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Awards & Career Milestones

APTA honors Dr. Michael Harris-Love with New Investigator Award

APTA honors Dr. Michael Harris-Love with New Investigator Award Dr. Michael Harris-Love, a VA research scientist, was awarded the 2019 Eugene Michels New Investigator Award by the American Physical Therapy Association. 06-12-2019



VA scientist Dr. Rory Cooper newest addition to USPTO Collectible Card Series

VA scientist Dr. Rory Cooper newest addition to USPTO Collectible Card Series VA researcher Dr. Rory Cooper was selected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office as the newest face of its Inventor Collectible Card Series. The card was unveiled during a ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., on May 18, 2019. 06-05-2019



Senior VA leader Dr. Carolyn Clancy honored for contributions to women's health

Senior VA leader Dr. Carolyn Clancy honored for contributions to women's health Dr. Carolyn Clancy, VA's Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks has been honored by the Society for Women’s Health Research for her major contributions to the improvement of women’s health. 05-06-2019



VA researcher Dr. Ronald Triolo receives Paul B. Magnuson Award

VA researcher Dr. Ronald Triolo receives Paul B. Magnuson Award Dr. Ronald J. Triolo has received the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service's highest honor—the Paul B. Magnuson Award. 04-01-2019



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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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