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The CTSN is dedicated to the training of the next generation of translational neuroscientists. The Center will provide a unique training opportunity for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents through symposia, workshop and courses focused on integrating basic and clinical social neuroscience. The Center will provide training support, travel awards and scholarships for students and fellows interested in the study of prosocial behavior and psychiatric disorders with disruption in social function.

Our current and upcoming training activities include

CTSN sponsored Translational Social Neuroscience Journal Club

Beginning in March 2011, the CTSN is sponsoring a Translational Social Neuroscience Journal Club for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and Residents interested in the biology of the social brain and disorders of social cognition and behavior. The 2014-2015 student leaders of the Journal Club are postdoctoral fellow Eric Feczko and graduate student Tom Hennessey.

The goal of the journal club is for participants to present publications exemplifying multidisciplinary approaches and state-of-the-art technology to explore the neurobiology of prosocial behaviors, including cooperation, compassion, bonding and social reciprocity and to foster intellectual exchange and collaboration between basic and translational researchers and clinicians at Emory investigating the neurobiology of prosocial behavior and disorders of the social brain. 

For more information please contact Eric Feczko ( or Thomas Hennessey (

Journal Club awards $500 travel award

Congratulations to Jennifer Mascaro, Department of Anthropology, for being awarded the $500 Travel Award for Best CTSN Journal Club Presentation!  This award was determined by voting from all Journal Club Participants.  Jenny presented her publication entitled ‘Testicular volume in inversely correlated with nurturing-related brain activity in human fathers’ published in PNAS (2013).award