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Tom Horvath High Impact Researcher Award

The Tom Horvath MIRECC/CoE High Impact Researcher Award recognizes outstanding achievements in clinical and translational research. Recipients of this award are recognized for their continued persistence and passion in advancing research for the treatment of diseases and disorders in the Veteran population. These researchers have received national and international acclaim for their research, allowing a spotlight to be shined on the mission of the MIRECC/CoE and highlighting the MIRECC/CoE mission of generating new knowledge about the causes and treatments of mental disorders, applying new findings to model clinical programs, and widely disseminating new findings through education to improve the quality of veterans’ lives.

Recipients of the High Impact Researcher Award are not only recognized for a single, exceptionally influential contribution but are also chosen based on the whole of their research. Their sustained contributions have been essential in improving the evaluation, treatment, and overall outcomes of Veterans’ health care. The research recognized by the High Impact Researcher Award should reflect influential scientific efforts that positively impact the delivery of care for Veterans. This may include, but is not limited to, clinical, rehabilitation, health services, or implementation science research. Additionally, the recipient mentors and provides opportunities for fellows and early career researchers.

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High Impact Educator Award

The MIRECC/CoE High Impact Educator Award recognizes outstanding contributions to education, dissemination, and implementation within the VA consistent with the MIRECC and CoE mission. The award honors an individual who has demonstrated exemplary dedication and innovation in educating Veterans, trainees, VA mental health professionals, and other stakeholders. Recipients of this award have led initiatives that have produced tangible outcomes and contributed to advancing mental health care for Veterans. They have actively contributed to fostering, highlighting, teaching, and disseminating research and clinical practices within and outside the VA community, inspiring researchers and clinicians to pursue excellence in mental health research and practice.

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Early Career Investigator Award

The MIRECC/CoE Early Career Investigator Award recognizes the achievements of early career investigators. While still in the early stages of developing research, these investigators have already made an impact in their respective fields of study. Their continued passion and dedication to research have proven they are future leaders in their field or area of practice, and they will contribute to the development of new treatment methods for Veterans’ mental health and related issues. Research topics considered for the early career investigator award are those closely related to the various national MIRECC/CoE concentrations, including, but not limited to, basic, clinical, rehabilitation, health systems, or implementation science research.

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