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2020 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health Honors Global Advocates for the Poor and Children with Psychiatric Illness
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announced the winners of the 2020 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health: Myrna Weissman, Ph.D, for her transformative work in the mental health care of disadvantaged persons suffering from depression, and Sir Michael Rutter, CBE, for advancing our understanding of and treatments for mental health problems in children. E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., received an Honorary Pardes Prize for promoting the biological basis of mental illness.
The 2020 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health, which carries an honorarium of $150,000, is awarded annually to recognize individuals whose contributions have made a profound and lasting impact in advancing the understanding of mental health and improving the lives of people with mental illness. It focuses public attention on the burden mental illness places on individuals and society, and the urgent need to exp
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Tourette Association of America and American Brain Foundation Offer Clinical Research Training Scholarship
The Tourette Association of America and the American Brain Foundation have announced the 2021 Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Tourette Syndrome that aims to recognize the importance of good clinical research and to encourage young investigators in clinical studies related to Tourette Syndrome.
The two-year award provides $130,000, including a $10,000 per year stipend for tuition to support education and research-related costs for a total of $150,000.
"The more we understand about Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders, the better and more effective treatment and care become for the community. To support this, we are committed to fostering cutting-edge research." – Amanda Talty, President and CEO of the Tourette Association of America. "This important work cannot be done alone. It's our honor to partner with the American Brain Foundation to offer this prestigious scholarship in
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Mission Homefront: Translating Research into Practice in Veterans Healthcare
In keeping with its commitment to improving veterans healthcare, Jonas Philanthropies has announced its first-ever virtual conference: Mission Homefront: Translating Research into Practice in Veterans Healthcare.
Taking place October 16, 2020, this free and open to the public day-long symposium hosted by Jonas Philanthropies’ signature program, Jonas Nursing & Veterans Healthcare, will digitally unite leading experts in medical, psychological, and environmental care, along with clinicians, influential educators, and Jonas Scholars to arm private sector healthcare professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to best care for veterans.
“The passing of last year’s MISSION Act, which expanded veteran provider options beyond VA facilities and into the private sector, truly changed our country’s approach to veteran healthcare. This conference will delve into the latest research and p
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Google, Facebook and Twitter Collaborate to Support Recovery Month
The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) - a non-profit dedicated to consumer protection and education around online pharmacies and prescription drugs - and a coalition of tech leaders Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces under an unprecedented collaboration, Tech Together, to support this year’s National Recovery Month efforts. Each technology partner provides a unique offering on TechTogether.co, creating a wealth of resources and tools for those seeking support online.
35 million people currently suffer from drug use disorders and according to numbers recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 71,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2019.
Since COVID-19, more than 35 states have reported increases in opioid-related mortality, as well as concerns for those with a mental illness or substance use disorder. The increases show the immediate n