Brain Awareness Month

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The Brain Awareness Campaign is a worldwide celebration of the brain that brings together scientists, families, schools, and communities. Although Brain Awareness Week is officially March 14-20, 2016, the Vanderbilt Brain Institute hosts events the entire month.


Upcoming events include:

  • Brain Blast Brown Bag Lectures
    • February 29, 2016, 12:00 p.m., U-1202 Medical Research Building III - Emily Mason, Graduate Student (Ally Lab), Topic: "It Runs in the Blood: Alzheimer's Disease, Family History, and Blood Vessels"
    • March 1, 2016, 12:00 p.m., U-1202 Medical Research Building III - Eric Wilkey, Graduate Student (Price Lab), Topic: "The Mathematical Brain"
    • March 4, 2016, 12:00 p.m., U-1202 Medical Research Building III - Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., Topic: "Wellness and the Brain"
  • Brain Blast  - March 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks - click here for NewsChannel 5 Video
  • Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society - March 23, 2016, 4:10 p.m., 1220 Medical Research Building III - Alan Brown, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Director, Unit in Birth Cohort Studies, Division of Epidemiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Topic: Gestational Risk Factors in Schizophrenia, Autism, and Bipolar Disorders"
  • Brain Awareness Keynote Lecture - March 31, 2016, 4:10 p.m., 241 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center - Marsha R. Mallick, Ph.D., Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Topic: "Variation in FMR1 CGG Repeats and the Impact of Parenting Children with Disabilities"