parking available.  Please contact Mary Kelley (215) 829-3053 or Kelly Almasy (215) 829-5041 after you purchase your tickets to reserve your accessible spot.  This will be on a first come, first served basis.
All patients who attend the event will receive a Full Court Press on ALS T-shirt, courtesy of the Foundation, so please let us know if you plan to attend. Additional information about Full Court Press on ALS can be found at:

ITMAT & CHOP-RI Junior Investigators Symposium — Registration Open
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research
Register at:

The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute are pleased to co-host a one-day symposium for junior investigators (senior physician-fellows, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty conducting research) focused on successful strategies for a career in clinical and translational science. Attendees will gain valuable career insights through presentations, panel discussions, and time for networking. We are excited to offer a speed mentoring session in the afternoon. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet one-on-one with Penn & CHOP faculty to ask questions and receive career advice and guidance. This session is offered on a first-come first-serve basis, so attendees should indicate their interest in the session on the registration form.
More information can be found at:
Contact Anna Greene ( with questions.



Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Meet the Scientist Webinars
(webinars are archived and can be found here:

February 14, 2017, Tuesday, 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern
Topic: Prefrontal Cortical Circuits in Schizophrenia: Molecular Vulnerabilities, and Clues for Treatments
Presented by: Amy F.T. Arnsten, PhD, Foundation Scientific Council Member, 2015 Recipient of the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience Research, NARSAD Grantee, 1998, 2008, Professor of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine
Click here to register

Michael J. Fox Foundation Third Thursdays Webinar on Parkinson's Research
(Note: webinars are archived and can be found here:

Thursday, February 16 @ 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT
Topic: Parkinson's Genetics: How What We're Learning Is Transforming Drug Development
We'll discuss what we know about genetic mutations associated with Parkinson's and how this understanding is helping develop and test therapies that may slow or stop progression.
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Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Webinar: Meet the Scientist - Penn's own Dr. Yvette Sheline, Neuroinflammatory Hypotheses of Depression
Tuesday, December 13, 2016  2:00-3:00 pm EST
f you did not have an opportunity to listen to this webinar, a copy can be viewed here:

PTNC Neuroscience Funding Town Hall Meeting (6/1/16)
townhall can be viewed here:


News & Announcements

  • CNST Leadership Change Announcment


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