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Governor Proclaims March 2015 "Brain Awareness Month" in Georgia

Governor Deal Proclaims Brain Awareness Month

At the request of the Brains & Behavior Program, the interdisciplinary arm of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, the Governor’s office has declared March 2015, Brain Awareness Month (BAM). Hundreds of scientists at Georgia’s premiere universities, private colleges, and research institutes are at the forefront of some of the most promising efforts to understand the complexities of the brain, to alleviate the pain and suffering associated with brain disorders, and to reduce the cost of treating neurological disease. In addition, these institutions take great pride in educating the public, k-12 students, and the Georgia community as a whole.

Originally a Dana Alliance (see below) initiative, Brain Awareness Week (BAW) began small but has grown into an international celebration and advocacy outreach project. Beginning as just a week out of the year, many groups have taken the call to action a step further and participate year round. Here in Georgia, groups such as the Atlanta Chapter for the Society for Neuroscience, the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Atlanta Science Festival are organizations that have exceptional resources and opportunities surrounding Brain Awareness.

For more information on how to get involved, please see the following links:

Locally:
Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience: http://acsfn.cbn.gsu.edu/brain-awareness.html
Center for Behavioral Neuroscience: http://www.cbn-atl.org/education/index.shtml
Atlanta Science Festival: http://atlantasciencefestival.org/get-involved

Nationally:
Society for Neuroscience: http://www.sfn.org/public-outreach/brain-awareness-week?pagename=baw_home
Dana Alliance: http://www.dana.org/BAW/

 

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