Brain Awareness Week

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University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

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University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: Meditation Yoga

Target Audiences:

  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

1. An Exhibit was displayed in the lobby of our Health Sciences Education Building where students, staff and faculty could make a “Pledge to be Brain Healthy.” These were then displayed throughout the week. 2. An artist talk was held with the artist Shirley Wagner who talked about her installation “You are Not a Statistic, You are a Person” which centered on the plastic masks worn by brain cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment. 3. Trivia night was held which featured a game of team trivia centered around neuroscience questions. 4. Movie night was held where the movie “Pleasure Unwoven” was shown, followed by a discussion lead by a neurologist/psychiatrist on addiction. 5. A lunchtime Yoga event was held with a focus on mindful meditation.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media was a great way for students to reach out to each other and email/flyers prove to be the best way to reach faculty and staff.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

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

  • BAW Certificate of Participation

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Coloring Sheets

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • logo that can be used to make a large banner

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The artist talk really made an impact on the students and thus our program on Art in Medicine will be searching for future artists who can speak to students on their art that can be related to something in medicine. The addiction discussion is already sparking a follow up talk where mechanisms of addiction can be further explored and a community art mural will be generated.

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

The more you can advertise your events, the better!

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

It would be nice to see more organizations utilize it.

Event Photos

event single

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Cynthia Standley

Contact Phone:

602-8272148

Contact Email:

cstand@email.arizona.edu

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