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Dr. Shahzad Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, has been selected for the 2024 Mentoring Institute for Neuroscience Diversity Scholars (MINDS) program, an NINDS-supported program that focuses attention on diversity individuals who are early in their careers as faculty members in the neurosciences. Over the next year, Shahzad will have the opportunities to participate in individualized mentorship, sponsored attendance to the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting, workshops, and enrichment activities designed to help him achieve professional success, including a strong record of publications, significant funding, and promotion to tenure and senior position. The notice of award letter noted Dr. Khan’s academic and professional achievements, commitment to research, and principled career goals.

In response to this award, Dr. Khan notes, “Being selected as a MINDS scholar is a tremendous honor for me.  The MINDS program has a strong track record of supporting junior neuroscience faculty.  MINDS alumni are well-respected in their fields and lead productive labs.  I hope to learn as much as I can from this program and share that knowledge with the Carolina research community!”