2018 International Mental Health Research Symposium Presentations
This past October, our International Mental Health Research Symposium took place in New York City. The event featured presentations by The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s 2018 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners, two promising Young Investigator Grantees, and special presentations by Dr. Altha Stewart, President of the American Psychiatric Association and Judge Steven Leifman, the 2018 BBRF Pardes Humanitarian Prizewinner .
BBRF President and CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein noted:
"These exceptional scientists are dedicated to advancing the science that is changing what it means to live with a mental illness and open possibilities for more people to live full, productive, and joyful lives. Their individual projects reflect the unprecedented depth and breadth of brain and behavior research.”
We invite you to view the following presentations from this year's Symposium:
Ending the Criminalization of Mental Illness
Keynote Speaker: Judge Steven Leifman
Using Mental Health Research to Achieve Health EquityEnding the Criminalization of Mental Illness
Featured Speaker: Altha Stewart, M.D.
Repercussions of Abnormal Dopamine on Brain and Behavior in Schizophrenia
Anissa Abi-Dargham, M.D.
Bridging Brain, Mind, and Experience to Understand Psychosis
Guillermo Horga, M.D., Ph.D.
Schizophrenia and the Brain's Folded Genome
Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D.
Evaluating Schizophrenia Risk Genes in Human Neurons
Kristen Brennand, Ph.D.
Heart Matters: Bipolar Disorder as a Vascular Disease
Benjamin I. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Advancing Translational Research and Clinical Care in Bipolar Disorder
Lakshmi N. Yatham, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.C., M.R.C.Psych(UK), MBA (Exec)
Imaging the Developing Brain in Autism
Joseph Piven, M.D.
Imagining a Better World for Children with Autism
Ami Klin, Ph.D.
Acetycholine Receptors and Higher Brain Functions
Jean Pierre Changeux, Ph.D.
The Computational CEO of the Brain
Xiao-Jing Wang, Ph.D.
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Socially Anxious Youth
Michelle Pelcovitz, Ph.D.
Emerging Wearable Biomarker Sensors for Mental Health Monitoring
Sam Emaminejad, Ph.D.