Brain Awareness Week

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Oklahoma State University Center for Health and Sciences

Organized by:
OKlahoma State University Center for Health and Sciences

Participating Organizations:

Oklahoma State University Center for Health and Sciences

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • Seniors
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

52

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

This year, our topic was Mental Health in the COVID-19 era, we had a series of speakers that shed light on the importance of social interactions even during the pandemic situation, making special emphasis on the risk of social isolation in elderly populations. We also discussed what are the main neurobiological and neurochemical changes in the brain during depression and anxiety. Most important, 4 of our graduate students developed a 3-minute resource for senior citizens to increase mobility even during social distancing times.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

email, because people were able to schedule the event.

Resources

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

  • Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
  • Adults' Fact Sheets
  • Successful Aging & Your Brain Booklet

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 Facebook Cover Image
  • Brain Awareness Week Editable Flyer

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Our university community got involved in the planning of the brain awareness week and this was included during the wellness committee.

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

Try to provide a pre-recorded version in advance to participants.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes it was useful.

Event Photos

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Mental Health in the COVID-19 era: 1)How to recognize social isolation-induced depression and anxiety in vulnerable populations; 2)How social isolation changes your brain & 3)Strategies for coping with social isolation

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Dolores Vazquez

Contact Phone:

8593829933

Contact Email:

dolores.vazquez_sanroman@okstate.edu

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