"NYC Grade Schoolers Learn The Ways Of The Brain At Annual Science Fair" - Dr. Max Gomez
Some may think the heart is the most important organ in the human body, but a group of school kids learned it might actually be the brain. Five of the top ten disease burdens worldwide are brain disorders; stroke, addiction, depression, Alzheimer’s, and psychosis. Mount Sinai’s sixth annual Brain Awareness Fair was held yesterday, exposing young minds to the facts and mysteries of the human brain. “I’m a scientist so I’m still a kid when it comes to science – I love it. I fear that too many of our young people are not exposed to that excitement,” said Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, Director of The Friedman Brain Institute, and Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Brain Fair is part of Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase the public’s knowledge of the progress and benefits of brain research.
- Eric Nestler, MD, PhD, Dean, Academic and Scientific Affairs, Director, Friedman Brain Institute, Professor, Neuroscience, Pharmacological Sciences, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai