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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.

2024 Todd Platt BrainHealth Scholars

The 2023 Todd Platt BrainHealth Scholars gather together at the start of the program.

Pictured is our 2023 class of Todd Platt BrainHealth Scholars. The program is named for Todd Platt, recipient of BrainHealth’s 2023 Legacy Award.

The BrainHealth Scholars Program is an in-person educational internship in Dallas, Texas. Undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges, universities and any field of study are eligible to apply.
Over four weeks, scholars explore the importance of brain health and learn underlying science and everyday brain-healthy practices. They also have the option to join our landmark study, The BrainHealth Project. The summer program culminates in a team presentation, after which scholars who attended all sessions are awarded a $1,000 stipend.
The 2024 Todd Platt BrainHealth Scholar program is made possible thanks to a generous gift from Candy and Ike Brown.

2024 Application closed

  • Applicants were notified of decisions by April 8.
  • Program runs June 4-27 (10am – 3pm, Tue/Wed/Thurs)
To receive updates on 2025 program deadlines, please fill out this form.

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