On Monday, June 23rd, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation was presented with the 2014 Easter Seals Leadership Award in the Brain Health Category. Foundation President & CEO, Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., was on hand at the 2014 Easter Seals Advocacy Summit Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. to receive the award on behalf of the organization. Also in attendance were Foundation Board member Anne E. Abramson and former Board member Sheila Rabaut.
Easter Seals Leadership Awards recognize exceptional partners, corporations, organizations, foundations and visionaries making a difference in Easter Seals’ key focus areas: brain health, veterans and healthy families. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation won the award in the Brain Health category for their commitment to funding life-changing research and awarding grants that lead to advances in scientific research to reduce suffering caused by mental illness.
“As Easter Seals continues to advance its Brain Health Initiative, we’re exploring the fascinating emerging technologies, services and research associated with the brain—opportunities and advancements that hold such promise for improving the lives of millions of people today and in the future. Committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a leader in their field as the largest philanthropic organization dedicated to research across all brain and behavior disorders,” said James E. Williams, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Easter Seals. “Easter Seals is dedicated to helping people living with brain health-associated conditions live independently in their communities and improve or maintain their skills. Thanks to organizations like the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, we can ensure that better treatments and breakthroughs are being made through scientific discovery.”
“The Brain Behavior & Research Foundation is pleased to receive this recognition from Easter Seals,” said Dr. Borenstein. “As a foundation committed to brain health research, we strive to make partnerships with organizations like Easter Seals to help further our mission. Easter Seals is an organization that can ensure proper patient care and application of our findings.”