Research Updates: Improving Functioning in Schizophrenia

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Research Updates: Improving Functioning in Schizophrenia

Patients with psychotic illnesses are usually interested in treatments that relieve active symptoms and improve their abilities to function at work, school, and in their everyday lives. This webinar will provide an overview of recent research on pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to improving functioning.

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Presented by 
Stephen R. Marder, M.D.
Stephen R. Marder, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Director, Section on Psychosis

2016 Lieber Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research


<p>During his career, Dr. Marder has focused on pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to improving the outcomes of serious mental illnesses, particularly schizophrenia. His clinical intervention research began with studies that evaluated strategies for reducing adverse side effects of antipsychotic medications, and studies that evaluated the interactions of psychosocial interventions and pharmacological approaches to improving the outcome of serious mental illnesses. Together with Dr. Green, his fellow Lieber Prize recipient, he led the NIMH-MATRICS initiative, which addressed key issues in the development of medications for improving cognition in schizophrenia.</p> <hr /> <h4>Prizewinner Video:</h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="400" src="" width="100%"></iframe></p>

Symposium Presentation:

Improving Functioning in People With Psychotic Illness: A New Goal for Treatment Research
October 28, 2016, New York City

Moderated by 
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO


Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host and executive producer of the series. The program, broadcast nationwide, is available online, and focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. He also has served as the President of the New York State Psychiatric Association. Dr. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.