Abby Person

Abigail Person, PhD

Professor and Program Co-Director


Nathan Schoppa

Nathan E. Schoppa, PhD

Professor and Program Co-Director


Kayla Thomas

Kayla Thomas

Program Administrator


Program Features

The Neuroscience Graduate Program (NSP) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus features diverse faculty spanning modern neuroscience. Through rigorous training and mentoring, the program aims to train critical thinkers poised for success in any endeavor they choose. For 20 years, the program has been supported by a prestigious T32, the Jointly Sponsored Institutional Predoctoral Training Grant, one of the 28 institutions to receive the award.

NSP Inclusivity Statement

Published 8/13/20

It is the mission of the Neuroscience Faculty Equity & Inclusion committee (NSP E&I; est. 2019) to promote equity and inclusion within the CU Anschutz Neuroscience community. To specifically address inclusivity we have developed a number of initiatives to ensure that the current and future students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds, in our program are happy and supported:

  1. Promote an enriched environment for our program.
    1. Seminar Series includes speakers from underrepresented backgrounds.
    2. Annual Retreat pre-meeting (students only) on equity and inclusion issues.
    3. “Entering Mentoring” curricula provided to NSP faculty members.
    4. E&I section of NSP Newsletter to highlight opportunities and accomplishments of students of URM.
    5. Biannual trainings for faculty and students on E&I issues (e.g. Implicit Bias)
  2. Community-building activities designed to support students of color. (In progress, launching fall 2020).
    1. Social events (monthly lunch).
    2. Lunches with seminar speakers from underrepresented backgrounds.
    3. Preparation support for grants, supplements.
    4. Preparation support for presentations.
  3. Receive regular feedback from our Student Advisory Board for NSP Equity &Inclusion Committee.
  4. Support and encourage community groups with focus on diversity.
    1. Neuroscience Outreach Group (NOG)
    2. Black Student Collective
    3. SACNAS
    4. oSTEM
    5. wiSTEM
  5. Anonymous annual survey to solicit feedback from current students. (In progress, launching fall 2020).
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