The Search for Novel Treatment Targets for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The Search for Novel Treatment Targets for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Dr. Ahmari’s translational OCD research program at University of Pittsburgh seeks to identify the molecular, cellular, and circuit-level changes that underlie the onset and persistence of abnormal repetitive and compulsive behaviors. In this webinar, she will discuss how her lab’s recent findings could ultimately pave the way to new treatment approaches for this mental illness that affects 2% to 3% of people worldwide.

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Presented by 
Susanne E. Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.
Susanne E. Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Scientific Council Member (Joined 2018)

2012 Young Investigator Grant

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.