24th Annual New York City Mental Health Research Symposium

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation celebrated 25 years of awarding NARSAD Grants

2012 New York City Mental Health Research Symposium

Friday, October 26, 2012
Bohemian National Hall

The 24th Annual NYC Mental Health Research Symposium featured presentations by the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners and select NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees. Presentations throughout the day covered topics such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, memory systems and child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.

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Transcripts of each session from this year's event:

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2012 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research
Michael J. Owen, M.D., Ph.D. - Cardiff University
What Does Genetics Tell Us about the Classification and Pathogenesis of Schizophrenia?

Michael O'Donovan, M.D., Ph.D. - Cardiff University
The Genetic Architecture of Schizophrenia

2012 Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prize for Innovative Schizophrenia Research
James T. R. Walters, M.D., Ph.D. - Cardiff University
The Nature of Cognitive Impairment in Schizophreniaand Its Utility in Genetic Studies

2012 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research
Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D. - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Advances in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Eduard Vieta, Ph.D. - University of Barcelona
Bipolar Disorder: The Roadmap to Recovery

NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees on Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
David A. Prober, Ph.D. - California Institute of Technology
Zebrafish as a new Animal Model to Study Genes, Neurons and Drugs that Regulate Sleep

Pauline Belujon, Ph.D. - University of Pittsburgh
The Effects of Ketamine on Dopamine and Depression (Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture)

Giacomo Salvador, M.D. - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
A Brain-Imaging Approach to Understanding the Biology of Ketamine’s Antidepressant Effects

2012 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D. - Yale University
Making Sense of Nonsense: Using Human Genetics to Identify New Treatment for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders

2012 Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience Research
Larry R. Squire, Ph.D. - University of California, San Diego
Conscious and Unconscious Memory Systems of the Mammalian Brain


Learn more about the Outstanding Achievement Prizes