Yale Psychiatry Distinguished Alumni Award

2014: Henry Jarecki, M.D.

Henry Jarecki, M.D. graduated from the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Germany and completed his residency in psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Jarecki is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at Yale and has founded and led a number of trading, investment, technology, and biotechnology companies.

With Dr. Thomas Detre, Jarecki wrote Modern Psychiatric Treatment, the first textbook on psychiatry that made extensive use of psychopharmacology.

Since its founding in 1999, Dr. Jarecki has been chairman of PsychoGenics, a biotechnology company that specializes in behavioral testing in the service of contract research and drug development. He is also a founding member of the board of directors of Cobalt Therapeutics, which has developed computerized therapeutically-validated interventions for psychological disorders.

Dr. Jarecki is actively engaged with institutions in scientific, educational and human rights arenas, including his work as a trustee of the Institute of International Education (where he serves as vice chairman) which manages the Fulbright Program for the U.S. Department of State, and as chairman of that organization’s Scholar Rescue Fund.

He is married to Gloria Jarecki, has four sons, and lives in Rye, New York.