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Michael Berk, Ph.D., MBBCH, MMED, FF(Psych)SA, FRANCZP
2015 Recipient of the Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research
Director, Alfred Deakin Professor of Psychiatry
Deakin University School of Medicine
Dr. Michael Berk heads the IMPACT Strategic Research Centre at Deakin University and is also an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at Orygen’s National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry at Melbourne University in Australia. He also serves as a Visiting Professor at the Guiyang Medical University in China and an Honorary Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University in Australia.
Dr. Michael Berk's major interests are in the discovery and implementation of novel therapies and risk factors and prevention of psychiatric disorders like depression.
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.