2020 International Mental Health Research Symposium Presentations
On October 30, 2020, we held our International Mental Health Research Virtual Symposium. The event featured presentations by The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s 2020 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners as well as a special keynote presentation by the 2020 Pardes Humanitarian Prizewinner in Mental Health, Dr. Myrna M. Weissman.
BBRF President and CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein noted:
“These exceptional scientists are distinguished by their devotion to finding innovative new therapies that will improve care for those living with mental illness and hold the key to preventive and diagnostic tools for the future.”
For more info about BBRF's Outstanding Achievement Prizes, visit bbrf.org/prizes.
We invite you to view the following presentations from this year's Symposium:
Thirty Years of Studying Families at Risk for Depression: What Have We Learned?
Keynote Speaker: Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.
Identifying a Genetic Subtype of Schizophrenia That is Clinically Relevant for Patients and Families
Featured Speaker: Anne S. Bassett, M.D., FRCPC
Dissecting the Role of Repetitive Regions of the Genome in Schizophrenia and Autism
Melissa Gymrek, Ph.D.
Thinking Rationally about the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Martin Alda, M.D., FRCPC
How Pain Shapes the Brain: Impact of Childhood Trauma on Suicide Risk
Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D.
How Early Childhood Experiences Shape Brain Development and Influence Mental and Physical Health Trajectories
Joan L. Luby, M.D.
Prefrontal Circuits That Regulate Threat and Reward-Elicited Behaviors
Angela C. Roberts, Ph.D.
A Causal Analysis of the Attentional Network
Robert Desimone, Ph.D.