Brain Awareness Teacher Workshop

Sponsored by OHSU's Office of Science Education Opportunities, The Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness and the OHSU  Brain Institute

A special day for classroom teachers featuring presentations on the adolescent brain and early-life nutrition and a highly interactive resource fair.

2016 Brain Awareness Lecture Series Healthy Pleasures, Unhealthy Habits

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Collaborative Life Sciences Building
Atrium and 1st Floor  Lecture Hall
2730 SW Moody, Portland, OR 97201

The theme for Brain Awareness  Season 2016 revolves around "Healthy Pleasures, Unhealthy Habits,"  and both Teacher Workshop speakers will touch on how addiction manifests itself  in the brains of youth, among other telling research.


This event is free.
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9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Registration, Networking, Resource Fair, Continental Breakfast

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The Adolescent Brain
Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and  Behavioral Neuroscience
Oregon Health & Science University
Learn about the field of biological psychology from Dr. Nagel          

11:00 – 12:00
Questions and Answers

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Resource Fair
Organizations will present information and opportunities relevant to teachers' needs in the classroom and beyond. Previous participants  included Bob's Red Mill, NW Noggin, March of Dimes, Brain-in-a-Box curriculum, and Nutrition-in-a-box  curriculum. Local venues to purchase lunch include Lovejoy Bakers, Cha Cha Cha, and The Gantry food cart pod.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
How Early-Life Nutrition Feeds the Obesity Epidemic in  Children and Adolescents
Jonathan Purnell, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes &  Clinical Nutrition
Associate Director, Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for  Nutrition & Wellness
Oregon Health & Science University
Learn about Dr. Purnell's upcoming research

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Questions and Answers