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Awards & Career Milestones

VA researcher Dr. Saul Weiner honored by Association of American Publishers

VA researcher Dr. Saul Weiner honored by Association of American Publishers VA researcher Dr. Saul Weiner and his colleague Dr. Alan Schwartz were honored with the 2017 PROSE Award for Excellence in Biological and Life Sciences for their book " Listening for What Matters: Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care." 06-14-2017



A Syracuse VA researcher recognized for contributions to neuroscience

A Syracuse VA researcher recognized for contributions to neuroscience Dr. Li-Ru Zhao was awarded the 2017 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award from the American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair for her work in traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disease. 05-30-2017



Internationally recognized VA investigator receives Under Secretary's Award in Health Services Research

Internationally recognized VA investigator receives Under Secretary's Award in Health Services Research Dr. Eve A. Kerr has received the 2016 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research. 05-19-2017



VA adaptive technology pioneer recognized for lifetime of public service

VA adaptive technology pioneer recognized for lifetime of public service Dr. Rory A. Cooper, director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), was named one of 26 finalists for the 2017 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. 05-11-2017



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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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