Synapse | National Student-Run Brain Injury Support Organization

Synapse empowers students to work together to improve the lives of those living with brain injury by supporting chapters at universities across the nation. Their national team provides training sessions and written resources to educate chapter leaders about brain injury, creating effective support groups, and building community partnerships. Advisors are available to help students overcome obstacles and answer questions as they arise.

This approach provides students with an opportunity to positively impact their communities through service and fosters their development as leaders. During their time in Synapse, students will connect with other chapters to share their experiences and advice. These students form a network of future physicians, scientists, and policy makers who are passionate about improving care for brain injury.

Student chapters primarily do three things:

‣ Organize events to provide individuals with brain injury with opportunities to connect with and support one another

‣ Foster relationships between students and individuals with brain injury through a structured buddy program

‣ Plan lectures by physicians and researchers on the latest advances in the field


Interested in getting involved? Apply to found a chapter at your school. The deadline for our 2016-17 application cycle is November 15, 2016.