Office of Research & Development

Awards & Career Milestones

VA Researchers Honored with Presidential Award for Early Career Scientists

President Obama honored three Department of Veterans Affairs researchers with The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award is considered to be the highest honor given by the United States government for investigators in the beginning of their research careers. 01-18-2017

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VA research career scientist named 2016 AAAS fellow

VA research career scientist named 2016 AAAS fellow VA researcher Shyam S. Mohapatra, Ph.D., MBA, has been named a 2016 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 12-02-2016



Mor receives Robert W. Kleemeier Award from Gerontology Society of America

Mor receives Robert W. Kleemeier Award from Gerontology Society of America Dr. Vincent Mor, a research scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center and a professor in the Brown University School of Public Health, received the 2016 Robert W. Kleeimeier Award from the Gerontology Society of America (GSA). 11-22-2016



Dr. Michael Charness honored for contributions to understanding alcohol's impact

Dr. Michael Charness honored for contributions to understanding alcohol's impact Michael E. Charness, M.D., was recently awarded the 2016 Mark Keller Honorary Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). 11-21-2016



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Note: Each of the four services of VA Research may note awards and milestones for its investigators on its respective awards page, as per the links immediately below:

Past Major Awards

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1998 - Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D. - nitric oxide

1977 - Andrew W. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c. (Multi), D.Sc.,h.c. - peptide hormone

1977 - Rosalyn Yalow, Ph.D. - radioimmunoassay

Lasker-DeBakey Award

2012 - Thomas Starzl, M.D. - liver transplantation

1976 - Rosalyn Yalow, Ph.D. - radioimmunoassay

1975 - William Oldendorf, M.D. - computerized tomography

1975 - Andrew Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c. (Multi), D.Sc.,h.c. - peptide hormone

1974 - Ludwig Gross, M.D. - leukemia; cancer-causing viruses

1971 - Edward D. Freis, M.D. - drug therapy for hypertension

1963 - Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. - cardiovascular surgery


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