Meet the Scientist Webinar Series

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Meet the Scientist Webinar Series

Please join us by phone or on the web on the second Tuesday of each month for our Meet the Scientist Webinar Series hosted by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation President and CEO, Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. Hear leading mental health researchers present the latest in new technologies, diagnostic tools, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for mental illness.

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Upcoming Webinars:

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BJ Casey

“Early-Life Stress: Long-Lasting Impact on Brain Circuitry and Behavior” with B.J. Casey, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
This month, hear from Dr. B.J. Casey, Director, Sackler Professor of Developmental Psychobiology and Sackler Institute for Devlopmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, as she presents “Early-Life Stress: Long-Lasting Impact on Brain Circuitry and Behavior.”
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BJ Casey

“Is Bipolar Disorder an Energy Disorder? Evidence and Novel Treatments” with Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
This month, hear from Dr. Andrew A. Nierenberg, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, as he presents “Is Bipolar Disorder an Energy Disorder? Evidence and Novel Treatments.”
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Ronald Duman

“Repairing the Brain's Communication Network to Treat Depression” with Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
This month, hear from Dr. Ronald S. Duman, Director, Division of Molecular Psychiatry and Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities at Yale University , as he presents “Repairing the Brain's Communication Network to Treat Depression.”
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J. John Mann, M.D.

“Surviving Psychiatric Illness: Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention” with J. John Mann, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
This month, hear from Dr. J. John Mann, Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience in Psychiatry and Radiology at Columbia University, as he presents “Surviving Psychiatric Illness: Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention.”
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Webinar Recordings:

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Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.

"Depression in Families" with Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Location: Online
In February, we heard from Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as she presented "Depression in Families." Click to watch recorded webinar
Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D.

"Research Discoveries in Schizophrenia" with Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In March, we heard from Daniel Weinberger, M.D., Director and CEO of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development as he presented "Research Discoveries in Schizophrenia." Click to watch recorded webinar
Husseini K. Manji, M.D.

"Bipolar Disorder: Harnessing Brain Plasticity for Improved Overall Outcomes" with Husseini K. Manji, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:00pm EST
Location: Online
In April, we heard from Husseini K. Manji, M.D., of Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development. He presented "Bipolar Disorder: Harnessing Brain Plasticity for Improved Overall Outcomes." Click here to watch recorded webinar
Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.

"OCD & Anxiety: Symptoms, Treatment & How to Cope" with Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In May, we heard from Dr. Helen Blair Simpson, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute as she presented "OCD & Anxiety: Symptoms, Treatment & How to Cope." Click here to watch recorded webinar
Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D.

"Depression in Children and Adolescents" with Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In June, we heard from Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at UTMB at Galveston as she presented "Depression in Children and Adolescents." Click here to watch recorded webinar
Dennis S. Charney, M.D.

"Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges" with Dennis S. Charney, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In July, we heard from Dennis S. Charney, M.D., Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as he presented "Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges."
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Dr. Carlos Zarate

"Ketamine & Next Generation Therapies" with Carlos A. Zarate, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In August, we heard from Dr. Carlos Zarate, Chief, Section on the Neurobiology and Treatment of Mood Disorders and Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch (ETPB) at the NIMH, as he presented "Ketamine & Next Generation Therapies." 
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Dr. Judith Rapoport

"Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: The Study and Treatment" with Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.

Date: Monday, September 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In September, we heard from Dr. Judith Rapoport, Chief of the Child Psychology Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as she presented "Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: The Study and Treatment."
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Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.

"Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Addiction" with Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In October, we heard from Dr. Eric Nestler, Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Director, Friedman Brain Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as he presented "Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Addiction."
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Dr. John Krystal

"Pharmacotherapy of PTSD" with John H. Krystal, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In November, we heard from Dr. John Krystal, Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry, Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD, as he presented "Pharmacotherapy of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder."
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Dr. Fred Volkmar

"Autism: Progress and Promise for the Future" with Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
This month, hear from Dr. Fred Volkmar, Chief, Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Chair, Child Study Center, as he presents "Autism: Progress and Promise for the Future." 
This webinar was not recorded, but additional resources have been provided - Click here to access them.
Dr. Helen Mayberg

"Deep Brain Stimulation & Depression: A Decade of Progress" with Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In January, we heard from Dr. Helen Mayberg, Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair, Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics and Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology, Emory University, as she presented "Deep Brain Stimulation & Depression: A Decade of Progress." 
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Dr. William T. Carpenter

"New Approaches for Therapeutic Discovery in Schizophrenia" with William T. Carpenter, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern
Location: Online
In February, we heard from from Dr. William Carpenter, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, as he presented "New Approaches for Therapeutic Discovery in Schizophrenia."
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Dr. Rachel G. Klein

"ADHD: Neurodevelopmental Disorder Through the Ages" with Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern
Location: Online
In March, we heard from Dr. Rachel Klein, Director, Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Child Study Center as she presented "ADHD: Neurodevelopmental Disorder Through the Ages."
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Dr. Bruce McEwen

"Brain Plasticity: What Is It and Why Is It Important?" with Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In April, we heard from Dr. Bruce McEwen, Head, Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology and Alfred E. Mirsky Professor at The Rockefeller University, as he presented "Brain Plasticity: What Is It and Why Is It Important?"
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Dr. John Rubenstein

"Understanding Brain Development as a Foundation for Understanding Brain Diseases" with John L.R. Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In May, we heard from Dr. John L.R. Rubenstein, Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry, as he presented "Understanding Brain Development as a Foundation for Understanding Brain Diseases."
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Cameron Carter

"Brain Networks in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Targets for Novel Therapies" with Cameron S. Carter, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EST - Special Time
Location: Online
In June, we heard from Dr. Cameron S. Carter, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of California, Davis, as he presented "Brain Networks in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Targets for Novel Therapies."
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Dolores Malaspina, M.D., M.S.P.H.

“Identifying Risk Factors and Protective Pathways for Schizophrenia” with Dolores Malaspina, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In July, we heard from Dr. Dolores Malaspina, Anita Steckler and Joseph Steckler Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, as she presented “Identifying Risk Factors and Protective Pathways for Schizophrenia.”
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John L. R. Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.

"Dopaminergic Medications in Treatment Resistant Depression" with Jan A. Fawcett, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
In August we heard from Dr. Jan A. Fawcett, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, as he presented on "Dopaminergic Medications in Treatment Resistant Depression."
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