Meet the Scientist - March 2016

This seminar will offer constructive strategies for parents and adolescents who need help in managing bipolar disorder. Topics will include identifying and intervening with early signs of recurrence, clarifying the role of stress in mood swings, becoming consistent with medications, keeping regular sleep/wake cycles, good family communication, and the role of therapy or support groups.

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Presented by:

David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D.

David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D.

NARSAD Grantee, 1987, 2001
2011 Recipient of the Foundation Bipolar Mood Disorders Prize Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program
Director, Integrative Study Center for Mood Disorders
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Dr. Miklowitz is Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute, and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University. He completed his undergraduate work at Brandeis University and his doctoral (1979-1985) and postdoctoral (1985-1988) work at UCLA. His research focuses on family environmental factors and family psychoeducational treatments for adult-onset and childhood-onset bipolar disorder.

Dr. Miklowitz received the Joseph Gengerelli Dissertation Award from UCLA (1986), Young Investigator Awards from the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (1987) and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD; 1987), a Faculty Research Award (1998) and a Faculty Teaching Award (2008) from the University of Colorado. He won a Distinguished Investigator Award from NARSAD (2001), the 2005 Mogens Schou Award for Research from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, the 2008 Clinical Researcher of the Year award from Emory University, and the 2008 Monica Fooks Lectureship from Oxford University. He also won the 2009 Gerald L. Klerman Senior Research Investigator Award from the Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance. He was the 2011 awardee of the Bipolar Mood Disorder Research Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.


Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.

President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., joined the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in 2012 as Chief Medical Officer and was appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer at the start of 2013. Dr. Borenstein has more than two decades of experience in health and non-profit leadership. He is former CEO/Medical Director of Holliswood Hospital, where he served from 1996 to 2012. He is a board-certified psychiatrist and the Host of the award-winning series, “Healthy Minds,” which is broadcast on public television stations across the United States. He is Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association.

An active contributor to the psychiatric field  for more than three decades, Dr. Borenstein currently chairs the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association, the Mental Health Services Council of NY State, and the Section on Psychiatry, NY Academy of Medicine, where he is a Fellow. Among the many honors to his credit are the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NY State Connie Lieber Award, the American Psychiatric Association Special Presidential Commendation and the Federation of Organizations Community Mental Health Man of the Year Award.

Dr. Borenstein is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Medicine.

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