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Prof. Len White receives two awards from Duke University

2019: Two awards from Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences for prof. White

Prof. White receives two awards for of his outstanding contributions in undergraduate (baccalaureate) education:

  • 2018-2019 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (ADUTA)
  • 2018-2019 Excellence in the Assessment of Undergraduate Education

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Medical Neuroscience in the 2018 edition of Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time

Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time

There are close to 10.000+ MOOCs from 800 universities around the world. Class Central is a website with an overview of MOOCs and reviews by learners that have taken courses.

Because the number of MOOCs offered is overwhelming Class Central has made  a list of Top 50 MOOCs of All Time . It made the list for the first time in July of 2016 and refreshed it again last year. The list can help potential learners to find a good online course . Thousands of reviews written by Class Central users form the foundation of that ranking. Continue reading “Medical Neuroscience in the 2018 edition of Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time”

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Learner Recommended courses on Coursera

You have a chance to recommend the course to other learners. That is you can review the course Medical Neuroscience on a course review site. That way you can make clear to potential learners that this free course has great quality and depth. Because good reviews help students to find the course it is a good idea to add  your review as well.

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Duke University Course Credit for online Course Medical Neuroscience

by Leonard White, PhD

Students have asked for Duke Course Credit

Over these last few years, I’ve received many inquiries from people all over the world who are seeking official Duke University course credit for the online course  Medical Neuroscience. For example, some of these students are trying to fulfill a requirement of an academic program in their own university. Others seek to complete a requirement for admission to the next educational level  (e.g., graduate admissions or medical school admission). Many of these students hoped to earn an official course credit that would transfer back into their home institution. They also hoped to receive a transcript from Duke University verifying successful completion of Medical Neuroscience.

Medical Neuroscience, a medical school- and graduate school-caliber online course from Duke University and Coursera.

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Prof. White’s thoughts on the Sixth Edition of Neuroscience

by Leonard White, PhD (Duke University)

Introducing Neuroscience, 6th Ed.

After nearly five years of research, writing, and editing, the sixth edition of  Neuroscience, by Purves et al., was released in October of 2017 by Sinauer Associates (now an imprint of Oxford University Press). Since the first edition of the book was published in 1997, this is the most thorough revision from one edition to the next.

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Prof. White wins Duke University teaching award again

Golden Apple teaching award

Prof White has again received the  Duke Medicine Golden Apple Award for Pre-Clinical Science Faculty in 2018. In 2016  prof. White has also received it that prize. See Teaching Award for Prof. Len White.

The Preclinical Golden Apple award is an award for the recognition and appreciation of outstanding dedication to medical student education. The Golden Apple is the most prestigious teaching award given by the medical school student body to recognize physician-teachers that the medical students feel have played an exceptionally effective and dedicated role in their education. This honor is reflects the nominations and votes of all four classes of medical students.. The award was won by prof. White in 2016 and can’t be won in two consecutive years, so prof. White could not win in 2017. Continue reading “Prof. White wins Duke University teaching award again”

Website Learn Medical Neuroscience has migrated

Safe Server

Some of you might have noticed. The website www.learnmedicalneuroscience.nl  (LMN) is now hosted on a safe server.

WordPress

LMN is a WordPress site. WordPress is an immensely popular CMS (Content Management System), 60% of the websites with a CMS use WordPress.  Immensely popular for webmasters but also for hackers.  LMN not free of attacks. That seems relatively harmless. LMN does not sell products and does not register any user data but it does have a lot of links. I have met hacked websites on which the links have been changed and  lead to content that I personally do not want to be associated with and I do not want the course ‘Medical Neuroscience’  be associated with either.  So I have chosen for migration to a safe server. Continue reading “Website Learn Medical Neuroscience has migrated”

@Duke University, DIBS

DIBS

After our visit to Washington, for the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017. Prof. White took my husband and me to Durham. There we visited Duke University and DIBS (Duke Institute for Brain Sciences).

Highlight of that visit was the personal Neuroanatomy Lab with prof. White. There was a special emphasis on the Hippocampus. A brain structure that is essential in the research proposal I wrote in the context of the specialization  ‘Neuroscience‘ .

Ellen Vos-Wisse (2015): Exercise and traumatic brain injury. Neurogenesis, wayfinding and memory.

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Looking back on SfN2017

Annual meeting Society for Neuroscience 2017

Visiting the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN2017) has been a great succes for me. Meeting the neuroscientists in flesh and blood is a great change from meeting them only online.

The meeting is a massive event 30.000 neuroscientists meeting on their favorite topic. There are poster sessions, symposia and minisymposia, workshops, clinical roundtable meetings, events and meetings. Continue reading “Looking back on SfN2017”

Medical Neuroscience on the annual meeting Society for Neuroscience 2017

Annual meeting Society for Neuroscience 2017

Washington D.C. is buzzing with Neuroscience. Hotels are full with Neuroscientists, restaurants are fully booked with them so if you do not make reservations in advance there is no way you can find a seat. And they all wear the same conference badge. From November 11 – 15 the 47th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017 is held in Washington D.C, with around 30.000 attendants. Continue reading “Medical Neuroscience on the annual meeting Society for Neuroscience 2017”