MIT BrainTrust is a student-run service organization, dealing with patients who have any kind of brain-related condition. We host events including panels, awareness fundraisers, and social gatherings. We also educate the community about the brain and brain-related disorders through Brain Injury Awareness booths, and classes during Splash.
Our goal is to provide real-world opportunities to students and other members of the MIT community interested in topics such as cognitive science, medicine, assistive technology, cognitive or neurological prosthetics, and Internet sociology. Members’ efforts directly help people living with neurological impairments. Participants expand their understanding of such disorders and new technologies being developed to help people who have them.
We work closely with The Healing Exchange BRAIN TRUST, a Cambridge-based non-profit organization. T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST’s essential mission is to make the experience of having a brain tumor or other neurological disorder more manageable by helping people communicate about support issues, medical topics, and research.