Congressman Hall Briefed on BrainHealth Research
Aug. 22, 2008
Congressman Ralph Hall was briefed this week about the latest research initiatives at the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth.
UT System Assistant Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations Charlie Cooke and UT Dallas Vice President of Research Bruce Gnade joined BrainHealth Drs. Sandra Chapman, John Hart and Jacquelyn Gamino to welcome Hall.
Chapman and Gamino shared recent research showing how critical the middle school years are in brain development.
They are working to educate lawmakers at the state and federal levels about the importance of teaching children strategic reasoning during this vital developmental period.
Hall has served the 4th Congressional District in Texas since 1980.
He is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science and Technology and a member of the Energy and the House Commerce Committee.
Ralph Hall, U.S. congressman from Rockwall, holds a model of the human brain, joined by (from left) Charlie Cooke, the UT System assistant vice chancellor for federal relations; Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, chief director of the Center for BrainHealth; Bruce Gnade, UT Dallas vice president for research; Dr. John Hart, medical director of the Center for BrainHealth; and Dr. Jacque Gamino, research scientist and head of the ADHD Program for the Center for BrainHealth.