National Hispanic Science Network
18th Annual International Conference
October 3-5, 2018
Rockville, MD

The National Hispanic Science Network’s Eighteenth Annual International Conference will take place Wednesday, October 3, 2018 through Friday October 5, 2018 in Rockville, MD.  Planning and programming are underway!  Stay tuned for information about the 2018 conference.  

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CSUSM Professor Receives 2017 Wang Family Excellence Award

California State University San Marcos psychology professor Keith Trujillo has been recognized with the prestigious 2017 Wang Family Excellence Award in the category of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Service. The California State University’s Board of Trustees will honor Trujillo at its Jan. 31 meeting in Long Beach.

500_trujillomugcroppedThe annual Wang Family Excellence Award recognizes four outstanding faculty members and one outstanding staff member from the California State University system who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements. Their activities advance the CSU’s mission and enhance excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Each recipient is given a $20,000 award.

“It’s an incredible honor,” Trujillo said. “I work with some extraordinary people here at Cal State San Marcos and in the entire California State University system, and this award could have gone to any number of people who are deserving. So, I feel this is more of a recognition of the work we all do, rather than an individual award.”

The Wang Family Excellence Award is the latest in a long list of honors for Trujillo. In 2001, he earned CSUSM’s President’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity. Among the numerous recognitions since then is the National Award of Excellence in Mentorship from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse; the Award for Education in Neuroscience from the Society of Neuroscience; and the National Award for Research from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse.

Trujillo’s areas of specialization are psychopharmacology and neuroscience, and his current research focuses on the behavioral and neurobiological effects of psychoactive drugs.

Trujillo has trained scores of first-generation college students in his psychopharmacology laboratory at CSUSM, with more than half of them transitioning to Ph.D. programs at some of the most prestigious universities in the country.

He mentors scientists from disadvantaged groups nationwide as co-director and principal investigator of a prestigious National Institute of Mental Health summer program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts. And he serves as director of the CSUSM Office for Training, Research and Education in the Sciences, which has recruited, trained and mentored more than 600 students in STEM fields over the past decade.

Press Release | By Eric Breier



Developing scientists in Hispanic substance use and health disparities research through the creation of a national mentoring network

Angela Bazzi, Cristina Mogro-Wilson, Nalini Junko Negi, Jennifer Reingle Gonzalez, Miguel Angel Cano, Yessenia Castro & Alice Cepeda 

Vacant Position

Postdoctoral Scholar—Interdisciplinary Project Departments of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Statistics & Applied Probability

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Scholar for an NIH-funded interdisciplinary project.  Visit for more information and to apply.

Staff Scientist, ImuumoTechnology Section, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center (VRC) is recruiting for a staff scientist in the ImmunoTechnology Section. NIAID is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). See Announcement.

Assistant or Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology

The Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position, with appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 2019.  See Announcement.

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligibile Investigator:  Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
National Institutde of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institude of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is recruiting a tenure-track/tenure-eligible investigator in the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases (LID) for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR).

We are seeking an outstanding individual to develop a vigorous independent program focused on human virology that includes viral pathogenesis, with a preference for work related to the development of vaccines or antivirals. See Announcement.

Department of Physiology: LSU Health – New Orleans

The Department of Physiology in the School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA seeks outstanding candidates with a PhD or equivalent degree for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant to full professor level. Special consideration will be given to candidates with significant extramural funding and research strengths in cardiovascular physiology or alcohol-related pathophysiology. Click here for more Info