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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Suzanne N. Haber, Ph.D.
Suzanne N. Haber, Ph.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Haber
Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D.
Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center
Harvey
Stephan Heckers, M.D.
Stephan Heckers, M.D.
Vanderbilt University
Heckers
René Hen, Ph.D.
René Hen, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Hen
Fritz A. Henn, M.D., Ph.D.
Fritz A. Henn, M.D., Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Henn
Takao Hensch, Ph.D.
Takao Hensch, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Hensch
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Hirschfeld
Elliott Hong, M.D.
Elliott Hong, M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Hong
Steven E. Hyman, M.D.
Steven E. Hyman, M.D.
Harvard University / Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Hyman

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