The Brain Bowl is a quiz show which tests the knowledge of undergraduate neuroscience students. Brain Bowl questions range from relatively easy to very difficult, covering fields of neuroscience research including (1) neurophysiology, (2) neuroanatomy, (3) neurochemistry, (4) drugs and the brain, and (5) the brain and behavior.
In May, the CBN sponsors an annual Spring Research Retreat, a full-day scientific meeting on campus. All members of the Neuroscience community are invited to attend and present posters (over 55 posters were presented in 2017). Abstracts are published in a program booklet, and anyone involved in research can present, including faculty, post-docs, residents, laboratory staff and graduate students.
The CBN is proud to sponsor the Mariann Blum Memorial Lectureship in the Neurosciences. Dr. Mariann Blum (pictured), a beloved member of our neuroscience community, passed away prematurely in 2003 after a valiant struggle with brain cancer. “Poco” was a rising star in the field of Parkinson’s Disease research. To remember her influence on young women in neuroscience, and her impact on neurodegeneration research, the CBN established a Memorial Lectureship in her honor, featuring prominent neuroscientists with strong roles in mentoring female trainees.
Hosted by CNB, the annual San Antonio Brain Health Symposium includes lectures from clinicians, basic scientists and patient advocates with expertise in the pathophysiology and treatment of brain health diseases.