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Awards & Career Milestones

VA rehabilitation scientist Dr. Linda Resnik honored with 2017 Magnuson Award

VA rehabilitation scientist Dr. Linda Resnik honored with 2017 Magnuson Award Linda Resnik, P.T., Ph.D., FAPTA has been awarded the Paul B. Magnuson Award for her work with Veterans who have experienced upper-limb loss. 04-17-2017



Nurse Researcher Recognized for Use of Meditation in VA Populations

Nurse Researcher Recognized for Use of Meditation in VA Populations Dr. Jill Bormann was awarded the International Society for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) 2017 Research Award 03-28-2017



VA PTSD researcher tapped to head American Psychological Foundation

VA PTSD researcher tapped to head American Psychological Foundation Dr. Terence M. Keane was elected president of the American Psychological Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Psychological Association. 02-24-2017



Dr. Kathryn M. Magruder honored by Vietnam Veterans of America

Dr. Kathryn M. Magruder honored by Vietnam Veterans of America Dr. Kathryn M. Magruder has been recognized for her work on health outcomes for women Vietnam-era Veterans by the Vietnam Veterans of America. 02-24-2017



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"Any positive intervention that can place them [Veterans] back on their feet and improve their daily lives, whether at work or in their homes, should be the ultimate goal of every basic scientist and biomedical researcher."

"Every day working at the VA instills in me the drive and passion to contribute something positive back to these men and women who have sacrificed so much for our society and country."

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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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