Dr. Michael E. Goldberg Elected Treasurer Of The Society For Neuroscience

Columbia University Neurobiologist Takes Leadership Role in World’s Largest Organization of Scientists Studying Brain

NEW YORK, NY, July 27, 2004 – The Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest neuroscience society, announced this week that Columbia University Professor Michael E. Goldberg, M.D., has been elected to serve as the society’s next treasurer.

Dr. Goldberg is the David Mahoney Professor of Brain and Behavior in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University Medical Center and director of Columbia’s Mahoney Center for Mind and Brain. His research is aimed at understanding the basic mechanisms in perception and behavior that go awry in patients with deficits of the cerebral cortex. Beginning in October, Dr. Goldberg will serve one year as treasurer-elect and then serve a year as the organization’s treasurer.

The Society for Neuroscience is a nonprofit membership organization of basic scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. Neuroscience includes the study of brain development, sensation and perception, learning and memory, movement, sleep, stress, aging and neurological and psychiatric disorders. It also includes the molecules, cells and genes responsible for nervous system functioning. Recognizing the tremendous potential for the study of the brain and nervous system as a separate field, the society was formed in 1970. It has grown from 500 members to more than 34,000 and is the world's largest organization of scientists devoted to the study of the brain. The society's primary goal is to promote the exchange of information among researchers. More information about the Society for Neuroscience can be found at http://web.sfn.org.


*Located in New York City, Columbia University Medical Center provides international leadership in basic and clinical research, medical education, and health care. The medical center includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, and other health professionals at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, the School of Dental & Oral Surgery, the School of Nursing, the Mailman School of Public Health, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. The pioneering tradition of Columbia University health scientists, who have achieved some of the 20th century's most significant medical breakthroughs, continues today.


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