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Awards & Career Milestones

Donna L. Washington, MD, MPH, FACP, 2020 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research

Donna L. Washington, MD, MPH, FACP, 2020 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research Donna L. Washington, MD, MPH, FACP has earned the 2020 Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research—the highest honor for a VA health services researcher. 07-19-2021



TBI researcher Dr. David Cifu named 2021 Magnuson Awardee

TBI researcher Dr. David Cifu named 2021 Magnuson Awardee VA researcher Dr. David Cifu has been awarded the Paul B. Magnuson Award in recognition of his contributions to the understanding of traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, and neurodegenerative disease in Veterans. 04-26-2021



VA tech transfer specialist named FLC Rookie of the Year

VA tech transfer specialist named FLC Rookie of the Year VA technology transfer specialist Ryan Davis was named 2021 Rookie of the Year by the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). 02-18-2021



Dr. David Oslin named recipient of the 2020 VA Barnwell Award

Dr. David Oslin named recipient of the 2020 VA Barnwell Award Dr. David W. Oslin has been awarded the 2020 John B. Barnwell Award. The award is VA Clinical Science Research and Development’s (CSR&D) highest honor for outstanding achievement in clinical science research. It is given for scientific contributions that change clinical practice for Veterans. 02-11-2021



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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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