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Do Something New- Adaptability & Compassion in a Post-Pandemic World - Virtual Sips & Science Speaker Series

Sips & Science: Enjoy the latest insights on brain science innovations during the Brain Performance Institute’s monthly speaker series.

Bonnie Pitman and Julie Fratantoni, PhD
Center for BrainHealth

Title:  Do Something New- Adaptability & Compassion in a Post-Pandemic World | 7:00PM-8:00PM CT

Bonnie Pitman is the Director of Art - Brain Innovations at the UT Center for BrainHealth. Pitman expands her research and teaching of the art of observation, meditation, and compassion. The Power of Observation initiative connects neurological research with the experience and process of seeing, looking and observing. Through her daily practice to “Do Something New” [], she invites the exploration and celebration of making an ordinary day extraordinary while dealing with chronic illness.

Julie Fratantoni, PhD, leads the Kindness Initiative at the Center for BrainHealth. This initiative is a research and translation program seeking to uncover and harness the brain’s capacity for kindness, empathy and compassion as critical components of overall brain health and well-being. Dr. Fratantoni received her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Dallas. Her doctoral research focused on electroencephalography (EEG) and noninvasive neuromodulation to study language and cognitive function in clinical and healthy populations. Her great passion is to educate and train people on how to maximize their cognitive performance so that they can lead happier, fuller lives.

The speaker will be presenting via Zoom Webinar. You do not need to download any additional software.  We will provide the Zoom Webinar link and passcode once you register.

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Center for BrainHealth

A link to access the event will be provided upon registration.

Thursday, July 22 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students


Health & Wellness


compassion, Adaptability, Post-Covid

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Center for BrainHealth
Contact Information
Paige Hayes
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