CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

CNUP Annual Retreat

Each fall, the center sponsors an annual retreat at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, a serene 1,700-acre resort nestled in the hills of nearby West Virginia. This extremely popular event is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and training faculty, and annually attracts more than 150 attendees. The retreat is a blend of academic, social, and outdoor activities. Prominent visiting scientists deliver formal presentations, followed by trainee-led discussions. Most of the weekend is devoted to relaxed and informal interactions between trainees, CNUP faculty, and the keynote speakers.


27th Annual CNUP Retreat

September 6 - 8, 2013

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

Wheeling, West Virginia

This year's speakers include:

Tracy Bale, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Animal Biology; Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Director, Neuroscience Center; University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

      Stressed parents: Maternal and paternal epigenetic reprogramming of the

      developing brain


David A. Leopold, PhD

Senior Investigator; Chief, Section on Cognitive Neurophysiology and Imaging; Laboratory of Neuropsychology, National Institute of Mental Health

      Emerging strategies for studying social representation in the primate brain


Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University

     Fear and fear-related disorders: From Pavlov to PTSD


Linda R. Watkins, PhD

Director, Interdepartmental Neuroscience PhD Program; Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and Center for Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder

     “Listening” & “Talking” to Neurons: Clinical Implications of Glial

      Dysregulation of Pain, Opioids Actions & Drugs of Abuse




To register for the CNUP Retreat, print and complete the registration form (PDF) and return it with the required payment to:

University of Pittsburgh
Center for Neuroscience
Patti Argenzio
E1448 Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


E-mail or phone 412-648-9537


Past Retreats (CLICK HERE)