Meet the Scientist - July 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: “Identifying Risk Factors and Protective Pathways for Schizophrenia”
When: Tuesday, July 15, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern

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Dolores Malaspina, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Professor, Anita Steckler and Joseph Steckler Professor of Psychiatry
New York University School of Medicine
Dolores Malaspina, M.D., M.S.P.H., a professor of Psychiatry at NYU and the Director of the Institute for Social and Psychiatric Initiatives, will discuss a cross-disciplinary approach to the prevention, early detection, treatment and cure of the social impairments at the core of schizophrenia. She studies the complex interplay of genetics with biology, environmental factors and life-course experiences. Dr. Malaspina has authored more than 200 scientific papers; is an award winning mentor, training the next generation of psychiatric research scientists and co-hosts a weekly radio show for the Sirius/XM satellite radio channel for "Doctor Radio."


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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