Lectures and Events

Lectures & Events - OHSU Brain Awareness

More than simply a presentation, each Brain Awareness Season lecture is a destination event. Every lecture in our series brings opportunities for audience participation, receptions, refreshments and book signings.

In previous years we have attracted some of the most renowned names in brain science, including:
  • Guy McKhann, M.D.,/ Marilyn Albert,Ph.D Johns Hopkins University, Dana authors, “Keep Your Brain Young: The Complete Guide To Physical and Emotional Health and Longevity”
  • Thomas Insel, M.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Terrence Sejnowski, Ph.D., Salk Institute, author: “Liars, Lovers and Heroes: New Discoveries About How We Become Who We Are”
  • Paula Apsell, Executive Director of NOVA
  • Floyd Bloom, M.D., Salk Institute, co-author: “The Dana Guide to Brain Health”
  • Gary Small, M.D., UCLA Center on Aging, author: “The Memory Bible”
  • Ira Flatow, Host of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday”
  • Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize winner

In addition to lectures, Brain Awareness Season offers a variety of activities designed to inspire and educate, including:

  • Teaching children and their families about the brain at the Brain Fair
  • Partnering with disease advocacy groups to build more connections for affected individuals
  • Engaging elected officials
  • Helping with medical information
  • Building better awareness of critical brain safety and health messages, see our ThinkFirst Oregon program
  • Increasing science interest and literacy to all ages