Saint Luke's Health System to sponsor Brain: The Inside Story exhibition at Museum at Prairiefire

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Internationally acclaimed exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History will open in Kansas City in 2016

We view the sponsorship as a celebration of what we are most passionate about, which is leadership and awareness of the neurosciences.

Brain: The Inside Story, the internationally acclaimed exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, will open at the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park in spring 2016, supported by sponsorship from Saint Luke’s Health System. Coming to Kansas City from recent showings in New York City, Toronto, Granada and Milan, this one-of-a-kind exhibition brings neuroscience to life and encourages local dialogue about science and technology.

“Saint Luke’s and Museum at Prairiefire share a dedication to engaging the community with high-quality, educational opportunities, and this is a unique opportunity to showcase health through one of the most intriguing parts of the human body: the brain,” said Melinda L. Estes, M.D., President and CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System. “As one of the region’s leaders in neuroscience treatment, the sponsorship was a natural fit. We are excited to help bring this engaging exhibition to Kansas City.”

At each venue, Brain has raised awareness and understanding about the brain, as well as received praise from neuroscience experts. The exhibition illustrates how the brain uniquely functions using hands-on activities and interactive learning opportunities, including a remarkable walk-through neural pathway installation, brain games and puzzles, a three-pound preserved brain, activities that stimulate senses and memory, an art installation, and more.

Brain is scheduled to be on display at the Museum at Prairiefire through summer 2016. In addition to Brain, Saint Luke’s Health System has sponsored three permanent exhibit cases in the museum’s Great Hall, featuring rotating exhibits of unique museum collection items.

“At Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute we care deeply about brain health, and strive to return our patients who have experienced brain trauma back to the healthy, vital lives they love,” said Dr. Estes. “We view this sponsorship as a celebration of what we are most passionate about, which is leadership and awareness of the neurosciences.”

Saint Luke’s Health System
Saint Luke’s Health System consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the surrounding region.

Museum at Prairiefire
Through a unique collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as with other cultural and educational institutions in the Kansas City area, the Museum at Prairiefire is a place to understand and celebrate natural history and culture in our region and around the world. The Museum engages visitors and area students with world-class exhibitions, important programming and significant educational opportunities. It is the nation’s first permanent venue hosting a continuous series of traveling exhibitions from the American Museum of Natural History.

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