Celebrating the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation's 30th Anniversary Celebration!
The evening includes a presentation of the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health and the Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners.
This international Prize recognizes a physician, scientist, public citizen or organization, whose extraordinary contribution has made a profound and lasting impact by improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness and by advancing the understanding of mental health. Established in 2014, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize is named in honor of Dr. Herbert Pardes, the first recipient of the award.
This year we will honor Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for their transformative work providing mental health care during natural and man-made emergencies and chronic crises. The ceremony will also pay Special Tribute to the late Constance E. Lieber, one of the world’s greatest public advocates for mental illness and psychiatric research and care.
Selected by our Scientific Council, the Foundation's Outstanding Achievement Prizes honor scientists for their lifetime achievements in brain and behavior research. The 2017 prizewinners are:
LIEBER PRIZE, Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research
❯ John M. Davis, M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
MALTZ PRIZE, Innovative & Promising Schizophrenia Research
❯ Deanna L. Kelly, Pharm.D., BCPP, University of Maryland School of Medicine
COLVIN PRIZE, Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research
❯ Hilary P. Blumberg, M.D., Yale School of Medicine
❯ Tadafumi Kato, M.D., Ph.D., RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
❯ Mary L. Phillips, M.D., M.D. (Cantab), University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
RUANE PRIZE, Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Research
❯ Nathan A. Fox, Ph.D., The University of Maryland, College Park
❯ Charles A. Nelson III, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital
❯ Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine
GOLDMAN-RAKIC PRIZE, Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience
❯ Trevor W. Robbins, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK