Q&A: One Neuroscientist Talks Working in Philanthropy

Sarah Caddick is a trained neuroscientist. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship, she decided not to continue her research and instead pursue a career in philanthropy. Now, Caddick serves as the neuroscience adviser to Lord Sainsbury of Turville and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Here she discusses what she learned in her transition to a career away from the bench and the ins and outs of what it’s like to work as a neuroscientist in philanthropy.

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Sarah Caddick, PhD
Sarah Caddick is the Founder and CEO of Thalamic. Previously, Caddick was a neuroscience adviser to Lord Sainsbury of Turville and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. She was also the executive director of the Center for Neuroscience Initiatives at Columbia University. Additionally, Caddick was an executive vice president of FasterCures, director of scientific and environmental programs at the Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation, and director of scientific programs at the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fund. She is a trustee of MQ: Transforming Mental Health and member of the scientific advisory board at the Science Museum in London.

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