Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


We invite pro­fes­sion­al asso­ci­a­tions, research labs, and media out­lets, to become part­ners of future Sharp­Brains Sum­mits. Please see details below. If inter­ested, please Con­tact Us.


The Beren­son-Allen Cen­ter for Non­in­va­sive Brain Stim­u­la­tion (CNBS) at Beth Israel Dea­coness Med­ical Cen­ter and Har­vard Med­ical School inte­grates three dis­tinct mis­sions: Research, Edu­ca­tion, and Patient Care, in order to opti­mize and apply non­in­va­sive brain stim­u­la­tion to health care and research.

The Brain Injury Asso­ci­a­tion of Cana­da has a man­date to improve the qual­i­ty of life for all Cana­di­ans affect­ed by acquired brain injury and pro­mote it’s pre­ven­tion. Addi­tion­al­ly, BIAC is ded­i­cat­ed to facil­i­tate post-trau­ma research, edu­ca­tion and advo­ca­cy in part­ner­ship with nation­al, provincial/territorial and region­al asso­ci­a­tions and oth­er stake­hold­ers.

Brain World Mag­a­zine explores cut­ting-edge sci­ence for the gen­er­al read­er and how emerg­ing find­ings can affect human health, cul­ture, edu­ca­tion, glob­al issues and more. BRAIN WORLD is pub­lished by the Inter­na­tion­al Brain Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (IBREA), a non­prof­it edu­ca­tion­al orga­ni­za­tion.

The Cen­ter for Brain Health at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Dal­las was cre­at­ed in 1999 to search for ways to pro­mote brain health fit­ness across the entire human lifes­pan, encom­pass­ing every age, eth­nic­i­ty, gen­der, and socioe­co­nom­ic group. Life-improv­ing stud­ies empha­size both inno­v­a­tive brain research and prac­ti­cal clin­i­cal appli­ca­tions.

The Cen­ter for Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy Research in the Inter­est of Soci­ety (CITRIS) cre­ates infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions for many of our most press­ing social, envi­ron­men­tal, and health care prob­lems. CITRIS was cre­at­ed to “short­en the pipeline” between world-class lab­o­ra­to­ry research and the cre­ation of start-ups, larg­er com­pa­nies, and whole indus­tries.

The Cen­ter for Tech­nol­ogy and Aging is a non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion with a pur­pose to advance the dif­fu­sion of tech­nolo­gies that help old­er adults lead health­ier lives and main­tain inde­pen­dence. It was found­ed in 2009 with a grant from The SCAN Foun­da­tion and is affil­i­ated with the Pub­lic Health Insti­tute.

The Inter­na­tional Coun­cil on Active Aging® (ICAA) was found­ed in the belief that uni­fy­ing the efforts of the orga­ni­za­tions focused on old­er adults ben­e­fits both the peo­ple they reach and the orga­ni­za­tions them­selves. Today, the vision is shared by over 8,000 orga­ni­za­tions con­nected to the ICAA net­work.

MaRS Dis­cov­ery Dis­trict is a large scale, mis­sion dri­ven inno­va­tion cen­tre locat­ed in Toron­to and net­worked across Ontario, focused on build­ing Canada’s next gen­er­a­tion of tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies in life sci­ences and health care, dig­i­tal media, clean­tech, as well as inno­v­a­tive social pur­pose busi­ness.

Nation­al Health Char­i­ties Cana­da is a col­lec­tive of orga­ni­za­tions in Cana­da that rep­re­sent peo­ple with chron­ic, often pro­gres­sive, neu­ro­log­i­cal and/or neu­ro­mus­cu­lar dis­eases, dis­or­ders, con­di­tions and injuries, and pro­vide lead­er­ship eval­u­at­ing and advanc­ing new oppor­tu­ni­ties for col­lab­o­ra­tion relat­ed to brain health.

OLLI @ Berke­ley pro­vides old­er adults an intel­lec­tual, cul­tural and cre­ative con­nec­tion to Berke­ley as well as a place for UC-Berkeley’s dis­tin­guished fac­ulty to share their research and inter­ests in an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary exchange of ideas.

The UCSF Gaz­za­ley Lab is a cog­ni­tive neu­ro­science research lab at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cis­co focused on study­ing the neur­al mech­a­nisms of mem­o­ry and atten­tion, changes due to nor­mal aging and demen­tia, and ther­a­peu­tic inter­ven­tions.

The UNCG Geron­tol­ogy Research Net­work is a coop­er­a­tive group con­sist­ing of UNCG fac­ul­ty, research staff, and stu­dents, formed in 2007 to facil­i­tate and sup­port trans­dis­ci­pli­nary aging-relat­ed research.

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Organizations represented in previous Summits include

    Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center
    Allstate Insurance
    Alzheimer's Association
    Bon Secours New York Health System
    Brain Injury Association of America
    Campbell Soup Company
    Clinton Global Initiative
    Greenville Hospital System
    Harvard Business Review
    HealthComm Inc.
    Human Dimension Taskforce, US Army
    Institute For The Future
    Johnson & Johnson
    Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health
    McGovern Institute of Neurotechnology, MIT
    National Resource Ctr. Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes
    Nutrition Science Solutions
    One Laptop Per Child
    OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions
    Piedmont Gardens
    Procter & Gamble
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Stanford University
    Sun Microsystems
    UC Berkeley
    UnitedHealth Group
    Winter Park Health Foundation
    Workers' Compensation Regulatory Authority

Previous Summit participants included

Biomedical Engineers
Digital Media professionals
Game publishers
Healthcare technologists
Marketing Executives
Medical Students
Non profit board members
Occupational Therapists
Pharmaceutical Executives
Post doctorate researchers
Professors and Researchers
Scientific Publishers
Social Workers
Speech Pathologists
Talent management/HR
Wellness professionals