FAU Brain Institute Announces ‘Brainy Days 2020,’ a Celebration of Neuroscience Sponsored by Palm Health Foundation

Brainy Days 2020

by Lynda Rysavy | Monday, Feb 24, 2020

Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute is proud to announce “Brainy Days 2020,” a celebration of neuroscience throughout the month of March and sponsored by Palm Health Foundation. From using magic to study the mind to understanding best practices for educating those with autism, and gaining a unique perspective on drug addiction from a scientist, author and survivor, FAU’s Brain Institute hopes to engage, empower and educate the public about brain diseases and ultimately reduce the stigma associated with brain disorders.

The programs kick off on Friday, March 1 at 9 a.m. and runs through Saturday, March 30 at multiple locations around Palm Beach County. For a full schedule of events, visit here.

“The ‘Brainy Days’ program represents a focused opportunity for Brain Institute scientists and their trainees to move out of the laboratory and connect with members of our community, young and old, concerning the promise and progress of brain research and medicine,” said Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of FAU’s Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine. “Our activities range from hands-on science experiences for kids at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium in the shadow of the new permanent exhibit, “Journey Through the Human Brain,” to health-oriented lectures for adults, and everything connected with brain science, in between. Neuroscience is a constantly evolving field, where advances in technologies and brain health research are arising every day.  We have a lot of fascinating stories to tell, and excitement to pass along to the next generation.”

“Brainy Days,” is sponsored by the Palm Health Foundation, an organization committed to supporting brain health innovation in our community for better health for generations to come. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Els Center of Excellence, and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium provided additional support.

“Palm Health Foundation envisions Palm Beach County becoming a national leader in brain health innovation. We are working toward this by championing local partners and projects like Brainy Days. The FAU Brain Institute is an essential partner in putting our community on the map in the brain health field,” said Patrick McNamara, Palm Health Foundation president and CEO.

“Brainy Days” exemplifies FAU’s commitment to providing the community with the knowledge needed to maintain brain health and lower one’s risk for brain diseases. Scientists at FAU’s Brain Institute are committed to conducting world-class research, the development of cutting-edge technologies, and training the next generation of neuroscientists. 

For more information on “Brainy Days,” contact Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., director of community engagement and programming of FAU’s Brain Institute, at BI-Outreach@fau.edu or 561-799-8100.