The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
(NARSAD) celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. The organization
raises and distributes funds for scientific research on brain disorders. As
a member of NARSAD's scientific council since the organization was founded,
I have been greatly impressed by the energy and commitment of NARSAD's
leaders and staff and the many individuals who volunteer as members of the
board of directors and the scientific council. I asked Constance E. Lieber,
president of the board of directors, and Herbert Pardes, M.D., president of
the scientific council, both of whom have been deeply involved with NARSAD
since its inception, to agree to an interview with Psychiatric Services.
The following is an edited transcript of the interview.