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Honorable Mentions

Two VA researchers named AAAS fellows

Two VA researchers are among the latest class of fellows named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dr. Lynn Eleanor DeLisi is a psychiatrist with the VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School. Her main interest is schizophrenia. DeLisi was a co-founder of the journal Schizophrenia Research in 1988, and has served as co-editor of the journal ever since. She was also cofounder of the Schizophrenia International Research Society in 2003.

In a current VA-funded project, she is using MRI brain scans in an attempt to identify biomarkers to speed early detection and treatment for the disease.

Dr. Don Rubin is the associate chief of staff for research at VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. An infectious disease specialist, he is also professor of pathology, microbiology, and immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Rubin's research has focused on the cellular and molecular aspects of viral infection in the digestive tract and liver. His work has led to the development of an exciting technology to sort out cellular genes that participate in cellular infection.

The AAAS, publisher of Science magazine, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. In 2014, it named 401 of its members as fellows. The honor is given for contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership.

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