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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

 

President

ABBY SKEEL

I am a current junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in neuroscience and minoring in chemistry and museum studies, while on the pre-med track. This summer, I will be participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh, where I will be doing research on Parkinson’s Disease. I am a current volunteer at UPMC Presbyterian/Montefiore in the Palliative Care Department. Additionally, I work as an office assistant at Pitt’s Department of Campus Recreation.

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.

CALL TO CALM CHECK-INs

Emotional health is a pivotal part of our holistic health, 

and emotional health is often deteriorated due to isolation

or helplessness. This program is in association with 

Allegheny Health Network to have undergraduates

call-in to connect with patients. To join, please click below.

 

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University of Pittsburgh

(412) - 742 - 1707

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