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2019 Middleton Award goes to VA researchers Dubinett, Zile


08-12-2019
VA researcher Dr. Michael Shlipak honored with John B. Barnwell Award

VA researcher Dr. Michael Shlipak honored with John B. Barnwell Award


07-29-2019
Four VA scientists named Presidential Early Career Award recipients Four VA scientists named Presidential Early Career Award recipients Four VA scientists named Presidential Early Career Award recipients Four VA scientists named Presidential Early Career Award recipients

Four VA scientists named Presidential Early Career Award recipients


07-10-2019
APTA honors Dr. Michael Harris-Love with New Investigator Award

APTA honors Dr. Michael Harris-Love with New Investigator Award


06-12-2019
VA scientist Dr. Rory Cooper newest addition to USPTO Collectible Card Series

VA scientist Dr. Rory Cooper newest addition to USPTO Collectible Card Series


06-05-2019
Senior VA leader Dr. Carolyn Clancy honored for contributions to women's health

Senior VA leader Dr. Carolyn Clancy honored for contributions to women's health


05-06-2019
VA researcher Dr. Ronald Triolo receives Paul B. Magnuson Award

VA researcher Dr. Ronald Triolo receives Paul B. Magnuson Award


04-01-2019
 VA researcher Dr. M. Patrick Feeney receives career award in audiology

VA researcher Dr. M. Patrick Feeney receives career award in audiology


03-25-2019
VA Outreach on Colorectal Cancer Screening Recognized by ACG VA Outreach on Colorectal Cancer Screening Recognized by ACG

VA Outreach on Colorectal Cancer Screening Recognized by ACG


03-20-2019
VA scientist honored for his work in humanism

VA scientist honored for his work in humanism


12-21-2018
VA neuroscientist receives Axelrod Prize

VA neuroscientist receives Axelrod Prize


11-29-2018
Dr. William A. Banks receives VA's Middleton Award

Dr. William A. Banks receives VA's Middleton Award


10-30-2018
McKee and Wyss-Coray Named to Time's 50 Most-Influential List McKee and Wyss-Coray Named to Time's 50 Most-Influential List

McKee and Wyss-Coray Named to Time's 50 Most-Influential List


10-24-2018
Dr. Ann McKee Dr. Albert Siu Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado Dr. Rachel M. Werner

Four VA scientists elected to National Academy of Medicine


10-19-2018
VA spinal cord injury researcher receives award for top scientific paper

VA spinal cord injury researcher receives award for top scientific paper


09-26-2018
VA psychologist and PTSD expert recognized by American Psychological Association

VA psychologist and PTSD expert recognized by American Psychological Association


09-07-2018
VA researcher Dr. Laura A. Petersen receives prestigious Under Secretary's Award

VA researcher Dr. Laura A. Petersen receives prestigious Under Secretary's Award


07-18-2018
VA Pittsburgh, Hudson Valley research team named runner-up for 2018  ECRI award

VA Pittsburgh, Hudson Valley research team named runner-up for 2018 ECRI award


06-22-2018
Dr. John Blosnich receives VA I Care award for LGBT research

Dr. John Blosnich receives VA I Care award for LGBT research


06-15-2018
VA Researcher Receives DAV Special Recognition Award

VA Researcher Receives DAV Special Recognition Award


02-21-2018
VA psychiatrist Dr. Elaine Peskind receives Paul B. Magnuson Award

VA psychiatrist Dr. Elaine Peskind receives Paul B. Magnuson Award


02-14-2018
VA researcher Ann McKee named Bostonian of the Year

VA researcher Ann McKee named Bostonian of the Year


12-18-2017
Dr. Rory Cooper named 2017 AAAS Fellow

Dr. Rory Cooper named 2017 AAAS Fellow


11-22-2017

VA researcher Dr. Eve Kerr elected to National Academy of Medicine


10-18-2017

VA Technology Researcher Receives Samuel J. Heyman Public Service Award


09-22-2017
VA researcher receives the 2017 American Legion Distinguished Service Medal

VA researcher receives the 2017 American Legion Distinguished Service Medal


09-07-2017
VA researcher receives Louis V. Avioli Founders Award for advancing bone health

VA researcher receives Louis V. Avioli Founders Award for advancing bone health


09-07-2017
2017 Middleton Awards go to antibiotic resistance, heart failure researchers 2017 Middleton Awards go to antibiotic resistance, heart failure researchers

2017 Middleton Awards go to antibiotic resistance, heart failure researchers


08-07-2017
Dr. Frank Lederle Receives 2017 Barnwell Award

Dr. Frank Lederle Receives 2017 Barnwell Award


07-31-2017
VA Nobel laureate honored by Carnegie Foundation as 'Great Immigrant'

