Greek scientist awarded by Barack Obama
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Greek scientist awarded by Barack Obama

President Obama welcomed more than 100 leading scientists and engineers from across the country and around the world to thank them for their work on some of the most challenging and complex issues in science and technology. These individuals, the latest recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), spent two days in Washington, D.C., meeting with Administration leaders and sharing the insights of their work. Among them the Greek researcher, Panagiotis Roussos.

During his visit with these awardees, President Obama congratulated them on their achievements and urged them to continue to lead the way in driving discovery and innovation. He also noted that the recipients, all of whom are either employed or funded by the Federal government, underscored the importance of our Nation’s investments in research and development.

Indeed, these outstanding young scientists and innovators are not only leaders in their fields, they are paving the way for the next generation and are giving back to their communities.

Panos Roussos from James J. Peters VA Medical Center, was chosen for exceptional work in psychiatry and schizophrenia that is very promising for the development of more effective drug treatments.

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