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Awards & Career Milestones

VA Researchers Named 2022 Middleton Awardees

VA Researchers Named 2022 Middleton Awardees VA Researchers Named 2022 Middleton Awardees
VA researchers Dr. Amy C. Justice and Dr. Judith M. Ford have been named the 2022 Middleton Awardees. The William S. Middleton Award is the highest conferred by the VA Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development service, recognizing outstanding achievement in biomedical research. 09-08-2022



Dr. Keith Humphreys recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research

Dr. Keith Humphreys recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research Dr. Keith N. Humphreys has earned the 2021 Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research – the highest honor for a VA health services researcher. 07-21-2022



Dr. Rory Cooper receives 2022 IEEE Field Award

Dr. Rory Cooper receives 2022 IEEE Field Award Cooper was recognized for "extensive contributions to wheelchair technology that have expanded mobility and reduced secondary injuries for millions of people with disabilities." 07-20-2022



Dr. Leigh Hochberg, pioneer in brain-computer technology, receives 2022 VA Magnuson Award

Dr. Leigh Hochberg, pioneer in brain-computer technology, receives 2022 VA Magnuson Award Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN, FANA, director of the VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN), has received the 2022 VA Paul B. Magnuson Award for his work to improve the lives of Veterans and others who experience stroke, ALS, spinal cord injury, and neurological disease. 02-25-2022



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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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