March 12-18, 2017 is Brain Awareness Week. This year is the 22nd annual celebration. The goal of Brain Awareness week is to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Brain Awareness week is a global partnership of government agencies, scientific organizations, universities, hospitals, service groups, professional associations, schools, and others. Hundreds of Brain Awareness Week events take place each year to promote scientific, educational, and advocacy outreach.

Ways You Can Become a Brain Advocate:

  • Stay informed on the brain. Read articles and books and watch science programs that discuss new advances in brain research.
  • Spread the word. Let your friends, neighbors, and co-workers know how important you think brain research is to you and your community. If you are a parent, encourage your children’s schools to incorporate the brain into the classroom. Find resources at
  • Use social media. Connect with the Dana Foundation and other like‐minded organizations and share brain research updates with your friends and family on social media platforms.
  • Contact your representatives to share information on important advances in brain research with them. Don’t assume that they are up to date in their knowledge. If you think an article or piece of information about the brain is interesting, it is likely they will, too. Find your representatives at
  • Donate your time and support to the organizations or advocacy groups of your choice. Support local colleges and universities that have active teaching and research programs in neuroscience.
  • Participate in a clinical trial. Scientists learn from studies about how normal brains function. Search the National Institutes of Health’s listing of trials at
  • Be a role model by living a brain‐healthy life.

Learn more at For more information see Judi M or contact:

Brain Awareness Week Campaign Headquarter
The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
505 Fifth Avenue, Sixth Floor
New York, New York

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