Posts Tagged ‘brain awareness’

OHSU neuroscientist receives Presidential Early Career Award

Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D., an assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience and psychiatry and assistant scientist at the OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2013, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-stage independent scientists. Dr. Fair received the award for his work on mapping and trying to better understand brain development in children with ADHD and autism. He is one of 102 researchers … Read More

OHSU Brain Institute’s Bobby Heagerty receives educator award from Society for Neuroscience

Bobby Heagerty, community affairs and education director at the OHSU Brain Institute, was recently honored with a Science Education Award from the Society for Neuroscience. The award, announced at the society’s annual meeting in San Diego, recognizes outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions educating the public about neuroscience. Heagerty’s contributions include developing the OHSU Brain Institute’s Brain Awareness lecture series; bringing neuroscience to classrooms across Oregon; and providing counsel to U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer. To learn … Read More

14th annual “Brain Awareness Season” lecture series kicks off Monday, Feb. 25

The OHSU Brain Institute is sponsoring its 14th annual Brain Awareness Season lecture series, one of the most popular neuroscience lecture series in the nation. This year’s series will include lectures on secrets to healthy aging, the subconscious mind, the cutting-edge science of how we see inside the brain, and a fascinating first-person look at nature versus nurture through the prism of neuroscience. All lectures will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newmark … Read More

Brain-Computer Interface seminar and hands-on workshop, Sept. 11

Join Dr. Melanie Fried-Oken, professor of neurology, pediatrics, and biomedical engineering, for the Brain-Computer Interface symposium at the Center for Health & Healing on September 11, 2012. Dr. Fried-Oken’s NIH-funded research team is sponsoring the event. Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology is a fascinating field of neuroscience that has seen tremendous advances in recent years. Simply put, BCI technology provides a direct communication link between the brain and an external device that has the ability to detect, analyze, and classify changes in … Read More

2012 Brain Awareness Lecture Series begins Feb. 20

“Big Issues and the Brain — The Brain and Society” is the theme for this year’s Brain Awareness Lecture Series, beginning February 20, 2012. Cutting edge neuroscientists and researchers will share their expertise on topics concerning the brain. The 2012 lineup is: Monday, February 20, 2012 – “Alzheimer’s and the brain: What can we do?” It’s true that we have no “cure” for Alzheimer’s, but Gary Small, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Director of the … Read More

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