Public Service Award

The SRS Public Service Award is presented to one or more individuals who have significantly advanced the mission of the SRS outside of their scientific and educational contributions. Service as an Officer or Director of the SRS Board is neither necessary nor sufficient for this award.

Selection criteria generally include:

  • Public relations and advocacy efforts
  • Developing and sustaining relationships with critical government agencies and lawmakers
  • Public policy efforts

The nomination period for 2024 Annual Meeting Awards is now closed. Nominations for 2025 will open in August 2024.

2024 Recipient

Julie Flygare, JD
Julie Flygare, JD

“This is the honor of my lifetime. As a patient advocate living with narcolepsy, I’ve absolutely loved advocating for sleep research, and raising awareness about sleep health, sleep equity, and sleep disorders. Thank you to the SRS for this incredible honor. ”

Past Recipients

2023 – Karin Johnson, MD
2022 – Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD
2021 – James K, Walsh, PhD