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Awards & Career Milestones

VA researcher receives the 2017 American Legion Distinguished Service Medal

VA researcher receives the 2017 American Legion Distinguished Service Medal Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos was awarded the American Legion Distinguished Service Medal for his work on Gulf War illness at the Legion's national convention, in Reno, Nevada. He has been active in neurological research for more than 20 years and is internationally known for his work on PTSD and Gulf War illness in Veterans. 09-07-2017



VA researcher receives Louis V. Avioli Founders Award for advancing bone health

VA researcher receives Louis V. Avioli Founders Award for advancing bone health Dr. Subburaman Mohan was awarded the 2017 Louis V. Avioli Founders Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). 09-07-2017



2017 Middleton Awards go to antibiotic resistance, heart failure researchers

2017 Middleton Awards go to antibiotic resistance, heart failure researchers 2017 Middleton Awards go to antibiotic resistance, heart failure researchers Dr. Robert A. Bonomo (left), a researcher at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and Dr. H. Kirk Hammond (right), a researcher with the VA San Diego Health Care System, have been awarded the 2017 William S. Middleton Award. 08-07-2017



Dr. Frank Lederle Receives 2017 Barnwell Award

Dr. Frank Lederle Receives 2017 Barnwell Award Clinical research scientist Dr. Frank A. Lederle has been selected to receive the 2017 John B. Barnwell Award. It is the VA Clinical Science Research and Development Service's highest honor. The award is given to senior VA investigators in recognition of outstanding contributions to clinical research that ultimately benefit the health of U.S. Veterans and others. 07-31-2017



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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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