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The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is pleased to invite you to attend a series of lectures dedicated to innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. NIMH established the Director’s Innovation Speaker Series to encourage broad, interdisciplinary thinking in the development of scientific initiatives and programs, and to press for theoretical leaps in science over the continuation of incremental thought. Innovation speakers are encouraged to describe their work from the perspective of breaking through existing boundaries and developing successful new ideas, as well as working outside their primary area of expertise in ways that have pushed their fields forward. We encourage discussions of the meaning of innovation, creativity, breakthroughs, and paradigm-shifting.

Unless otherwise noted, talks will occur at the Neuroscience Center (NSC), 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rooms C, D and E, Bethesda, MD.

The events are open without prior registration to all NIH staff and the general public. Parking is available at a nominal fee. A government-issued photo-identification card (e.g., NIH ID or driver's license) is required to gain entrance to the building. The events will be available via NIH Videocast.

Submit general questions to the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series mailbox.

Speaker Schedule 2019-2020

Maryam M. Shanechi, PhD

Maryam M. Shanechi, PhD

Talk Title: Neural Decoding and Control of Multiscale Brain Networks to Treat Mood Disorders and Beyond
Date: November 21, 2019 - 03:00 PM

Roland Griffiths, PhD

Roland Griffiths, PhD

Talk Title: Psilocybin: History, Neuropharmacology, and Implications for Therapeutics
Date: December 3, 2019 - 03:00 PM

Sheila Jasanoff, PhD

Sheila Jasanoff, PhD

Talk Title: A Myth of Convenience: The Law Lag and Scientific Progress
Date: February 13, 2020 - 03:00 PM

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD

Talk Title: What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
Date: March 19, 2020 - 03:00 PM

Martin Paulus, MD

Martin Paulus, MD

Talk Title: Decision-Making and Computational Psychiatry: An Explanatory and Pragmatic Perspective
Date: April 7, 2020 - 03:00 PM

Bev Davidson, PhD

Bev Davidson, PhD

Talk Title: TBD
Date: June 25, 2020 - 03:00 PM

Michael Ungar, PhD

Michael Ungar, PhD

Talk Title: Diagnosing Resilience: A Multisystemic Model for Positive Development in Stressed Environments
Date: September 2020

Barak Richman, PhD

Barak Richman, PhD

Talk Title: TBD
Date: December 2020