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Awards & Career Milestones

VA geriatrics researcher Dr. Miriam Morey receives Paul B. Magnuson Award

VA geriatrics researcher Dr. Miriam Morey receives Paul B. Magnuson Award Dr. Miriam Morey has been awarded the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service's highest honor—the Paul B. Magnuson Award. 04-07-2020



VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council

VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council
VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council VA names new members to National Research Advisory Council
The VA Office of Research and Development has appointed five new members to the National Research Advisory Council (NRAC). The council was established in 1999 to help guide VA research. 01-31-2020



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



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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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