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Awards & Career Milestones

VA study on depression treatment cited among “top stories” by New England Journal of Medicine

VA study on depression treatment cited among “top stories” by <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> Dr. Sidney Zisook, with the VA San Diego Healthcare System, was lead author on a multisite VA depression study that was named one of the top studies in 2019 by NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry. 01-21-2020



VA researcher Dr. Jeffrey Curtis receives 2019 Barnwell Award

VA researcher Dr. Jeffrey Curtis receives 2019 Barnwell Award Dr. Jeffrey L. Curtis has received the 2019 John B. Barnwell Award. It is VA Clinical Science Research and Development's highest honor, given for scientific contributions that change clinical practice for Veterans. 12-19-2019



VA project receives innovation award for novel AI ecosystem framework

VA project receives innovation award for novel AI ecosystem framework Dr. Gil Alterovitz, VA director of artificial intelligence, was recognized by the Government Innovation Awards for his role in developing a novel data framework to foster collaboration between private industry and government around AI applications. 11-22-2019



National Academy of Medicine elects two VA researchers into ranks

National Academy of Medicine elects two VA researchers into ranks National Academy of Medicine elects two VA researchers into ranks
Two VA researchers are among 100 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine during its 2019 annual meeting. They are Dr. Kristine Yaffe, at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and Dr. Rachel Yehuda, at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. 11-01-2019



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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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