Communicating Breakthrough Science to Consumers

Benita Shobe

The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, that recently adopted the business name NARSAD, as The World’s Leading Charity Dedicated to Mental Health Research,” has organized the Healthy Minds Across America national campaign to reinforce May as Mental Health Awareness month. Healthy Minds brings the latest scientific developments to the attention of consumers, patients, families, and physicians in a series of publicly accessible forums, in partnership with than 40 medical institutions around the U.S.

Two thought leaders involved in Healthy Minds Across America are Benita Shobe, NARSAD’s president and CEO and Dr. Jack Barchas, professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and psychiatrist-in-chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Barchas serves on NARSAD’s Scientific Council.

In the podcast, Benita Shobe describes the vision and how Healthy Minds Across America, has, and will continue to evolve. She elaborates on the campaign’s objectives of informing consumers, patients, physicians, and the public at-large on important scientific discoveries in mental and behavioral health.

Dr. Jack Barchas serves on NARSAD's Scientific Council.

Dr. Jack Barchas, in the second half of the podcast, reflects on NARSAD’s mission: reducing the stigma associated with mental and behavioral health disorders by understanding the underlying science; the role of philanthropy and the public sector in advancing early research; and the leadership on many levels that runs NARSAD’s activities.

Bio, Benita Shobe
Bio, Jack Barchas, MD
NARSAD Website
Healthy Minds Press Release

Podcast (15 Minutes) Communicating Breakthrough Science to Consumers

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