What: Friends of BrainHealth Scientist Selection Luncheon
Where: Dallas Country Club
The 411: More than 90 members of the Friends of BrainHealth, a donor circle dedicated to advancing research discoveries at UT Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth, gathered to lunch and bestow career-accelerating research grants to a few promising young scientists. Patrons raised more than $302,000 this year and awarded four $25,000 grants to help these scientists lead their own research studies:
- Linda and Joel Robuck Distinguished New Scientist: Lee Ann Young, M.A.
- The Katherine and Bob Penn Distinguished New Scientist: Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D.
- The Sapphire Foundation Distinguished New Scientist: Lori Cook, Ph.D.
- Live Winner: Bambi DeLaRosa, M.S.
Who: Center for BrainHealth development director Kimber Hartmann, Friends of BrainHealth 2015 campaign chairs Lucy Billingsley and Lindsay Billingsley, Carolyn Lupton, Jean Lattimore, Caroline Rose Hunt, Jim Riley, Ginger Nobles, Eric Bennett and Robin Bennett.