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Michael E. DeBakey Receives Congressional Gold Medal
Date:4/24/2008

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) Board Chairman Dr. Michael E. DeBakey was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow, on Wednesday.

"The recipients of this medal who have come from the world of science are few, but they are iconic -- they include Thomas Edison, Walter Reed and Jonas Salk," said President George W. Bush. "Today we gather to recognize that Michael DeBakey's name belongs among them."

DeBakey, who has been Chairman of FBR's Board of Directors since 1985, has received hundreds of awards including: the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1969, the Legion of Merit from the United States Army, the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award, the Lasker Award and the Presidential National Medal of Science.

"Dr. DeBakey's 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's innovations have led to pioneering treatments and surgical techniques used in operating rooms around the world. The first successful coronary bypass, performed by DeBakey in 1964, triggered the most dynamic 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.

Upon receiving the award, the 99-year old DeBakey said, "Again, let me come back to my sense of gratitude and because of my sense of high treasure I have for my citizenship, since receiving this award, my cup runneth over."

"He received an almost biblical power to cure," said Speaker of the House Nan
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