2019 International Mental Health Research Symposium Presentations
On November 1, 2019, we held our annual International Mental Health Research Symposium in New York City. The event featured presentations by The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s 2019 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners as well as a special keynote presentation by the 2019 Pardes Humanitarian Prizewinner in Mental Health, Dr. William T. Carpenter, Jr.
BBRF President and CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein noted:
“These exceptional scientists are distinguished by their devotion to finding innovative new therapies that will improve care for those living with mental illness and hold the key to preventive and diagnostic tools for the future.”
We invite you to view the following presentations from this year's Symposium:
New Thoughts About Mental Illness: Implications for Discovery & Treatment
Keynote Speaker: William T. Carpenter, Jr., M.D.
Early Life Determinants of Schizophrenia & Other Psychiatric Disorders
Featured Speaker: Alan S. Brown, M.D., M.P.H.
Preventing Schizophrenia - 'Thinking the Unthinkable'
John J. McGrath, M.D., Ph.D.
Thalamo-cortical Interactions in Cognition
Christoph Kellendonk, Ph.D.
Decision Making & Neuropsychiatry: What Can We Learn from the Decisions We Make?
James P. Kesby, Ph.D.
The Shape of Discovery: Ketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression
Dennis S. Charney, M.D.
Resilient Brains: Adaptive Brain Mechanisms in Bipolar Disorder
Sophia Frangou, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.Psych
Ketamine: Imagining New Ways to Treat Depression
John H. Krystal, M.D.
Developmental Psychopathology & Stigma Reduction: A Synthesis
Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.
Harnessing Hippocampal Neurogenesis to Improve Cognition and Mood
Rene Hen, Ph.D.