Photos by Grant Miller and Kristina Bowman
On Wednesday morning, October 14, more than 200 supporters and stakeholders gathered in a 40 x 130 foot air-conditioned tent located in the future location of the Center for BrainHealth’s brain gym, the Brain Performance Institute. The now empty parking lot adjacent to the Center for BrainHealth headquarters will be transformed into a gorgeous 62,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. Among those in attendance for the presentation and remarks were former NFL players Chad Hennings and Daryl “Moose” Johnston, Jennifer Clifford, Brent Christopher, John McStay, Lyda Hill, Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD., Nancy and Randy Bess, Paul Divis, Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge, T. Boone Pickens, Randa Safady, PhD., Carter Tolleson, John Tolleson, Nancy and Robert Wilbur, Diane and Scott Sealy, Mary McDermott Cook, Kay Hammond, Sue and Pryor Blackwell, and Minnie and Bill Caruth III. The groundbreaking moment was met with a standing ovation and cheers. Immediately following the program, guests filed to the back of the tent where a reception outfitted with mini construction cones, dump trucks and loaders awaited them. The Center for BrainHealth® at The University of Texas at Dallas is a scientific research institute committed to understanding, protecting, healing and enhancing the brain. With more than 75 fully funded research projects, scientific exploration at the Center for BrainHealth is leading edge, innovative, improving lives today and translating groundbreaking discoveries into practical clinical application. Cognitive neuroscience experts at the Center for BrainHealth® and its Brain Performance Institute™ are dedicated to developing and delivering effective, evidence-based protocols to build brain resilience, achieve brain regeneration, reverse losses in cognitive capacity and train the brain to maximize performance in people of all ages and stages. For more information, visit www.centerforbrainhealth.org.