The CORE-NPN has goals to achieve for the followng programs throughout the year: Community Outreach, Summer Undergraduate Internships, Distinguished Lectureships, and Natural Products Neuroscience Fellows. Their goals are to cohesively combine their individual efforts in order to promote information about their programs and their continued work in the specific field of scientific study and research.
Community Outreach Program: Comprised of an informal panel discussion that is organized to foster interactions and facilitate the exchange of information between the lay public and basic and clinical scientists.
Summer Undergraduate Internship in Natural Products Neuroscience: The goal of the Summer Undergraduate Internship Program is to promote and enhance the training environment of the center. The program provides students with the opportunity to participate in the ongoing research of faculty within the CORE-NPN. A variety of experiences in medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and psychology will be available.
Distinguished Lectureship Program: Hosts distinguished scientists for seminars at the university.
Natural Products Neuroscience Fellows:
The goal is to facilitate the recruitment of top graduate students to Mississippi and form a nucleus of trainees in natural products neuroscience. The CORE-NPN provides a stipend supplements to meritorious graduate students who conduct research at the interface of natural products and neuroscience.