Meet the Scientist - February 2014

Meet the Scientist Webinar Series

Please 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: "New Approaches to Therapeutic Discovery in Schizophrenia"
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

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William T. Carpenter, M.D.William T. Carpenter, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Founding Foundation Scientific Council Member
Three-time NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee

Dr. Carpenter’s major research interest is severe mental illness, particularly schizophrenia. His approach to the care and study of patients encompasses a medical model integrating biological, psychological and social data pertinent to diagnosis, treatment and etiology. His work has led to fundamental contributions in psychopathology, assessment methodology, testing of new treatments and research ethics. His current research is on integrating animal, human and clinical models to develop novel therapeutics.

Dr. Carpenter began his research at the National Institute of Mental Health and he then collaborated in the World Health Organization's International Pilot Study of Schizophrenia. Dr. Carpenter has given expert testimony in the cases of U.S. vs. John Hinckley and Rennie et al vs. New Jersey. In 1989, he was a member of the State Department delegation to inspect the political use of psychiatry in the Soviet Union.



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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