Scientific Council

Each year, the Scientific Council volunteers their time to review more than 1,200 grant applications, recommends the best ideas from scientists around the world, and mentors NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees.

Led by founding and current President Dr. Herbert Pardes, the Scientific Council reviews and selects the most promising research ideas with the greatest potential to lead to breakthroughs. The Council is composed of 176 active world-renowned scientists and 7 Emeritus members including 2 Nobel Prize winners, 2 former directors of The National Institute of Mental Health as well as the current Director, 4 recipients of the National Medal of Science, 13 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 26 chairs of psychiatric departments, and 52 members of the National Academy of Medicine.

In 30 years, the Scientific Council has reviewed more than 25,000 grant applications. This represents more than $19 million estimated in volunteer contribution of service.

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Jay M. Baraban, M.D., Ph.D.
Jay M. Baraban, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baraban
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
Barch
Jack D. Barchas, M.D.
Jack D. Barchas, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Payne Whitney Clinic
Barchas
Samuel H. Barondes, M.D.
Samuel H. Barondes, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Barondes
Carrie E. Bearden, Ph.D.
Carrie E. Bearden, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Bearden
Francine Mary Benes, M.D., Ph.D.
Francine Mary Benes, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School / McLean Hospital
Benes
Karen F. Berman, M.D.
Karen F. Berman, M.D.
National Institutes of Health / NIMH Intramural Research Program
Berman
Wade H. Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.
Wade H. Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Berrettini
Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.
Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University
Blakely
Pierre Blier, M.D., Ph.D.
Pierre Blier, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research
Blier
Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.
Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.
The Scripps Research Institute
Bloom
Hilary P. Blumberg, M.D.
Hilary P. Blumberg, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Blumberg
Antonello Bonci,  M.D.
Antonello Bonci, M.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH)
Bonci
Robert W. Buchanan, M.D.
Robert W. Buchanan, M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Buchanan
Peter F. Buckley, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Peter F. Buckley, M.D.
School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University
Buckley
Edward Thomas Bullmore,  Ph.D., MB, MRCP, MRCPsych
Edward Thomas Bullmore, Ph.D., MB, MRCP, MRCPsych
University of Cambridge
Bullmore
William E. Bunney, Jr., M.D.
William E. Bunney, Jr., M.D.
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Bunney
Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D.
Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Buxbaum
William F. Byerley, M.D.
William F. Byerley, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Byerley

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