Meet the Scientist - September 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: "Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia - The Study and Treatment"
When: Monday, September 9, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
 

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Speaker:

Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.
Foundation Scientific Council Member
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee
2002 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research Recipient
Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Judith Rapoport, M.D.The laboratory that Dr. Rapoport has led at the NIMH since 1984 investigates the clinical phenomenology, neurobiology and treatment of brain and behavior disorders in children, including childhood-onset schizophrenia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with a particular focus on diagnosis. Over the past decade, her group has been concentrating on both normal and abnormal brain development in childhood and adolescence, and better understanding and treatment of childhood-onset schizophrenia.
 
In addition to her post at NIMH, Dr. Rapoport is professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine and clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical School.

Dr. Rapoport received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She obtained her clinical and research training at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston, the Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., and the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

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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