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Awards & Career Milestones

VA Researcher Receives DAV Special Recognition Award

VA Researcher Receives DAV Special Recognition Award Dr. Elizabeth Yano was honored with the Disabled American Veterans' Special Recognition Award for her extensive research and work on behalf of the nation's women Veterans. 02-21-2018



VA psychiatrist Dr. Elaine Peskind receives Paul B. Magnuson Award

VA psychiatrist Dr. Elaine Peskind receives Paul B. Magnuson Award Dr. Elaine Peskind has been awarded the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service's highest honor—the Paul B. Magnuson Award. It is given to acknowledge entrepreneurship, humanitarianism, and dedication in service to Veterans. 02-14-2018



VA researcher Ann McKee named Bostonian of the Year

VA researcher Ann McKee named Bostonian of the Year Dr. Ann McKee was named 2017 Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe, for her groundbreaking work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition that occurs after long-term, repetitive injuries to the brain. 12-18-2017



Dr. Rory Cooper named 2017 AAAS Fellow

Dr. Rory Cooper named 2017 AAAS Fellow VA researcher Dr. Rory A. Cooper has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the discipline of engineering. 11-22-2017



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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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