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NIMH Director Honored by BBRF

Science Update

Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), has been selected as a recipient of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation's (BBRF) Productive Lives Awards. The April 30th presentation came during a Christie’s dinner and private viewing event in New York celebrating BBRF, the nation’s largest private funder of mental health research.

The Productive Lives Awards recognize “remarkable individuals who have devoted their energy and talents within their respective professions to help those living with mental illness realize their potential and live full, productive lives,” according to BBRF.

In addition to Dr. Insel, award recipients include Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eric Kandel, M.D., Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University and Judy Collins, the award-winning singer-songwriter who has inspired audiences through her music and commitment to social activism.