The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system, with over 100 chapters worldwide. The Brain Institute helped to reactivate the Society for Neuroscience Intermountain Chapter in 2009, and now serves as the administrative center for the chapter.
Chapters exist to support the society's four-fold mission: (1) to advance understanding of the brain; (2) to provide professional development activities for neuroscientists; (3) to educate the public about neuroscience research; and (4) to inform legislators about the implications of new neuroscience research for public policy. The Intermountain Chapter, which encompasses the entire state of Utah, has 180 members. These members are affiliated with the University of Utah (76%); Brigham Young University (12%); Utah State University (4%); Weber State University (4%); and Salt Lake Community College (1%).