Throughout her career, Saks has written extensively on the intersection of mental health and law, and has received many honors, including a 2009 MacArthur fellowship, also known as a “Genius Grant.” The prestigious Pardes Humanitarian Prize was awarded to three renowned advocates for mental health, including Gould Professor Elyn Saks, director of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics. The prize is administered annually by the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation, which funds scientific research to alleviate mental health issues.

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