The 2021 recipient of the Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Patient-oriented Clinical Investigation is Sergiu P. Paşca. Dr. Paşca is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, a Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member and Clark Center building resident, The Bonnie Uytengsu and Family Director of the Stanford Brain Organogenesis Program, and Director of the Stanford Neuroscience Stem Cell Core for the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute. The award will be presented at the 2022 April Meeting of the American Philosophical Society.
The prize is named for Dr. Judson Daland, born in 1860, a prominent Philadelphia physician and outstanding figure in medical research who left the bulk of his estate to the Society to support research in clinical medicine. The prize recognizes outstanding achievement in clinical investigation, particularly patient-oriented research. The $50,000 prize is presented every 3 to 5 years. In addition to the prize, a Judson Daland Fellowship is awarded annually using these funds.