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A Bronx Researcher Receives Magnuson Award

    William A. Bauman, M.D., Director of the RR&D Service Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) at the Bronx VA Medical Center, won the distinguished 2005 Paul B. Magnuson Award.

    It's the highest honor bestowed upon investigators of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Research and Development Service. Bauman won for his " . commitment and compassion in caring for veterans with disabilities, and for his outstanding research, vision and leadership in characterizing, preventing and treating the medical consequences of spinal cord injury."

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William A. Bauman, M.D.

    Dr. Bauman has devoted the past 16 years to understanding the medical problems that develop in veterans with SCI and to seeking treatments to lessen the impact of these problems on health and quality of life. His current work is an outgrowth of the vision and support of James J. Peters-for whom the Bronx VAMC was renamed on September 26 (see page 4)-and the United Spinal Association (formerly the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association).

    Dr. Bauman is also the chairman of a VA cooperative study directed at healing pressure ulcers in patients with SCI and a professor of medicine and rehabilitation medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.