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Awards & Career Milestones

Four VA scientists elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Ann McKee Dr. Albert Siu Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado Dr. Rachel M. Werner
Four senior VA researchers have been elected to the 2018 class of The National Academy of Medicine. The inductees are Dr. Ann McKee, VA Boston Healthcare System; Dr. Albert Siu, James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York; Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado, VA San Diego Healthcare System; and Dr. Rachel Werner, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. 10-19-2018



VA spinal cord injury researcher receives award for top scientific paper

VA spinal cord injury researcher receives award for top scientific paper
VA researcher Dr. Kelsey Potter-Baker received the Ernest Bors, MD Award for Scientific Development for 2017 from the editors of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 09-26-2018



VA psychologist and PTSD expert recognized by American Psychological Association

VA psychologist and PTSD expert recognized by American Psychological Association
Dr. Terence M. Keane has received the 2018 Presidential Award from the division of trauma psychology at the American Psychological Association. 09-07-2018



VA researcher Dr. Laura A. Petersen receives prestigious Under Secretary's Award

VA researcher Dr. Laura A. Petersen receives prestigious Under Secretary's Award
Dr. Laura A. Petersen, director of the VA Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (iQuEST) in Houston, has been awarded the 2017 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research. 07-18-2018



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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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