VA Nobel laureate honored by Carnegie Foundation as 'Great Immigrant'


07-07-2017
VA research scientist receives prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award

VA research scientist receives prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award


07-05-2017
VA researcher to join Royal College of Physicians

VA researcher to join Royal College of Physicians


06-26-2017
VA researcher Dr. Saul Weiner honored by Association of American Publishers

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


06-14-2017
A Syracuse VA researcher recognized for contributions to neuroscience

A Syracuse VA researcher recognized for contributions to neuroscience


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


05-19-2017
VA adaptive technology pioneer recognized for lifetime of public service

VA adaptive technology pioneer recognized for lifetime of public service


05-11-2017
VA researcher receives Trudeau Award from American Thoracic Society

VA researcher receives Trudeau Award from American Thoracic Society


05-10-2017
VA rehabilitation scientist Dr. Linda Resnik honored with 2017 Magnuson Award

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


04-17-2017
Nurse Researcher Recognized for Use of Meditation in VA Populations

Nurse Researcher Recognized for Use of Meditation in VA Populations


03-28-2017
VA PTSD researcher tapped to head American Psychological Foundation

VA PTSD researcher tapped to head American Psychological Foundation


02-24-2017
Dr. Kathryn M. Magruder honored by Vietnam Veterans of America

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


02-24-2017
VHA honored with '80% by 2018' national achievement award

VHA honored with '80% by 2018' national achievement award


02-09-2017
Dr. William C. Cushman honored with lifetime achievement award for hypertension research

Dr. William C. Cushman honored with lifetime achievement award for hypertension research


02-01-2017

VA researchers honored with Presidential Award for Early Career Scientists


01-18-2017
VA research career scientist named 2016 AAAS fellow

VA research career scientist named 2016 AAAS fellow


12-02-2016
Mor receives Robert W. Kleemeier Award from Gerontology Society of America

Mor receives Robert W. Kleemeier Award from Gerontology Society of America


11-22-2016
Dr. Michael Charness honored for contributions to understanding alcohol's impact

Dr. Michael Charness honored for contributions to understanding alcohol's impact


11-21-2016

VA researchers honored for work on psychiatric disorders


11-10-2016

Two VA researchers recognized by American College of Rheumatology


11-07-2016
Bender receives top paper award from American Heart Association

Bender receives top paper award from American Heart Association


11-06-2016

VA's Middleton Award to researchers studying bone diseases, cancer


10-21-2016

Tache named Knight of the Legion of Honor


04-25-2016
Tampa VA's Dr. Steven Scott receives MOAA Distinguished Service Award

Tampa VA's Dr. Steven Scott receives MOAA Distinguished Service Award


03-28-2016
VA investigator receives 2016 Eisenberg Award from Society of General Internal Medicine

VA investigator receives 2016 Eisenberg Award from Society of General Internal Medicine


03-24-2016

Presidential awards to three VA investigators


03-15-2016
Cleveland VA infectious-disease researcher receives international award

Cleveland VA infectious-disease researcher receives international award


03-15-2016

Harkness identified as "notable who made a difference in 2015"


02-22-2016
Dr. James Henry receives VA's Magnuson Award for advancing tinnitus treatment

Dr. James Henry receives VA's Magnuson Award for advancing tinnitus treatment


01-11-2016
Brooklyn VA's Dr. Nabil El-Sherif cited for work on heart arrhythmias

Brooklyn VA's Dr. Nabil El-Sherif cited for work on heart arrhythmias


12-31-2015
PTSD pioneer Dr. Terence M. Keane receives 2015 Barnwell Award

PTSD pioneer Dr. Terence M. Keane receives 2015 Barnwell Award


12-18-2015
Dr. Thomas Ma cited for research on inflammatory bowel disease

Dr. Thomas Ma cited for research on inflammatory bowel disease


09-02-2015
Raymond Schinazi, drug-development pioneer, earns VA's highest honor for biomedical research

Raymond Schinazi, drug-development pioneer, earns VA's highest honor for biomedical research


08-20-2015
Magnuson winner Dr. Charles Levy known for compassionate, innovative rehab care

Magnuson winner Dr. Charles Levy known for compassionate, innovative rehab care


08-03-2015
Caregiving expert Dr. Linda Nichols named fellow in Gerontological Society of America

Caregiving expert Dr. Linda Nichols named fellow in Gerontological Society of America


07-10-2015
Boston VA physician-researcher cited for work on fetal alcohol disorders

Boston VA physician-researcher cited for work on fetal alcohol disorders


06-25-2015
Under Secretary's Award in Health Services Research to Dr. Dan Berlowitz

Under Secretary's Award in Health Services Research to Dr. Dan Berlowitz


06-15-2015

VA's Magnuson Award to gene therapy pioneer Dr. David Fink


12-16-2014

VA researchers Lynn Eleanor DeLisi, Don Rubin named as AAAS Fellows


12-12-2014

VA rheumatoid arthritis trial earns Howley Prize


12-02-2014

Drs. Philip Harvey and Michael Oxman share 2014 Barnwell Award


10-29-2014

William S. Middelton Award to Yvette Tache, Ph.D.


