Tucson-area high school juniors with an interest in neuroscience are encouraged to apply for the fourth annual Brain Academy at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The free interactive learning event, put on by the Carondelet Neurological Institute, will be held May 2 and 3. It is open to all Tucson-area juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Students will have a chance to tour the Carondelet Neurological Institute to see the state-of-the-art medical technology such as the neurosurgery operating room and the stereotactic radiosurgery suite where radiation treatment for brain and spine tumors is precisely targeted; attend a conference covering the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions; learn more about the biology of the brain and what goes wrong in some of the most common neurological conditions; participate in hands-on demonstrations; and meet experts in the field and ask questions.

Twenty participants will be selected. The deadline to apply is March 7. Visit http://www.carondelet.org/centers-institutes/neurological-institute/brain-academy.aspx for more information and to apply for the program.

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at ahuicochea@azstarnet.com or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea​

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