National Hispanic Science Network

19th Annual International Conference
October 9-11, 2019
New Orleans, LA

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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



Hispanic Community Loses Pioneer and Member of NHSN's Extended Family

Our dear Ana Anders' brother, Bernardo Benes, died January 14, 2019 at the age of 84.  Benes was a successful banker, journalist, attorney and civil leader who helped make Miami the capital of Latin America that it is today.  He was instrumental in negotiating the release of 3,600 political prisoners and their families.  He co-founded the first Cuban-American bank in the United State and United Way International.

Bernardo was a loving brother to Ana, who was our Madrina for so many years.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to Ana and her family in their time of grief.

The NHSN family

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

Faculty Position in Clinical Psychology - Texas A&M University

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured faculty position in clinical psychology.  The position will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019.  See Announcement.

Developmental Science Program, Assistant Professor Tenure Track position, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in our Developmental Science Program, starting in Fall 2019.  See Announcement. 

Senior Faculty Position Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience starting Fall 2019.  See Announcement.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences - University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites nominations and applications for an opn-rank faculty position in Pharmaceutical Sciences (tenure-track/tenured), with a focus on Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics or Pharmacometrics. See Announcement.

Assistant Professor - Neuroscience, University of Texas at El Paso

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of neuroscience.  The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2019.  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