International Awards Dinner 2022

Friday, October 28, 2022
International Awards Dinner 2022

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Friday, October 28, 2022

6:30PM EDT - Cocktails

7:30PM EDT - Dinner


The Pierre

2 East 61st Street., 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 BBRF will honor Altha J. Stewart, M.D. and Robert van Voren, FRCPsych (HON) with the 2022 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health.

The evening will also include a special tribute to Honorary Pardes Prize winners Clubhouse International and Sean Mayberry of StrongMinds.

Outstanding Achievement Prizes

Selected by BBRF's 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

  • Robert Schwarcz, Ph.D., University of Maryland

MALTZ PRIZE: Innovative & Promising Schizophrenia Research

  • Sophie Erhardt, Ph.D., Karolinska Institutet

COLVIN PRIZE: Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research

  • J. John Mann, M.D., Columbia University

RUANE PRIZE: Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Research

  • Boris Birmaher, M.D., University of Pittsburgh

GOLDMAN-RAKIC PRIZE: Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience Research

  • Peter L. Strick, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh