OHSU and OMSI Team Up for Brain Awareness Week 2001

03/07/01    Portland, Ore.

Young and Old Learn About the Brain during Portland's Second Annual Cerebral Celebration

WHAT: 

Brain Awareness Week 2001: A Brain Odyssey -- a week of events aimed at educating Oregonians of all ages about the brain. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the brain firsthand through interactive displays during a Brain Fair. Area high school students will battle head-to-head in a Brain Bee to determine who knows the most about the mind. The public also will have a chance to meet with internationally respected brain experts, learn about the latest cutting-edge neuroscience discoveries, and hear about the newest therapies for those suffering from neuro-degenerative disease and traumatic brain injury.

WHO: 

Neuroscientists from OHSU, OMSI staff and guest scientists from throughout the country will attend the event.

WHEN: 

March 10 - 15, 2001

WHERE: 

Events will take place at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland

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