Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week 2016

NYU Community Brain Fair

Hosted by NOGN and the Neuroscience Institute
March 15th, 2016, 2-5pm, 550 First Ave, Farkas Auditorium Breezeway
For the fourth year, The Neuroscience Institute hosts its annual community brain fair for all ages featuring multiple interactive exhibits on the 5 senses, neurons, the brain and aging, disease models, and brain myths with an activities and a crafts station for children. Tables with information from the NYU Langone Center on Cognitive Neurology, The NYU Langone Concussion Center, Rusk Rehabilitation, and Fresco Institute for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center have information on the clinical work at NYULMC. RSVP for large groups: https://nyu-brainfair-2016.eventbrite.com

Successful Aging and the Brain

Presented by Center for Cognitive Neurology

March 15th, 2016
, 2-4pm, 550 First Ave, Farkas Auditorium
In collaboration with The Dana Alliance and AARP, clinicians and researchers from the NYU Langone Center on Cognitive Neurology present a 2 hour panel discussion entitled "Successful Aging and the Brain". Participants will learn more about brain health and disease, leaving equipped with tips to age successfully and the tools to be "brain advocates."
 In addition, this year we discuss caregiver issues. Please RSVP at http://successful-aging-and-your-brain-nyulmc.eventbrite.com

The Unforgettables
March 15th, 2015
, 4:00-4:30pm, 550 First Ave, Farkas Auditorium
Stay for a special perfromance by the Unforgettables, a chorus for people with dementia and their caregivers. Director, Dr. Mary Mittelman, will discuss the importance of music and caregiver support.

Find a full list of events from our partners around New York City at www.comebebrainy.com

 

Brain Awareness Week 2015

NYU Community Brain Fair

Hosted by NOGN 
March 17th, 2015, 2-5pm, 550 First Ave, Farkas Auditorium Breezeway
For the third year, The Neuroscience Institute hosts its annual community brain fair for all ages featuring multiple interactive exhibits on the 5 senses, neurons, the brain and aging, disease models, and brain myths with an activities and a crafts station for children. Tables with information from the NYU Langone Center on Cognitive Neurology, The NYU Child Study Center, The NYU Langone Concussion Center, Rusk Rehabilitation, Neurology, and Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center have information on the clinical work at NYULMC.

Staying Sharp

Presented by the Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging

March 17th, 2015
, 2-4pm, 550 First Ave, Alumni Hall B
In collaboration with The Dana Alliance and AARP, clinicians and researchers from the NYU Langone Center on Cognitive Neurology present a 2 hour panel discussion entitled "Staying Sharp". Participants will learn more about brain health and disease, leaving equipped with tips to age successfully and the tools to be "brain advocates."
 In addition, this year we discuss caregiver issues. Please RSVP at https://staying-sharp-nyu.eventbrite.com.

Drawing the Brain
Presented by Laura Ferguson and 
Hosted by the NYU Neuroscience Institute 
and the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine
March 17th, 2015
, 5:30-7:30pm, 550 First Ave, Coles 301
Celebrate the beauty of the brain with artist Laura Ferguson. Draw the complexity of the brain with Ms. Ferguson's guiding hand. The workshop is brought to you by The Master Scholars Program  in Humanistic Medicine and the NYU Neuroscience Institute. Open to NYU affiliates. RSVP required: tinyurl.com/drawingbrains

Traumatic Brain Injury: From Diagnosis to Recovery
Hosted by the NYU Neuroscience Institute, Rusk Rehabilitation, and Student Interest Group in Neurology at NYU.
March 11th, 2015 6pm, 522 First Avenue, Smilow Seminar Room
Join Drs. Uzma Samadani and Jamie Levine as they discuss traumatic brain injury and advances in diagnosis and treatment. Learn more about what to expect during the treatment and recovery period from experts at NYU Langone Medical Center. An open question and answer section will be lead by the Student Interest Group in Neurology at NYU. Neurosurgeon and PhD researcher Uzma Samadani is the cofounder of Oculogica, a neurodiagnostic company that specializes in using eye-tracking technology to detect concussions and other brain injuries that are invisible to radiologic scans. Dr. Levine completed a fellowship in Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation, and focuses her clinical practice on the comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation of mild to severe brain injuries, at all stages of recovery. Dr. Levine's areas of special  interest include: sport-related concussion, disorder of consciousness intervention, intrathecal and intramuscular spasticity management, neurooncologic rehabilitation, post-concussive syndrome, and poststroke rehabilitation. Registration: https://tbi-nyu.eventbrite.com

Brain Awareness Week 2014

March 10-16, 2014 we celebrated Brain Awareness Week with a series of events at NYU Langone Medicial Center and throughout New York City. To learn more about these and other braiNY events around the city, please check out www.comebebrainy.com.

