Meet the Scientist - February 2016

Meet the Scientist Webinar Series
Please join us by phone or on the web for our Meet the Scientist Webinar Series! Hear leading mental health researchers present the latest in new technologies, diagnostic tools, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for mental illness.
Webinar Details:
Topic: "Early Emergence of Depression: Understanding Risk Factors and Treatment"
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern
This presentation will describe research showing that early emerging depression (preschool age) is associated with alterations in brain structure, function and connectivity, all of which have implications for ongoing function in children. This presentation will also describe preliminary evidence for an effective early intervention and describe ongoing work to examine whether this intervention ameliorates alterations in brain function and structure associated with early depression.
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Webinar Speaker
Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D.
NARSAD Grantee, 1995, 2000, 2006, 2013
Chair of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine

Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D. is the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry and the Chair of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, Dr. Barch completed graduate school at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and an NIMH sponsored postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Dr. Barch was the Editor of Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, is currently Deputy Editor at Biological Psychiatry and is on the Editorial Boards of Schizophrenia Bulletin, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Clinical Psychological Science. Dr. Barch is immediate past President of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, is on the DSM-V Revision Committee, is on the Steering committee for the NIMH Research Domain Criteria initiative, and is a member of the NIMH Scientific Council.

Dr. Barch’s research has been funded by the NIMH, NARSAD, NSF, the Dana Foundation and the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience. Dr. Barch is the recipient of several awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of Psychopathology, and the Joseph Zubin Memorial Fund Award. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Webinar Speaker
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
President & CEO
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, a board certified psychiatrist, has dedicated his professional life to the mental health field and to improving the lives of those with mental illness. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric News, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and host of the award-winning Public Television series “Healthy Minds,” a program designed to educate people and dispel myths about mental illness.

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