10-29-2014
Eileen G. Collins, Ph.D., R.N., Honored for Nursing Research

Eileen G. Collins, Ph.D., R.N., Honored for Nursing Research


10-22-2014

American Neurological Association honors Drs. Stephen Waxman, Leigh Hochberg


10-22-2014

Drs. Bauman, Spungen receive Samuel J. Heyman Science and Environment Medal for research on spinal cord injury


09-23-2014

NCPTSD psychologist Dr. Erika Wolf noted for trauma work


08-08-2014

AAA's Jerger Award to Richard Wilson, Ph.D.


07-28-2014

Dr. Tim O'Leary named chief research and development officer for VA


07-15-2014

Michael Gaziano, M.D., M.P.H., inducted into the Royal College of Physicians


07-15-2014

Norman Cousins Award to William A. Banks, M.D.


07-02-2014

Viscardi Achievement Award to Rory Cooper, Ph.D.


05-29-2014

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for four VA researchers


05-06-2014

Moshe Mirilashvili Memorial Fund B.R.A.I.N. Prize to Drs. Donogue, Hochberg


05-06-2014

William S. Middleton Award to Dale Gerding, M.D., and Raj Goyal, M.D.


05-06-2014

Mahatama Ghrandi Pravasi Samman Award to Rajiv Mohan, Ph.D.


05-06-2014

Paul B. Magnuson Award to Roy Bloebaum, Ph.D.


05-06-2014

John Blair Barnwell Award to Steven Kahn, M.B., Ch.B.


05-06-2014

Under Secretary's Award in Health Services Research to Timothy J. Wilt, M.D., M.P.H.


05-06-2014

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October 29, 2014

Drs. Philip Harvey and Michael Oxman share 2014 Barnwell Award

The 2014 recipients of VA's John Blair Barnwell Award, from VA's Clinical Science Research and Development division, are Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D., of the Miami VA Healthcare System, and Michael Oxman, M.D., of the San Diego Healthcare System.

HarveyPhilip D. Harvey, Ph.D.

Harvey, the first psychologist to receive the Barnwell Award, was recognized for his research on cognitive and functional deficits in patients with schizophrenia, and for his contributions to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of the condition in the Veteran population. Also a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the division of psychology at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, he has studied schizophrenia for three decades. Currently, he is chairing a 25-site VA study to examine 18,000 veterans with severe mental illness and identify the genetics of impaired everyday functioning. "Some recent advances in assessment technology now have the potential to allow us to identify genetic contributions to the skills that underlie disability," he says. Harvey also has a $3.2-million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for a study aimed at improving everyday functioning in schizophrenia. In addition to the Barnwell honor, he was recognized this fall with the first Outstanding Clinical/Community Research Award from the Schizophrenia International Research Society. Read more about Harvey's work and his VA award here.

OxmanMichael Oxman, M.D

Oxman was recognized for his significant contributions to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of viral diseases, particularly those in the herpes family. His work on shingles prevention has played a vital role in the treatment of that disease and in the development and evaluation of the herpes simplex and varicella-zoster virus treatments. In particular, Oxman's leadership was integral to the success of the Shingles Prevention Study, one the largest adult vaccine trials ever. The study showed that the vaccine was well-tolerated and protected older adults from herpes zoster, or shingles, and its most common debilitating complication, a persistent chronic pain syndrome called postherpetic neuralgia. Based mainly on the trial's results, the Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine in 2006. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended its routine use for adults aged 60 and older. It became available for VA patients in 2007. In more recent years, Oxman and the Shingles Prevention Study team has continued to analyze the data and observe the large study population, publishing a number of important studies.

The Barnwell Award is the highest honor for scientific achievement given by VA Clinical Science Research and Development. The award aims to recognize senior VHA investigators who have achieved international acclaim for clinical research accomplishments in areas of prime importance to VA's research mission and who have also demonstrated a high level of clinical commitment to the patient population. The award was established in 2007 to honor distinguished educator and physician-scientist John Blair Barnwell, M.D., who was the director of Research and Education at the Veterans Administration (now the Department of Veterans Affairs) in the 1940s. Barnwell's contributions included the formation of the Veterans Administration-Army-Navy Cooperative Studies in the Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis Program, which pioneered the model of the multisite clinical trial. He and his group tested treatments for tuberculosis following World War II.


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