FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Announces ‘Brainy Days,’ A Celebration of Neuroscience

Brainy Days 2022

by Bethany Alex | Monday, Feb 14, 2022

Florida Atlantic University’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute will kick off “Brainy Days 2022: a Celebration of Neuroscience,” on Monday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m., with events continuing through March 31. 

The 2022 Brainy Days event series provides a monthlong celebration of neuroscience to engage, empower and educate the public about the importance of brain research, brain wellness and reducing the stigma associated with brain disorders.

“We are excited to announce, ‘Brainy Days 2022’ events and celebrations, as we continue our commitment bringing comprehensive and engaging neuroscience education to our community” said Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., director of community engagement and programming, FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute and research assistant professor of biomedical science with FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. “This year’s Brainy Days celebration of neuroscience offers attendees access to engaging brain science information and activities, relative to, and enjoyable for everyone.”

Brainy Days 2022 lectures and events will take place in-person, with a virtual attendance option offered for the lectures, and include:

  • Feb. 28, “Never Enough: Personal and Research Experiences of Drug Addiction,” presented by Judith Grisel, Ph.D., at FAU Jupiter campus

  • March 6, Palm Beach Autism Speaks Walk, hosted by Autism Speaks at Meyer Ampitheatre in West Palm Beach

  • March 15, “Gifts of the Crow,” presented by John Marzluff, Ph.D. at Spanish River Library in Boca Raton

  • March 19, Brain Blitz: Neuroscience Fun for Kids, presented by FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute’s NeuroSquad at the Cox Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach

  • March 23, “COVID– In it for the Lon Haul? How Immune Responses Impact the Brain and Mind,” presented by Ning Quan, Ph.D., at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter

  • March 25, Diversity in Science Festival, hosted by NeuroSquad and Neuroscience Student Organization (NSO) at FAU Boca campus

  • March 31, “The Past, Present, and Future of Alzheimer’s Prevention,” presented by Richard Isaacson, M.D., at the Spanish River Library in Boca Raton

“Brainy Days 2022” events are sponsored by Palm Health Foundation and the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute. Cox Science Center & Aquarium and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Jupiter, provided additional support.

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

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