27th Annual National Awards Dinner

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Celebrating Outstanding Scientific Achievement

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

National Awards Dinner

Honoring The 2014 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners


Dr. Herbert Pardes with the Inaugural Pardes Humanitarian Prize
Presented by Dr. Mehmet C. Oz

Friday October 24, 2014

Six-thirty Cocktails
Seven-thirty Dinner

The Pierre
2 East 61st Street, New York City


Outstanding Achievement Prizes

Lieber Prize
Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

  • Patrick Francis Sullivan, M.D., FRANZ, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • David L. Braff, M.D., UCSD Medical Center

Colvin Prize
Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research

  • Wayne C. Drevets, M.D., Janssen Pharmaceutical
  • Fritz A. Henn, M.D., Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Ruane Prize
Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Research

  • Anita Thapar, MBBCh, FRCPsych, Ph.D., F.Med.Sci., Cardiff University School of Medicine

Goldman-Rakic Prize
Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prize
Innovative & Promising Schizophrenia Research

  • Gregory Light, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • Stephen Ripke, M.D., Broad Institute

Pardes Humanitarian Prize

This award will honor those individuals who have had a powerful impact on many aspects of mental health. Characteristics of the awardee should include a focus on humanitarianism as well as important contributions to education, prevention, research, administration, clinical care, mentoring and advocacy for policies in support of mental health. Dr. Herbert Pardes is our first honoree.

Dr. Herbert Pardes
Executive Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees,
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Founding & Current President,
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 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 make the best possible medical care available to all who need it.

Prior to joining the Hospital in 1999, Dr. Pardes served as vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia university. 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.

RSVP Information

Please note the following Ticket Types available for this event:

  • $5,000 - Benefactor - 4 Tickets and recognition in Awards Dinner Journal
  • $3,000 - Ambassador - 2 Tickets and recognition in Awards Dinner Journal
  • $1,500 - VIP Individual Ticket - 1 Ticket and recognition in Awards Dinner Journal
  • $750 - Individual Ticket

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