AUPN invites Chairs, new and senior, to attend the AUPN New Chairs Mentoring Luncheon & AAN/MUSC R-25 Diversity Career Development Program




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From the President of the AUPN

The Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN) invites all Chairs to attend their newest session, New Chairs Mentoring Luncheon.

In conjunction with the AAN meeting in April, the AUPN will hold a New Chairs Mentoring Luncheon where senior mentor Chairs (3+ years experience) will meet with new Chairs (0-3 years experience) to advise and help with the transition into their new role.

The focus of the lunch for 2017 will be a general discussion on understanding what the new Chairs believe would be of value to them, as well as answering any specific questions.

At the beginning of the session, a demonstration of the AUPN Chair Google Group, which provides a way for Chairs to hold private, collaborative group discussions, will be given. After the session, senior Chairs will communicate mentoring support options to the junior Chairs based on their input.

We invite all new Chairs to attend this valuable and educational session, and request senior Chairs to attend if they wish to be a mentor. 

2017 AUPN New Chair Luncheon
Sunday, April 23, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Westin Boston Waterfront
Room: Hancock
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

There is no registration fee to attend, but we ask that you RSVP your attendance as lunch will be provided. 

The AAN is collaborating with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to offer the TRANSCENDS (Training in Research for Academic Neurologists to Sustain Careers and Enhance the Numbers of Diverse Scholars) Scholars program. This program is funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R25 grant and is being administered by MUSC and the AAN.

The TRANSCENDS program is designed to train and mentor  promising early-career neurologists to conduct high-quality neurologic research and achieve a successful academic career. Eligibility is limited to those who are disabled and/or belong to an underrepresented minority in neurology including Black/African American, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan, or Hawaiian, and are in any of the following career stages: a) Fellows in a formal neurology sub-specialty training program; b) Neurology faculty three years or less from first academic appointment, or c) Neurologists five years or less from completion of residency. 

  • Application Deadline: February 22, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • Applications received after February 22 will not be considered.
  • New scholars will be notified by March 15, 2017.

Please click here to view the TRANSCENDS flyer. 

Application details can be found by clicking here

Karen C. Johnston, MD, MSc
President AUPN

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Pay with a check or purchase order by simply printing a copy of the following invoice and return by mail to:

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If you have questions or require a more detailed or personalized invoice, please contact the AUPN office by email ( or phone (952-545-6724).

The following organizations are seeking department Chairs:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Chair of Neurology

Carilion Clinic: Chair of Neurology

Saint Louis University: Chair of Neurology

McGovern Medical School: Vice Chair of Clinical Operations

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