The Fourth Annual Brain Awareness Day program was produced on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 in the auditorium of the University of Chicago’s Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery. The event was sponsored by the NIH Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics and the NIDA Center for Genes & Addiction. The goal of the program was to promote public awareness about brain studies and nervous system research. New advances in investigations about addiction, memory, mental health, and cognition were discussed.
Three research experts, Nicholas Grahame (Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis), Eva Redei (Northwestern University), and Erik Jorgensen (University of Utah and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute), gave talks and answered questions. Dr. Barry Aprison, Education and Outreach Director of the University of Chicago’s Institute for Genomics & Systems Biology, produced the Brain Awareness Day program.