Meet the Scientist Webinar - February, 2013

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: "Depression in Families"
When: Tuesday, February 12, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST

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Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee
Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Psychiatry,
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., Columbia UniversityDr. Weissman is recognized throughout the psychiatric community for her groundbreaking 25-year, three generation study of depression, and is particularly interested in the impact of stress upon those who are already susceptible to becoming depressed. The most consistent worldwide epidemiological finding about depression is that it is twice as prevalent in women as in men. Studies show that the periods of greatest risk for some women may coincide with the periods of major hormonal changes in their lives. In 1994, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awarded her its Bipolar Mood Disorders Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research. She, in turn, established the Klerman Award for clinical research by NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees, named for her late husband, Gerald Klerman, M.D., with whom she worked at Yale. Dr. Weissman has been a recipient of NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants in 1991, 2000 and 2005.


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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