Meet the Scientist - December 2014

Meet the Scientist Webinar SeriesPlease join us by phone or on the web for our Meet the Scientist Webinar Series! Hear leading mental health researchers present the latest in new technologies, diagnostic tools, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for mental illness.


Webinar Details:

Topic: “Surviving Psychiatric Illness: Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention”
When: Tuesday, December 16, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern

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J. John Mann, M.D.
Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience in Psychiatry and Radiology
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University
Dr. Mann’s research employs functional brain imaging, neurochemistry and molecular genetics to probe the causes of depression and suicide. He directs the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders at Columbia University, conducting studies of risk factors for suicidal behavior in mood disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorders, focusing on the neurobiological basis of suicidal behavior. This work has defined a more comprehensive model that is now being tested in one of the largest prospective studies of suicidal patients ever mounted. He has been a pioneer in the study of the brain abnormalities that predispose patients to suicide and the brain abnormalities associated with recurrent major depression and bipolar disorder.
Dr. Mann is Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research and prior to joining Columbia, he held faculty positions at Cornell University Medical College and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., Acting President and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research FoundationJeffrey 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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