UCLA Physician/Scientist Daniel Geschwind Awarded National Academy of Medicine Prize for Work on Genetics of Autism

Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD

Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD, the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics, Neurology, and Psychiatry at UCLA, has been awarded the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) 2022 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health in recognition of his pioneering research and leadership in autism genetics. The Sarnat Prize, which includes a medal and a $20,000 prize, is NAM’s highest honor related to the brain and mental health. Dr. Geschwind, who was elected to the elite panel in 2011, will receive the award at NAM’s annual meeting on October 16.    

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