Our Mission Statement

The University of Pennsylvania Neuroscience Graduate-Led Initiatives and Activities (GLIA) committee is dedicated to the personal and professional development of Penn neuroscience graduate students.  We believe that doctoral training in neuroscience is enhanced through extracurricular opportunities including, but not limited to, teaching, volunteering, engaging in community outreach, and presenting independent research.  These activities foster the growth of skills necessary for a broad array of professional pursuits. GLIA creates a framework through which this rich variety of extracurricular activities is coordinated and maintained and provides a forum for the discussion and inception of ideas for new opportunities.  Further, GLIA provides a central source of information regarding such opportunities and facilitates communication about the work of neuroscience graduate students both within the University and to the greater community.  The ultimate goal of GLIA is to facilitate and encourage a multifaceted neuroscience doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania by promoting participation, advancement, and recognition of neuroscience graduate students.