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March 6, 2000
Susan Beasy Latto, UMD Public Relations Director (218) 726-8830
Janet Fitzakerley, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine Duluth (218) 726-7012


SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DULUTH TO HOST OPEN HOUSE, SAT. MARCH 18
"National Brain Awareness Week" (March 13-18) Activities Set


As part of "National Brain Awareness Week" (March 13-18) School of Medicine Duluth will host an open house March 18 at the UMD School of Medicine from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Parents and children are invited to come and learn about the human brain. Admission is free.

Activities and demonstrations for both parents and children will include:

  • seeing a real brain
  • playing brain games
  • eating brain food
  • getting information on topics such as ADD, alzheimer's disease, meningitis, stroke, and hearing loss.

UMD researchers and medical students will also make presentations on the human brain to 5th and 6th grade students at 14 Duluth area public schools, March 13 to 18.

Brain Awareness Week was begun in 1996 by the Society for Neuroscience, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and more than 450 international organizations.


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