2013 Mental Health Research Symposium

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October 25th was an inspiring day as the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners presented their latest discoveries and developments in brain and behavior research. Their work is revolutionizing the ability of neuroscientists to explore the brain and apply new information to prevent or reverse the course of mental illness. Two especially promising NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees also presented exciting work in developing a biomarker for schizophrenia and an innovative treatment for major depression. In addition, we were honored to have Elyn R. Saks, J.D., Ph.D., present a keynote address detailing her incredible story of a lifelong battle with schizophrenia and how she has been able to forge a full, productive and happy life for herself. Dr. Saks is the bestselling author of the book “The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness.”

Read the Symposium Program Booklet.

Watch the presentations:

2013 Lieber Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement
in Schizophrenia Research

Marc G. Caron, Ph.D.
Duke University Medical Center

2013 Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prizewinner
for Innovative and Promising Schizophrenia Research

Nikhil M. Urs, Ph.D.
Duke University

Keynote Presentation:
"Living a Productive Life"

Elyn R. Saks, J.D., Ph.D.
Bestselling Author and Professor of Law at USC

2013 Colvin Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement
in Mood Disorders Research

Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee

Koko Ishizuka, M.D., Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2013 Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prizewinner
for Innovative and Promising Schizophrenia Research

Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.
Duke University

2013 Goldman-Rakic Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement
in Cognitive Neuroscience

Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University

2013 Colvin Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement
in Mood Disorders Research

Boris Birmaher, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2013 Ruane Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement
in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research

Jay N. Giedd, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee

Paolo Cassano, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachussetts General Hospital

 

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