Seimi Rurup is creative content manager at the Dana Foundation.
Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Emilie Tresse-Gommeaux, Ph.D.
Emilie Tresse-Gommeaux, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, where she also helps lead the development of the school’s annual Brain Awareness Week events. The Danish institution was a 2022 recipient of the FENS/Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week Grant and organized elaborate activities designed to engage younger […]
Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Rossana C. Zepeda and Claudia Juárez-Portilla
Rossana Citlali Zepeda, Ph.D., and Claudia Juárez-Portilla, Ph.D., are neuroscientists and faculty members of Universidad Veracruzana’s Biomedical Research Center in Mexico. For the past several years, they have been coordinating a series of free, public events for Brain Awareness Week, to shed light on the importance of neuroscience research and knowledge about the brain. Their […]
Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Adejoke Elizabeth Memudu, Ph.D.
In Edo State, Nigeria, Dr. Memudu and colleagues scheduled some Brain Awareness events in a cascade: starting the discussion on a radio show in the morning and ending with an in-person discussion in the evening.
Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Kristofer Rau, Ph.D.
"There is a place for everyone in neuroscience," says Kristofer Rau, Ph.D. He and his colleagues at Virginia Tech always participate in Brain Awareness Week, as well as outreach events year-round.
The New Science of Spaces
How can the new field of environmental neuroscience, which is aimed at analyzing the use of physical and social spaces, help architects, urban planners, and policy makers improve psychological and physiological states?
Art on the Spectrum
Showcasing the works and stories of talented, under-the-radar artists with developmental disabilities.
#WSF19: Can We Cure Deafness and Blindness?
This year’s World Science Festival invited Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, Dana Alliance member Jim Hudspeth, E.J. Chichilnisky, and perceptual navigation specialist Daniel Kish to talk about the way society treats people who are hard of hearing or blind.
The Power to Overcome Challenges
The Rubin Museum invited cancer survivor Sharlee Jeter, ER physician Sampson Davis, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin to discuss the common threads that enable survivors of illness, trauma, and prejudice to triumph over their challenges.
Taste of Science: Big Human Data
Health researchers and data scientists are looking to the widespread sharing of personal data as an opportunity to learn more about genetics, diseases, and overall personal health.
SfN18 Celebrates Brain Awareness
The Society for Neuroscience annual meeting was kicked off with the help of the annual Brain Awareness Week reception and welcomed several key players in neuroscience outreach to the stage.