NYU Community Brain Fair

Hosted by NOGN 
March 12th, 2014, 2-5pm, 550 First Ave, Farkas Auditorium Breezeway
The Neuroscience Institute hosted its annual community brain fair for all ages featuring multiple interactive exhibits on the 5 senses, neurons, the brain and aging, disease models, and brain myths with an activities and a crafts station for children. Tables with information from the NYU Langone Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging, The NYU Child Study Center, and The NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, The Department of Neuroradiology, The NYU Langone Concussion Center, and Rusk Rehabilitation had information on the clinical work at NYULMC.

Staying Sharp

Presented by the Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging

March 12th, 2014
, 2-4pm, 550 First Ave, Alumni Hall B
In collaboration with The Dana Alliance and AARP, clinicians and researchers from the NYU Langone Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging presented a 2 hour panel discussion entitled "Staying Sharp". Participants will learn more about brain health and disease, leaving equipped with tips to age successfully and the tools to be "brain advocates."


Enhancing Memory: Fact of Fiction?
Presented by William Barr, PhD 
Hosted by the NYU Neuroscience Institute 

March 12th, 2014
, 5-6pm, 550 First Ave, Alumni Hall B
Dr. Barr is the Chief of Neuropsychology at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and an Associate Professor of Neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. He specializes in neuropsychological assessment of patients with memory disorders resulting from brain injury, dementia, psychiatric disorders, and medical illness. Dr. Barr as discussed the latest in memory assessment and treatments in practice and in the news. 



The Living Museum- Documentary and Q&A with Dr. Janos Marton
Hosted by the NYU Neuroscience Institute and the Humanistic Medicine Program at the NYU Langone Medical Center
March 11th, 2014 7pm, 522 First Avenue, Smilow Seminar Room
The Living Museum is an art studio dedicated to presenting the art produced by patients at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, the largest state psychiatric care institution in New York City. The founders of the Living Museum were two scholars, Bolek Greczynki and Janos Marton, who sought asylum in the United States, at Columbia University's School of Visual Arts in the early 1970s. Their idealism, influenced by ongoing studies of the work of André Breton, Jean Dubuffet, Meret Oppenheim, Hans Prinzhorn and Leo Navratil, led them to start the project of an ever-growing refuge of Art Brut in New York City. Dedicated to beauty, the arts and healing, in collaboration with self-taught artists who had experienced the burdens of the world, the project space was initiated as a conceptual performance “taking place in the formless and fleeting (vergaenglich) sphere of trust in the patient, the prejudice of the spectators and the actual work of the artists in the space”. The Living Museum became, for several decades, a space where each participant could develop a sense of ownership and foster their inherent creative talents in any sphere of the Arts. Dr. Janos Marton presented the 1998 HBO documentary about the Living Museum and led a Q&A for the audience.

Jumpstart Your Brain
Presented by Kamila Szulc and Mari Miyoshi
March 11th, 2014, 6-7 pm, NYU Child Study Center, 1 Park Avenue, 7th floor.
This program discussed the science behind why exercise is so great for the brain and gave tips to jump start your brain for optimal performance. Participants were able to practice short but effective sequences from some movement based modalities called Intensati and Brain Gym.

Part of the Child Study Center Educational Workshop Series
Presented by Pooja Vekaria, PhD
March 13th, 2014, 6:30-8 pm, 1 Park Avenue, 7th floor.
Dr. Vekaria, a postdoctoral fellow in the NYU Langone Child Study Center presented a free workshop for the public on the using neuropsychological assessments with ADHD evaluation and treatment.

Brain Awareness Week 2013

During Brain Awareness Week, March 9-17, 2013, in conjunction with the Greater New York City Chapter of SFN, The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and other area institutions, NYU was a key player in planning braiNY events to celebrate the brain and neuroscience throughout the city. 

Our flagship event was the Community Brain Fair held at NYU Langone Medical Center. The NYU Neuroscience Institute was proud to bring together basic researchers and clinical departments to present a broad spectrum of topics explaining the mysteries of the brain. In addition, clinicians from the NYU Langone Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging presented a panel discussion on brain health and disease, titled "Staying Sharp". The discussion was sponsored by the Dana Alliance and AARP. A video of the event can be seen here.

The neuroanatomy table with sections from human brains

A spiker box demonstration shows neuro-muscular signalling in a cockroach

Vistors enjoying the NYU Community Brain Fair

Brain Awareness Week events are put on in conjunction with the Greater New York City Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. To learn more about these and other braiNY events around the city, please check out www.comebebrainy.com. For questions about these events or to get involved with the Neuroscience Outreach Group at NYU, please email heather.mckellar@nyumc.org