A Conversation Between Ellen Levine, Dr. Dolores Malaspina & Dr. Myrna Weissman
Ellen Levine, a longtime Hearst editor and innovator, led a wide-ranging conversation with pioneering mental health researchers Dolores Malaspina, M.D. (schizophrenia) and Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. (mood and anxiety disorders) before a sold-out audience of 300 at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s third “Women Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness” luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan.
The event, co-chaired by board members Suzanne Golden, Carole Mallement and Barbara Streicker raised more than $250,000 to help the Foundation—the top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants—to support its Young Investigator Research program and accomplish its mission to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness by funding research that will lead to better diagnosis and treatments.
“Our luncheon, which featured a conversation between Ellen Levine, who has done so much to help the public understand mental illness, and Drs. Malaspina and Weissman, pioneering researchers in mental health, showcases the vital collaboration between generous donors and scientists that has enabled the Foundation to fund the most innovative research in neuroscience and psychiatry,” says Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President and CEO of the Foundation, who notes that 100 percent of every dollar raised for research—all from private donations—goes to support research grants.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Reception: 11:00 a.m.
Luncheon: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
METROPOLITAN CLUB NEW YORK
One East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
Business attire: Jackets and ties required for gentlemen