Houston VA Researcher Honored With Prestigious Presidential Award

Staff Writer | Cypress Creek Mirror | January 4, 2014

A patient safety researcher at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston has been named a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Health Policy, Quality & Informatics program at the Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), will receive the award from President Obama at a White House ceremony later this year.

PECASE awards are the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. “The impressive achievements of these early-stage scientists and engineers are promising indicators of even greater successes ahead,” President Obama said. “We are grateful for their commitment to generating the scientific and technical advancements that will ensure America’s global leadership for many years to come.”