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Brain Health Initiative Seeking Brain Health Scholars

06 Jul 2020 9:21 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

The Brain Health Initiative (BHI) is in search of future leaders of brain health to work with its scientists. Beginning this month and continuing through this fall, Brain Health Scholars will have the opportunity to work remotely with the BHI scientists and clinicians to promote and protect brain health, fight brain illness, and improve brain performance for all ages throughout the Suncoast region.

Representatives from collaborating school districts, independent schools, and youth organizations may submit nominations for Brain Health Scholars. Nominees should be youth leaders over the age of 15 who have an interest in science, medicine, and/or health and well-being. It is anticipated that the Brain Health Scholars will invest about 20 hours throughout the summer and fall and because they are working remotely, they must have reliable access to the internet.

“Brain Health Scholars will play an an important role in the research agenda associated with the BHI Community Brain Health Prioritization Survey in Sarasota and Bradenton,” said BHI Executive Director Dr. Stephanie Peabody. “We want to better understand the brain health and well-being concerns, values, priorities and attitudes of both youth and adults from the Suncoast region. This will be accomplished through a survey of issues related to brain health risk and protective factors as well as COVID-19 experience related to brain health and overall wellbeing in each community that leaders and citizens find to be important.” 

Click here for nominations.

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