The Brain Research Awareness and Information Network (BRAINet) is the volunteer outreach organization of the OHSU Brain Institute (OBI). BRAINet's mission is to foster awareness and support for OBI and for neuroscience research by educating the public and engaging in community interaction.
BRAINet Lecture Luncheons
The flagship outreach component of BRAINet is a monthly lecture luncheon with a neuroscience researcher or clinician from OHSU. These events happen the third Monday of every month, unless there is a conflict with a holiday. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members, and includes a three-course plated meal.
The lecture luncheons have typically taken place in person at the Multnomah Athletic Club, however we've had to modify our outreach efforts for the sake of public health in the midst of COVID-19. We are pleased to offer the lectures virtually at no cost. All lectures are from 12 noon - 1 p.m. Below you will find links to the recent virtual lectures:
- January 18, 2022: Kelly Collins, M.D. - "Neurons and electrons: Understanding and communicating with the brain"
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- February 22, 2022: Claudio Mello, M.D., Ph.D., and Henrique von Gersdorff, Ph.D. - "Learning to sing with fast neurons: The amazing brains of songbirds"
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- March 21, 2022: Amala Soumyanath, B.Pharm., Ph.D., - "Botanicals for brain health: Challenges and opportunities"
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- April 18, 2022: Patricia M. Blasco, Ph.D., - "Children born low birth weight and preterm: Impacts to the brain"
- Password: KwfYE4cN
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- May 16, 2022: Ben Sivyer, Ph.D., - "Unconscious non-image forming vision: How does light control our sleep, mood and other functions?"
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- June 20, 2022: Vimal Aga, M.D., - "Late-onset psychiatric symptoms - Should I be worried?"
- Password: hPqB5GYm
- July 18, 2022: Juan Piantino, M.D., - "Rocket science and brain surgery: Uncovering the effects of zero gravity on cerebral function"
- Password: NvDUtmh2
- Oct. 17, 2022: Andrey Ryabinin, Ph.D. - "The social neurobiology of alcohol addiction"
- Pasword: JcrbmFa2
BRAINet Membership Benefits
BRAINet provides you the opportunity to connect with and promote neuroscience. Here are just a few examples of the benefits of joining our membership:
- Attend the monthly BRAINet lecture luncheons at the member rate to hear fascinating presentations by faculty members of OHSU, and engage in stimulating conversation with other BRAINet members during the luncheon.
- Volunteer at Brain Awareness lectures and numerous other public and by-invitation-only events.
- Attend the BRAINet Annual Meeting and vote in elections of Officers and the Board. Further engage as a member up for election in a leadership position.
- Volunteer at the Brain Library at the Center for Health & Healing to help patients and their families find information on neurology-related diseases and disorders.
- Receive early invitations to public and members-only OBI and OHSU events and tours.
- Connect with advocacy groups for brain diseases, and help them access the resources of the OBI.
- Meet renowned national and international neuroscientists while learning about the latest research among enjoyable and bright peers.
- Make a difference while having fun! As a BRAINet member, your donation of time or treasure is held in special regard.
Become a BRAINet Member
You can play an important part in generating enthusiasm for brain research and, most importantly, in making vital connections within the community.
Membership is for the fiscal year (July-June). You are able to use your credit card to donate to BRAINet via the monthly lectures registration portal. Sign-up for the BRAINet Synapse newsletter to receive the link to register and donate.
Donations of $25 or more are tax-deductible and you will receive documents from the OHSU Foundation.
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- January 19, 2021: Gail Stonebarger - "Do monkeys get Alzheimer's disease? Studying diet and brain aging in the rhesus macaque"
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- February 16, 2021: Carsten Schultz, Ph.D. - "What drugs intended for your brain will do to your pancreas"
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- March 15, 2021: Nadir Balba, Ph.D. - "Using Light to Understand Chronic Pain in Traumatic Brain Injury"
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- April 19, 2021: Jennifer Loftis, Ph.D. - "Guaranteed no-stress psychoneuroimmunology"
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- May 17, 2021: Swetha Murthy, Ph.D. - "How your body senses force"
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- June 21, 2021: Allison Lindauer, Ph.D., N.P. - "The other half of dementia: Family caregivers"
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- July 19, 2021: Robert Hermosillo, M.S., Ph.D. - "Mapping individual-specific functional brain networks for circuit-specific treatments"
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- August 19, 2021: Trevor Hall, Psy.D. - "Not just surviving, but thriving: A Neurotrauma Recovery Program built to optimize outcomes for pediatric ICU survivors"
- Password: QmpZBHg4
- September 20, 2021: Julie Saugstad, Ph.D. - "Alzheimer's disease: Can we detect it earlier?"
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- October 18, 2021: Marc Freeman, Ph.D. - "How does the brain respond to injury?"
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- November 15, 2021: Matthew McCaskill, D.O. - "Canine-assisted care in neurology patients"
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- December 20, 2021: Peter Spencer, Ph.D. - "From Guam to the French Alps: Naturally occurring chemicals and ALS"
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- June 15, 2020: Jeffrey Kaye, M.D. - "Advancing Assessment and Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders: A Digital Transformation"
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- July 20, 2020: Alan Teo, M.D., M.S. - "Social Connections and Mental Health: An Increasing Imperative in the Time of COVID-19"
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- August 17, 2020: Marian Dale, M.D. - "Magnets on the Brain: How to help you stay balanced with Parkinsonism"
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- September 21, 2020: Atheir Abbas, M.D., Ph.D. - "Schizophrenia: What's wrong and how can we fix it?"
- Password: KgppZng5
- October 19, 2020: Sará King, Ph.D. - "The Science of Social Justice: A New Paradigm of Community-based Medicine"
- Password: CqpZm78m
- November 16, 2020: Marissa Kellogg, M.D., M.P.H - "Seize the Day! Epilepsy and Seizures 101"
- Password: MiMFMmn8
- December 21, 2020: Hanna Gustafsson, Ph.D. - "Prenatal influences on child health and development"
- Password: cMPtJU39
The BRAINet's Synapse monthly e-newsletter is an opportunity for you to stay in touch with BRAINet. We provide information about our monthly lecture luncheons, special event invitations for members, an update on OHSU neuroscience in the news, and other timely announcements. Please use the form below to sign up for this e-newsletter: