Meet the Scientist - January 2014

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Meet the Scientist Webinar Series

Please join us by phone or on the web for our Meet the Scientist Webinar Series! Hear leading mental health researchers present the latest in new technologies, diagnostic tools, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for mental illness.

Webinar Details:

Topic: "Deep Brain Stimulation & Depression: A Decade of Progress"
When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

View Recordings



download slideshow presentation
 

Speaker:

Helen S. MaybergHelen S. Mayberg, M.D.
Foundation Scientific Council Member
NARSAD Grantee, 1991, 1995, 2002
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology
Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Mayberg leads a multidisciplinary research program committed to defining the “neurology of depression.” Her imaging studies over the past 20 years have systematically examined functional abnormalities characterizing the disorder as well as neural mechanisms mediating antidepressant response to various evidence-based treatments. The goal of her studies is to identify neurobiological markers predicting treatment response and optimized treatment selection. Her long-term interest in neural network models of mood regulation in health and disease led to the development of a new intervention for treatment-resistant patients using deep brain stimulation (DBS), a study initiated at the University of Toronto and now continuing at Emory.  

Dr. Mayberg received a B.A. degree in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.D. degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Moderator:

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., Acting President and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research FoundationJeffrey Borenstein, M.D., joined the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in 2012 as Chief Medical Officer and was appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer at the start of 2013. Dr. Borenstein has more than two decades of experience in health and non-profit leadership. He is former CEO/Medical Director of Holliswood Hospital, where he served from 1996 to 2012. He is a board-certified psychiatrist and the Host of the award-winning series, “Healthy Minds,” which is broadcast on public television stations across the United States. He is Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association.

An active contributor to the psychiatric field  for more than three decades, Dr. Borenstein currently chairs the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association, the Mental Health Services Council of NY State, and the Section on Psychiatry, NY Academy of Medicine, where he is a Fellow. Among the many honors to his credit are the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NY State Connie Lieber Award, the American Psychiatric Association Special Presidential Commendation and the Federation of Organizations Community Mental Health Man of the Year Award. 

Dr. Borenstein is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Medicine.

register for this webinar

View schedule of other upcoming webinars at: bbrfoundation.org/webinar

For other upcoming events, visit: bbrfoundation.org/events