On Friday, January 18, 2013, the Brain Research Foundation hosted the 13th Annual Neuroscience Day at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center, 450 North CityFront Plaza Drive, Chicago IL. This unique forum is intended to provide members of the Chicago area neuroscience community with opportunities to share interests in an informal setting and to stimulate scientific interactions between universities. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows were strongly encouraged to present posters for this event.
Healthy Children, Healthy Brains
Sponsored by the Associate Board of the Brain Research Foundation, internationally-renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Bennett Leventhal lectures on “Healthy Children, Healthy Brain”. This event will be an informative discussion on children and adolescent brain disorders including ADHD, aggressive behavior, autism, anxiety, bullying, depression and eating disorders.
BRF Grant to Study Concussive Events Among Grade School Children
BRF gives a $30,000 grant to fund research at the Institute for Sports Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The grant will fund research that aims to improve pediatricians’ ability to evaluate and manage sports-related concussive injuries among young children, and guide future research regarding the diagnosis, treatment and long term effects of these events.
BRF Launching New Program on Sports-Related Brain Injuries
Brain injuries related to youth sports activities are of increasing concern in communities across the country. The Brain Research Foundation is launching a new educational initiative to heighten awareness about these injuries, gather expert information, and facilitate dialogue among national and international experts on how to keep children and adolescents safe.
New Chicago ordinance aimed at reducing sports brain injuries
When Chicago Alderman Ed Burke attended the 2010 Discovery Dinner, he learned of the national movement to adopt new laws related to the care of young athletes with head injuries, and went to work right away with his colleague Alderman Latasha Thomas to move the City of Chicago forward in adopting an ordinance to do the same.
Advanced Concussion Training
Sponsored by the Associate Board of the Brain Research Foundation, the Chicago Concussion Coalition presents Advanced Concussion Training at the Park District of Forest Park. This event will be information and inspiration for parents, coaches, administrators, teachers, and concerned community members to keep athletes safe.