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‘An Epidemic of Loneliness and Despair’: How Wisdom Can Help

Q&A with Dilip Jeste, M.D., on the role of wisdom in dealing with what he has called “an epidemic of loneliness and despair” in America.

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2020 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health Honors Global Advocates for the Poor and Children with Psychiatric Illness

Efforts by 2020 Pardes Prize honorees – Dr. Myrna Weissman, Sir Michael Rutter, and Dr. E. Fuller Torrey -- have had a profound impact on improving the lives of people with mental illness.

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The 2020 International Mental Health Research Virtual Symposium

Eight winners of 2020 BBRF Outstanding Achievement Prizes discuss their research. Highlights of BBRF’s 2020 International Mental Health Virtual Symposium.

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The Promise of Stem-Cell Biology: Treating People at High Risk for Psychiatric Illness Before They Become Patients

A story about the research of Dr. Kristen Brennand, which 20 years ago might have sounded like science fiction: taking skin or blood cells harmlessly sampled from psychiatric patients, reprogramming them to a stem-cell-like state, and then directing them to redevelop in culture dishes as brain cells. This technology is enabling scientists to observe pathology as it emerges in cells that bear patients’ precise genetic sequence. It’s especially valuable in illnesses like schizophrenia and autism that have deep genetic roots which have been linked to abnormalities that may begin at the dawn of life, when the brain is just beginning to form.

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2020 Leading Research Achievements

We are pleased to present you with the 2020 Leading Research Achievements by BBRF Grantees, Prizewinners & Scientific Council Members.

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