Scientific Council

The BBRF Scientific Council guides the Foundation to fund creative and impactful research relevant to the whole spectrum of mental illness.

The all-volunteer group of 192 pre-eminent mental health researchers rigorously evaluates every grant application, identifying the most promising, high-quality science. Research proposals are submitted from around the world. The BBRF Scientific Council reviews hundreds of grant applications submitted from around the world and selects the most promising research ideas with the greatest potential to lead to breakthroughs.

Scientific Council Listing

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Suzanne N. Haber, Ph.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D.
Stephan Heckers, M.D.
Vanderbilt University
René Hen, Ph.D.
Columbia University Irving Medical Center / New York State Psychiatric Institute
Takao K. Hensch, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Elliott L. Hong, M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Laura M. Huckins, Ph.D.
Yasmin L. Hurd, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a global nonprofit organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of psychiatric and mental illnesses.

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Beginning in 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation was providing seed money to neuroscientists to invest in “out of the box” research that the government and other sources were unwilling to fund. Today, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is still the leading, private philanthropy in the world in this space.

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