Michele Solis is a science writer based in Seattle, WA. She covers brain-related topics for general and scientific audiences alike, and has contributed to many publications, including Scientific American Mind, Nature and Pharmaceutical Journal. Much of her work centers on the biology of mental illness, but other topics have included pain, obesity and robotic surgery.
Beginning on October 1, 2020, the recipients of the SFARI Bridge to Independence Award gathered with SFARI staff and advisors for a virtual ‘retreat’ of six weekly webinars. Each of the webinars included scientific presentations by the fellows, followed by breakout sessions to discuss the practical skills needed to become successful Principal Investigators in today’s scientific ecosystem.
On July 29, 2020, SFARI convened an online workshop to explore environmental (maternal and fetal) risk factors for autism spectrum disorder in the context of COVID-19 infection.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SFARI replaced the in-person spring 2020 science meeting that was scheduled April 5–7 with a series of seven weekly webinars held between April 17 and May 29.