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Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s 28th Annual National Award Dinner
Photos by:  Chad David Kraus
Dr. Herbert Pardes, Dr. Nancy Wexler, Dr. Mryrna Weissman and James Freudenthal.  Photo by:  Chad David Kraus
Dr. Herbert Pardes, Dr. Nancy Wexler, Dr. Mryrna Weissman and
 James Freudenthal

Beatrix A. Hamburg, M.D. and David A. Hamburg, M.D. Awarded

2015 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health for Pioneering Work


Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s 28th Annual National Award Dinner

Also Paid Tribute to Rosalynn Carter for Mental Health Advocacy

Dr. David A. Hamburg and Dr. Herbert Pardes.Photo by:  Chad David Kraus
Dr. David A. Hamburg and Dr. Herbert Pardes

NEW YORK CITY --The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation honored Beatrix (Betty) A. Hamburg, M.D. and David A. Hamburg, M.D. with The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health for over six decades of pioneering work in mental health. This international Prize is given in recognition of individuals whose extraordinary contribution has made a profound and lasting impact in advancing the understanding of mental health and improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness. The award was presented by Herbert Pardes, M.D., President of the Foundation’s Scientific Council and Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, at the Foundation’s 28th Annual National Awards Dinner at the Pierre Hotel. Over 300 people attended the event, which also honored former First Lady Rosalynn Carter with an Honorary Tribute for her tireless work in mental health advocacy.

                The $300,000 annual prize focuses public attention on the burden mental illness places on individuals and society, and the urgent need to expand mental health services globally. Established in 2014, The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health was named in honor of Dr. Herbert Pardes, a noted psychiatrist, outspoken advocate for the mentally ill, and the award’s first recipient.

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation raises funds to invest in cutting-edge research to understand, treat, and, ultimately, prevent and cure mental illness. Since 1987, it has awarded over $340 million in NARSAD Research Grants to more than 4,000 scientists around the world. Funded through private contributions, the Foundation invests 100 percent of donor contributions directly into its NARSAD Grants.

                “It is a great honor to present The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health to Drs. David and Betty Hamburg, who have blended their scientific knowledge, understanding of human behavior and profound compassion into a unique, humanistic vision,” said Dr. Pardes. “Their work has transformed our view of mental illness and minimized its stigma. They have taught us about the interconnections of all humans, the importance of hope and compassion, and using our knowledge toward the greater good for all humanity.”

                “We are deeply honored to receive the Pardes Humanitarian Prize from our dear friend and colleague Herb Pardes,” said Dr. David Hamburg. “It is especially meaningful for Betty and I to share this award for our work together, a lifelong effort to understand how human beings cope during the most difficult circumstances. This work has ever greater urgency in today’s world of strife and conflict.”

The Hamburg’s started their careers jointly studying human coping processes under severe stress--from physical stress to mental illness, severe depression, poverty and war--after meeting at the Yale School of Medicine in 1948 where Betty Hamburg became its first African-American graduate.

David Hamburg set up the first Mental Health Clinical Research Center at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and initiated a line of research on the role of stress biology in severe mood disorders. As Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, he created a visionary, highly multidisciplinary department that became a prototype for others across the nation. The kidnapping of four Stanford students in rural Congo brought him to the international scene and showcased his unique skills in negotiating complex situations in conflict.

His focus shifted to health and science policy as he became the President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), followed by a stint at Harvard University as Director of the Division of Health Policy Research and Education, and then almost 15 years as President of the Carnegie Corporation. More recently, he chaired commissions for both the United Nations and the European Union, and received the United States’ highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has authored many books, including Preventing Genocide: Practical Steps Toward Early Detection and Effective Action.

As a clinician, researcher, and leader, Betty Hamburg advanced the field of adolescent psychiatry-- through groundbreaking work on minority populations, early development and adolescence, school-based programs for conflict resolution and violence prevention.

As head of child psychiatry at Stanford, she developed the concept of peer counseling,  and continued her work at Mt Sinai and Cornell University. She helped influence public policy as President of the William T Grant Foundation, a member of the President’s Commission on Mental Health under President Carter, a member of the IOM, and as co-author, with her husband, of Learning to Live Together, teaching children not to hate.

Guests in attendance at the dinner included Foundation President and CEO
 Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein; Constance
and Stephen Lieber; Dr. Nancy Wexler; Anne and Ronald Abramson; Milton and Tamar Maltz; Suzanne and John Golden; J. Anthony and Raymonde Boeckh; Dr. Jack Barchas; Jill and Sandy Sirulnick Sheri Wechsler; Bonnie Lautenberg; former NFL Football player Keith O’Neil; former FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg; Cannon Y. Harvey, President and Chief Operating Officer at Anschutz Company; Barbara Toll; Dr. Judith L. Rapoport,
 Chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch National Institute of Mental Health; and

Dr. Helen Mayberg

The dinner also honored winners of the Foundation’s 2015 Outstanding Achievement Prizes, including the Lieber Prize (Schizophrenia Research); the Colvin Prize (Mood Disorders Research); the Ruane Prize (Child & Adolescent Research); the Goldman-Rakic Prize (Cognitive Neuroscience); and the Sidney R. Baer Jr. Prize (Innovative and Promising Schizophrenia Research).

The recipients were selected by the Foundation’s Scientific Council, which comprises 162 leading experts across disciplines in brain and behavior research, including two Nobel laureates; four former directors of the NIMH; 13 members of the National Academy of Sciences; 21 chairs of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Departments at leading medical institutions; and 47 members of the Institute of Medicine.

They included Lieber Prize Winners Robert Freedman, MD, Colorado Psychiatric Hospital and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and Patrick McGorry, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRANCZP, University of Melbourne; Colvin Prize Winners Michael Berk, MBBCh, MMed, FF (Psych) SA, PhD, FRANCZP, Deakin University, and L. Trevor Young, MD, PhD, FRCPC, University of Toronto; Ruane Prize winners BJ Casey, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College and The Rockefeller University, and Francisco Xavier Castellanos, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center and the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research; Goldman-Racic Prize Winner Amy F. T. Arnsten, PhD Yale University School of Medicine and the Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale; and Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prize winners M. Camille Hoffman, MD, MSCS, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Denver Health Medical Center, and  Barnaby Nelson, PhD of Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the University of Melbourne.


About the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. The Foundation funds the most innovative ideas in neuroscience and psychiatry to better understand the causes and develop new ways to treat brain and behavior disorders. These disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $340 million to fund more than 5,000 grants to more than 4,000 leading scientists around the world. This has led to over $3 billion in additional funding for these scientists. The Foundation is also dedicated to educating the public about mental health and the importance of research including the impact that new discoveries have on improving the lives of those with mental illness, which will ultimately enable people to live full, happy and productive lives. For more information, visit


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