Brain Awareness Week

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Anatomy Department Brain Research group Edo State University Uzairue

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Anatomy Department Brain Research group Edo State University Uzairue

Participating Organizations:
Anatomy Department Edo State University uzairue

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Seniors
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Brief Description: The BAW Project is geared towards creating a platform to discuss Brain health, Neurological disorders and how it effects our day to day activities in the academia, as professionals, students and community as a whole. There will be talks, symposiums, workshops and neuroLab tour that highlights some selected Neurological disorders and how the disorders affect lifestyle, changes in the appearance of the brain in MRI images, potted brain samples and on microscopic slides and make advocacy on lifestyle that will facilitate healthy brain e.g good diet, exercise and supported by published research articles. The objective of the program: is to create awareness on the brain, neuroscience career pathway to young students. A symposium on Careers in Neuroscience will be given by a Neuroscientist, it will focus various career paths in neuroscience, how medical research help study the process of brain diseases and possible treatment measures. Awareness on various careers and fields of neuroscience and their significance in neuroscience research in brain health and diseases. Examples of the fields that will be mentioned includes; Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Translational and Clinical Neuroscience etc.The Objective of the event was achieved as participant feedback survey indicated that they were more enlightened on brain, brain health, memory and neuroscience career paths. Certificates of attendnace were were presented to participants.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media and flyers. The Flyers was more useful because we communicated within the school community( Edo State University Uzairue)

Resources

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Adults' Fact Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos
  • Brain Awareness Week Editable Flyer

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

The students are now aware that this is an organization that support Brain Awareness globally. They are now aware that Brain is a vital and interesting Organ of the body and it is being study under the filed of Neuroscience which is a vast field.The Students are now interested in creating Brain awareness club and outreach plaforms individual.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Create flyers with nuggets of the importance of brain and Neuroscience awareness.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

nil

Event Photos

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BAW Event Poster

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Brain Lab Tutor

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Brain Lab Tutor showing parts of the Brain: Gyri, sulcui, diencephalon etc

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Demonstration of the White matter component of the Cerebral cortex by Dr. Adejoke Elizabeth Memudu

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BAW Event Facilitators: Ms. Itohan Osahon, Dr. Adejoke E Memudu and Mrs Esther Mayaki (L-R)

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Adejoke Elizabeth Memudu

Contact Phone:

+2348051694169

Contact Email:

jokememudu@gmail.com

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