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Dr. Henry Jarecki Honored with Prestigious Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health

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New York- Dr. Henry Jarecki, an esteemed adjunct professor of psychiatry, has been awarded the highly acclaimed Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The foundation presented this honor to Dr. Jarecki on October 27th during its annual international awards dinner in New York, recognizing his exceptional contributions to the field of mental health and his continued dedication to advancing the well-being of individuals living with mental illness.

Pardes Humanitarian Prize

The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health pays tribute to individuals and organizations that have had a comprehensive and enduring impact on our understanding of mental health and have worked tirelessly to enhance the lives of those affected by mental illness. It serves as a reminder of the burdens mental illness places on individuals and societies worldwide, highlighting the urgent need to expand mental health services on a global scale.

Dr. Henry Jarecki

Dr. Jarecki’s recognition comes as a result of his profound humanitarian contributions, particularly in his role as the founding chair of the Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) at the Institute of International Education (IIE). SRF identifies scholars and scientists who face governmental reprisals due to their religious or ethnic backgrounds, medical, scientific, or public activities. The fund relocates these at-risk individuals to safe environments where they can continue their crucial work.
Since its establishment in 2002, the SRF has provided assistance to over 1,000 scholars from more than 60 countries, placing them in over 430 host institutions across 50 countries. Furthermore, it has built a network of over 500 “safe haven” universities in nearly 50 countries. The SRF’s humanitarian efforts extend beyond individual scholars, as it has also responded to large-scale crises affecting national academies, such as the Iraq Scholar Rescue Project and support for Syrian scholars affected by the conflict since 2011.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, renowned for its contributions to advancing mental health, awards research grants to improve treatments, develop cures, and establish preventive methods for mental illness. With more than $450 million in grants awarded to over 5,400 leading scientists globally since 1987, the foundation has become a beacon of hope in the field of mental health research.

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Dr. Jarecki’s dedication and contributions have not only enlarged our understanding of mental health but also enriched the lives of countless individuals, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.

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