2015 New York Mental Health Research Symposium Videos


On Friday, October 23, 2015 the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation hosted its 27th Annual New York City Mental Health Research Symposium! Guests were treated to insightful, educational and inspiring presentations by the 2015 Foundation Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners. Their work is revolutionizing the ability of neuroscientists to explore the brain and apply new information to prevent or reverse the course of mental illness. Two especially promising NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees also presented exciting work in personalized medicine i the genomic era for treating schizophrenia and optical mapping of neurotransmission.
 
In addition, we were honored to have Former NFL Player, Super Bowl Champion and President and Founder of the 4th and Forever Foundation, Keith O'Neil. He presented a keynote address detailing his incredible story of a lifelong battle with bipolar disorder and how he persevered throughout his childhood and his professional football career to live a full, productive life.
 
 

Watch the presentations:

 

2015 Lieber Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

Robert R. Freedman, M.D.

University of Colorado, Denver

 

Topic: Rethinking Schizophrenia—From the Beginning

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prizewinner for Innovative & Promising Schizophrenia Researchh

M. Camille Hoffman, M.D., MSCS

University of Colorado, Denver

 

Topic: Fetal Origins of Mental Illness and Wellness

2015 Lieber Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

Patrick McGorry, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP, FRANCZP

Orygen, University of Melbourne

 

Topic: Clinical Staging and Personalized Mental Health Care

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prizewinner for Innovative & Promising Schizophrenia Research

Barnaby Nelson, Ph.D., MPsych

Orygen, University of Melbourne

 

Topic: Prediction and Prevention of Psychosis in Clinical High Risk Young People

Colvin Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research

Michael Berk, Ph.D., MBBCh, Mmed, FF(Psych)SA, FRANCZP

Deakin University

Topic: Pathways to the Development of Novel Therapies for Psychiatric Disorders

Colvin Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research

L. Trevor Young, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC

University of Toronto

Topic: Looking Inside the Cell to Understand Bipolar Disorder and its Treatment

GLORIA NEIDORF MEMORIAL LECTURE

Keynote: Living with Bipolar Disorder

Keith O’Neil

Former NFL Super Bowl Champion
President & Founder, 4th and Forever Foundation

Ruane Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

BJ Casey, Ph.D.

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Topic: Treating the Developing Versus Developed Brain

Ruane Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Francisco Xavier Castellanos, M.D.

Child Study Center, New York University

 

Topic: Deconstructing the Neurobiology of ADHD via Open Neuroscience Approaches

Goldman-Rakic Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience

Amy F.T. Arnsten, Ph.D.

Yale University

 

Topic: Exploring the Higher Brain Circuits Altered in Schizophrenia: Hope for Future Treatments

NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee

Jianping Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore-LIJ Health System
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

 

Topic: Personalized Medicine in the Genomic Era: Treating Schizophrenia with Precision

NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee

Markita Patricia Landry, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley

 

Topic: New Technologies to Monitor How Brain Cells Communicate—and Sometimes Miscommunicate