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- Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President and CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
- Barbara A. Cornblatt, PhD, MBA, Director, Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
- Christine Crawford,MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Psychiatry Medical Student Education Boston University School of Medicine
- Wilfred Farquharson,Ph.D, Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic &
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Repost from www.newportacademy.com, October 13, 2020
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The following was posted today by SARDDA: It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Deborah Levy. Dr. Levy passed away on October 15, 2020. She was an amazing individual, researcher, scholar and friend of the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) community. Dr. Levy will be sincerely missed. Please keep Dr.more » Read More
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