European neuroscience outreach award given to Hebrew U brain sciences center

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences received the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB)-Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Brain Awareness Week Excellence Award for 2016.Celebrating special contributions to the promotion of brain awareness through continued public outreach efforts, the Neuroscience Outreach Awards were presented on Monday at FENS Forum 2016, Europe’s preeminent neuroscience meeting in Copenhagen. The honor was regarded by the university as important given anti-Israel pressures in Europe.Safra Center executive director Dr. Rafi Aviram and events and publications coordinator Alona Shani-Narkiss accepted the award. FENS president Prof. Monica di Luca said, “The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences and the Hebrew University have embraced public engagement as an integral part of their research agenda. People of all…


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