RIP: Joe Brady

August 5, 2011

A towering legendary figure of behavioral pharmacology and the drug abuse sciences has passed on.

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Joseph V. Brady, Ph.D. [Department, PubMed, Neurotree] died Friday July 29, 2011 at the age of 89. He earned his doctorate in 1951 from the University of Chicago, worked at Walter Reed Institute from 1951 to 1970 and spent the balance of his career at Johns Hopkins University.
His most recent paper listed in PubMed was on the effects of gamma-radiation,


Hienz RD, Brady JV, Gooden VL, Vazquez ME, Weed MR. Neurobehavioral effects of head-only gamma-radiation exposure in rats.Radiat Res. 2008 Sep;170(3):292-8.

is a continuation of his longstanding association with NASA and spaceflight. Oh yes, Joe Brady trained the first space chimps.

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http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-101.html

Heh. I infer that the number of appeals is rising.

Journal Editorial Boards

August 5, 2011

A comment about the editorial board makeup for the new open-access journal from Cell

The editorial board members will primarily consist of up-and-coming principal investigators who are the best and brightest in their respective fields.

has me wondering.

Do you know who is on the editorial board of your favorite several journals?

Do you check each time you are preparing to submit a paper?

When, in the course of your training, did you start paying attention if your answer to either of these is yes?

(h/t: @boehninglab)