NEW YORK-MAY 2: FOUNTAIN HOUSE Symposium & Luncheon
, Understanding Neuroplasticity, How The Brain Heals Itself on Monday, May 2, 2011 at The Pierre Hotel
, 2 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065 (212- 838-8000). This years luncheon entitled “UNDERSTANDING NEUROPLASTICITY, How the Brain Heals Itself” Honored Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison
, Author of An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
. This year Fountain House was privileged to have three distinguished panelists: Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center
. Herbert Pardes, MD
is a national figure in psychiatry and academic medicine and CEO of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Pardes
was also the US Assistant Surgeon General and Director of the National Institute of Mental Health
under the Carter and Reagan Administrations. Benjamin D. Philpot, PhD
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill. Dr. Philpot received his PhD in psychobiology from the University of Virginia. Event Co- Chairs:
Patricia Begley, Kitty de Chazal, Lorna Hyde Graev, Alexandra A. Herzan, Anne Mai, Lynn Nicholas, PsyD.
was the recipient of the Fountain House Humanitarian Award
. She is one of the foremost authorities on manic depression. She has been named by Time magazine as a “Hero of Medicine”. She appeared on the Charlie Rose Brain Series: The Mentally Ill Brain
in June 2010. Dr. Jamison, who lives with mental illness, has written eloquently about her own experiences in her book, An Unquiet Mind, a New York Times bestseller. All of her books, including the newly released Nothing Was the Same
, have educated, enlightened, and brought hope to people throughout the world.
About: FOUNTAIN HOUSE
is one of the world’s leading mental health models, providing employment, educational, and housing opportunities to people living with serious mental illness. This successful model has been replicated by hundreds of Fountain House
programs serving tens of thousands of people worldwide.
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