- Neuroscience Major Union
The Duke University Neuroscience Majors' Union is a student-run organization that focuses on the interests of prospective and declared neuroscience majors and minors. It inspires success at Duke by providing a community for students to interact within, forming student-student connections and also student-faculty connections. NMU achieves this by hosting events that foster social and academic interactions, including “Flunches” with professors, research/grad school information sessions, study breaks during finals, and faculty-student dinner parties. In addition, members participate in Brain Awareness Week (organized by the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences) and co-host a pancake breakfast fundraiser for Parkinson’s research. We hope that members enrich their experience as neuroscience majors or minors by participating in NMU activities, and also go to the officers for any questions they may have regarding the discipline. Kelly Murphy serves as president this year and can be contacted for more information (email Kelly), or you can visit the website
- Neurogenesis (the Journal)
Neurogenesis: Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience is a student-run undergraduate publication. Its mission is to showcase original undergraduate work in the field of neuroscience from Duke and other universities.
The mission of NeuroCare is to raise awareness by educating young adults about neurological disorders and their prevention, advocating for legislative support and research for cures, and helping build a support system for those suffering from neurological disorders. NeuroCare’s mission is carried out in a three-pronged approach through awareness, advocacy, and action. To inform students and other members of the Duke community about neurological disorders and diseases, NeuroCare will periodically set up booths with flyers and pertinent information and visit elementary schools to teach children about brain injury prevention. During the month of March, silver ribbons will be passed out and funding through Pennies for Pediatric Stroke will take place in celebration of Brain Awareness Week and Childhood Stroke Awareness Month (March). NeuroCare will advocate for the support and funding of neurological research by writing letters to legislators and by wearing symbolic apparel to spread awareness. NeuroCare will take direct action by interacting with people affected by neurological disorders at hospitals, physical therapy centers, and the North Carolinian community at large.
The goal and purpose of Synapse is to support undergraduate students at Duke University academically, professionally, and socially. We will focus on events that enhance our members' conceptual and factual understanding of neuroscience and neurology as well as promote networking in a social setting.