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Twitter Chat on The Teen Brain—NIMH Experts Discuss Brain Awareness Week

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NIMH Twitter Chat

On March 14, 2013, NIMH hosted a Twitter chat on the teen brain with Dr. Jay Giedd in recognition of Brain Awareness Week. NIMH’s own Jay Giedd, M.D., answered questions from the audience regarding the teen brain and other Brain Awareness Week activities.

Dr. Giedd is chief of the Unit on Brain Imaging in the Child Psychiatry Branch of the Division of Intramural Research Program

Brain Awareness Week is a week-long global campaign coordinated by The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives that occurs every March to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Partners include universities, hospitals, K-12 schools, advocacy groups, government agencies, service organizations, professional groups, and affiliates.