University of California San Francisco

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University of California San Francisco

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We kickstarted BAW with a Research Education Event at the Memory and Aging Centre. This is a free half-day event for our research participants, where they can come to learn more from the research team about various topics pertaining to brain health and disease. Our participants really love the event and approximately 300 people attend each year. We finished BAW with a Family Open Day. Attendees joined UCSF researchers for games and activities to learn more about your brain! Included hands-on learning at 10 fun stations… – Hold a human brain – Make your own play-doh brain and neural network – Test your memory – Learn more about brain imaging Our objectives for this were to provide enjoyable and educational activities, and to scope interest in repeat activities next year. We met our objectives and hope to build next year.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media


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
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Lots of energy amongst the participants – “It was awakening!”

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Claire Sexton

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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