Searching for the Seeds of Psychosis will be the focus of the next Brain & Behavior Research Foundation monthly webinar on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. Dolores Malaspina, M.D., M.S., MSPH, the Anita and Joseph Steckler Professor of Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, will discuss understanding schizophrenia. Dr. Malaspina applied to medical school with one aim–to understand the illness that afflicts her younger sister.
Dr. Malaspina’s research has found that one quarter of people living with schizophrenia may owe their symptoms to spontaneous mutations in paternal sperm; the older the father, the more likely sperm will carry such mutations. Still a practicing clinician, Dr. Malaspina also hosts a weekly Psychiatry Show on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio and is a four-time Foundation Grantee, the recipient of two Young Investigator Grants, one Independent Investigator Grant, and one Distinguished Investigator Grant.
The webinar is free and open to the public by registering online at www.bbrfoundation.org/webinars. During the last 15 minutes of the webinar, Dr. Malaspina will answer questions posed by participants.
This webinar is part of a monthly series in which Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., president & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, hosts presentations by leading mental health researchers who discuss and answer questions about the latest in new technologies, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for brain and behavior disorders and mental illness. After the live event, recordings of the webinars are available on the Foundation’s website at www.bbrfoundation.org/webinar.
For more information: call 800-829-8289, or visit bbrfoundation.org.