Brain Awareness Night Videos & Transcripts are Available!

Brain Awareness Night was last month, but if you weren't able to attend, you can watch the videos, or read the transcripts of the presentations today! If you'd like to find out what it was all about, read our summary of the event.


Dr. Pat Levitt, Ph.D.

Dr. Levitt is the Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics and Director of the Developmental Neurogenetics Program in the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He also is the WM Keck Provost Professor of Neurogenetics in the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. Dr. Levitt received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and the PhD degree in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuroscience at Yale University. Dr. Levitt has held leadership positions at several medical schools, including Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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Dr. Eraina Schauss, Ph.D.

Dr. Eraina Schauss is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Memphis where she also serves as Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Degree Program. Dr. Schauss received Masters Degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics and Political Science in the field of Criminology. Dr. Schauss went on to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy at the George Washington University.

Dr. Schauss specializes in the translation of mental health research into evidence-based clinical practices with a focus on resilience. At the University of Memphis, she instructs graduate courses in Clinical Interventions and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in addition to teaching and supervising Practicum and Internship students. She continues to research and train clinicians in the areas of resilience, child, cognitive, behavioral, emotional and neurodevelopment, evidence based clinical interventions and family systems therapy. She is working as an Investigator on the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood (CANDLE) Research study with the Urban Child Institute in partnership with the University of Tennessee’s Department of Preventive Medicine. In addition, she works with the new pilot Universal Parenting Places in Memphis in the development, translation and training of staff in evidence based clinical interventions focused on building resilience and providing services to families to combat exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Dr. Schauss is a dually licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider.