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April 2022 Events

April Study Day


Tuesday, April 26th; 2-5 PM; Student Center (Hillberry D); 10 Points

Join us Tuesday, April 26th, from 2-5PM, in the second floor of the Student Center (Hillberry D), for our final Study Day of the semester. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet other students and prepare together for your upcoming finals. Refreshments and coffee will be provided!



March 2022 Events

March General Body Meeting

Monday, Feb. 28th; 7 PM EST; via Zoom; 5 Points

Join us for our March GBM as we discuss our upcoming March Events and announce e-board elections and committee applications for 2022-23 .

Surgical Specialty Marathon: Neurosurgery

Wednesday, March 9; 6 PM via zoom; 5 Points + 1 Point

Join us on Wednesday, March 9th at 6PM EST via Zoom, where we are featuring Dr. Perez Cruet, the Vice President and Professor Director of the Invasive Spine Surgery and Spine Program in the Department of Neurological Surgery at William Beaumont. This will be an informal Q&A session, where we will discuss the background, journey, and challenges of a neurosurgeon. The audience will get the chance to ask any questions to the panelist and will obtain life-long skills necessary for pre-health careers.

Brain Day in Detroit

Saturday March 12; 10 AM- 4 PM EST; Michigan Science Center; 15 Points

Brain Day in Detroit is an annual event held in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week that has been held for over 20 years. Volunteers are needed for this event to assist with general help (greeting attendees, organization), with Nu Rho Psi's activities, arts and crafts area, etc! This is a great opportunity to become involved in an event that communicates science to the general public in a very fun way!

March Study Day

Tuesday March 22; 5 PM EST SILC/STEM Building, Room 0029; 10 Points

Join us for the opportunity to meet other students and study together. Study kits with pencils, highlighters, sticky notes, and snacks will be given to each attendee. Pizza, a variety of snacks, and drinks will be served.

Calm Your Brain with Nu Rho Psi

Wednesday March 30; 5 PM EST Student Center Hilberry BC; 15 Points

The mental health event will consist of a meditation and mindfulness exercise, a movement exercise, and art therapy experiential. Through each experiential, participants will learn the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’ and gain scientifically-informed stress coping skills that can be used in various settings participants find themselves in. This event will be led by Lana Grasser who is a PhD candidate in the Translational Neuroscience Graduate Program at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine and a graduate student member of our chapter. At the end of the event, we will gift different items to attendees!

February 2022 Events

Careers in Healthcare Panel

Wednesday Feb. 2nd; 7 PM EST; via zoom; 5 Points

Interested in exploring the different fields in healthcare? Join us in our upcoming panel, featuring medical, dental & pharmacy students, where they will be sharing their application processes, personal journeys, & difficulties that come with their respective fields. The audience will get the opportunity to ask any questions they may have and will be provided with study tools/tips. NRP members will earn 5 points for attending the zoom meeting (RSVP link in bio). We look forward to seeing you all there!

Journal Club

Tuesday Feb. 8th; 4 PM EST; via Zoom;

5 Points (attending) + 5 Points (staying for discussion)

Interested in discussing current research in neuroscience with your peers? Join us for our monthly journal club, where one of our faculty members will present one of their own papers followed by a discussion.

This month’s topic: Cancer & Mental Health


Faculty Member: Dr. Hilary Marusak


Research Article: TBA

Membership Workshop

Wednesday February 9 ; via Zoom

Have any questions on membership or need any help with filling out membership documents and submitting dues? Then join us for this workshop where we go over everything to get you prepared for induction!


*Zoom will be sent with membership acceptance emails

Study Day with Nu Rho Psi

Thursday, Feb. 17th; 6 PM EST; via Zoom; 5 Points

Join Nu Rho Psi to get some studying done! Attendees will have the option to join a break out room with their group from our STEM Study Groups Program or stay in the main room for a silent study session. We will be raffling off an "Academics Basket" to attendees that join.

