Carnegie Mellon University
November 11, 2019

Shinn-Cunningham Receives Professorship

Carnegie Mellon University's Barbara Shinn-Cunningham received the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professorship in Auditory Neuroscience at a ceremony Nov. 6. The event was part of CMU's first Neuro Week, a celebration of innovations in brain research.

"Barb is 'so CMU.' She's an interdisciplinary researcher who is doing ground-breaking work at the intersection of technology and humanity. Barb's approach to her research exemplifies the future of science," said Rebecca W. Doerge, Glen de Vries Dean of the Mellon College of Science. "She's also a visionary leader, whose ingenuity and enthusiasm will elevate neuroscience at the university during this transformational moment for science at CMU."

Shinn-Cunningham joined CMU in 2018 as the director of the Neuroscience Institute. She also holds courtesy appointments in the Psychology, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments. Her research combines behavioral, neuroimaging and computational methods to understand how the brain processes sound.

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