The CNBC is pleased to announce Patricia Maurides as the second recipient of the Friend of the Year award ward for 2015-16. The award, presented to Maurides by Nathan Urban (Pitt co-director of the CNBC) and Marlene Behrmann, the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and CNBC faculty member, highlights Maurides’ valued contributions to the CNBC. Her artistic work and teaching blend science and art. She has also co-taught with Behrmann and continues to engage with students to promote scientific literacy through art in courses like “Neurophoto” and “Art and the Brain”. For the CNBC 20th Anniversary celebration, Dr. Maurides curated “Neurons and other memories”, an engaging exhibit showcasing art that engaged with themes from neuroscience and psychology. For more information, please see here.