Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus Leon Eisenberg will receive the first Ibor Award from the World Psychiatric Association on Sept. 23 in Prague. Named after pioneerning Spanish psychiatrist Juan José López Ibor, the award aims to recognize individuals or institutions whose professional efforts have improved the condition of those affected by mental illnesses. The award consists of a diploma and 40,000 euros.
Eisenberg has chaired the Department of Social Medicine and Health Policy at Harvard since 1993. “He has made gigantic contributions to child psychiatry, to public health aspects of mental disorders, and to social psychiatry over a most productive lifetime,” stated the award announcement.