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Dr. Jeffrey Spence, director of biostatistics at the Center for BrainHealth, and Dr. Asha Vas worked together on the gist reasoning test research.  Vas was a postdoctoral fellow during the time of the study.


BrainHealth® has an expansive range of career opportunities that change over time, including: doctoral students interested in clinical neuroscience; brain imaging experts; cognitive neuroscientists with a focus on research in brain plasticity; computer technology specialists; clinicians and coaches; and many others.

To see faculty and staff positions that are currently available, please visit search postings at The University of Texas at Dallas employment opportunities site.

All potential Center for BrainHealth candidates must complete an application for employment at UT Dallas Human Resources.

Internship Programs

Apply what you have learned in the classroom to practical work experiences.  Find out if there is an opportunity that is right for you at the Center for BrainHealth. The primary focus of an internship is educational in nature. Any future openings will be listed on this site. Researchers often have intern opportunities available to students, particularly in the summer.

APPLY for UTD Research Labs.

APPLY for Summer 2023 internships at Center for BrainHealth.

2023 Todd Platt BrainHealth Scholars

2022 Tom Leppert BrainHealth Scholars learning from firsthand experience working with an EEG cap.

2022 Tom Leppert BrainHealth Scholars gain firsthand experience with an EEG cap. The 2023 program was named for Todd Platt, this year's recipient of BrainHealth’s Legacy Award. Todd is CEO of Hillwood Investment Properties, a Perot Company, and a longstanding advocate for Center for BrainHealth.

The BrainHealth Scholars Program is a four-week, in-person educational internship in Dallas, Texas. The 2023 cohort meets from June 6-29. Undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and universities, pursuing any field of study, are eligible.

Scholars explore the importance of brain health to individuals and society and some of the underlying science, as well as everyday brain-healthy practices. They can also take part in our landmark study, The BrainHealth Project.

The summer program culminates in a team presentation, after which a $1,000 stipend will be awarded to each BrainHealth Scholar who has attended all sessions.

Made possible thanks to a gift from Ike Brown, Sid Brown, Jeff Brown and Eric Green

Important Dates:

  • Applications accepted March 13 – April 9, 2023

  • Virtual interviews take place April 17 – 21, 2023

  • All applicants notified by May 1, 2023

  • Program runs June 6-29, 10am - 3pm (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only)

Thank you to everyone who applied in 2023. Check back soon for information on 2024!

Past Interns on Their Experience

2022 Tom Leppert BrainHealth Scholars on the staircase in Center for BrainHealth's Brain Performance Institute.

We were blown away by the energy, intelligence, innovation and dedication of the BrainHealth Scholars. The experience underscored how critical a robust internship program is to prepare and inspire future generations in this new field of brain health.

-Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Distinguished Professor and Chief Director