One major goal of the Neuroscience Research Center is to promote brain awareness in the local community.  Click below to learn about our current programs.

Lending Library

Public Forum

Brain Night for Kids

Community Collaborations

Laboratory Tours

Graduate and Medical Student Awards


Our Brain Awareness Activities include Brain Night for KIDS  and the Annual Public Forum. 

Brain Night for KIDS at the McGovern Health Museum (1515 Hermann Dr) is held in March 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 Annual Public Forum is held at the Cooley University Life Center (7440 Cambridge St., Houston, TX 77054). 
The Public Forum is an annual free event held in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week, an international campaign organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, to inform the public of brain-related issues and the importance of brain research.


The Neuroscience Research Center

gratefully acknowledges the support of:

The Ellwood Foundation

With a special thanks to volunteers from:

UTHealth Medical School Students

UTHealth Neuroscience Graduate Program Students

UTHealth Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

UTHealth Departments and Programs:

Neurobiology and Anatomy



Pediatric Surgery

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences




Neuroscience Research Center

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

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