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Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: Doors open between 1 and 4 pm
Location:  Columbia University’s JLG Science Center Education Lab;  605 W. 129th St.
TicketsFree with registration. Please note:  RSVP is required for groups larger than 6. Please contact the organizer at publicprograms@zi.columbia.edu to inquire.

Students, families and community groups join scientists in the Zuckerman Institute’s Education Lab to explore the workings of the brain through hands-on activities and unique scientific resources. Activities and demonstrations are designed to be engaging and informative, and as launching points for further exploration, reflection and discovery. Click here to learn more about Saturday Science.

 

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Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: Doors open between 1 and 4 pm
Location:  Columbia University’s JLG Science Center Education Lab;  605 W. 129th St.
TicketsFree with registration. Please note:  RSVP is required for groups larger than 6. Please contact the organizer at publicprograms@zi.columbia.edu to inquire.

Students, families and community groups join scientists in the Zuckerman Institute’s Education Lab to explore the workings of the brain through hands-on activities and unique scientific resources. Activities and demonstrations are designed to be engaging and informative, and as launching points for further exploration, reflection and discovery. Click here to learn more about Saturday Science.

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Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Columbia University Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, Presidential Ballroom.
Tickets: Free with registration. Click here to RSVP.

Brain development is dynamic process that reflects complex interplay between genes and environments. The experiences occurring during early life can have profound effects on brain development with long-term implications for behavior and mental health. How does the environment achieve such enduring effects? Frances Champagne, PhD, explores the molecular pathways through which early experiences shape the activity of genes and the consequences of these effects for behavior.

This event is part of our Brain Insight Lecture Series, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Columbia University School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
Tickets: Free with registration. Click here to RSVP.

This lecture will describe a novel intervention by Olajide Williams, MD, called "Hip Hop Stroke" that targets inner city children as mediators in the chain of stroke recovery. Even within economically disadvantaged under-resourced communities, there are simple steps that can be taken to improve personal health, but often too many lack the basic knowledge, skills, and motivation to take these steps. The intervention bridges the world of music and entertainment with NIH-funded research in order to empower communities to combat stroke.

This event is part of our Brain Insight Lecture Series, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

 

 

 

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Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: International House, Davis Hall, 500 Riverside Drive New York, NY
Tickets: Free registration required. Click here to RSVP.

More people suffer from anxiety disorders (including OCD) than any other mental illness; these disorders are the sixth leading cause of global disability, according to the World Health Organization. Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, will describe how the latest neuroscience is transforming our understanding of and treatments for anxiety and OCD, offering new hope in the face of fear.

This event is part of our Brain Insight Lecture Series, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

 

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