Induction Ceremony

Wednesday Feb. 23rd; 7 PM EST; via Zoom; 5 Points

The chapter's fourth induction ceremony where we will be inducting new members to the National Honor Society in Neuroscience. Dean David Strauss, Dean of Students, will be our guest speaker for the event.

January 2022 Events

Nu Rho Psi Informational Session

Thursday Jan. 20th; 6 PM PM EST via zoom

It's virtual WinterFest week! Join us for an informational zoom session to learn more about Nu Rho Psi, how to become a member, and to meet the current board members!

Also, check out our GetInvolved WinterFest Page! https://getinvolved.wayne.edu/organization/wsunurhopsi

Jan/Feb General Body Meeting

Monday Jan. 24th; 7 PM PM EST via zoom

Join us for our first general body meeting for the Winter 2022 semester! We will be sharing upcoming January and February events and opportunities. We will also be announcing the Member of the Fall 2021 Semester and Mentorship Group of the Fall 2021 Semester. This GBM is open to non-members as well to have the opportunity to ask any questions about NRP.

Research Opportunities Info Session

Thursday Jan. 27th; 6 PM PM EST via zoom

Are you interested in research and looking for some great opportunities? Join us to learn about available research programs and open lab positions! We will have students from each research program talk about the application process and their experiences. At the end you will have a chance to ask any research related questions.

December 2021 Events

December General Body Meeting

Monday Dec. 6th; 7 PM PM EST via zoom

Join us at our final general body meeting of the Fall 2021 semester! We will be wrapping up the semester with a fundraising community outreach project and announcing the e-board election results.

Panda Express Virtual Fundraiser

Friday Dec. 10th; ALL DAY

We are partnering with Street Medicine Detroit, a student-run, not for profit organization, committed to serving the unreached homeless population of Detroit. This is the second fundraiser of our fundraising series aimed to donate money for necessary winter supplies for the homeless population Street Medicine serves.

WHERE AND WHEN?

Online Orders to ANY Panda Express Nationwide,

All Day Friday, December 10

HOW?

  1. Go To https://order.pandaexpress.com or the app

  2. Select a Location Near You for Pickup or Delivery

  3. APPLY CODE 905817 in the Coupon Code box during online checkout!

POINTS FOR MEMBERS

Every $5 spent = 5 points (send receipts to nurhopsi@wayne.edu)

November 2021 Events

Nu Rho Psi Annual Member Meeting

Sunday, Nov. 7; 2-3:30 PM EST via zoom

Each year Nu Rho Psi holds a meeting/social during the Annual Society for Neuroscience meeting for members and all others who are interested in learning about the honor society. Please join us for a celebration of all those who received Nu Rho Psi Awards in 2020-21, learn about opportunities to study neuroscience abroad during the summer of 2022, and help the society by providing suggestions for how we may best serve our membership and support our local chapters. The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Kubota, Ph.D. of the University of Delaware, and her keynote address is The Neuroscience of Racial Bias.

WSU Professor Panel

Wednesday, Nov. 10; 7 PM via zoom

Are you struggling with a neuroscience core course and wondering how you could do better? Join us November 10th at 7 PM in order to hear from professors that teach core courses including Systems Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Human Physiology and Organic Chemistry. This is a great opportunity to get more insight about your professor’s philosophy of teaching as well as learn more about the class expectations and tips to succeed.

U.S. Food and Drug Career Presentation

Thursday, Nov. 18; 5:30 PM EST via zoom

We will be collaborating with the WSU American Chemical Society (ACS) on a networking and career presentation event. We will be hosting a Toxicologist/Pharmacologist that works at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Maryland. The guest speaker is Dr. Kevin Snyder, PhD, whose academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience. He will discuss how he attained the position that he is currently in and will share tips on pursuing scientific careers in government. At the end, you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Director of Research and Committees Information Session

Wednesday, Nov. 17; 6:30 PM EST via zoom

We are hosting an information session for the new position openings to provide more information on them and answer any questions you may have! We look forward to seeing you there.

