EXPERIENCE SYNAPSE

ABOUT US

Our Inception

Originally started at MIT and Stanford, Synapse is a national organization found at the top universities across the United States. Our chapter of Synapse was established in 2019 here at the University of Pittsburgh. Here at Pitt synapse, our mission is two-fold: educating the community about the brain (more specifically - traumatic brain injuries) and reducing the stigma associated with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). 

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

Founder & President

NISHANT AGRAWAL

I'm currently a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Neuroscience. I founded this organization to merge both of my passions: education and holistic treatment. On campus, I'm involved as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Biology department and a research technician for UPMC.  I'm conducting my own research project focusing on the mechanisms involved in the cause and possible therapy of aggressive pediatric brain tumors. You can also find me helping the Hindu Students Council, lobbying for the Coalition of Pre-Health Students, and working as a mentor for Phi Eta Sigma. 

PROGRAMS

What We're Doing in the City of Champions

 

BUDDY PROGRAM

Former Kids Helping Current Kids

The Buddy Program offers our club members an opportunity to immerse themselves directly into one-on-one patient interactions. Members will be able to build relationships with pediatric patients with TBI's and watch their improvement.

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

Safe, Social & Stimulating Discussions

 

Make a Synapse With Our Team

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(412) - 742 - 1707

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