Neuroscience Day at UNM is part of our celebration of Brain Awareness Week--an international campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. The event is a major activity of the New Mexico chapter of the Society for Neuroscience that includes scientists and clinicians from universities and colleges around the state. This is the third year that activities have expanded, in partnership with BBHI, and include community members and other representatives from advocacy and support groups in our state.
The day begins with the popular research poster session. Community partners also display important resource information. This year participants can also join a Tai Chi/Chi Gung for movement disorders demonstration.
In the afternoon, the A. Earl Walker Neuroscience Research Award is presented, followed by the Michael C. Wilson Memorial lecture. Then, community members and UNM clinicians and researchers mingle at lunch. The day concludes with working sessions on research partnerships focusing on: Alzheimer's Disease; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Brain Injury; Cerebral Cavernous Malformations; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; and Parkinson's Disease.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the many UNM and community members who attended this year's Neuroscience Day!