As the first female chair of the neuroscience doctoral program, Professor Karen Sigvardt was a generous mentor, talented scientist and role model for countless trainees, especially for young female scientists. At a time when there were few women in science, Professor Sigvardt fostered a welcoming and supportive environment where trainees thrived and became leaders in their own fields.
In honor and memory of her beloved partner, Audrey Webb established the Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D. Neuroscience Award to support graduate students in the Center for Neuroscience’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program, which offers education, training and outreach opportunities to increase access, mentorship and success for underrepresented groups in neuroscience. Gifts to the Award will help provide travel grants to one or more graduate student(s) to participate in unique opportunities that include, but are not limited to, conferences, workshops, courses, and other academic or professional ventures that help advance their skills, knowledge and/or professional network.
Executive Director of Development