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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Chinmayi Balusu

Simply Neuroscience
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chinmayi Balusu pursued her Bachelor of Arts in Medical Humanities and Master of Public Health with a focus on neuro- and psychiatric epidemiology from Columbia University in New York City, graduating as the youngest member of her class at 19 years old. Her research interests lie in cross-cultural neuroethics, global health, youth science communication, and clinical outcomes of brain injury and stroke.

Chinmayi is the founder and CEO of Simply Neuroscience, a global non-profit organisation expanding student involvement in neuroscience and psychology through interdisciplinary education, outreach, and awareness initiatives. Simply Neuroscience is one of the world’s largest neuroscience learning communities for students, positively impacting 40,000+ young brain enthusiasts across 119 countries. Chinmayi is on a mission to revolutionise the world of early neuroscience education — creating a world where youth can pursue their curiosity and passion for the brain, regardless of their location, age, identity, or background.

Beyond her work at Simply Neuroscience as the founder and CEO, Chinmayi also serves in leadership and advisory roles with STEM advocacy platforms such as 500 Women Scientists, HFC, American Brain Coalition, International Neuroethics Society, and ALBA Network. She is an alumna of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, National History Day California, and USA National Brain Bee. Her hobbies include taking long walks, practising taekwondo, gardening, watching Telugu movies with family, and exploring museums. Learn more: https://chinmayibalusu.com/
Monday, September 18

8:00am EDT

Tuesday, September 19

9:00am EDT

Friday, September 22

9:00am EDT