Neuroscience 2018: "Envisioning a Future of Recovery"

Saturday, April 28, 2018; 8:30am-1:00pm

Yale University School of Medicine
Harkness Auditorium
333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT

Yale faculty will speak about new approaches to brain recovery from addiction, promising new research on bipolar disorder, and new technologies to enhance therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety.

This event is free and open to the public!

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Paul Dalio

2018 Honoree

Paul Dalio

Paul Dalio is a New York-based writer, director, and composer whose debut film, "Touched with Fire" (2016), was inspired by his struggle to overcome bipolar disorder. Mr. Dalio wrote, directed, scored, and edited the film, which was executive produced by Spike Lee, Mr. Dalio's mentor and college professor. The film won numerous awards and was honored by the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at its annual Voice Awards. Mr. Dalio grew up in Connecticut and studied at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He and his wife, fellow film director Kristina Nikolova, collaborate on projects under the banner Moonstruck Productions.

Funding Partners

The conference organizers wish to thank Yale New Haven Hospital for its generous financial support of Neuroscience 2018.



Neuroscience 2018 is funded with generous support from Yale New Haven Hospital.

Participating partners include the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), the Connecticut Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-CT), and the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

Yale New Haven Hospital

Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), State of Connecticut

Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Connecticut Chapter

Parking & Directions

The symposium is held in Harkness Auditorium, Sterling Hall of Medicine (SHM), 333 Cedar St, Med. School campus, New Haven, CT. From parking lots, go up York St. towards Yale-New Haven Hospital; turn left onto Cedar St; SHM is one-half block on the left.

See the location on a map.

Directions to Air Rights Parking Garage (parking fee charged), accessible from N. & S. Frontage Rds.

  • From I-95 N or S: Exit 47 to Rt 34 W to Exit 1
  • From I-91 S: Exit 1 to Rt 34 to Exit 1

Please note that we are unable to validate parking, and cannot provide change for parking meters.

Neuroscience 2018: "Envisioning a Future of Recovery"


Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:30-8:50 am
Opening Remarks
John H. Krystal, MD, Chair of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
8:50-9:20 am
New Approaches to Brain Recovery from Addiction
Rajita Sinha, PhD
9:20-9:50 am
Different Kinds of Bipolar, Different Kinds of Brains
Godfrey Pearlson, MD
9:50-10:10 am
Coffee Break

10:10-10:40 am
New Technologies to Enhance Therapy for OCD and Anxiety
Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD
10:40-11:10 am
Envisioning New Hope in Bipolar Disorder: A View From Brain Scanning Research
Hilary Blumberg, MD
11:10-11:50 am
Research Advocacy Award Presentation and Address
John H. Krystal, MD, and Paul Dalio
12:15-2:15 pm
Screening of "Touched with Fire;" question and answer with director Paul Dalio

2:15 pm

Contact Christopher Pittenger, event coordinator, at