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Register now for the 2015 Topics in Neurobiology of Disease Course: Stress and the Brain. 

Open to all graduate students, medical students, residents and postdoctoral fellows.

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:00 pm, UTHealth MSB 7.037

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This course is an integrated approach to neurological diseases, which includes background information as well the diagnosis, the treatment, and the biological mechanisms of the diseases under study.  The topic for Fall 2015 is “Stress and the Brain”.  This course focuses on understanding the stress system using the framework of allostasis that highlights the brain as an adapting interface between the changing environment and the biological self.  Presentations will review evidence showing how regions of the brain mediate the well-established association between stress and health.  Models of acute and chronic stress responses will be covered, as well as sources of variation in stress responses that can introduce a bias towards stress-related brain disease.  Research involving clinical outcomes of stress-related disorders will be presented, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Recent News

Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards have been announced

May 19, 2015

Congratulations to the many NRC faculty members who received this great honor!

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Photos from our Brain Awareness Events are now posted to our Facebook page!

See photos from 2015 Brain Night for Kids at The Health Museum and our Public Forum, The Brain on Drugs!

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Register now for “The Brain on Drugs”!

March 3, 2015

Free event for Houston community members to learn more about addiction and the many effects of drugs on the brain.

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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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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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Dec 05

22nd Annual Neuroscience Poster Session

Saturday, 9:00am
**More information to be posted soon!
UTHealth Cooley University Life Center, 7440 Cambridge St, Houston, TX 77054

Neuroscience Research Center

The University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston
6431 Fannin St
Suite MSB 7.046
Houston, TX 77030
USA

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