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Week of December 22, 2014

Impact of New Cuba Policy on Scientific Exchange
Sharon Parmet: (312) 413-2695 /

New policy changes that will normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba include relaxing the visa application process for scientists travelling to attend scientific meetings in the U.S or Cuba.  Mark Rasenick, distinguished university professor of physiology & biophysics and psychology and director of the biomedical neuroscience training program in the UIC College of Medicine, has made more than 20 trips to Cuba over the last two decades for scientific exchange meetings. He says the new policy changes will help further foster scientific collaboration with Cuban researchers.