2015 Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award
Daniel J. Clauw, MD
Daniel J. Clauw, MD, is professor of anesthesiology, medicine, and psychiatry. He attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Michigan (UM), and then completed his internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowships at Georgetown University, where he eventually held the roles of chief of rheumatology and vice chair of medicine. He moved back to Michigan in 2002, bringing with him one of the leading pain research groups. This group has helped identify the prominent central nervous system contributions to a number of chronic pain disorders, as well as the most effective pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for chronic pain. Dr. Clauw was also the first project investigator of the UM Clinical & Translational Science Award, associate dean for Clinical and Translational Research, and founding director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research. Although he stepped down from these latter roles in 2009 to re-dedicate himself to pain research, he remains active in institutional clinical research training programs and is an active and recognized mentor of clinical and translational researchers.
The Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award and Lecture was established in 1995 to recognize and honor career achievement in clinical research on pain. The award has been named for Wilbert E. Fordyce, PhD, the first recipient of this honor.