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IU Bloomington Faculty Researcher Wins Top Award at Military Health System Competition

Dr. Keisuke Kawata was awarded the first-place award at the recent Military Health System Research Symposium Young Investigator Competition.

His research “Association of Increased Serum S100B Levels with High School Football Subconcussive Head Impacts” took the top prize in a very large field of competitors. According to Dr. Patricia Reilly of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and the symposium co-chair, there were a total of 356 submissions.

To be eligible, primary authors and presenters were required to be residents, fellows, doctoral candidates or post-docs/individuals with a doctoral degree within five years of graduation from a terminal degree.

The Military Health System (MHS) is one of America’s largest and most complex health care institutions, and the world’s preeminent military health care delivery operation. The MHS saves lives on the battlefield, combats infectious disease around the world, and cares for 9.4 million beneficiaries in one of the nation’s largest health benefit plans.