BrainTrust Buddies, our primary program, is a social network that allows patients and survivors of brain tumors and brain injuries to interact with each other and students to share different perspectives in a supportive environment. Past events included a movie day, cookie-baking, museum trips, and sailing in Boston Harbor.
Panels and Lectures
Each semester we host a panel where we bring together researchers, clinicians, and patients to present about a topic. The topic can be anything related to the brain that we are interested in learning more about. It’s an excellent opportunity to get to know more about professors’ research and see directly how the research affects the patients. Past topics have included Humor And The Brain, Hypnosis, Music And The Brain, Autism, Schizophrenia, and Epilepsy.
To raise money to help fund our events, we hold occasional bake sales, often coinciding with Brain Awareness Week.
Technology Office Hours
Every couple weeks we host Technology Office Hours where survivors can come in and take their technology-related questions to MIT students. It can be any questions relating to how to use their cell phones, how to use their computers, setting up email, organizing folders, etc.