On May 18, representatives from the U.S. Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development, the Office of the Dean at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, assorted distinguished guests and leadership at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center presented the William S. Middleton Award to Robert A. Bonomo, professor of medicine and chief of medical service at the Cleveland VA Medical Center.
The Middleton Award is the highest honor awarded annually to a single senior VA research scientist in recognition of outstanding contributions and achievements in the areas of biomedical and bio-behavioral research relevant to veteran health care. Bonomo was honored for his seminal contributions to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of multidrug resistant infections, which have had a broad impact on the health care of veterans and the population at large. The award also recognized his exemplary record of service to the VA and to the biomedical profession.
Bonomo is the second biomedical scientist to be honored with a Middleton Award from Cleveland. The last scientist to be honored with a Middleton Award from Cleveland was Leonard T. Skeggs in 1967.