SFN @ TAMU
Welcome to the Texas A&M Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience!
Who we are: As residents of the East-Central Texas and Brazos Valley, we are united by our interest in the field of neuroscience, encompassing both basic research and clinical relevance. We strive to remain current with regard to scientific discoveries, novel treatments and therapeutics designed for improving the condition of those suffering from neurological injuries and diseases. Together, we aim to gain a better insight into the root causes of injuries and diseases, such as spinal cord injury, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and many more ailments affecting both humans and animals alike. A lot of us are faculty members (including physicians and veterinarians), undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research trainees of various levels at the Texas A&M University System, who are actively conducting neuroscience research.
What we do: Collectively, we aid the facilitation of collaborative efforts within the Texas A&M University System, bridging the gap between disciplines and uniting basic research investigators, clinicians, and veterinarians at local hospitals and healthcare institutions. Ultimately, our commitment to the advancement of neuroscience has an influence on mankind world-wide. Similarly, we believe in strengthening scientific understanding within our communities of Brazos Valley and to the greater East-Central Texas region. As such, we utilize educational opportunities within our local grade schools and clinics to create public awareness with regard to current neuroscience research, modern therapies and prevention measures. In addition to our educational outreach programs, we collaborate with multiple local support-groups and professional associations, such as the Alzheimer’s Association and Multiple Sclerosis organization in efforts to aid in providing a network of support and guidance for patients, their families and care takers. Often, the struggle and effort to keep pushing forward may be daunting to these patients and their loved ones alike, so we strive to help them make today better than yesterday.
Giving: Please make a tax-deductible donation and support the SfN-TAMU Chapter. The funds raised for SfN-TAMU Chapter will be used to support: (1) training and educating the next generation neuroscientists at Texas A&M University, (2) neuroscience lectureship opened to the general public on neuroscience-related topics, from basic research to clinical breakthrough, treatments, and management for chronic neurological injuries/diseases, (3) outreach neuroscience education and activities to the local K-12 schools, (4) Sponsoring neuroscience-related conferences, training, and extended education to the local residents at Brazos Valley and East and Central Texas, on topics such as chronic care for patients with neurological injuries/diseases, care for the patients’ families and care-takers.