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It’s all in your head. Everything you need to imagine, to ponder, to remember, to invent. The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will be celebrating that notable three-pound lump of tissue – the human brain – with its second annual Brain School, a highlight of the institute’s commemoration of Brain Awareness Week.

Brain School is a free public seminar series that offers an owner’s manual on the brain. The sessions will include:

March 6: “Mapping Depression Circuits: Foundation for New Treatment Strategies Using Deep Brain Stimulation,” by Helen Mayberg, MD, the Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair of Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta

March 13: “Brain Assembly: Making the Right Connections Through Genes and Experience,” by Michael Fox, PhD, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

March 20: “How Social Relationships Help Build (and Rehabilitate) our Brains,” by Sharon Ramey, PhD, a professor and distinguished research scholar at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

March 27: “The Biological Basis of How We Learn, Remember, and Use Information,” by Michael Friedlander, PhD, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and associate provost for health sciences at Virginia Tech

Attendance in Brain School is free, yet limited by space restrictions, so preregistration is required. On the final evening, a certificate of attendance will be awarded to those who come to all four evenings. Please note that registering for any one evening will automatically register you for all. If you have difficulty registering through Eventbrite, you can register by emailing us at events@vtc.vt.edu.

Free parking is available in the nearby lot and garage.

Have questions about Brain School 2014? Contact Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine


VTC School of Medicine and Research Institute
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016

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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute joins the basic science, life science, bioinformatics, and engineering strengths of Virginia Tech with the medical practice and medical education experience of Carilion Clinic. Virginia Tech Carilion is located in a new biomedical health sciences campus in Roanoke at 2 Riverside Circle.

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