Meet the Scientist - February 2015

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: "Novel Findings in Brain DNA for Psychiatric Disorders"
When: Tuesday, February 10, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern

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Wade H. Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.
Karl E. Rickels Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
The author of more than 300 scientific publications, Dr. Berrettini’s research interests includes the genetics and pharmacogenetics of several complex traits including addictions, mood disorders, eating disorders and epilepsy. Since 1997, Dr. Berrettini has served as the Director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, a group of interdisciplinary scientists studying genetic and biologic influences on brain disorders and behavior.
Dr. Berrettini earned his M.D. degree (1977) and Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology (1979) from Thomas Jefferson University (TJU). After completing residency training in Psychiatry, he studied the genetics of behavioral disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health for ten years.


Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
President & CEO
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, a board certified psychiatrist, has dedicated his professional life to the mental health field and to improving the lives of those with mental illness. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric News, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and host of the award-winning Public Television series “Healthy Minds,” a program designed to educate people and dispel myths about mental illness.

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