Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
Herbert Pardes, M.D.
Herbert Pardes, M.D.
President of the Foundation’s Scientific Council
An outspoken proponent for academic medicine, children’s health education, mental health issues and access to care and information technology in medicine, Dr. Pardes is nationally recognized for his expertise in education, research, clinical care and health policy. He is active at the state and federal level, supporting legislation to help hospitals provide quality health care while balancing today’s economic realities with making the best possible medical care available to all who need it.
Prior to joining New York-Presbyterian Hospital in 1999, Dr. Pardes served as Vice President for Health Sciences at Columbia University and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. A noted psychiatrist, he served as Director of the NIMH and U.S. Assistant Surgeon General during the Carter and Reagan administrations, and was also President of the American Psychiatric Association.
2014 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health Recipient:
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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a global nonprofit organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of psychiatric and mental illnesses.
Beginning in 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation was providing seed money to neuroscientists to invest in “out of the box” research that the government and other sources were unwilling to fund. Today, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is still the leading, private philanthropy in the world in this space.
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