A very grand vision: “We will discover the causes of mental illnesses so that we can someday develop prevention protocol to keep people from developing these illnesses”

Dr. Glatt accepting his NARSAD Outstanding Achievement Award

Dr. Stephen Glatt, of the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center (SUNY Upstate) was awarded the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prize for Innovative Schizophrenia Research at the 2010 NARSAD ‘From Discovery to Recovery’ Annual Awards Dinner. This inspiring young scientist is being recognized for his cutting edge psychiatric research to understand the causes of schizophrenia. With the application of new technologies, he is seeking to find biomarkers in the blood that will define the risk factors for this mental illness, thus enabling earlier intervention and treatment, and that will identify avenues for prevention.

Schizophrenia affects about 2.4 million American adults each year according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In addition to his position as Assistant Professor at SUNY Upstate, Dr. Glatt serves as Associate Director of Medical Genetics Research and Director of the Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology and Neurobiology Laboratory at the University.

Dr. Glatt presenting at the 2010 NARSAD Mental Health Research Symposium

Click here to watch an inspiring video where Dr. Glatt shares his enthusiasm for his work and describes what he will do with the NARSAD prize money awarded to him. Shot on location at his laboratory in Syracuse, NY.

His acceptance speech from the October 29, 2010 dinner can also be heard, by clicking here.

To read more about the 2010 Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prize and Dr. Glatt, click here for the NARSAD Press Release.

To view more photos from the 2010 NARSAD ‘From Discovery to Recovery” National Award Dinner along with photos from Dr. Glatt’s presentation at the Mental Health Research Symposium, click here.

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