“Brain Awareness Season” Activities Planned

February 20, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Emerging treatments for brain trauma, family fun with neuroscience, and a play and discussion about the effects of stroke are among the activities involving neurosciences students and faculty from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in this year’s Brain Awareness Season in Winston-Salem.
Brain Awareness Week is an international effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Society for Neuroscience to advance public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. The official observance is March 10-16, although local events have been planned for both March and April. The events highlight the wonders of the brain and nervous system, to help people of all ages and backgrounds understand more about the “universe between their ears.”
Winston-Salem Brain Awareness events have been organized by the Brain Awareness Council (www.brainawareness.info), a group of science graduate students at the Medical Center, Targacept Inc., and the Western North Carolina Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.
Click here to see the full schedule of Brain Awareness activities in Winston-Salem.

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Media Contacts: Mark Wright, (336) 716-3382, mwright@wfubmc.edu, Debra Perret (336) 480-2226, debra.perret@targacept.com, or Dwayne Godwin, (336) 716-9437, dgodwin@wfubmc.edu.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and 4th in the Southeastern United States in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.


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