March 12-18: Brain Awareness Week
Join the McKnight Brain Institute and the UF neuroscience community for several events during Brain Awareness Week, March 12-18.
- Thursday, March 15: The 6th annual William G. Luttge Lectureship in Neuroscience, sponsored by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation. This year’s speaker is Michela Gallagher, Ph.D., Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. Gallagher has conducted pioneering work on individual differences in cognitive aging. Click here to access the event flyer.
- Outreach events at local schools. Students affiliated with the North Central Florida Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience will travel to elementary, middle and high schools in Gainesville to teach about neuroscience by performing fun “brain tricks” and other activities. Check back for more details!
- A field trip day at the MBI. High school students will hear a human neuroanatomy lecture and participate in hands-on activities. Check back for more details!
- Friday, March 16: The 8th annual chapter conference of the North Central Florida Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience. Keynote speaker is John H. Morrison, Ph.D., professor of neurology at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Morrison’s research focuses on the neurobiology of aging and neurodegenerative disorders. Click here to access the event flyer.
“Through our local educational outreach events, we hope to pique people’s interest and spark conversations on neuroscience and neuroscience research. Last year, we reached over 2,200 students in 16 schools in Alachua County. This year, we hope to reach out to even more students and facilitate dialogues on the importance and influence of brain research on our everyday lives.”
–Ziqi Wang, 2018 Brain Awareness Week outreach coordinator