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Stanley Herring, MD, co-founder and senior medical advisor of The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, is the recipient of the 2021 Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The Krusen Award is the academy’s highest honor. Its recipients are selected for their outstanding and unique contributions to the specialty.

Herring, a board-certified physiatrist who has been in practice for nearly four decades, is receiving this award for his numerous local and national contributions to enhancing sports medicine and athlete safety. Among them is his role in the successful passage of the Zackery Lystedt Law in Washington state, and in helping pass similar youth concussion legislation in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Learn more about Herring and the award on The UW Medicine Newsroom.