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by Benita Shobe
President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

2011 was an impressive year of progress as NARSAD Grant-funded discoveries spanned brain and behavior disorders – including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders including OCD and PTSD and autism. Our Scientific Council selects the most promising ideas to fund each year, across research disciplines, institutions and communities. In the sampling of work presented below, you will discover proven next generation therapies, innovative  early intervention techniques and promise for improved diagnostic tools, groundbreaking basic research to further  our understanding of how the brain functions and can malfunction, and the continued refinement of new technologies to significantly advance our progress.

Please click on our orange neuron logo below and explore our interactive 2011 Research Highlights page. As always, thank you for joining in our shared commitment to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness. We will continue to share our progress with you – check for news updates weekly on our web site front page – throughout this New Year that is already proving very productive!

CLICK ORANGE SPARK FOR INTERACTIVE 2011 HIGHLIGHTS!

My name is Ken Harrison and like so many of you, I know first-hand the challenges of caring for a loved one with mental illness. And while each of us faces unique issues, the need for better treatments and therapies is what we are all in search of.

That’s where the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation makes a difference. As a board member and an advocate, I’ve agreed to Chair TeamUp! America to support research in communities throughout the country, and I’m inviting you to join me by forming a team in your neighborhood.

TeamUp! America is a community-driven fundraising challenge with a goal to raise $250,000 by November 16, 2011. 100% of the money you raise will fund leading research institutions in your home state.

As the nation’s leading not for profit funding mental illness, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has been funding breakthroughs to help the 1 in 4 Americans* diagnosed with a mental illness for nearly 25 years. Guided by an all volunteer Scientific Council that includes 2 Nobel Prize winning scientists, the Foundation is committed to funding cures.

The TeamUp! America campaign will not only raise much needed money for research – research that will one day fund those cures, but it will also lessen the stigma  that 77 million Americans* deal with each and every day. Please join me and your neighbors as we Team Up! America.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1.    Join the TeamUp! America campaign at http://www.bbrfoundation.org/TeamUpAmerica

2.    Build your team with your family, friends, and neighbors

3.    Hold a fundraiser or make a donation to show your support

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at events@bbrfoundation.org or call 800.829.8289.

Thanks for supporting TeamUp! America.

Sincerely,

Ken

John Ken Harrison, II

Board Member, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Chairman, TeamUp! America

*Based on the 2010 US Census: 77 million of the 311 million Americans (www.census.gov) or 1 in 4 Americans experiences a brain and behavior disorder each year (National Institute of Mental Health)

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