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Elaine Peskind, MD, has been awarded the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service’s highest honor—the Paul B. Magnuson Award. The Paul B Magnuson Award is presented annually to a VA RR&D investigator who exemplifies the entrepreneurship, humanitarianism, and dedication to veterans displayed by Dr. Magnuson during his career. The award was established in 1998 in recognition of the importance of rehabilitation research within the VA Health Care System. Dr. Peskind joins a very select group of investigators, as she is only the 18th person to have received this coveted award.

Dr. Peskind has been recognized for her extensive work on brain and behavioral disorders. Throughout her 35-year career, she has studied a wide range of conditions that affect the brain: including Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD related to combat injuries, and mild traumatic brain injury. She is a prolific investigator, having published more than 340 studies. Since 1998, her work has been continuously funded by either the VA or the National Institutes of Health.

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