The UAB Department of Psychiatry and the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center hosted NARSAD’s Healthy Minds Across America symposium Saturday, April 10th.  The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) supports research into prevention and treatment of mental illnesses.  The event was designed to educate the public about the research being done at the national and local levels on the topics of schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, autism, PTSD, and addiction.  UAB was one of over 45 institutions across the nation that hosted a symposium.  Presentations were given by: Adrienne Lahti, M.D.; Dr. F. Cleveland Kinney, M.D.; and Karen Gamble, Ph.D.  Dr. Lahti’s presentation was titled: “Does brain imaging help us understand the mechanism of action of antipsychotic drugs?”; Dr. Kinney’s talk was titled: “Alzheimer’s Disease: An update on management and treatment”; and Dr. Gamble’s presentation was titled: “Night owls and early birds: Circadian regulation and mood disorders.”  Below are pictures taken at the event.  If you would like to learn more about NARSAD and the work they do please visit their web site:


Moderator, Dr. Xiaohua Li, discusses one of her research posters with attendees
Presenter, Dr. Adrienne Lahti, talking with guests at the event
The events expert panel taking questions from the audience