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Awards & Career Milestones

National Academy of Medicine elects two VA researchers into ranks

National Academy of Medicine elects two VA researchers into ranks National Academy of Medicine elects two VA researchers into ranks
Two VA researchers are among 100 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine during its 2019 annual meeting. They are Dr. Kristine Yaffe, at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and Dr. Rachel Yehuda, at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. 11-01-2019



Dr. Ann McKee Awarded Service to America Medal for Career Achievement

Dr. Ann McKee Awarded Service to America Medal for Career Achievement VA researcher Dr. Ann McKee has been named the 2019 Winner in Career Achievement by the Partnership for Public Service. 10-30-2019



VA researcher Dr. Donna Washington receives Congressional Black Caucus award

VA researcher Dr. Donna Washington receives Congressional Black Caucus award VA researcher Dr. Donna Washington was honored with a 2019 Veterans Braintrust award from the Congressional Black Caucus. 09-20-2019



2019 Middleton Award goes to VA researchers Dubinett, Zile

2019 Middleton Award goes to VA researchers Dubinett, Zile 2019 Middleton Award goes to VA researchers Dubinett, Zile
Dr. Steven Dubinett and Dr. Michael Zile have been awarded the 2019 William S. Middleton Award for their outstanding contributions to biomedical research. 08-12-2019



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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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