Pamela VandeVord, Treasurer (2022-2023)
Position: Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation
Affiliation: Virginia Tech College of Engineering
Research focus: Neurotrauma, neuroinflammation; glia, chronic behavioral outcomes, mechanotransduction; Injury Biomechanics; Bioengineering
Past roles with NNS: Annual Conference Session Chair, Reviewer, Conference Planning Committee
Who or what inspires you: My students! Mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students is something that I enjoy as I love hearing from different perspectives to find new innovative solutions. Discussing diverse and creative approaches to our research keeps me on my toes and inspires me to keep advancing our field.
Your goal(s) for this term: As the treasurer, of course, I want to make sure the society is financially healthy. An additional goal that I hope to contribute to is increasing membership, especially engaging young investigators. They are the future of NNS!