Meet the Scientist - October 2013

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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: "Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Addiction"
When: Tuesday, October 8, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
 

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Speaker:

Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
Foundation Scientific Council Member
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, 1996
Nash Family Professor
Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Director, Friedman Brain Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. of Mount Sinai Medical CenterDr. Nestler studies the molecular basis of addiction and depression in animal models, focusing on the brain pathways that regulate responses to natural rewards such as food, sex and social interaction. His research has established that drug- and stress-induced changes in genetic transcription factors and chromatin remodeling mechanisms in reward pathways mediate long-lived behavioral changes relevant to addiction and depression.

Before moving to Mount Sinai, Dr. Nestler was Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and the Director of the Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities and the Division of Molecular Psychiatry at Yale.

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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