We facilitate scientific research and collaborative efforts in the neurosciences, creating an atmosphere of scientific exchange through multiple routes.

NRC Highlights

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The NRC is awarding motivated medical and graduate students in the neurosciences!  A medical student award ($500) is given to an outstanding fourth-year medical student for excellence in Neuroscience research while in medical school.  A graduate student award ($250) is given to a student who has exhibited an exceptional interest and effort in brain awareness and neuroscience outreach activities.  Both deadlines are Friday, January 30, 2015.  Click below for information about these awards.

2015 Medical Student Research Award

2015 Brain Awareness Outreach Award

 

Join us at our 2015 Distinguished Lecture in the Neurosciences!  Dr. Bruce McEwen from The Rockefeller University will lecture on, “The Brain on Stress: Novel Epigenetic Mechanisms of Brain Plasticity.” Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm in MSB 3.001.

 

BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK 2015!!

Brain Night for Kids at The Health Museum (1515 Hermann Dr.) will be held on Thursday, March 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  This  free event is packed with several activities for kids!  Families are invited to hold a real human brain, get their faces painted, learn about reflexes and explore how the brain works.  View photos from last year’s event on our Facebook page.

The Brain on Drugs will be held on Saturday, April 11th from 10:30 am to Noon at the Cooley University Life Center (7440 Cambridge St., Houston, TX 77054). 

This free, family event will be moderated by UTHealth Addiction expert and Director of the “Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction,” Dr. Joy Schmitz. Panelists include UTHealth experts Drs. Scott Lane, Dawnelle Schatte and Michael Weaver. Join us for an educational morning where you can learn important information about the effect of drugs on the brain.  View photos from last year’s event on our Facebook page.

Recent News

At the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in DC?

November 17, 2014

Check out UTHealth NRC posters by visiting the meeting planner!

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UTHealth BRAIN Initiative Applications due October 31st

October 28, 2014

The UTHealth Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) and the UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to seed five pilot projects in the neurosciences. Please see the RFA for details. Application deadline is October 31, 2014.

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Call for Abstracts!

September 16, 2014

Registration is now open for the 21st annual Neuroscience Poster Session scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 9:30 am to Noon, at the UTHealth Cooley University Life Center.

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UT System News Release

August 26, 2014

Regents approve creation of virtual institute to advance neuroscience and neurotechnology research

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Director's Message

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John H. Byrne, Ph.D.

The Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) is a university-wide center where diverse and multidisciplinary research is conducted to further the understanding of neural and behavioral disorders.

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Upcoming Events

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Mar 19

Brain Night for Kids

Thursday, 6:00pm
Stay tuned for more details!
The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX
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Apr 11

2015 Public Forum: The Brain on Drugs

Saturday, 10:30am
Speaker: Joy Schmitz, Ph.D.
Director, UTHealth Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Panelists include: Drs. Scott Lane, Dawnelle Schatte and Michael Weaver
“The Brain on Drugs”
Cooley University Life Center, 7440 Cambridge Street, Houston, TX 77054 Auditorium
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Neuroscience Research Center

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6431 Fannin St
Suite MSB 7.046
Houston, TX 77030
USA

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