The Neuroscience Research Group of Anatomy Department Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State Nigeria

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The Neuroscience Research Group of Anatomy Department Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State Nigeria

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

7

Year:

2022

Type of Events Held:

  • Brain Fair
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Online/Virtual
  • Radio Show
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Middle school students (6-8)
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The theme “Mental health and Neurological disorders” was addressed via public lecture, a workshop, Neuro Lab Tour, and Quiz. The BAW Project is geared towards creating a platform to create awareness about the brain, mental health, and neurological disorders.

The facilitators of these events are members of the Neuroscience Research Group Anatomy department Edo State University Uzairue Nigeria:- Dr. A. E Memudu (BAW co-ordinator), Dr. Anna Idaguko, Mr. Augustine Oviosu, Mrs. Esther Mayaki, Ms. Itohan Osahon, Ms. Jemima Chukwu, and Mr. bright Iheancho.

  • A Neuro talk on radio to create awareness on brain awareness week, careers in neuroscience, Mental health, and Neurological disorders addressed by Dr A.E Memudu, Mr. A. Oviosun, and Dr. Anna Idaguko.
  • A public lecture entitled “Brain Awareness week: Significance for Edo State University Community, this topic was addressed by Dr. A.E Memudu.
    The 27th BAW anniversary cake was cut by dignitaries and some participants in attendance.
  • Another public lecture entitled “Neurological disorders” by Dr. A.E Memudu and “Animal Model of Neurological disorders in Neuroscience research” was given by Mr. Augustine Oviosun.
  • An Online/hybrid public lecture featuring Prof. I. Amadi talk on brain Wellness Initiative and Careers in Neurosciences and Prof. Anthony Nwaopara’s talk on Mental health.
  • This online event was well attended by the VC, Edo state University Prof Emmauel Aluyor who give an Opening remark, and other senior academic staff of the University.
  • The Neurolab Tour in Anatomy Department to appreciate the anatomy of brain sections.

At the end of the event certificates of attendance were given to all participants and a survey form for feedback on the BAW impact on attendees

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media because it is most engaging and interactive; Emails: to send remainders to external participants/ invited guest or speakers; mails/ internal memos to people in the school such as head of units, deans, provost and VC

Resources

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

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
  • 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 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?

It has created awareness for the University on her role in brain awareness programme and advancement such as Neurolaw for people in the law profession, neuroscience advocacies, and engagements. Encouraged people on the importance of neuroscience policies and outreach. Some students participants are interested in neuroscience research and engagements

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

plan early
create awareness early
work with a budget
prepare the theme

Event Photos

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Group Picture with participants to cut the 27th BAW anniversary cake during BAW 2022 at Edo State University Uzairue Nigeria

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Dr. Adejoke Elizabeth Memudu giving a talk on “Brain Awareness Week: Significance for Edo State University Community”

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Dr. Adejoke Elizabeth Memudu, Mr.Augustine I. Oviosun, Dr. Chika Anna Idaguko and Ms. Jemima Chukwu at the Edo State University Campus Radio(EDSU) Peak 90.5FM for a discussion on what is Brain Awareness, mental health, and neurological disorders

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An Online/hybrid public lecture featuring Prof. I. Amadi talk on brain Wellness Initiative and Careers in Neurosciences and Prof. Anthony Nwaopara’s talk on Mental health

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Medical students Oshune Audu (Left) from MBBS and Isioma Queency Ngozi, a B.Sc Anatomy student (middle picture ), describing the anatomy of the cerebrum and its functional areas during the NeuroLab Tour at the Neuro-LAB in Anatomy Department Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria and Dr. Adejoke Elizabeth Memudu in a group picture some medical students after the Neuro-LAB tour at the Anatomy Department Edo State University Uzairue Nigeria.

Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://web.facebook.com/peakfm90.5?_rdc=1&_rdr

Contact Name:

Dr. Adejoke Elizabeth Memudu

Contact Phone:

08051694169

Contact Email:

jokememudu@gmail.com

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