Journal Club

Monday, Nov. 29th ; 12-1 PM EST

Interested in discussing current research in neuroscience with your peers? Join us for our monthly journal club, where students in the mentorship program can dissect and present on peer-reviewed research articles relating to neuroscience! This month’s topic is: Opioids & Addiction. Each session will consist of three 10 minute presentations followed by a 15 minute discussion session, which will be available to sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Pre-Med Information Session

Tuesday, Nov. 30th; 7 PM PM EST via zoom

Join your pre-medical advisors, along with the Directors of Academics in this event about all things pre-med at Wayne State! This event will present all of the information for a pre-med student to know, along with providing vital resources to succeed in your undergraduate career, and to prepare for medical school! There will also be a Q&A session at the end, so be sure to come ready with questions!

October 2021 Events

October General Body Meeting

Friday, October 1st, 2021; 7:00 PM EST; Zoom

The second general body meeting of the semester in which we will be discussing our new and existing programs and October events, fundraisers, and community service opportunities. We will also discuss membership reminders, amendments to the bylaws results, and answer any questions about Nu Rho Psi.

Inducted and Provisional Member Merchandise Packages

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 - Saturday October 2nd, 2021

Silver Package: Free

Nu Rho Psi Certificate and Pin (only available to newly inducted members that pay the dues.)

Gold Package: $30

Nu Rho Psi Framed Certificate and Pin (only available for newly inducted), shirt, lanyard, sticker, and pen.

Platinum Package: $60

All items from Gold Package, sweatshirt, tumbler, mask, drawstring bag and wristband

Neuroscience Career Pathways Panel

Thursday, Oct 7th, 2021; 7 PM Est; Zoom

If you are an undergraduate and wondering what you want to pursue as a career, this is a perfect opportunity for you to attend. This event is designed to showcase the less conventional career pathways one could pursue with any biomedical degree (especially Neuroscience) including business, industry, and education! You will have the opportunity to ask whatever questions you want in the open Q&A session that will be held towards the end. Kindly RSVP using the link in our BIO or on our website. If you are a Nu Rho Psi member, you will receive 5 points for attending and 1 extra point for turning your camera on. We look forward to hosting you!

Bake Sale

Thursday, Oct. 14th; 12:00 PM- 2PM Est

The fundraising committee will be hosting a bake sale in October and it will be on the First Floor of the Student Center. There will be apple cider, cider donuts and treats sold!

Fall 2021 Induction Ceremony

Friday, October 22nd, 2021; 7:00 PM EST; Zoom

The chapter's third induction ceremony where we will be inducting new members to the National Honor Society in Neuroscience. Our special guest speaker will be Dean Stephanie Hartwell, the dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Are you Smarter than a Grad Student?

Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 2021; 4-5 PM EST; Basement of Student Center

A friendly competition between undergraduate and graduate students, where undergraduate students will go head to head with graduate/medical students on Neuroscience-based questions. As a Nu Rho Psi member, you will get 10 points for attending this social event.



Scheduling Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 2021; 6 PM Est; Zoom

Meet your neuroscience advisors, plan for winter and learn all about the major in this workshop! There will be a general Q&A along with breakout rooms for one-on-one advising. Make sure to sign-up for the one-on-one sessions as soon as possible because there are limited spots. As a Nu Rho Psi member, you will get 5 points for attending and an extra point for turning your camera on!


September 2021 Events

September General Body Meeting

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021; 7:30 PM EST; Zoom

The first general body meeting of the semester in which we will be discussing our new and existing programs and upcoming events, fundraisers, and community service opportunities. We will also discuss revisions we are making to the bylaws, membership updates, and answer any questions about Nu Rho Psi.

Arts and Crafts with Nu Rho Psi

Monday, September 20th, 2021; 5 PM EST; Student Center

A social event where all Wayne State students get together and meet in an artsy neuroscience fashion. During this event, we will provide mini canvases for a “draw off” - in 4 separate stations, we will have members expressing their creativity through a series of different neuroscience-based materials (includes drawing a neuron, brain, nervous system, memory, etc.). After a given time limit, whoever has the most creative displayed drawing in the station wins a prize.


