Brain – Exhibit Collaborators
INFORMATION ON CONTENT COLLABORATORS
“BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head,” premiered at the Arts and Industries Building at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. “BRAIN” is made possible by Pfizer and was produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health. It is the culmination of the efforts of diverse entities devoted to medical research and cutting-edge health and science education.
“BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head” is made possible by Pfizer Inc. Founded in 1849, Pfizer is the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company taking new approaches to better health. Pfizer discovers and develops innovative medicines to treat and help prevent disease for both people and animals. Through consistent, high quality manufacturing and distribution operations, Pfizer medicines reach patients in 180 nations. Pfizer also partners with health care providers, governments, and local communities around the world to expand access to our medicines and to provide better quality healthcare and health system support. Pfizer colleagues work everyday to help people stay happier and healthier longer and to reduce the human and economic burden of disease worldwide.
The National Institutes of Health, serving as a partner in exhibition production and content collaboration, is the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States government and one of the world’s foremost medical research centers. The NIH, comprised of 27 separate institutes and centers, conducts a wide range of brain-related research in areas including neurological disorders, substance abuse and addiction, and mental health disorders.
The following three institutes of the NIH provided access to research findings and world-renowned experts contributing to the exhibit’s cutting-edge content on the brain.
* The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides national leadership dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing mental illnesses through basic research on the brain and behavior, and through clinical, epidemiological, and services research.
* The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction through supporting and conducting research across a broad range of disciplines and rapid and effective dissemination of results of that research to improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.
* The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports and conducts research and research training on the normal structure and function of the nervous system and on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 600 nervous system disorders including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, head and spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain tumors.
Evergreen Exhibitions, based in San Antonio, Texas, which developed and produced the exhibit and is managing the five-year, 15-city tour, is a world leader in providing high quality, state-of-the-art, family educational experiences, and serves as a major development partner to more than 200 leading museums and research institutions.