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Brain Awareness Day

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics
Location
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, First Floor Auditorium, The University of Chicago, 900 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Date
May 18, 2013   10:00 am - 2:00 pm  
Speaker
Larry Young (Emory University), Margit Burmeister (University of Michigan), and Ravi Allada (Northwestern University)
Cost
Free
Registration
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The goal of the outreach program is to promote public awareness about brain studies and nervous system research.  New knowledge about neuroscience, genes, disease, and social impacts of research will be discussed.  Students and teachers will learn about what it means to be a scientist; posing questions, designing experiments, implementing studies, analyzing data, and generating new understandings about nature. Three experts in brain research will give talks and demonstrations. The target audience is high school teachers, high school students, parents, caregivers, and anyone else from the community interested in brain science, mental health, learning, and cognition. ISBE CPDU credit will be available for teachers. When talks and informal discussions are done, we will split into small groups and tour two neuroscience labs on campus. Registration for this event is required.

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