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Magnuson Award to Charles E. Levy, MD

Charles E. Levy, MD - Received the Paul B. Magnuson Award in recognition of his deep compassion for the disabled, his tireless commitment to disabled Veterans as a physician, teacher, mentor, leader of Veterans support organizations, and a remarkable innovator in programs designed to improve the independence and mobility of disabled Veterans, including prosthetic care, power-assist wheelchairs, telemedicine (the Low Activity of Daily Living Program and the Rural Veterans Tele-Rehabilitation Initiative) and virtual reality based approaches to rehabilitation. Dr. Levy is the Chief of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SG VHS), Co-Director, CINDRR Gainesville, and holds an appointment as an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida. Dr. Levy is leading the effort in the NF/SG VHS to care for OEF/OIF/OND Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and/or PTSD. His ongoing interests include wheeled mobility, and the use of interactive virtual world environments and virtual humans to treat cognitive and affective impairments in returning combat Veterans. Dr. Levy is also active as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Center for Arts in Healthcare, Research and Education at the University of Florida, and a Charter Member of the Advisory Board for the College of Orthotics and Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College. Dr. Levy's work in telerehabilitation has been recognized by his receipt of the 2011 award, VHA Systems Redesign Champion Awards, Outpatient Category, for the VISN8 Rural Veterans Tele-Rehabilitation Systems Redesign Team.

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Charles E. Levy, MD