Dolores Malaspina applied to medical school with one aim–to understand the illness, schizophrenia, that afflicts her younger sister. Dr. Malaspina’s research has found that about a quarter of all people living with schizophrenia may owe their symptoms to spontaneous mutations in paternal sperm, and the older the father, the more likely his sperm is to carry such mutations. Still a practicing clinician, Dr. Malaspina also hosts a weekly “Psychiatry Show” on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio and is a four-time Foundation Grantee including two Young, one Independent and one Distinguished Investigator Grant.
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy Award-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host of the series. The program, which is broadcast nationwide, focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association and as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.