June 2008 – Sharon Hrynkow



Dr. Sharon Hrynkow is Associate Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH. Dr. Hrynkow discussed the state of neuroscience globally: the impact of neurological and psychiatric disorders, the global span of scientific pursuit, and global challenges. Representatives of the Society for Neuroscience discussed international neuroscience organizations, the growth of the Society for Neuroscience’s international chapters. The SfN also offered an overview of the upcoming DC meeting in November and how the organization hopes to partner with embassies.


hrynkow-2.bmpDr. Hrynkow serves as Associate Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institute of Health (NIH), a position she has held since October 2007. Dr. Hrynkow is a neuroscientist and member of the Society for Neuroscience’s International Affairs Committee. She has worked on global health and diplomatic issues for 15 years, including in previous positions at NIH of Acting Director (2004 to 2006) and Deputy Director (2000 to 2007) of the Fogarty International Center (FIC). Her efforts led the creation of new programs to support junior scientists in resource-limited nations, new ways to mentor women in science in those same settings, and novel approaches to supporting US undergraduates and graduate students in global health, among others. Dr. Hrynkow received her B.A. in Biology from Rhode Island College and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Connecticut. She completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Oslo, Norway in the field of developmental neurobiology. She is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has received many awards and honors, including the King of Norway’s Order of Merit.


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