General Information

As part of this year's recognition of excellent science and the many people that contribute to the NINDS mission, NINDS and the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) will be hosting a Mini Symposium taking place from 11 am to 2 pm on September 29 at The Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Building 35). To participate virtually please join via NIH Videocast. We'll have opening remarks from NINDS Senior Leadership including Drs. Walter Koroshetz and Jeffrey Diamond. Our keynote will be given by Patricia Sauceda Kramer, the Principal Strategist Portfolio for Hispanics at NIH EDI.

This event is organized by the HOLA (Hispanic or Latin/a/o/e/x Ambassadors and Allies) Employee Resource Group at NINDS, and focused on recognizing our Hispanic/Latinx community members during the annual monthly celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). 

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  • The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • NINDS HOLA ERG

Sessions/Agenda

HOLA-NINDS Mini-Symposium
September 29, 2023 - September 29, 2023
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Max.Capacity: 100 Participants: 66

Special Rules: None

Logistics

Visitor Information

The meeting will be held at the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center on the main NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland in Room 610.

For planning a visit to the main NIH campus: You can find maps and other helpful travel-related information on the NIH Visitor Information page.

 

 

AGENDA

Friday, September 29, 2023

10:45AM

Registration, Speaker Check-in

NIH Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Building 35), Room 610

11:00AM

Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Housekeeping

Victoria Bitzer Wales, MPH, Office of Neuroscience Communications & Engagement, Carolina Mendoza-Puccini, MD, HOLA Executive Board, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) with recognition of our ERG organizers Claudia Figueroa-Romero, PhD, Alva Recinos, MD, and Silvina Horovitz, PhD

Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - recorded talk

Jeffrey S. Diamond, PhD, Scientific Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

11:20AM

Keynote Address

Title: The state of Hispanic representation in NIH/NINDS-Analysis/Recognition of all Latinos in the NIH workforce

Speaker: Patricia Sauceda Kramer, MA, Principal Strategist Portfolio for Hispanics, NIH/OD

11:40AM

Short Talks

Introductions and Moderator: Silvina G. Horovitz, PhD

Staff Scientist, Lead Mobile Clinical Research Initiative, HOLA Executive Board, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

11:45AM

Title: Firing for Food and Fertility

Speaker: Naira Mansano, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

11:55AM

Title: Characterization of the Cells, Circuits, and Movement in Jumping Behavior

Speaker: Fabricio do Couto Nicola, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

12:05PM

Title: Uncovering neuronal computations in the cortico-cerebellar circuit during learning

Speaker: Martha G. Garcia Garcia, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

12:15-12:45PM

QUICK BREAK (Light Refreshments Provided)

12:45PM

Title: Mitochondria and Rab7

Speaker: Eunice Dominguez Martin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

12:55PM

Title: Mechanisms of Inactivation in Voltage-Gated Ion Channels

Speaker: Ana I. Fernández-Mariño, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

1:05PM

Title: Local protein synthesis in squid giant axon

Speaker: Pablo Miranda Fernandez, PhD

Staff Scientist, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

1:15PM

Title: Understanding biomolecules with computers

Speaker: Vanessa Leone Alvarez, PhD

Staff Scientist, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

1:25PM

Title: High resolution MRI in multiple sclerosis, an in vivo window into the inflammatory process.

Speaker: Maria I. Gaitan, MD

Staff Clinician, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

1:35PM

Closing Remarks and Q&A

Amy B. Adams, PhD

Acting Deputy Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)