Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientists Part of ‘One Mind for Research Forum’

Posted: May 25, 2011

Contact: Barbara Wheeler
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Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

(GREAT NECK, N.Y. – May 25, 2011) Brain & Behavior Research Foundation scientists are participating in this week’s One Mind for Research Forum taking place in Boston, Mass., to launch a decade of neuroscience research and development. For 25 years Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD) has awarded grants leading to advances and breakthroughs in mental health research, populating the field with scientists. Some of those same scientists will be sharing their discoveries and insights at this event as they continue to make contributions to brain and behavior research.

Twelve Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Members, Grantees and Award Winners are part of the event’s speaker line-up:

Joseph Coyle, M.D., Scientific Council Member
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Council Member
Maurizio Fava, M.D., Young Investigator
Steven Hyman, M.D., Scientific Council Member
Thomas Insel, M.D., Distinguished Investigator
Husseini Manji, M.D., Scientific Council Member
Helen Mayberg, M.D., Scientific Council Member
Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Council Member
Marcus Raichle, M.D., 2004 Cognitive Neuroscience Award Winner
Pamela Sklar, M.D., Ph.D., Independent Investigator
Peter Strick, Ph.D., Distinguished Investigator
Christopher Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., Independent Investigator

Additionally, Dr. Coyle, Dr. Fava, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Insel served on the planning committee for the event with the following Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Members and Grantees:

Susan Amara, Ph.D., Scientific Council Member
Richard Huganir, Ph.D., Distinguished Investigator
Marina Picciotto, Ph.D, Independent Investigator
Jerrold Rosenbaum, M.D., Distinguished Investigator
Dennis Charney, M.D., Scientific Council Member
Maria Karayiorgou, M.D., Distinguished Investigator

The One Mind Campaign is Co-Chaired by Congressman Patrick Kennedy who was the distinguished winner of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Wellstone Leadership Award in 2007.

“We salute Patrick Kennedy for his tireless dedication to the mental health cause,” said Benita Shobe, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation president and CEO. “The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation knows how important supporting new and innovative research is to the field and to all the people living with mental illness and their families.”

Over the past 25 years, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded nearly $300 million worldwide to more than 3,300 scientists carefully selected by its Scientific Council, a prestigious group of 124 volunteers, widely recognized as the leaders in every major area of brain and behavior research. In the last four years alone, more than 1,000 scientists have been funded by Foundation grants.

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. First named NARSAD, an acronym for National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Foundation funds scientists at every stage of their careers in every major area of brain and behavior research for all mental illness.

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