BIBS outreach to the local community

Brain Week RI 2017 happened March 12-19. For a full schedule of events visit

BIBS continues to reach out to our local community and advocating for science. BrainWeekRI, a series of events statewide to engage the community in brain science, featured visits to local schools, a public lecture by Elyn Saks, MacArthur “genius” award recipient talking about her experience living with schizophrenia, “nerd nite,” and other events. BIBS Director Diane Lipscombe, along with Cure Alliance for Mental Illness founder Hakon Heimer, and URI Ryan Institute for Neuroscience Director Paula Grammas, penned an editorial in the Providence Journal using BrainWeek as an opportunity to highlight Rhode Island’s unique strength in brain science. Also recently, John Davenport, Managing Director of BIBS, was interviewed by the Providence Business News about the 21st Century Cures Act and the BRAIN Initiative.