University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute: Brain Day Nov 4!

Post date: Nov 3, 2016 9:41:58 PM

We hope you’ll join us at the scientific poster sessions tomorrow, Friday, November 4, when the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (UPBI) holds its second annual Brain Day on the main floor of the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue (parking is available in the Soldiers and Sailors Garage nearby).

This event brings together scientists, advocacy groups, and community members to talk about the importance of brain research in understanding and solving key health problems such as addiction, depression, and neurodegenerative disorders. The two sessions will showcase a total of 150 posters on research from departments across the university’s campus! We also anticipate attendance by representatives of 27 different advocacy groups, allowing Brain Institute members like you to talk with them about brain science, as well as listen to their concerns and interests. Additionally, the day provides an opportunity for scientists from a broad range of disciplines across campus to learn about each other’s research.

Please come hear several distinguished guests kick off the morning poster session. Remarks beginning at 9:30 a.m. are as follows:

    • Welcome by Peter Strick, Ph.D., Scientific Director of the Brain Institute, Thomas Detre Professor and Chair of Neurobiology, and Director of Systems Neuroscience Institute
    • Address by Patrick Gallagher, Ph.D., Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh
    • Address by Congressman Tim Murphy, Representative of the 18th District of PA

Running from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the morning session will highlight work focusing on brain injury; neurodegenerative and neurological diseases; psychiatric disorders; and neurochemistry and pharmacology.

From 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., we will hold a second session with posters on brain function; sensory studies; brain models and neurotechnologies; imaging techniques; and brains and technology. At 2:30 p.m., we will have a demonstration by Ted Huppert, Ph.D., associate professor of radiology at Pitt’s School of Medicine, of a novel electroencephalography (EEG) based technology designed to help image the brains of patients with traumatic brain injury.

Of special note, we will be awarding one “Peoples’ Choice” award - all attendees may cast their vote for their favorite poster! There will be judges assessing each session, and we will give two awards for best graduate poster and two awards for best poster by a post-doctoral fellow.

We hope to see you there!