Neuroscience research takes steps forward with NERD Run

Families and communities came together to run and support neuroscience health research on Sept. 19. The N.E.R.D (Neuroscience Education Research Development) Run was organized by the University of Alberta’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI) and co-hosted by Multisports Canada at William Hawrelak Park. The third annual fundraising event had a successful turnout with over 200 volunteers and runners participating. “We aim to bring students, researchers, families altogether to run for brain research,” Karim Fouad, director of basic research and operations of the NMHI, said. “We really want to break the barrier between people, that’s why we used the word ‘N.E.R.D.’ ‘Nerdy’ is a fun word now, it brings the people into the event, brings the fun in, people can dress up in their own way to interpretive ‘Nerdy’. I…

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