Recipients of the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Awards Announced

On today’s WHO World Mental Health Day the Jacobs Foundation announces the recipients of this year’s Klaus J. Jacobs Awards.

The 2014 Research Prize, which comes with an award of one million Swiss francs, goes to Canadian Neurobiologist Michael J. Meaney (McGill University, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Canada) for his research on the mechanisms for how parental care becomes embedded in children’s biology.

The Best Practice Prize, with an award of 200,000 Swiss francs, goes to SHARPZ (Serenity Harm Reduction Programme Zambia) in Lusaka, Zambia, for its evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address severe needs of trauma affected children and their families.

The Klaus J. Jacobs Awards will be presented on December 5, 2014, at an Awards Ceremony at the University of Zurich.
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