The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health
Named in honor of Herbert Pardes M.D., this international prize recognizes a physician, scientist or public citizen whose extraordinary contribution has made a profound and lasting impact by improving the lives of people living with mental illness and advancing the understanding of mental health.
First introduced at the 2014 National Awards Dinner in October, the Prize was intended both to honor the humanitarian achievements of Dr. Herbert Pardes and to establish recognition of similar achievements by others in the years ahead. This award is designed to recognize individuals who comprehensively care, teach, investigate, work and advocate for improving the mental health of the society while simultaneously reducing the pain that psychiatric illness causes. Characteristics of the recipient include a focus on humanitarianism as well as significant contributions to education, prevention, research, administration, clinical care, mentoring and advocacy for policies in support of mental health. Last year's Prizewinners were Drs. Vikram Patel and Charles F. Reynolds, III, and the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Outstanding Achievement Prizes
Selected by our Scientific Council, the Foundation's Outstanding Achievement Prizes honor scientists for their lifetime achievements in brain and behavior research. These Prizewinning researchers are dedicated teachers and scientists who represent models of accomplishment for younger scientists in brain and behavior research. The Prizes include:
- Lieber Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research
- Maltz Prizewinner for Innovative & Promising Schizophrenia Research
- Colvin Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research
- Ruane Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Research
- Goldman-Rakic Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience