Dana Foundation Launches Neuroscience Outreach Video Series

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To support and encourage people interested in building an organization or communicating brain science through events, teaching, or writing, the Dana Foundation today launches the first of five “Community Neuroscience” videos. The videos, between 5 and 12 minutes in length, will air weekly on the Dana Foundation YouTube channel starting January 16, leading up to Brain Awareness Week (March 11-17), an annual global event that promotes the promise and benefits of brain research.

Here is a summary of the topics and guests in the order they’ll air:

  • Heather McKellar, who oversees the graduate training program in neuroscience and psychology and coordinates the Neuroscience Outreach Group at New York University, will address “How to Relationship Build in Your Area for a Wider Reach.” She is also vice president of braiNY, the Greater NYC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.
  • Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives member Michael Burman, associate professor at the University of New England and Neuroscience K-12 Outreach Coordinator, will talk about “How to Organize a Successful Brain Fair for the Public.”
  • Kayt Sukel, a science writer for the Dana Foundation and author, will speak on “How to Write About Neuroscience.”
  • Bill Griesar and Jeff Leake, neuroscience coordinators and founders of NW Noggin in Portland, OR, team on “How to Build an Outreach Organization.”
  • Eric Chudler, executive director of the Center for Neurotechnology at the University of Washington and winner of a Northwest Emmy Award for his BrainWorks video, “Exercise and the Brain,” will address “How to Communicate Neuroscience to Elementary School Students.”

The videos were filmed at the Society for Neuroscience conference, held in early November in San Diego. Bill Glovin, executive editor of the Dana Foundation, is the editor. Seimi Rurup, editor of Brain in the News, is project coordinator and production manager.

We hope you enjoy them!

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