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NAARE Highlights

NAARE at SACNAS - Portland, 2023

Scholars stand in front of an Oregon sign at SACNAS conference

In late October 2023, the NAARE scholar and faculty travelled to Portland, Oregon to attend the National Diversity In STEM Conference 2023 conference hosted by SACNAS.  The conference is the nation's largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity conference. The team enjoyed days of learning and celebrating the SACNAS's 50th anniversary while advancing diversity in science.

NAARE-ians Spotlight - Yonny Chavez


Our first NAARE-ian spotlight is Yonny Chavez from Cohort 1. Yonny's research experience is in biology and computational analysis with Drs. Cally Xiao, Archana McEligot and Arthur Toga on the Global Associated Alzheimer’s Network (GAAIN). His most valuable experience in the NAARE program is being able to create a network with fellow peers, PhD students, faculty, and researchers. “It was something that I instantly knew that I wanted to do," Yonny comments. "The rest is history.”

Learn more about Yonny's story.


NAARE Graduate School Visits

Scholars at graduate school visit

The NAARE program collaborated with UCI, UCSD, and UCLA to plan a campus visit to their respective campuses in October 2023. The NAARE scholars had the opportunity to explore each of the campuses and learn about the graduate programs offered.

NAARE Multimedia Curriculum Videos

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More than 2500 students at CSUF watched NAARE multimedia curriculum in their classes. Understanding neurocognitive aging is critical to the health and well-being of our aging population and will greatly impact our world. Therefore, expanding our experience and knowledge of this field is imperative. Visit the NAARE curriculum page to learn more.

NAARE Summer Symposium 2023

Group photo of NAARE scholars and their USC mentors

In August 2023, we gathered at USC for NAARE Symposium, 2023, where the NAARE scholars presented their summer research and learned about others' projects. See the students research page to learn about their research topics, and visit the gallery to see more photos.


NAARE Graduate School Workshop

NAARE Scholars with Alumni

On September 15, 2023, NAARE hosted a Graduate School workshop, where the scholars met our alumni to discuss research expertise, as well as the student scholars' interests for their graduate school applications. This workshop was organized to guide NAARE student scholars to guide them to pursue their graduate studies. One of our alumni is now currently a PhD student in Computational Biology at Cornell University and other one is a Bioinformatics Software Engineer at MyOme.