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Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announces spring 2013 conference & free webinars
Date:3/22/2013

for Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Pharmaceutical Research and Development and Adjunct Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine. Before joining J&J, Dr. Manji was Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology & Experimental Therapeutics at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the largest program of its kind in the world. Dr. Manji is a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member, NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee, and 1999 Falcone Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Affective Disorders Research (re-named the Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research in 2012).

Dr. Manji leads a preclinical and clinical global team whose broad goal is to discover and develop new therapeutics for major neurologic, psychiatric and pain-related diseases with a high unmet need for effective treatments. His research has helped to conceptualize severe neuropsychiatric disorders as genetically-influenced disorders of synaptic and neural plasticity, and led to the investigation of key novel therapeutics. The major focus of his research has been the investigation of disease- and treatment-induced changes in gene and protein networks that regulate synaptic and neural plasticity in brain and behavior disorders.

Moderator: Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation; Host, public TV's "Healthy Minds"; Editor-in-Chief, Psychiatric News; and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

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"Meet the Scientist Webinar: OCD & Anxiety - Symptoms, Treatment & How to Cope with Dr. Helen Blair Simpson"

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2:00 p.m :00 p.m. EDT

Registration & Information: For information or to register for free, go to http://bbrfoundation.org/webinar <
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Contact: Sally Corbett
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