Meet the Scientist Webinar - April 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: "Bipolar Disorder: Harnessing Brain Plasticity for Improved Overall Outcomes"
When: Tuesday, April 16*, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

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Speaker:

Husseini K. Manji, M.D.
Scientific Council Member
NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee
1999 Falcone Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Affective Disorders Research (re-named the Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research in 2012)
Global Therapeutic Head, Neuroscience
Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Adjunct Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine

Husseini Manji, MDDr. Manji leads a preclinical and clinical global team whose broad goal is to discover and develop new therapeutics for major neurologic, psychiatric, and pain-related diseases with a high unmet need for effective treatments. Dr. Manji’s research has helped to conceptualize severe neuropsychiatric disorders as genetically influenced disorders of synaptic and neural plasticity, and led to the investigation of key novel therapeutics. The major focus of his research has been the investigation of disease- and treatment-induced changes in gene and protein networks that regulate synaptic and neural plasticity in brain and behavior disorders.

Before joining J&J, Dr. Manji was Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology & Experimental Therapeutics at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the largest program of its kind in the world.

 

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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