These pioneers of innovation are patients, researchers, caregivers and supporters. Together, they drive the fight against disease and give purpose to the mission of R&D.
Doreen Gentzler has a long, successful career not only in broadcast journalism but also in promoting public health issues. Today, she is a local NBC anchor in Washington, DC, and she serves as the station's medical reporter, filing cutting-edge health reports for all of the station's newscasts.
Today, Dr. Husseini Manji is the global therapeutic head for neuroscience at Janssen. In this role, he has researched the ways in which psychiatric disorders alter a patient’s cellular systems, resulting in symptoms or negative behaviors.
As an OBGYN physician and the director of U.S. Medical Affairs for Women’s Health at Bayer, Dr. Carney's path has not always been so straightforward. “When I was growing up in the 60s, I thought – girls can't be doctors,” says Carney. “Even when I was in medical school, women were the minority.”
The brain is one of the most complex – and most fascinating – organs in the human body, and one that can be impacted by countless diseases and disorders.
Recently, mental health advocates and industry leaders came together in Chicago for New Cures, New Innovation for a New Era in Mental Health–hosted by America's Biopharmaceutical Companies–to spotlight scientific advancements in mental health treatment.