Outreach GIVING BACK WHERE IT MATTERS MOST

The UF Department of Neuroscience gives back to the Gainesville and neuroscience communities in a variety of ways. Read below to learn more about our impact!

McKnight Brain Institute

William G. Luttge Lectureship in Neuroscience

In 2012, the McKnight Brain Research Foundation endowed the University of Florida with $300,000 to establish a permanent annual lectureship as a memorial tribute to the late William G. “Bill” Luttge, PhD, the first director of UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute (MBI). Held each year and open to all audiences, the William G. Luttge Lectureship in Neuroscience explores inventive ideas and approaches to ensure healthy cognitive aging and to counter brain diseases.

doctor luttge in front of m-b-i

sfn North Florida Chapter

North Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

Dr. Leggio and sfn president

Brain Awareness Week (BAW)

BAW is a global campaign to increase public awareness for brain research and to educate the community about the brain. Every year, the NCF SfN participates in BAW by hosting various events at UF and within local community.

middle school student holding a sheep brain

Brain Bee

The Alachua Brain Bee is an annual neuroscience based Q&A competition for high school students, organized by the NCF SfN.

high school student stumped by question