• Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram

We express our gratitude to everyone who has already made their year-end donation to UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. To those of you who have not yet done so, it's not too late! Make your end of year contribution before December 31st!

You may renew your annual tax-deductible gift or donate for the first time by using the link below:


Your donations are vital in helping The Friends of Semel: 

  • Continue to bring outstanding educational programs about mental health issues to the community as a free public service

  • Invest in the future of mental health research by early career scientists working to develop new treatments for illnesses of the mind and brain

  • Raise awareness about illnesses of the mind and brain that affect 1 in 4 people every year in this country alone

  • Erase the stigma of mental illness so that people who need treatment will not suffer in silence and seek the help they need and deserve

We invite you to visit our website www.friendsofthesemelinstitute.org where you will find a calendar of upcoming events and more information about our Open Mind and Friends Scholar programs.


We wish you and yours a meaningful and peaceful New Year.

With Gratitude,

Vicky Goodman
Founder and President
Friends of Semel

Michael Irwin, M.D.
Faculty Advisor, Friends of Semel
Director, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
Director, Mindful Awareness Research Center