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August 12, 2014 Meet the Scientist: “Dopaminergic Medications in Treatment Resistant Depression.” Online Webinar In August, Dr. Jan Fawcett, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, presented a free webinar on Depression. The webinar was recorded, click here to watch it!
July 25, 2014 Annual Klerman and Freedman Prizes Dinner New York, NY The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awarded its annual Klerman and Freedman Prizes at a dinner ceremony on July 25, 2014 in New York City, recognizing exceptional clinical and basic research by young scientists who have been supported by NARSAD Young Investigator Grants. View highlights from this event.
July 15, 2014 Meet the Scientist: “Identifying Risk Factors and Protective Pathways for Schizophrenia” Online Webinar In July, Dr. Dolores Malaspina, Professor of Psychiatry Psychology at the New York University School of Medicine, presented a free webinar on Schizophrenia. The webinar was recorded, click here to watch it!
June 10, 2014 Meet the Scientist: "Brain Networks in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Targets for Novel Therapies" Online Webinar In June, Dr. Cameron S. Carter, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of California, Davis, presented a free webinar on Brain Networks. The webinar was recorded, click here to watch it!
May 13, 2014 Meet the Scientist: "Understanding Brain Development as a Foundation for Understanding Brain Diseases" Online Webinar In May, Dr. John Rubenstein, Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry presented a free webinar on Brain Development. The webinar was recorded, click here to watch it!
April 8, 2014 Meet the Scientist: "Brain Plasticity: What Is It and Why Is It Important? Online Webinar In April, Dr. Bruce McEwen of The Rockefeller University presented a free webinar on Brain Plasticity. The webinar was recorded, click here to watch it!
March 11, 2014 Meet the Scientist: "ADHD: Neurodevelopmental Disorder Through the Ages" Online Webinar In March, Dr. Rachel Klein of New York University presented a free webinar on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The webinar was recorded, click here to watch it!
February 11, 2014 Meet the Scientist: "New Approaches in Theraeutic Discovery for Schizophrenia" Online Webinar In February, Dr. William Carpenter of The University of Maryland School of Medicine presented a free webinar on schizophrenia. The webinar was recorded, click here to watch it!
January 14, 2014 Meet the Scientist: "Deep Brain Stimulation & Depression: A Decade of Progress" Online Webinar In January, Dr. Helen Mayberg of Emory University presented a free webinar on depression and deep brain stimulation. The webinar was recorded, click here to watch it!
December 10, 2013 Meet the Scientist: "Autism: Progress and Promise for the Future" Online Webinar In December, Dr. Fred Volkmar of Yale University presented a free webinar on autism. This particular webinar was not recorded, however, Dr. Volkmar did provide some additional resources.
November 13, 2013 Women Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness New York, NY At the sold-out, first NY Women's Luncheon event, Ellen Levine, Editorial Director of Hearst Magazines held an intimate conversation with Ambassador Swanee Hunt.
November 12, 2013 Meet the Scientist: "Pharmatotherapy of PTSD" Online Webinar In November, Dr. John Krystal of Yale University School of Medicine presented a free webinar on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Click here to watch webinar recording.
October 25, 2013 2013 National Awards Dinner New York, NY To honor of the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners and the Productive Lives Awardees - extraordinary individuals dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental illness.
October 25, 2013 2013 Mental Health Research Symposium New York, NY The 2013 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners and select Young Investigators presented the latest research discoveries across brain and behavior disorders followed by interactive audience Q&A. Keynote address by Elyn R. Saks, J.D., Ph.D. Watch the presentations.
October 24, 2013 2013 Scientist's Dinner New York, NY Brief presentations by the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners are made each year at this exclusive by invite only event.
October 8, 2013 Meet the Scientist: "Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Addiction" Online Webinar In October, Dr. Eric Nestler, Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Director, Friedman Brain Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, presented "Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Addiction.
September 9, 2013 Meet the Scientist: "Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: The Study and Treatment" Online Webinar In September, Judith L. Rapoport, from the National Institute of Mental Health presented "Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: The Study and Treatment."
August 13, 2013 Meet the Scientist: "Ketamine and Next Generation Therapies" Online Webinar In August, Carlos A. Zarate, M.D., from the National Institute of Mental Health presented "Ketamine and Next Generation Therapies."
July 26, 2013 Klerman/Freedman Prizes Dinner New York, NY The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation honored exceptional NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees with the annual Klerman Prize and Freedman Prize along with honorable mentions. View Highlights from this event.
July 9, 2013 Meet the Scientist: "Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges" Online Webinar In July, Dennis S. Charney, M.D., Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, presented "Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges."
June 11, 2013 Meet the Scientist: "Depression in Children & Adolescents" Online Webinar In June, Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at UTMB at Galveston presented "Depression in Children and Adolescents."
May 14, 2013 Meet the Scientist: "OCD and Anxiety: Symptoms, Treatments and How to Cope" Online Webinar In May, Dr. Blair Simpson, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute presented on obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety and offered helpful information for patients and caregivers.
Apr. 30, 2013 "Discovery to Recovery: A Path to Healthy Minds" Mental Health Conference Los Angeles, CA Experts addressing the latest advances in research, treatment and care and a discussion on translating research into practice for the 77 million diagnosed with a mental illness. Key Note presentation by Elyn Saks, J.D., Ph.D.
Apr. 16, 2013 Meet the Scientist: "Bipolar Disorder: Harnessing Brain Plasticity for Improved Overall Outcomes" Online Webinar In April, Dr. Husseini Manji of Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development presented the latest findings in bipolar disorder research.
Mar. 12, 2013 Meet the Scientist: "Research Discoveries in Schizophrenia" Online Webinar In March, Dr. Daniel Weinberger, CEO of the Lieber Instititue for Brain Development presented the latest schizophrenia research findings.
