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Area Students Invited to Register for NEOMED Brain Bee

Annual competition to test knowledge of neuroscience

Students ages 14 through 18 have the opportunity to participate in Northeast Ohio Medical University’s fifth annual Brain Bee, a competition that will test their knowledge of neuroscience.

The Brain Bee will take place Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at NEOMED. The winner of the competition will be provided airfare, lodging and a meal per diem for the trip to the National Brain Bee Competition in Baltimore, Md., for themselves and their support team (chaperone and guest) in March, 2019.

The International Brain Bee was founded in 1999 and is the worldwide neuroscience competition for high school students. The competition motivates students to learn about the brain and inspires them to pursue neuroscience careers to help treat and find cures for neurological and psychological disorders. Brain Bees test students’ knowledge of the human brain regarding such topics as intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing and sensations. Students are also quizzed on illnesses such as  Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke; schizophrenia; epilepsy and depression; as well as addictions and brain research.

Free monthly tutoring sessions are available on Saturdays to help students prepare for the Brain Bee. Sessions will occur Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 at NEOMED.

“Participating in a regional Brain Bee is a great way for high school students to foster academic relationships with neuroscientists and meet students with similar interests from other local high schools,” Dana Peterson, Ph.D., M.Ed., assistant professor of anatomy and neurobiology, said. “We are excited to offer monthly preparatory Brain Bees.  We see these sessions as a way to extend and reinforce these important mentoring relationships between NEOMED faculty and staff and area high school students.”

Students may register at // For more information about the Brain Bee, please contact Dr. Peterson at 330.325.6476 or



For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas.