Philanthropy

Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D. Award and Fellowship Will Support the Center for Neuroscience’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

(DAVIS) The Center for Neuroscience announces two new funds, the Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D. Neuroscience Award and the Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D. Neuroscience Fellowship.

The award and fellowship were established in October 2021 and endowed through a generous gift from Audrey Webb, in loving memory of her late partner Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Neurology in the School of Medicine and a valued core member of the Center for Neuroscience and the greater neuroscience community at UC Davis.

David L. Weaver Award Creates Opportunities for Neuroscience Researchers

While studying linguistics at the University of Geneva, Elena (Lin) Weaver had a job working as a bubble chamber scanner at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, otherwise known as CERN. Each four-hour shift, Lin would glimpse pictures of high-energy particles smashing together and breaking apart, tracking the particles’ trajectories. It was a whole new world for the language lover.

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