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In-Person Events

The crowd mingles and enjoys the Art-Infused Happy Hour at BrainHealth Week 2023.
Whether you seek the latest in neuroscience breakthroughs or a better understanding of your personal brain fitness, our educational talks and in-person events help raise awareness about the importance of brain health.
In 2024, Center for BrainHealth celebrates its 25th anniversary – and our continued commitment to discovering new science-backed approaches to bring to the public.
Questions about virtual events? Email brainhealthevents@utdallas.edu

Next iRest Session

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

In-Person

SMART Edge Camp

SMART Edge Camp is an 8-day summer camp, ideal for 6th-11th graders. Over two weeks, campers experience an extension of our basic SMART program focused on enhancing innovation in an engaging activity-based and age-appropriate environment. Campers meet four days per week: July 22-25 + July 29-August 1.

In-Person

Gray Matters: A Biography of Brain Surgery

FRIDAY AT LUNCHTIME: Bestselling author, international speaker and neurosurgeon Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz shares a surgeon’s perspective on major advances in the history of brain health and the science significance of popular brain-related topics in a fireside chat with neurologist and longtime friend Mitch Elkind, MD, chief clinical science officer at the American Heart Association.

FreeIn-Person

Eating for Better Brain Health: The Power of Neuroprotective Foods

Can what you eat slow down the aging process of the brain? It's true! Eating right can protect from neurodegenerative diseases and even improve memory and thinking skills. Sponsored by The Gratitude Fund at the Dallas Foundation.

FreeIn-Person

Eating for Better Brain Health: The Power of Neuroprotective Foods

Can what you eat slow down the aging process of the brain? It's true! Physician Annie Fenn, MD, joins neuroscientist Julie Fratantoni, PhD, for a fireside chat about how to improve your life using the science behind brain-protective diets. Sponsored by The Gratitude Fund at the Dallas Foundation.

FreeVirtualIn-Person

Neuroimaging and Genetic Research Into Cerebrovascular Diseases and Acute Stroke

Vascular neurologist Natalia Rost, MD, has devoted her career to neuroimaging of acute stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases, the role of genetics in acute cerebral ischemia, and advancing outcome prediction in patients with acute stroke.

FreeVirtualIn-Person

The Secret Synergies Between Growth Mindset and Stress

Psychologist Dr. David Yeager studies the processes shaping adolescent development, especially how factors of social cognition and physiology interact with each other to create positive or negative trajectories for youth. His research seeks to influence these psychological processes, so as to improve developmental and educational outcomes for youth. He is a professor at UT Austin.

FreeIn-Person

The Secret Synergies Between Growth Mindset and Stress

Psychologist Dr. David Yeager studies the processes shaping adolescent development, especially how factors of social cognition and physiology interact with each other to create positive or negative trajectories for youth. His research seeks to influence these psychological processes, so as to improve developmental and educational outcomes for youth. He is a professor at UT Austin.

FreeVirtualIn-Person

Why is Brain Health Important for the Global Conversation about Human Flourishing?

What is human flourishing, or the "fullness of life," and what factors promote it? How do answers vary across cultures? This talk will discuss initiatives to establish a Global Community of Practice for Flourishing and what the construct of flourishing adds to wellness, happiness and well-being.

FreeVirtualIn-Person