It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elaine Snell, whose contributions to the Dana Foundation spanned 25 years beginning in 1997 when she spearheaded press efforts to inform the public, media, and neuroscience community of the launch of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB). Snell’s skill in science communication contributed to many Dana Foundation and EDAB efforts, including the success of our Brain Awareness Week Campaign throughout Europe. She helped develop more than 150 programs for public debate and dialogue on issues in contemporary science at Dana Centre at the London Science Museum. With Foundation support, Snell ran the press office at FENS Forum since their first meeting in 1998. From 2012 to 2015, she served as chief operating officer of the British Neuroscience Association and subsequently served in the same capacity for the International Neuroethics Society.
We are indebted to Elaine for all she did for the Dana Foundation, EDAB and the neuroscience community. She will be greatly missed.