Neuroscience Day 2014


Neuroscience Day 2014 has passed. Please check back in the future for information on Neuroscience Day 2015.

Friday, January 17, 2014

 Brain Research Foundation Hosts
The 14th Annual
Neuroscience Day


On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Brain Research Foundation will host the 14th Annual Neuroscience Day at the Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, located at 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL (at the corner of Fairbanks and Superior). PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE FROM PAST YEARS. 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. We strongly encourage graduate students and post doctoral fellows to present posters for this event.


Please see the webpage for Neuroscience Day information by clicking here. On this page, you can sign up to submit your abstract and listen to lectures. The display poster board dimensions are 80” wide by 60” tall (the same as Society for Neuroscience posters). Posters will be displayed in the Ryan Family Atrium on the first floor of the Lurie Center and will be assigned a number upon submission. You can refer periodically to the website to obtain the assigned number to your poster. Should you have any questions, please call the Brain Research Foundation at (312) 759-5150.

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Note: Only 50 posters can be presented and only one per person. Posters must be displayed by 8:15 a.m. on January 17, 2014.



2 Research Awards for Graduate Students

(PhD, MD, or MD/PhD)

2 Post Doctoral Awards


Present your poster on January 17, 2014 for your chance to win $500. All you have to do is click here, choose the 'Present a poster' option, fill out your contact information, and download and submit the abstract form. Fifty posters will be presented, and they are on a first come first serve basis. Lunch will be provided for poster presenters. 


The logistics of Neuroscience Day are as follows: Posters will be exhibited on the first floor of the Lurie Center from 9:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. The Brain Research Foundation will be awarding $500 each, to 2 outstanding Graduate Student posters, and $500 to 2 outstanding Post Doctoral Fellow posters. A panel of judges will be evaluating the posters and selecting the awardees. The panel of judges will be made up of neuroscientists from various institutions in Chicago. Each judge will review posters during the morning, maintaining the same protocol and procedure.  Final scores will not be published.


Immediately following the poster presentations, plan on attending lectures from extraordinary guest speakers covering areas within the neurosciences. The speakers will include:  

Pembe Hande Ozdinler, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Brian Litt, M.D., University of Pennsylvania

Dane M. Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Jean M. Hébert, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Neuroscience Day will conclude with the presentation of the awards. Should you have any questions pertaining to Neuroscience Day, please contact us at 312-759-5150 or send an email to