|Public Lecture: New Approaches to Treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorder
|New Approaches to Treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorder
A free public lecture at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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New Approaches to Treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorder
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Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00pm
Grace Auditorium - One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Come hear about the next frontier in mental health and brain disease research from Dr. Husseini Manji (Global Head of Neuroscience at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.), and Dr. Fritz Henn (Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory).
Husseini Manji, M.D.
Dr. Manji is a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member and also serves as a scientific advisor to "One Mind for Research," an initiative launched in response to former US Congressman Patrick Kennedy's "Moonshot to the brain" campaign to boost support for neuroscience research. Previously the director of the NIH Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, Dr. Manji now leads a global team focused on combining innovative internal and external approaches to discover and develop new solutions for neurologic, psychiatric, and pain-related diseases with a high need for effective treatments.
Dr. Henn is a founding member of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council. A board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist, he is interested in the biological basis of mental illness, with a focus on depression. Fritz Henn, M.D., Ph.DDr. Henn served as Chair of Psychiatry at Stony Brook and was Director of the Central Institute of Mental Health in Germany until 2006 when he became the Associate Director of Life Science at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Dr. Henn joined Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 2010 where he is using animal models of depression to identify the circuits that control depressive behaviors and develop new therapeutic interventions. In addition to his involvement in a clinical collaboration that is studying deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a mechanism that may alleviate intractable depression, he is also studying the effect of DBS at a cellular and synaptic level.
This lecture is co-sponsored by St. Johnland Nursing Center, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory