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Director's Message

fengWelcome to the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN) website.

The CPIN is the largest collaborative graduate program in the University of Toronto. It adds the neuroscience specialization as a notation to participating masters and doctoral students. The CPIN recognizes graduate courses in neuroscience, identifies/organizes distinguished neuroscience lectures, and hosts an annual poster presentation event. The CPIN also provides volunteer opportunities through organizing high school outreach activities to enhance the leadership training of its graduate students.

From the 2012 – 2013 year, the CPIN is funded by 15 academic departments from Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Music, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Under the new leadership, we will initiate new activities and restructure the organizations of the CPIN. We encourage and assist the establishment of trainee organizations/committees to increase the visibility and involvement of the CPIN graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. We will also establish the CPIN Alumni group to keep our formal graduates in touch and involved. We will conduct surveys on how the program can better benefit the CPIN students and faculty members. We welcome new ideas and new sponsorships. We are determined to make changes in our best capacity to improve the CPIN programs.

We aim to foster a strong and proactive collaborative neuroscience training program, recognize and promote excellence, increase the versatility of the trainees for their career development and enhance the national and international recognition of our neuroscience program, and ultimately attract the best graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to our program.

With your support and help, we can achieve these goals. I look forward to serving and working with you, the CPIN faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, to ensure that the CPIN continues to be recognized nationally and internationally as the strong collaborative neuroscience training program it is.

Zhong-Ping Feng, M.D., Ph.D.
Collaborative Program In Neuroscience