Brandon Barrera is a Public Affairs Assistant at the Dana Foundation. He works on a variety of projects across the Dana Alliance/Public Affairs Department, including the New York City Regional Brain Bee, the Successful Aging & Your Brain program, and Dana Alliance membership and events.
Spring into Action on National Senior Health & Fitness Day!
Join the nationwide effort in celebrating today’s 26th annual Senior Health & Fitness Day by making time to exercise, which has been shown to boost mood and reduce the risk of dementia.
Two Addiction Stories at the Rubin
An accomplished neuroscientist and an American actor best known for his role as Spock both shared their stories of addiction and recovery in the latest Brainwave event at the Rubin Museum.
The Fast and the Curious: Science on Wheels
The BioBus, a New York City research science lab on wheels, helped kick off this year’s Brain Awareness Week with a day of brainy crafts, hands-on lab activities, and the chance to speak with scientists onboard.
Four Stars: Who Are Movie Reviews For?
What goes on in our brains when we watch a movie?
Nerd Nite Returns to NYC
A recent Nerd Nite event asked a forensic pathologist for his insight into the current opioid epidemic across America.
Eric Kandel is Alan Alda’s Podcast Guest
On the latest episode of the Clear + Vivid podcast, host Alan Alda, sits down with old friend and Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives member Eric R. Kandel
Testing Teenagers and Examining Stress
Anxiety-inducing exams were the focus of a thought-provoking article in The Guardian that featured Dana Alliance member Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University College London and author of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain.
“Intelligent Nightlife” and the Time Traveling Brain
A recent recipient of the Science Educator Award, Paula Croxson, Ph.D., hosted a theatrical program with interactive storytelling about brain and memory loss.
New York City’s 2018 Regional Brain Bee
The battle of the best and brightest from New York City’s greater metropolitan area high schools came to its conclusion this Saturday at the 2018 Regional Brain Bee.