Dr. Micky Marinelli receives NINDS Rigor Champion Award

March 28, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Marineli on receiving the NINDS Rigor Champion Award!  The NINDS lauched the Rigor Champions Award in 2023 in an effort to promote research rigor and transparent reporting and to foster a culture of reserach quailty withing the scientific ecosystem. The goal of this prize is to help recognize and reward those individuals and small teams who have championed rigor and transparency practices above and beyond their normal job duties and who have helped cultivate a culture that promotes robust, high-quality neuroscience research.

Five prize winners were announced for 2024.  NINDS recognized Dr. Marineli in the following press release:

Dr. Michela (Micky) Marinelli, an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin, developed a comprehensive elective undergraduate and graduate course titled “Analytical Skepticism” focused on “improving the ability to judge and ‘do’ science well.” She has additionally presented key aspects of this course, such as the influence of cognitive biases and human error on experiments (topics that are often overlooked) to the lay public. Former students have praised her course for changing how they approach science even after they have moved into the scientific workforce.