Meet the Scientist - March 2014

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Meet the Scientist Webinar SeriesPlease 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: "ADHD: Neurodevelopmental Disorder Through the Ages"
When: Tuesday, March 11, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern

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Speaker:

Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry
New York University Child Study Center
Fascitelli Family Professor of Child Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders

 

Dr. Klein has conducted research with children and adolescents for several decades. Her initial work, guided by a developmental model of schizophrenia, showed that poor social adjustment in early childhood was an important negative predictor of the lifelong course of adults with schizophrenia. Her studies of psychological and pharmacological treatments for anxiety disorders, depression, specific learning disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder have enhanced knowledge of effective treatments for children and adolescents. They have shown that the adult outcome of childhood brain and behavior disorders differs markedly; therefore efforts to curtail long-term liability must be tailored to specific aspects of development depending on the disorder.

Before joining NYU, Dr. Klein was a Professor at Columbia University, and Director of Clinical Psychology at New York State Psychiatric Institute and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

 

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.

 

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