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Scientific Research Council

The Child Mind Institute's Scientific Research Council is an advisory group composed of some of the nation's most respected thinkers from leading academic institutions. The Scientific Research Council brings together experimental scientists and clinician-researchers to create a global incubator for collaborative progress in children's mental health. Co-chairs Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Bennett Leventhal, Deputy Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco, lead a group that sets the direction of Child Mind Institute scientific initiatives, advises on research matters, and selects the annual Distinguished Scientist Award recipient.

With distinguished scientists in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, and neurology, the Scientific Research Council's areas of expertise include anxiety and mood disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and eating disorders. Functioning as a multi-institutional scientific think-tank, the Scientific Research Council makes programmatic recommendations to the Child Mind Institute regarding future research directions and priorities.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation funds programs to improve the health and welfare of children in many countries, with an emphasis on initiatives that encourage collaboration and public-private partnerships.

The remarkable support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will enable the Child Mind Institute to take a leadership role in shaping the global agenda for child mental health research, and to pioneer new forms of collaboration to ensure that scientific discoveries are quickly translated into better treatments for children.

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