Navigation Links
Foundation for Biomedical Research Board Chairman Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Date:10/2/2007

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) congratulates Congress for today voting to award Dr. Michael E. DeBakey the highest civilian honor it can bestow, the Congressional Gold Medal.

"Dr. DeBakey's unparalleled contributions to cardiovascular medicine have improved the health of millions of American citizens and people around the world. His extraordinary talents as a surgeon, inventor, educator and medical statesman make him a true medical legend," said Frankie Trull, president of FBR.

DeBakey, who has been chairman of FBR's board of directors since 1985, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1969. In recognition of his life-saving achievements, Dr. DeBakey has been honored numerous times with hundreds of awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Legion of Merit from the United States Army, the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award, the Lasker Award and the Presidential National Medal of Science. He has been honored by kings and queens, and virtually every U.S. president since Harry Truman has sought the wisdom of "the maestro."

His many inventions and innovations have led to pioneering treatments and innovative surgical techniques used in operating rooms around the country every day. The first successful coronary bypass, performed by DeBakey in 1964, triggered the most explosive era in modern cardiac surgery. Two years later, he made medical history again by becoming the first person to successfully use a partial artificial heart (left ventricular bypass pump) to help patients who could not be weaned from a heart-lung machine following open-heart surgery.

"On behalf of FBR's Board of Directors, I extend my congratulations and my gratitude to Congress for recognizing the many achievements of this very extraordinary man, who has made enormous contributions to the health and well- being of Americans and, indeed, of all mankind," said Trull. "He epitomizes the true purpose and meaning of the Congressional Gold Medal."

The bill approved by both houses of Congress (S. 474) will now go before President Bush for signature.

FBR is the nation's foremost organization devoted to promoting public understanding, respect, and support for the humane and responsible use of animals in medical and scientific research. For more information on FBR, please visit its Web site at http://www.fbresearch.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Foundation for Biomedical Research
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Entrepreneurship grant will build strong foundation
2. UWM launches research foundation
3. NorthStar signs exclusive agreement with Illinois foundation
4. SBC Foundation awards technology grants in Wisconsin
5. SBC foundation gives Excelerator grants to local nonprofits
6. Hendee promoted to president of MCW Research Foundation; Gutterman steps up
7. Rennebohm foundation gives $15m to UW for medical research
8. Stem-cell research gets grant from M.J. Fox Foundation
9. Interview with Medical College of Wisconsin Research Foundations new director of marketing and licensing
10. UW Medical Foundation CEO shares his vision on the state of health care and patient safety
11. Laying the foundation for RFID
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of a complex biological network, a depiction of a system of linkages and ... Dmitry Korkin, PhD, associate professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Surgical Wound Market with the addition of its newest module, US Hemostats & ... market for thrombin hemostats, absorbable hemostats, fibrin sealants, synthetic sealants and biologic sealants ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... The CRISPR-Cas9 ... enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the use of exogenous expression plasmids. The simplicity ... for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , This complement to loss-of-function studies, such ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider ... nationwide oncology Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) network, which will launch ... for communication among health care professionals to enhance the patient ... office staff, and other health care professionals to help women ... cancer. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/11/2017)... Apr. 11, 2017 Research and Markets has ... report to their offering. ... The global eye tracking market to grow at a CAGR of ... Eye Tracking Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth ... market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... 5, 2017 Today HYPR Corp. , ... server component of the HYPR platform is officially ... end-to-end security architecture that empowers biometric authentication across Fortune ... already secured over 15 million users across the financial ... connected home product suites and physical access represent a ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... -- The research team of The Hong Kong Polytechnic ... by adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae recovery and matching technology, ... accuracy for use in identification, crime investigation, immigration control, security of ... ... A research team led by Dr ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):