The Search for Novel Treatment Targets for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 2:00 pm EDT
Meet the Scientist - June 2019

Dr. Ahmari’s translational OCD research program at University of Pittsburgh seeks to identify the molecular, cellular, and circuit-level changes that underlie the onset and persistence of abnormal repetitive and compulsive behaviors. In this webinar, she will discuss how her lab’s recent findings could ultimately pave the way to new treatment approaches for this mental illness that affects 2% to 3% of people worldwide.

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Presented by 
Susanne E. Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on adhd
Susanne E. Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Scientific Council Member (Joined 2018)

2012 Young Investigator Grant

Moderated by 
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO

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.