Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, director of the Joint Graduate Program in Physiology and Neurobiology of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University, and past president of the Society for Neuroscience of North America. He is a clinical neurologist and neuroscientist who is studying regulation by the environment of brain genes encoding growth factors, survival factors, and neurotransmitters. This work is being applied to the treatment of late-life degenerative neurologic diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Black has served on numerous international and national panels and advisory committees and is presently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine of New Jersey, a member of the Mental Health Special Projects Review Committee of NIMH, and director of the Princeton-Robert Wood Johnson-Rutgers University Consortium in Neuroscience. He is the recent recipient of a McKnight Foundation Award in Neuroscience, a Jacob Javits Award in Neuroscience from NINDS, the Viktor Hamburger Award, and the New Jersey Pride Award in Science. He is the author of approximately two hundred articles in neuroscience and of two books, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neuronal Development and Information in the Brain: A Molecular Perspective.
H. KEITH H. BRODIE, M.D. is president emeritus of Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Psychiatry, and professor of law and experimental psychology. He received the M.D. degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1965 and completed his residency in psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Brodie's career in medical research has been focused on the biochemistry of mental illness, a subject in which he has published over 60 articles and book chapters. In addition, he is joint author or co-editor of 11 books, including 3 volumes of the American Handbook of Psychiatry . Dr. Brodie has also served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Psychiatry. He has contributed to his profession and to the community at large as a practicing physician, as a member and officer of numerous professional associations, and as a consultant to national organizations concerned with health care. Dr. Brodie is the youngest president ever to have served the American Psychiatric Association and was the only psychiatrist to head an Association of American Universities institution.