The Friends Past Events 2004

The Aviator


December 2004

Screening of The Aviator and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, Research Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and author of Brainlock, the seminal text on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Borderline Personality Disorder

November 2004
Speakers: Dr. Robin Kissell and Dr. J. Mark Thompson, M.D., Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences  


Overview of The Neuropsychiatric Institute,

September 2004

Dr. Lori Altshuler, Director Mood Disorders Research Clinic at the NPI UCLA, Dr. Peter Whybrow, Director of the NPI, Dr. James McCracken, Director Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NPI,
Dr. David Wellisch, Professor of Medical Psychology Chief Psychologist, Adult Division, Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA

Dr. Stephen Marder, Education and Clinical Center for the Department of Veteran's Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry at the NPI. Dinner at Valentino's Restaurant

Shopping Day


September 2004
Shopping Day at the Valentino Boutique  

The Brain and Creativity

Inaugural Fundraiser

May 2004
Speakers: Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of Psychiatry at John Hopkins University and author of The Unquiet Mind and Dr. Peter Whybrow, Director of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.

Past Events by year



March 2004
Speaker: Dr. Michael Gitlin, Psychopharmacologist, Professor of Psychiatry at the NPI, and Director of Adult Inpatient Services at the NPI



September 2003
Speaker: Dr. Gary Small - Director of the UCLA Center on Aging


The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and
Human Behavior at UCLA is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness by supporting research to advance innovative treatments and sponsoring educational programs to raise awareness and erase stigma.*

The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
760 Westwood Plaza C7-463
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Phone: 310 825-3119

* The Friends of the Semel Institute is a 501(c)(3)  volunteer organization under the auspices of the UCLA Foundation.