Testimonials - OHSU Brain Awareness

Brain Awareness Season events make a difference in peoples’ lives, from presenters to attendees. 

Read some of what people are saying about us:

“I think the outreach effort by OHSU is probably one of the best in the country. It really recognizes that you have to reach the public in many ways…and I think that OHSU realizes this and does it very well.”
- Ira Flatow, Host of NPR’s Science Friday

“I have traveled all over the country during my 50 years of doing science and I find it hard to think of a visit that was more memorable than my visit to Portland that you so thoughtfully arranged.”
- Eric Kandel, M.D. Columbia

The Dana Alliance applauds OHSU’s commitment to educating the public about the progress and benefits of brain research – not only during your Brain Awareness Season but throughout the year. Having the opportunity to attend many of your events, it’s clear that your efforts go a long way in helping to make a positive difference in people’s lives.”
- Barbara Best, The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives

“Art, like love, democracy, families and knowledge, grows when it is nurtured and shared. Art encourages us to go on with all sails full because we must. That’s particularly true here in Oregon where, with OHSU, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland State, we have such an incredible array of scientific and artistic talent and a population second to none in its education and interest. We are, indeed, the brain state.”
- John Frohnmayer, past Executive Director, National Endowment for the Arts

“The Brain Awareness lecture in Portland was unlike anything I have attended elsewhere in the country. Usually these are afternoon lectures in a university classroom with a few students and some interested faculty. In Portland, Brain Awareness is a community event. For the evening lecture, people from all backgrounds filled the largest church in town with many standing in the balcony. The enthusiasm of this crowd gave me a new awareness of what this celebration could be.”
- Thomas Insel, M.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health, guest lecturer

“As I said last night, that was too much fun and so damn interesting would love to see any articles on creativity and neuroscience especially with regards to children. Absolutely cannot thank you enough Bobby for including me. I woke up smiling and still can't stop.”
- Dan Weiden, co-founder, Wieden+Kennedy