Foundation to Honor Top Scientists for Outstanding Achievements in Mental Health Research

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Foundation to Honor Top Scientists for Outstanding Achievements in Mental Health Research

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation celebrates the transformative power of neuroscience and psychiatric research to improve the lives of those with mental illness. Seven exceptional scientists will be honored at the Annual National Awards Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on Friday, October 25th.

“The Foundation awards the largest group of annual prizes for outstanding mental health research achievements and they have come to be regarded as among the highest honors possible for leading scientists in the field,” said Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., Foundation President and CEO. “The prizes are selected through a peer-review process of the Foundation’s Scientific Council, a volunteer group of 147 pre-eminent mental health researchers, and two of our prizewinners have gone on to win Nobel Prizes.”

In addition to the awards for scientists, the Foundation will honor two individuals with Productive Lives Awards for their efforts, each within their respective professions, to help those with mental illness live more fulfilling and productive lives.

The 2013 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners:

The 2013 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

  • Marc G. Caron, Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center

The 2013 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research (two recipients)

  • Boris Birmaher, M.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D., Harvard University

The Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Research

  • Jay N. Giedd, M.D., National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University

The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prize for Innovative and Promising Schizophrenia Research (two recipients)

  • Kafui Dzirasa M.D., Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center
  • Nikhil M. Urs, Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center

Productive Lives Awardees (two recipients):

  • Rodolpho Cardenuto, President of SAP Americas
  • Bruce Cohen, a film, television and theater producer

Learn more about the Prizewinners in the official Press Release.

Download a PDF of the Press Release.

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