Matthew Samore, MD, Receives 2019 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research
Dr. Matthew Samore, MD has earned the 2019 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research. Dr. Samore is the Director of the Informatics, Decision-Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences (IDEAS) Center, an HSR&D Center of Innovation, and is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah. The 2019 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievment in Health Service Research is the highest honor that a VA health services researcher can receive. Dr. Samore has achieved this honor by:
- Improving our understanding of factors that affect the health of Veterans and the quality of their care,
- Contributing to the future of VA health services research by inspiring and training a new generation of investigators, and
- Enhancing the visibility of VA research through national recognition within the research community.
Dr. Samore has impacted many throughout his career. Not only has he improved healthcare for veterans but has also been a signficant part of the training of many students, fellows and junior faculty. He has been a principle investigator on many different projects, published over 300 peer-viewed publications and was the recipient of the 2014 University of Utah’s H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair.
The Department of Internal Medicine recognizes him for his achievement and thanks him for his continued commitment to improving the health and care of veterans.