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Experts addressing the latest advances in research, treatment and care, and a discussion on  recovery and reintegration for the 77 million diagnosed with a mental illness.


Special Guests:

Herbert Pardes, M.D. Shirley S. Wang, Ph.D.
Herbert Pardes, M.D.
Executive Vice Chairman of the
Board of Trustees
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
President, Brain & Behavior
Research Foundation Scientific
Shirley S. Wang, Ph.D.
Health and Science Reporter
The Wall Street Journal


Presenting Sponsor:

Genentech - Presenting Sponsor of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Women's Mental Health Conference  

Conceptualized and developed with the thoughtful guidance of our Honorary Scientific Advisory Board, esteemed partners and the Conference Advisory Board, we would like to express our sincere thanks:

Scientific Advisory Board
Huda Akil, Ph.D.
Co-Director and Research Professor,
The Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Science Institute
Distinguished University Professor and Quarton Professor of Neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan
Susan G. Amara, Ph.D.
Thomas Detre Professor and Chair
Department of Neurobiology,

Co-Director, Center for Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Amy F.T. Arnsten, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology
Yale University School of Medicine
Francine M. Benes, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Program in Structural and Molecular Neuroscience and Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
McLean Hospital
William P. and Henry B. Test Professor
Psychiatric Neuroscience

Harvard Medical School

Judith M. Ford, Ph.D.
San Francisco VA Medical Center

Suzanne N. Haber, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Physiology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D.
Fascitelli Family Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
NYU Child Study Center
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology
Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair,
Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics

Emory University School of Medicine
Bita Moghaddam Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Carolyn B. Robinowitz, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Nina R. Schooler, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Carol A. Tamminga, M.D.
Professor & Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Professor Rita J. Valentino, Ph.D.
Research Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D.
Marie B. Gale Centennial Professor
Vice Chair Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry
University of Texas Medical Branch
Ellen Leibenluft, M.D.
Chief, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
Emotion and Development Branch
National Institute of Mental Health
Conference Advisory Board
Anne Abramson
Board of Directors
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Konnie Boulter
Program Director
The Oxley Foundation
Wendy Brennan
Executive Director
Suzanne Golden
Board of Directors
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Nicole Greer
Member Services Manager
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Bonnie Hammerschlag
Board of Directors
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D.
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
Connie Lieber
President Emeritus
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Debbie Miller
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing
CBS Films
Sheila Rabaut
National Leadership Council
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Katie Sale
Executive Director
American Brain Coalition
Giselle Stolper
President & CEO
Mental Health Association of New York City
Barbara Streicker
Board of Directors
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Mary White, M.D.
Former Board Member
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation


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