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Damasio Selected to Receive American Medical Association Award.
—An international leader in the field of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, was selected to receive the American Medical Association's Dr William Beaumont Award for 1990.Dr Antonio R. Damasio, Maurice Van Allen professor and head of the neurology department, was chosen to receive the award presented annually to a physician, under age 50 years, who has made an outstanding contribution to medical research. This is one of five major honors awarded by the association at its annual convention, June 24 through 28, in Chicago.For the past 15 years, "Dr Damasio has made landmark contributions to the understanding of the areas of the brain responsible for mental activities; this award recognizes him as a leader in the field of cognitive neuroscience," says Dr John W. Eckstein, dean of the University of Iowa College of
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