Research: Advance knowledge of the brain and the nervous system by bringing together scientists and scholars from diverse backgrounds to facilitate integration and advancement of research. Develop improved prevention and treatment efforts targeted to nervous system diseases, and design innovative systems to facilitate and advance human learning and performance, by encouraging translational research and the application of new scientific knowledge. Establish internationally recognized neuroscience research at UCF.
Education and Training: Provide professional development activities, information, and educational resources for neuroscientists and related scholars and clinicians at all stages of their careers in the central Florida region. This will include undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows and regional clinicians and scientists, with a directed effort to include participants and educators from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Establish nationally recognized neuroscience education programs at UCF.
Advocacy: Promote public information and general education about the latest neuroscience research findings and related clinical, methodological, and philosophical implications. Support active and continuing discussions on ethical issues relating to the conduct and outcomes of neuroscience research. Inform legislators and other policymakers about recent developments in neuroscience research and the implications for public policy, societal benefit, and continued scientific progress.