Forging New Collaborations in Research & Science

University of Miami Associate Professor acknowledged as a global scholar by Canadian-based research institute, CIFAR.


Lucina Uddin
, a cognitive neuroscientist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized as a Azrieli Global Scholar by CIFAR, a Canadian-based, international research institute. 

“This is a really exciting opportunity, and I’m looking forward to being part of a program that places such a strong emphasis on global problems and collaborative science,” said Uddin, whose research focuses on brain connectivity and cognition in typical and atypical development.

As a CIFAR scholar, Uddin will receive $100,000 CAD in research support and become a part of one of CIFAR’s 12 research programs for two years. She will also join close to 400 of the world’s best researchers at CIFAR who are addressing some of the most interesting and important questions facing the world today.

CIFAR recently announced its 2018 awardees of the Azrieli Global Scholars program, which funds and supports researchers within five years of their first academic position by helping them build research networks and develop essential skills needed to become leaders in global research.

“Young people are the future of research,” said CIFAR President and CEO Alan Bernstein. “CIFAR is exceptionally pleased to provide financial and other support to this phenomenal group of young researchers to advance their leadership and financial skills. Their enthusiasm and energy leads to new ways of thinking that will advance science and create solutions for the challenges facing our world today.”

Global Scholars have the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from distinguished fellows in their program, contribute to ongoing discussions within the program and forge new research collaborations. CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars also have an opportunity to amplify the outcomes of their research beyond academia by engaging in opportunities to exchange ideas with policy‚Äźmakers, business leaders and practitioners.

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is enabled by the generous support of the Azrieli Foundation, the Love Family Leadership Development Fund, and many other individuals, corporations and foundations. The new cohort’s term began on July 1, 2018.

September 17, 2018