Upcoming Outreach Events:
Hitchcock High School "The Safety Extravaganza", Hitchcock, TX; Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 8:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Lee College, Baytown, TX; Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Community Health Fair, Wright Cooney Park, Galveston, TX; Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Past Outreach Events:
Galveston County Fair and Rodeo, Hitchcock, TX; Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.
National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week, O'Connell High School; Friday, April 1, 2022 from 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Galveston Hike For Hope; McQuire Dent Center; Saturday, March 26, 2022; 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.; See poster and Website for more information.
National Alcohol and Drug Fact Week; Dickinson High School; Friday, March 25, 2022 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
TX A&M University, Galveston Safe Spring Break; Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Red Ribbon Week October 25 - 29, 2021
October 26, 2021 Clear Creek High School
October 27, 2021 Texas City High School
October 28, 2021 LaMarque High School
October 29, 2021 UTMB John Sealy Lobby
Is It Worth It? Outreach at UTMB John Sealy Lobby Educational Video
September 29 - 30, 2021 UTMB Health Education Center
July 23, 2021 UTMB John Sealy Lobby
July 15 - 16, 2021 UTMB Health Education Center
July 7, 2021 Galveston ISD Upward Bound Presentation
May 28, 2021 La Porte Rotary Club Virtual Outreach
May 20, 2021 Texas City ISD Parents Night Virtual Outreach
May 18, 2021 Hitchcock ISD
May 14, 2021 Dickinson High School
March 24, 2021 National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week
March 9, 2021 College of the Mainland Safe Spring Break
March 6, 2021 Fighting the Unknown, Santa Fe High School
February 7, 2020 SfN Brain Fair Rebecca Sealy UTMB
February 6, 2020 SCI Cafe "Escape the Vape" Discussion Panel
December 5, 2019 Coffee with the President CBD Presentation
Red Ribbon Week October 2019
October 23, 2019 Jennie Sealy Lobby UTMB
October 24, 2019 Clear Brooke High School
October 31, 2019 Jennie Sealy Lobby UTMB
April 2019 Alcohol Awareness Month
January 23, 2019 Galveston County Community Coalition and NIDA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, Nessler Center, Texas City
November 2018 SfN Brain Fair at UTMB
November 10, 2018 Careers in Health Care Biomedical Sciences Clear Lake High School
Red Ribbon Week October 22 - 26, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018 and Tuesday, October 23, 2018 John and Jennie Sealy Lobbies UTMB from 11 - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Baylor College of Medicine Academy from 8 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Baylor College of Medicine Academy from 8 - 2 p.m.
Friday, October 26, 2018 Clear Brooke High School from 11 - 1 p.m.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Takes Place Oct. 27 The Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting the semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27. The goal of the event is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Visit deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback for drug collection sites and additional materials such as promotional handouts and safe disposal information.
10th Annual Cruisin’ to Recovery: September 19, 2015
Annual Cruisin’ to Recovery: September 19, 2015 marked our 10th year of supporting this community-wide initiative. It was started by the Center for Addiction Research (CAR) and the Gulf Coast Center. In 2015, it was held at Kempner Park and
Garten Verein on Galveston Island. Volunteers from CAR assisted guests with utilization of the impaired driving simulator and also provided literature on addiction. Approximately 1,000 people attended.
Safe Spring Break
Safe Spring Break was held at Texas A & M Galveston (TAMUG) on March 11th. Volunteers from CAR assisted TAMUG students with utilization of the impaired driving simulator and also provided literature on addiction
the week before their Spring Break. Approximately 1250 students attended.
Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan (BCMAR) Annual Science Fair Festival (January 9, 2015)
Neelakantan, Center for Addiction Research Postdoctoral Fellow volunteered at the BCMAR Annual Science Fair Festival. An activity table titled “Drug Effects on the Brain” was set up with a display of educational materials (brochures and
booklets). Materials were distributed to students and their accompanying family members. Students were engaged in the “drunk busters impairment goggle” activity that simulated the effects on vision while intoxicated.
Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan (BCMAR) Educational Outreach, Houston (October, 2014)
Harshini Neelakantan, Erica McGrath, and Maria Garcia, representatives from the Center for Addiction Research, UTMB Galveston participated in the BCMAR educational outreach during the Drug Free Week of America (Red Ribbon week). In a
classroom setting, 6th and 7th grade students were educated on substance abuse/addiction and introduced to several substances that are known to produce deleterious effects on brain functions. Students were enthusiastic, interactive, and
asked several questions on the topic that were addressed during the session. Students also experienced the drunken driving simulator and participated in the drunk busters impairment goggle activity.
Cruisin’ to Recovery: September 20, 2014
to Recovery: September 20, 2014 marked our 9th year of supporting this community-wide initiative. It was started by the Center for Addiction Research (CAR) and the Gulf Coast Center. In 2014, it was held at Kempner Park and Garten Verein on Galveston
Island. Volunteers from CAR assisted guests with utilization of the impaired driving simulator and also provided literature on addiction. Approximately 2,000 people attended.
Brain Fair for Kids: March & October 2014
The Society for Neuroscience Galveston Chapter, comprised of graduate students, medical students, and faculty of UTMB and students from Texas A&M Galveston, and Galveston College hosted a Brain Fair for high school students from Ball High School.
Students rotated between six different stations in order to learn about different aspects of Neuroscience. At the Drug Addiction station, students drove the driving simulator to learn about driving impaired and learned facts about drug addiction from
members of the Center for Addiction Research. Other stations included Human Brain Anatomy, Animal Brain Anatomy, Brain Injury, Perception, and Neurological Diseases.