2021 International Mental Health Research Symposium Presentations
On October 29, 2021, we held our International Mental Health Research Virtual Symposium. The event featured presentations by The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s 2021 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners as well as special keynote presentations by the 2021 Pardes Humanitarian Prizewinners in Mental Health, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Dr.Elyn R. Saks, Charlene Sunkel and the Honorary Pardes Humanitarian Prizewinners in Mental Health, Dr. John M. Davis, Dr. Michael R. Phillips, and Dr. Norman Sartorius.
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.”
For more info about BBRF's Outstanding Achievement Prizes, visit bbrf.org/prizes.
We invite you to view the following presentations from this year's Symposium:
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Herbert Pardes, M.D.
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.
A Life in Moods
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.
Making Friends with My Schizophrenia: A Lifelong Project
Elyn R. Saks, J.D., Ph.D.
Experts by Experience - Transforming Mental Health Worldwide
Luck, Chance, & a Cross-Cultural exchange between Psychiatry in the US and China
John M. Davis, M.D.
Assessing Cognition in Older, Undereducated Individuals with Schizophrenia in China
Michael R. Phillips, M.D., MPH
Responding to Major Problems in the Field of Mental Health
Norman Sartorius, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPsych
Living with Schizophrenia During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Ezra S. Susser, M.D., Dr.PH
Global Mental Health and Stigma: Advancing Science by Reaching the Most Vulnerable Groups with Psychosis
Lawrence H. Yang, Ph.D.
Cognitive Impairment and Functional Disability in Bipolar Disorder - How Can We Optimize Outcomes?
Katherine E. Burdick. Ph.D.
Neuropeptide Y in Normal Brain Function and in Mood Disorders
Aleksander Mathé, M.D., Ph.D.
Circadian Genes, Rhythms, and the Biology of Bipolar Disorder
Colleen McClung, Ph.D.
The Development, Consequences and Prevention of a Defensive Mindset
Kenneth A. Dodge, Ph.D.
From Clinical Trials to Population Health: Closing the Mental Health Gap and Meeting the Needs of Children and Families
John T. Walkup, M.D.
From Knowledge to Action: Roles of the Primate Prefrontal Cortex
Elisabeth A. Murray, Ph.D.
Preconfigured Dynamics in Our Brains
György Buzsáki, M.D., Ph.D.