In recognition of her efforts to promote and mentor women in neuroscience, Associate Professor Anne Churchland was honored with The Louise Hanson Marshall Special Recognition Award at the Society for Neuroscience’s 2017 Annual Meeting in November. Each year, the award goes to “an individual who has significantly promoted the professional development of women in neuroscience through teaching, organizational leadership, public advocacy, or other efforts that are not necessarily research-related.”
Churchland has garnered attention from the neuroscience community and beyond for her pioneering website Anne’s List, aimed at alleviating bias against women in science—specifically, as reflected in the paucity of invited female speakers at scientific conferences. Anne’s List gathers female scientists’ names, research topics, and seniority levels in order to help conference organizers easily identify women who they might invite to speak on a particular subject. Churchland is also a faculty advisor for the group Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) at CSHL. Her work on Anne’s List helped inspire CSHL WiSE to team up with CSHL’s Meetings & Courses division to create a larger Women in Biology Speakers List.
Wow. So honored to have received the Louise Hanson Special Recognition Award at #SfN17 Many friends came to join @Heather_L_Read @jpillowtime @steve_lisberger @shadlen @simonMusall @farznaj @AnneEUrai @analog_ashley pic.twitter.com/mrV5eyw1Lb
— Anne Churchland (@anne_churchland) November 14, 2017