President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.

Empowering Future Generations of Neuroscientists and Health Professions

Dr. Giulio Taglialatela
Ashley Nilson
Michele Comerota
Andrea Dimet

For the past three years, UTMB neuroscience students in the Galveston Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) have hosted a Brain Fair to inspire and foster the scientific creativity of Galveston’s youth. At this year’s fair, more than 230 high school and middle school students observed anatomy demonstrations of the brain, rode in a drunk-driving simulator and participated in phantom-limb demonstrations. To continue building upon it’s success, the group will develop more sustainable activities, create reusable materials, build more games, add new events and demonstrations, and conduct a special fair for the children and families at Shriner’s Hospital in Galveston. Community outreach programs with College of the Mainland, Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market and the High Island School District will also be expanded.

Awards by Year