Who We Are

NeuroBridge is an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between scientists and policymakers in the state of North Carolina. We track the latest legislation from the North Carolina General Assembly, as well as the latest science being done across the state. In doing so, we aim to put policymakers in touch with scientists and scientists with policymakers to promote neuroscience legislation

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Meet The Founders

Sarah Banducci earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. She left academia to work in industry and is currently working as a technical writer for a pharmaceutical company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sarah’s science outreach efforts are directed through the Science Policy Committee of the Triangle Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience as well as the Bay Area Chapter of the same organization.
Ryan Bell earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the City University of New York in 2015. His work at Duke University School of Medicine is primarily focused on the neuroscience of drug use and HIV status.  As co-chair of the Triangle Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience’s Science Policy Committee, he has extensive experience meeting with local, state, and federal legislators about the importance of neuroscience research and funding. Ryan is also a co-chair of the Durham County, NC opioid task force data committee whose mission is helping to reduce opioid overdoses in Durham County.
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