Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Neuroscience, public affairs program named best in country

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Neuroscience and Public Policy Program has been honored as this year's top graduate program in neuroscience in the country.

Each student earns a doctorate in neuroscience alongside a master’s degree in public affairs or international public affairs affairs from the La Follette School or a juris doctor from UW–Madison’s School of Law.

Ron Kalil — a neuroscientist, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and director of the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program — accepted the award November 16 in Washington, D.C., at the the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting.

“It’s gratifying that the work our students and faculty have done since the program was established in 2005 will be recognized this way,” Kalil says. “They have a lot to be proud of.”

Read more in campus news.