April 2021 Events

The Faculty Panel will host our very own Nu Rho Psi faculty members including: Dr. Conti, Dr. Brummelte, Dr. Stanley, Dr. Bowen, and Dr. Perrine. They will be speaking on their experiences inside and outside of the lab as a researcher and teacher. There will also be time for questions at the end.

March 2021 Events

General Body Meeting + Mentorship Check In

Monday, March 1st at 6:00pm EST via Zoom

The third general body meeting of the semester in which we will be discussing upcoming events including an international panel, Traumatic Brain Injury Research Presentation by the Conti Lab, and a grad student panel. We will also discuss volunteering opportunities, new fundraisers for National Doctors Day, the tentative schedule for the summer research program for high school students, and announcing the available board and committee positions for the 2021-2022 academic year applications. Following the general body meeting we will have breakout rooms with your mentorship group to reflect on events attended this month and plans for March.

A Medical Tour around the Globe

Saturday, March 6th at 11:00am EST via Zoom

Have you ever wondered how health care systems operate in other countries around the globe? What kind of technologies do they use, do they rely on modern or traditional medicine, what the timeline to being a physician looks like, how accessible it is to citizens, and of course, how they handled the pandemic and their vaccine status? Join us, to answer these questions and more, on a medical tour around the globe for an in-depth exploration of what medicine looks like in five different countries. We will host doctors from India, Kenya, Lebanon, Turkey and the United States for a discussion about their experience with the healthcare system in their country, and we will ask a variety of questions in order to get a grasp of what it is like there to compare, contrast, and most importantly learn from each other. In the end, you will have the opportunity to ask them any questions you may have.

Panda Express Fundraising Event

Wednesday, March 10th All DAY

Nu Rho Psi will be hosting a Panda Express Virtual Community Fundraiser in efforts to raise money for National Doctors’ Day! All day Wednesday, March 10th, you will be able to order online to ANY Panda Express and use code 902942 in the Coupon Box to indicate you are supporting Nu Rho Psi! Anyone from anywhere nationwide can use the code to support this fundraiser. 28% of sales will go to Nu Rho Psi.

Nu Rho Psi Executive Board and Committee Applications Coffee Hour

Thursday, March 11th at 8:00pm to 9:00 pm EST via Zoom

The executive board of Nu Rho Psi will be hosting a one hour drop in coffee hour to chat with our members interested in the upcoming available leadership positions for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. They will answer any questions you may have about the application and interview process, qualifications, responsibilities, and anything else. Join to clarify the application or simply to chat and get to know the executive board.

Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) Awareness Event

Wednesday, March 24th at 6:00pm EST via Zoom

Everyone needs to know about traumatic brain injury, because it’s more common than people realize and knows no demographic boundaries. In honor of March being Brain Injury Awareness month, we are honored to host Dr. Alana Conti PhD, from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, to present her research on traumatic brain injury which has recently received over one million dollars of funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service in 2020. Join to learn more about the lab research from Dr. Alana Conti and her lab team to better understand this important topic and what a dynamic lab looks like. Afterwards, we will be joined by the president of the Traumatic Brain Injury Association of Michigan for a presentation about how we can play a role in the preventative, advocacy, and volunteerism in this important issue.

Graduate Student Panel

Thursday, March 25th at 6:00pm EST via Zoom

Thinking about pursuing neuroscience in graduate school? Hear from our graduate students in various programs at Wayne State! We will have Erin Edwards, Lana Grasser, and Tabitha Moses from the Translational Neuroscience Program and Abigail Myers, Cameron Davidson, and Chela Wallin from the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program at the panel. There will be an open discussion section at the end of the panel.

