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Sarnat Award recognizes David and Beatrix Hamburg

Drs. Beatrix and David Hamburg, both DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholars at Weill Cornell Medical College, are the recipients of the 2007 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Award in Mental Health from the Institute of Medicine.

Beatrix and David Hamburg each have had distinguished careers in academic medicine and mental illness research, as well as in public policy and philanthropic leadership. Their 2004 major study, "Learning to Live Together: Preventing Hatred and Violence in Child and Adolescent Development," has been praised as a definitive and comprehensive resource in the field.

"Throughout their careers, Betty and David Hamburg have been passionate advocates for those who bear tremendous burdens," said Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine. "They complement each other professionally and personally, and it is fitting to honor them jointly for their lasting impact on the mental health of individuals and of societies."

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