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 181 active world-renowned scientists and 11 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, 28 chairs of psychiatric departments, and 53 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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Robert C. Malenka, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Robert C. Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Malenka
Anil Malhotra, M.D.
Anil Malhotra, M.D.
Zucker Hillside Hospital / Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Malhotra
Husseini K. Manji, M.D.
Husseini K. Manji, M.D.
Duke University School of Medicine
Manji
J. John Mann, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on depression
J. John Mann, M.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
Mann
John S. March, M.D., M.P.H.
John S. March, M.D., M.P.H.
Duke University Medical Center
March
Stephen Maren, Ph.D.
Stephen Maren, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
Maren
Daniel H. Mathalon, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel H. Mathalon, M.D., Ph.D.
UCSF School of Medicine
Mathalon
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mayberg
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on mental illness
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
McEwen
Ronald McKay, Ph.D.
Ronald McKay, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University Medical School
McKay
James H. Meador-Woodruff, M.D.
James H. Meador-Woodruff, M.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Meador-Woodruff
Herbert Y. Meltzer, M.D. discovers clozapine works for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients and to help reduce suicide
Herbert Y. Meltzer, M.D.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Meltzer
Kathleen R. Merikangas, Ph.D., anxiety disorders research expert
Kathleen R. Merikangas, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Merikangas
Richard J. Miller, Ph.D.
Richard J. Miller, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Miller
Karoly Mirnics, M.D.
Karoly Mirnics, M.D.
Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Mirnics
Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.
Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Sci University
Moghaddam

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