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Call for Nominations for the Krieg Cortical Kudos for 2015

The Cajal Club is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the twenty-ninth annual KRIEG CORTICAL KUDOS. These awards are given to recognize outstanding Neuroscientists and doctoral students who are investigating the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. The Awards are funded by generous donations from Dr. Wendell J. Krieg, a distinguished neuroanatomist and the first President of the Cajal Club, and his wife, Roberta Krieg. The following categories of prizes will be awarded at the Cajal Club Social at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, IL in October, 2015.

 

I. The Cortical Discoverer prize will be awarded to a senior Neuroscientist who has contributed significantly to our knowledge of the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. The Award includes receipt of the Cajal medal, an inscribed certificate and $5,000, plus $250 in support of travel expenses ($500 for trans-Atlantic travel) to the Cajal Club Social. The winner is invited to submit an account of his/her research for publication in Cerebral Cortex.

 

Nominations of candidates for the Cortical Discoverer Award should be submitted by e-mail and should include the following: (1) A letter of nomination. (2) A copy of the candidate¹s curriculum vitae. (3) PDF files of up to three publications of the candidate¹s research on the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. Additional letters of support of the nomination are also welcome. Nominations made in 2013 and 2014 can be re-submitted if they were not submitted in 2012.

 

II. The Cortical Explorer prize will be awarded to an outstanding Neuroscientist investigating the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. The candidate should have received an advanced professional degree within the ten year period prior to the time of nomination. The Award is an inscribed certificate and $3,000, plus support for travel expenses to the Cajal Club Social.

 

Nominations of candidates for the Cortical Explorer Award should be submitted by e-mail and should include the following: (1) A letter of nomination. (2) A copy of the candidate¹s curriculum vitae that includes the date on which the candidate received an advanced professional degree. (3) PDF files of two publications of the candidate¹s research on the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. Additional letters of support of the nomination are also welcome.

 

III. The Cortical Scholar prize will be awarded to an outstanding predoctoral neuroscientist or one who has received the doctoral degree no later than 2 years prior to the closing date for nominations (August 1, 2015). The candidate should have conducted exemplary research on the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. The Award is an inscribed certificate and $1,500, plus support for travel to the Cajal Club Social.

 

Nominations of candidates for the Cortical Scholar Award should be submitted by e-mail and should include the following: (1) A letter of nomination. (2) A copy of the candidate¹s curriculum vitae that includes the date of receipt of the doctoral degree (or the anticipated date, in the case of predoctoral candidates). (3) PDF files of two publications, or manuscripts being prepared for publication, of the candidate¹s research on the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. The candidate should be the primary author of these articles. Additional letters of support of the nomination are also welcome.

 

Nominations should be submitted by email no later than midnight, August 1, 2015 to:

Dr. Charles E. Ribak, Cajal Club Secretary/Treasurer

e-mail: ribak@uci.edu

The Cajal Club was founded in 1947 with three main goals in mind:

 

·       To provide an opportunity for neuroscientists with special interests in the structure and function of the nervous system to confraternize

·       To contribute to the welfare of neuroanatomy (structural neuroscience) and neuroanatomists

·       To revere the founder of modern neuroscience, Santiago Ramón y Cajal.

Toward these ends, the Cajal Club now sponsors:

·     A major social event and dinner at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

·     Outstanding international symposia (for example, Mardid, Stockholm, Querétaro, Pavia, Barcelona, Crete)

·     The annual Krieg Cortical Kudos Awards for senior, midlevel, and young researchers, with major cas prizes

·      Krieg Lifetime Achievement awards, with a special medal (King Carlos I of Spain and Constantino Sotelo, Pablo Rudomin, Anders Björklund, Ricardo Miledi, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Pasko Rakic and Paul Allen, Tomas Hökfelt)

·     The prestigious annual Pinckney J. Harman Memorial Lecture

 

 

 Recent Cajal Club News 

The Cajal Club is pleased to announce Arturo Alvarez-Buylla was elected our next President-elect (Nissl Body)

 


                                                                             
                                         





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Image from the 1952 Cajal Club Meeting
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Enlargement of the above picture showing (at center, from left to right) Wendell J. Krieg, Rafael Lorente De No and Pinckney J. Harman

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                                   Past Meetings  
2011 - The Cajal Club sponsored the always popular Cortical Development meeting in Crete.

2009 -The Cajal Club held a very successful International Meeting, entitled "Camillo Golgi and Modern Neuroscience". The meeting took place at the Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of General Pathology “Camillo Golgi”, Palazzo Botta, University of Pavia, Italy, from September 29 – October 1, 2009. The symposium featured several talks on Golgi's great discoveries. In addition the Krieg Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Nobel Prize Laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini by our former President, Larry Swanson.
Special thanks go to Marina Bentivoglio, Paolo Mazzarello, Gordon Shepherd and Edward Jones. Please see the Pavia 2009 link for pictures from the meeting in Pavia.
 
                         

Click here to view events from Cajal Club at Fens in Barcelona, 2012.

Click here to see photos from SFN 2010 in San Diego

Click here to view pictures from the Seattle meeting.

Please see the Pavia 2009 link for pictures from the meeting in Pavia.

Click here to see photos from the SFN 2009 Cajal Club Social

Click here for discounted publications from Cajal Club members.

                                                             
                                                                             
                                                   
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