Specific Objectives and Purposes


  • Establish a cooperative organization for the leaders of basic science departments in Schools of Medicine

       whose major mission includes the conduct of research and education in neuroscience.


  • Implement regular communications (i.e. national meetings, web/internet mechanisms), utilized by the Chairs of participating departments as well as guests of the Association, in order to discuss and disseminate local and national policies, practices and activities relevant to the membership.


  • Advocate the recognition of neuroscience-based departments as distinct entities within medical school organizational structures and for the provision of support and resources for their missions.


  • Foster recognition of Neuroscience as a distinct academic unit within medical school organizational structures, including their identity in the analysis of national activities and trends.


  • Promote and coordinate data collection, analysis, and exchange of relevant information between the AMSNDC, medical schools, and national organizations (e.g. NIH, NSF, NASM, AAMC, AMA, NCBBSC, CAS, private foundations and industry), and directly represent the membership in such organizations where appropriate.


  • Provide a platform for the membership  to identify and share emerging trends, policies and best  practices

       relevant to improving successful leadership across member departments.

Lucia Notterpek, PhD
Cheryl Dreyfus, PhD


9037 Ron Den Lane

Windermere, FL  34786 


T: 407-234-3274 



Sheilah Jewart,


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