February 8, 2010


Director Lisa Freeman and Drs. Cockerham and Goodrich,
middle, right, and far right,
receive the Olin Teague Award from
VA Chief of Staff John Gingrich, far left,
and Olin Teague's daugther Mrs. Jill Cochran
at the Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – Two researchers for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Palo Alto, Calif., were recognized with the Olin Teague Award for their research in vision issues that led to improved eye and vision injury examination techniques for Veterans.
"VA has identified these techniques as 'best practices' and now requires eye exams for all patients with traumatic brain injury at VA poly trauma centers," said VA Chief of Staff John Gingrich at the awards ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Gingrich presented Dr. Gregory Goodrich, research psychologist, and Dr. Glenn Cockerham, chief of ophthalmology, with the 2009 Olin Teague Award, a national award that recognizes contributions in an area critical to the rehabilitation and improvement in the quality of life of war-injured Veterans.

Click HERE for a link to the VA PRESS RELEASE

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