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Awards & Career Milestones

Federal Lab Consortium recognizes VA achievements in technology transfer

Federal Lab Consortium recognizes VA achievements in technology transfer Federal Lab Consortium recognizes VA achievements in technology transfer
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) has recognized the efforts of two individuals from the VA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) and pacesetting new technology co-developed by VA and Virginia Commonwealth University. 01-20-2022



Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele elected to National Academy of Medicine VA researcher Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) during its annual meeting on Oct. 18, 2021. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine. This honor recognizes outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. 11-01-2021



VA researcher Dr. Ron Triolo named DAV's Outstanding VHA Employee

VA researcher Dr. Ron Triolo named DAV's Outstanding VHA Employee Dr. Ron Triolo, executive director of the Advanced Platform Technology Center at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Ohio, was named the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Employee of the Year by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) for his work in restoring movement and sensation for Veterans with paralysis and limb loss. 09-28-2021



Dr. Louis Dell'Italia named 2021 Barnwell award recipient

Dr. Louis Dell'Italia named 2021 Barnwell award recipient Cardiologist and VA researcher Dr. Louis Dell'Italia has been named the 2021 John B. Barnwell Award recipient by VA's Clinical Science Research and Development (CSRD) service. The award is CSR&D's highest honor and is given for scientific contributions that change clinical practice for Veterans. 09-21-2021



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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

1996 - Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D. - nitric oxide

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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