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Awards & Career Milestones

VA Puget Sound Researcher receives Middleton Award

VA Puget Sound Researcher receives Middleton Award Dr. Stephen Plymate, an endocrinologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and associate director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, has received the 2020 William S. Middleton Award. 09-16-2020



Three VA researchers honored by SGIM for leadership and innovation

Three VA researchers honored by SGIM for leadership and innovation Three VA researchers honored by SGIM for leadership and innovation Three VA researchers honored by SGIM for leadership and innovation
The Society of General Internal Medicine recently recognized three VA researchers for their significant achievements and innovations in the health care profession during its annual meeting. 08-07-2020



VA geriatrics researcher Dr. Miriam Morey receives Paul B. Magnuson Award

VA geriatrics researcher Dr. Miriam Morey receives Paul B. Magnuson Award Dr. Miriam Morey has been awarded the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service's highest honor—the Paul B. Magnuson Award. 04-07-2020



VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council

VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council
VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council
The VA Office of Research and Development has appointed five new members to the National Research Advisory Council (NRAC). The council was established in 1999 to help guide VA research. 01-31-2020



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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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