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School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences explores the intersection of the mind and the brain like no other school in the nation. We are on a mission to decipher the brain’s story—the changes in our brain from the day we are born to the day we die. We seek to understand how the brain becomes impaired and how its development can be enhanced. We also prepare the next generation of clinicians to improve the health, education and quality of life of children and families.

Our exceptional Callier Center for Communication Disorders researches the biological and psychological mechanisms underlying communication, and communication disorders. Our acclaimed Center for BrainHealth is making enormous strides in understanding, protecting and healing the brain. Our groundbreaking Center for Vital Longevity is investigating promising interventions for slowing cognitive aging.

Combining discovery, education and care

We established our School’s newest affiliated center, the Center for Children and Families, to promote optimal child development by enhancing research, practice and outreach. Our scientists investigate how infants learn about their worlds and what makes for the best relationship between parent and child. We use this newfound knowledge to help families, schools and caregivers provide the most advantageous environment possible so that children may thrive.

The Center for Children and Families needs the same vital start-up funding that has been instrumental in the success of our other three affiliate centers. We must establish an operating endowment for the Center for Children and Families, and we must raise support for its innovative research programs and community engagement activities.

Invest in the future

Throughout the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, we need additional endowed chairs and professorships to attract and retain top scholars and teachers. We also need to increase the number of graduate fellowships to bring in outstanding MS and PhD candidates. With your support, we can seize the opportunities that will shape our future.

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Learn how you can help the School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences deliver on a bold vision. Download the School’s campaign brochure, visit the School’s website, or contact Pagett Gosslee, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at 972-883-2837 or