Feb. 12, 2013 Meet The Scientist: "Depression in Families" Online - Webinar In February, we heard from Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. of Columbia University who presented "Depression in Families."
Oct. 26, 2012 Annual National Awards Dinner New York, NY The 2012 Outstanding Achievement Prizes and the Productive Lives Award will be presented at this year's 25th Anniversary Dinner. View a highlights video from this event.
Oct. 26, 2012 24th Annual Mental Health Research Symposium New York, NY The 2012 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners and select Young Investigators will present updates on leading research discoveries across brain and behavior disorders. Q&A to follow. Click for transcripts and photos.
Oct. 25, 2012 2012 Scientific Dinner New York, NY By Invite Only - Private dinner celebrating 25 years of empowering research and honoring the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners, along with several distinguished NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees, to be held on the eve of our 24th annual New York Mental Health Research Symposium.
Sep. 25, 2012 Meet the Scientist: A Virtual Discussion Webinar
New Ways to Stimulate the Brain for Depression
Online Scientific Council Member, Mark S. George, M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina. He'll be discussing New Ways to Stimulate the Brain for Depression. Watch the Webinar.
Sep. 14, 2012 2012 Women's Mental Health Conference: The Art and Science of Caring New York, NY A national conference that addresses the link between women and mental health issues and the treatment and care of their families: from spouses to children and from parents to extended family members. This Conference is designed to ensure that women can get up to date and accurate information – in a supportive and empowering environment – about their mental well-being. Click for highlight video, photos and transcripts.
Jul. 27, 2012 Klerman-Freedman Awards Dinner New York, NY The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Board of Directors and the Scientific Council will honor this year's Young Investigators for excellence and innovation in basic and clinical research.
May 17, 2012 Meet the Scientist: A Virtual Discussion Webinar
Suicide Risk Factors and Managing Suicide Risk
Online Meet the Scientist, The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation signature webinar series returns for 2012! Kicking the year off is Scientific Council Member, Jan A. Fawcett, M.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He'll be discussing Suicide Risk Factors and Managing Suicice Risk. Watch the Webinar.
May 3, 2012 Meet and Greet Reception: Early Risk Factors for Brain and Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents Uniondale, NY Join us for a discussion led by Scientific Council Member, BJ Casey, Ph.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. Light refreshments will be served at the event which will be taking place at the Long Island Marriott Hotel. Registration required.
Apr. 24, 2012 The Next Frontier in Mental Health: From Research to Patients Toronto, Canada Symposium featuring NARSAD Investigator Grantees from around the world will gather to advance our understanding of a range of mental illnesses in light of recent discoveries. This year's event will move the discussion further along to treatment, and will look at examples of programs that address first episode and early detection, with a particular focus on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. There will also be a section on children and youth mental health. Save the Date
Feb. 9, 2012 The Teenage Mind: What Every Parent Needs To Know Newport Coast, CA Foundation-funded NARSAD Grantees discuss their work on the "teenage mind" as they explore issues as diverse as depression, sleep, mood and substance abuse.
Oct. 26, 2011 23rd Annual Mental Health Research Symposium New York, NY Featuring presentations by the 2011 Foundation Outstanding Achievement Prize Winners and several NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees
Oct. 26, 2011 National Awards Dinner New York, NY National Awards Gala: Awarding 2011 Outstanding Achievement Prizes and the Productive Lives Award
Oct. 5, 2011 Meet The Scientist Webinar: Rapid-Acting Antidepressant Strategies Online Featuring William E. Bunney, M.D. of the University of California, Irvine. Watch the Webinar.
Sep. 14, 2011 Meet The Scientist Webinar: Lessons Learned from Experimental Psychopharmacology Online Featuring John H. Krystal, M.D. of Yale University. Watch the Webinar.
Jul. 13, 2011 Meet The Scientist Webinar: Development and Pharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia Online Featuring Joseph T. Coyle, M.D. of Harvard University. Watch the Webinar.
Jun. 22, 2011 New Approaches to Treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorder Cold Spring Harbor, NY Hear about the next frontier in neuroscience research from Scientific Council members Dr. Manji and Dr. Henn
Jun. 21, 2011 Meet The Scientist Webinar: Treatments for Schizophrenia: Current Limitations and Future Strategies Online Featuring Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. of Columbia University. Watch the Webinar.
May 26, 2011 Frontiers in Mental Health Toronta, Canada Co-sponsored by the Graham Boeckh, Gairdner and Brain & Behavior Research Foundations with presentations by NARSAD Investigator Grantees and Scientific Council members.
May 23, 2011 Meet The Scientist Webinar: How do Genes Cause Mental Illness? Online Featuring Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D. of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Watch the Webinar.
Mar. 23, 2011 Meet The Scientist Webinar: The Brain at Work in Schizophrenia Online Featuring Neil D. Woodward Ph.D. of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Watch the Webinar.
Oct. 29, 2010 22nd Annual Mental Health Research Symposium New York, NY Featuring presentations by the 2010 Foundation Outstanding Achievement Prize Winners and several NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees
Oct. 29, 2010 National Awards Dinner New York, NY National Awards Gala: Awarding 2010 Outstanding Achievement Prizes and the Productive Lives Awards
Spring, 2010 Healthy Minds Across America 2010 USA & Canada Series of public education forums taking place at over 40 institutions and universities highlighting the breakthroughs in mental health research. Read transcripts and see complete schedule of events.
Mar. 6, 2010 7th Annual Palm Beach Mental Health Research Symposium West Palm Beach, FL Free symposium moderated by Dr. Jeffrey A. Lieberman of Columbia University. Featuring four of the world's leading experts on the causes and new paths to treatments for severe mental illness.