Rush and Helen Record Neuroscience Forum
The annual event is made possible through a generous gift from friends of Rush and Helen Record. This forum is an important component of our graduate program that provides neuroscience graduate students and postdoctoral fellows a setting in which to present their research findings to the Baylor College of Medicine neuroscience community. The forum also provides an opportunity to invite colleagues from other institutions to share their perspective on our research and training activities.
Rush and Helen Record made their home in Houston for more than 50 years and together made significant contributions to addressing the causes of mental illnesses. The Records were pioneering advocates of the biological origins of mental illness and spearheaded efforts to support research in the biochemical origins of schizophrenia. Through their leadership, the Division of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine was founded under the direction of our first chair, Dr. James Patrick. This forum is held in their honor.