February 2021 Events

General Body Meeting + Mentorship Program Orientation

Monday, February 1st at 6:00 PM EST via Zoom

The second general body meeting of the semester where we will be discussing the February events’ calendar including 2 panels, 1 presentation by an international CEO/surgeon, valentine’s special “Oxytocin” package for your loved ones, and volunteering opportunities. Also, we will present our newly formed website to keep you updated with Nu Rho Psi moving forward. Following our general body meeting we will have our mentorship program orientation for everyone to meet their mentor/mentee and get acquainted.



This package will be going for sale this upcoming week! The package will be Neuroscience Valentine’s themed as oxytocin is also called the “love hormone.” More information on this package can be found on our social media pages (@wsunurhpsi on instagram/twitter/facebook/linkedin).


Dismantling Systemic Racism in Medical and Academic Settings Discussion

Thursday, February 4th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm EST via Zoom

We will be starting February, Black History Month, with an event to help us learn more about how to provide more diligent patient care to all demographics in the future. Two DMC physicians, Dr.Uddyback and Dr.McIntyre Leon, and two Wayne State University school of Medicine professors, Dr. Arash Javanbakht and Dr. Tanja Jovanovic, will be speaking about systemic racism in the medical and academic settings. This talk will address serious issues of racism. They will speak about ways we as pre-med students can first recognize and then aid in lessening the systematic racism.

MD/MBA Panel

Thursday, February 11th at 7:00pm EST via Zoom

Understanding the business aspects of healthcare is growingly becoming a necessary skill as a physician from starting their own practice, attaining an administrative role at the hospital, to commercializing a new med-tech idea. Wayne State’s School of Medicine is in the process of establishing a new one based on the dean’s vision of its importance to adapt to the healthcare systems in the 21st century. The chair of pediatrics at Wayne State's school of medicine, Herman Grey, M.D., M.B.A alongside three MD/MBA students from other institutions will join us for a discussion about the MD/MBA program. Our hosts will narrate their journey into this field, everyday lifestyle, curriculum, and the different career pathways this dual degree will enable its candidate to get a head start on. They will also give advice on how to become a competitive applicant and the audience will have the opportunity to ask them any questions they may have in the end.

Proximie: Augmented Reality Surgery Talk

Thursday, February 18th at 1:00pm EST via Zoom

Dr. Nadine Hachach Haram, from the United Kingdom who is a Plastic Surgeon, TEDX speaker, and the founder of Proximie, will join us for a talk about augmented reality surgery and how it is possible for a surgeon to virtually join an operating room in the opposite side of the world and remotely guide the surgery in order to save the patient's life. This new technology ensures that all individuals, especially in developing countries, have access to high-quality surgical healthcare. Join us to dive deep into what the future of surgery looks like with this innovative artificial intelligence million-dollar company.

January 2021 Events

Zoom University Survival Kit Raffle

Monday, January 18th to Monday, January 25th

We will be hosting a Zoom University Survival Kit raffle! Enter the raffle for a chance to win a package, consisting of a variety of items essential for college students, totaling over $80! More information on the package components and raffle pricing can be found in the flyer on our instagram.

1 raffle ticket = $2; 3 raffle tickets = $5; 5 raffle tickets = $8; 10 raffle tickets = $15

Using LinkedIn as a Pro

Thursday, January 21 at 7:00pm EST via Zoom

Interactive LinkedIn workshop to aid our peers in developing an attractive profile that will appeal to the health care and research fields. First Dr. Stoltman and Morgan Glover will talk about the importance of networking to succeed in every field and utilizing LinkedIn for that especially in this virtual world in which our in-person interactions are limited. This workshop will aid in your professional development and diverge an avenue for more opportunities and experiences via your LinkedIn connections.


Neurosurgery Residents Panel

January 27th, 6:00 P.M. (EST) via Zoom

Three neurosurgery residents from Henry Ford Hospital will be joining us for a discussion about their journey into this competitive field, everyday lifestyle, and advice on how to stand out as an applicant to such programs. In the end, the audience members will have the opportunity to ask them any questions they may have.