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Around the Schools: Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Harvard University students have launched the first collegiate Sarah Jane Brain Club, to explore issues surrounding pediatric traumatic brain injury, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

“We at Harvard are privileged to launch the first Sarah Jane Brain Club at a university, which will help spread the message and improve the treatment of people with brain damage,” said Professor Kurt Fischer, director of the Mind, Brain, and Education Program at HGSE.

The club is bringing together students and faculty across Harvard to focus on advancing knowledge of the brain, and supporting the millions of families around the country dealing with brain injuries.

Launched by Patrick Donahue, a father of a child suffering from Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, the Sarah Jane Brain Project focuses on creating a model system for research, rehabilitation, and development of children suffering from brain injuries. Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in people from birth to age 25 in the United States. The new Harvard club is open to all students throughout the university.

— Jill Anderson

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