In 1966, several faculty members engaged in research on the neurobiology of behavior formed a group to facilitate interdisciplinary training in neurobiology, which became the Neurobiology Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the ensuing years a series of program directors (Drs. Ed Glassman, John Wilson, Edward Perl, and Pierre Morell) fostered the growth and refinement of the training program in the neurosciences. In 1972 the university granted the authority to award the Ph.D. in Neurobiology establishing the Neurobiology Curriculum as one of the oldest neuroscience degree programs in the country. Dr. Gerry Oxford was the Director from 1989 until 2002, overseeing tremendous growth of the Curriculum. The Neurobiology Curriculum now boasts over 80 affiliated faculty (primary and associate) who hold appointments in various departments in the School of Medicine, the Dental School, the School of Public Health and the College of Arts & Sciences. Since 1989, the program has awarded 63 Ph.D.s and of that group many are now in tenure track faculty positions (14), research track faculty positions (12), postdoctoral positions (16), government laboratory positions (4), and research positions in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry laboratories (6).