The AAS’ Felicia Axelrod Investigator Award will recognize an outstanding scientist with a track record of significant contributions to the field of autonomic science at the Assistant Professor level. This award acknowledges excellence in autonomic research for an individual poised to be the next leader in this field. Applicants should have a faculty appointment at a rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position at an academic institution or in the industry (e.g. Scientist, Research Investigator, etc.). The applicant must be an AAS member in good standing. Axelrod Investigator award submissions are for #AAS2021 are due August 1, 2021.
About this award: Dr. Felicia B. Axelrod was a founding member of the AAS and former President of the Society. She was a pioneer of international collaborative rare disease research in autonomic medicine. She founded the Dysautonomia Center at New York University School of Medicine in 1969. She devoted her medical career to the care of patients with familial dysautonomia, a rare genetic disease that affects the development of the autonomic nervous system. As a member of the American Autonomic Society, she co-founded the pediatric specialist group, which is dedicated to supporting clinical care and research in pediatric conditions that affect the autonomic nervous system. She was an active member of the Society, until her retirement in 2015.