Meet the Scientist - April 2017

About This Webinar:

Pan will discuss her ongoing case-control trial looking for metabolic abnormalities in adolescents and young adults with treatment-refractory depression, although the specific metabolites involved have differed among patients, researchers have found that at least 60 percent of the patients had a deficiency in neurotransmitter metabolism, compared with none of the controls.

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Presented by:

Lisa A. Pan, M.D.

Lisa A. Pan, M.D.

NARSAD Grantee, 2012
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Translational Science
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Moderator:

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.

President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., joined the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in 2012 as Chief Medical Officer and was appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer at the start of 2013. Dr. Borenstein has more than two decades of experience in health and non-profit leadership. He is former CEO/Medical Director of Holliswood Hospital, where he served from 1996 to 2012. He is a board-certified psychiatrist and the Host of the award-winning series, “Healthy Minds,” which is broadcast on public television stations across the United States. He is Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association.

An active contributor to the psychiatric field  for more than three decades, Dr. Borenstein currently chairs the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association, the Mental Health Services Council of NY State, and the Section on Psychiatry, NY Academy of Medicine, where he is a Fellow. Among the many honors to his credit are the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NY State Connie Lieber Award, the American Psychiatric Association Special Presidential Commendation and the Federation of Organizations Community Mental Health Man of the Year Award.

Dr. Borenstein is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Medicine.

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