International Awards Dinner 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019, 6:30 pm EDT
International Awards Dinner 2019

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Friday, November 1, 2019
6:30PM - Cocktails
7:30PM - Dinner


The Pierre
2 East 61st St., New York City

The evening includes a presentation of the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health and the Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners.

The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health

This international Prize recognizes a physician, scientist, public citizen or organization whose extraordinary contribution has made a profound impact on advancing the understanding of mental health and providing hope and healing for people who are living with mental illness. Established in 2014 and awarded annually, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize is named in honor of Dr. Herbert Pardes, the first recipient of the award.

The recipient of the Prize is chosen by a distinguished international Selection Committee from nominations solicited worldwide and receives an honorarium. The Pardes Humanitarian Prize focuses public attention on the burden of mental illness on individuals and society and the urgent need to expand and enhance mental health services in the United States and globally.

This year’s awards ceremony will honor William T. Carpenter, Jr., M.D. a luminary in the field who has tirelessly advocated for resources for research on mental illness and for reducing stigma. His vision, scientific productivity, leadership, and advocacy have shaped our understanding of schizophrenia and other forms of serious mental illness and had a broad, positive impact on our society.

The ceremony will also include a special tribute to Cynthia Germanotta and Born This Way Foundation for their extraordinary accomplishments and their commitment to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world.

Outstanding Achievement Prizes

Selected by our Scientific Council, the Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Prizes honor scientists for their achievements in brain and behavior research.

LIEBER PRIZE: Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

  • Alan S. Brown, M.D., M.P.H., Columbia University Irving Medical Center / New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • John J. McGrath, M.D., Ph.D., The University of Queensland / Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research

MALTZ PRIZE: Innovative & Promising Schizophrenia Research

  • Christoph Kellendonk, Ph.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center / New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • James P. Kesby, Ph.D., The University of Queensland

COLVIN PRIZE: Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research

  • Dennis S. Charney, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Sophia Frangou, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C. Psych, University of British Columbia, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • John H. Krystal, M.D., Yale University

RUANE PRIZE: Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Research

  • Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley / University of California, San Francisco

GOLDMAN-RAKIC PRIZE: Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience Research

  • René Hen, Ph.D., Columbia University / New York State Psychiatric Institute