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iAsk Award Program

The iAsk (Innovator Award at Stanford by the Kedias), aimed at fueling and supporting innovation in the field of mental health, encourages investigators - at any stage in their career - to pursue novel ideas that push the boundaries of what we know, how we think about disease, and how we can improve brain health.

“The world needs more treatments and solutions for patients living with mental health disorders, and we need them quickly. The Kedias, a first generation immigrant family, created the iAsk award to fund novel investigator ideas in the fields of psychiatry and neuropsychiatry and to advance the frontiers of mental health treatment.”

- the Kedia Family

2022 iAsk Award Recipients

Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Translational Therapeutics Lab

David S. Hong, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research)
Director, Executive Function Clinic

Sergiu Pașca, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Uytengsu Director, Stanford Brain Organogenesis Program 

"The inaugural iAsk Award recipients represent faculty in our department who are all pursuing highly creative, 'out-of-the-box' ideas to rapidly transform and improve brain health."

- Dr. Laura Roberts, Chair and the Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine

For information about how to support the iAsk award fund, please contact: 
Lyra Ghose, Stanford University Medical Center Development, at lghose@stanford.edu