Educational Outreach Award

The ACNP Education and Training Committee is accepting proposals for public outreach and education programs and activities designed to promote a greater community awareness of advances in brain research and how those findings impact people's lives.

Funds of up to $8000.00 will be awarded to those proposals that support the goal of increasing the education and understanding of brain-related science among the general public. The College will fund three to five awards in 2011.

The deadline for the call for proposals for 2011 has passed.

Please email Nicole Greer with any questions.

2010 ACNP Educational Outreach Initiatives Winners

Ray Anton

Medical University of South Carolina
The Just Say Know Program, educating high school students about the brain and its connection to substance abuse disorders.

Ronald Duman

High School Brain Awareness Day at Yale.

Kristin Cadenhead

University of California, San Diego
A program that will allow high school students to gain a better understanding of the relationship between substance use and mental illness, specifically schizophrenia.

John Krystal

A Neuroscience Symposium with the Connecticut Mental Health Center, the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Connecticut National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the Yale University Mental Health Education Program. 

Steven Siegel

University of Pennsylvania 
A program aimed at addressing the paucity of underrepresented minority (URM) students in medical school, with a corresponding paucity of URM trainees available to become future Psychiatrists involved in neuroscience research.

Educational Outreach Summary for 2010
Educational Outreach Summary for 2009 
Educational Outreach Summary for 2008


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