Senator Dianne Feinstein bestows two Purple Hearts at San Francisco VA Medical Center

By Steve Tokar

WHAT: Visit by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The Senator will meet with researchers and patients at the Center for the Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases, and then bestow Purple Hearts on two California National Guard members recently returned from Iraq.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 23, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE: Center for the Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Building 13, and SFVAMC auditorium, Building 7, SFVAMC Campus.

WHO: Sen. Dianne Feinstein; Sheila Cullen, SFVAMC Director; Dr. Michael Weiner, CIND Director; Dr. Charles Marmar, SFVAMC Associate Chief of Staff of Mental Health; Dr. William Marks, SFVAMC Parkinson’s program director; Lynn Pulliam, MS, PhD, SFVAMC Associate Chief of Staff for Research; Robert E. Obana, Executive Director, Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE); representative of the California National Guard.

CONTACT: Media interested in the visit or in arranging interviews with Sen. Feinstein should contact Scott Gerber, Office of Senator Feinstein, at 202-224-9629.

SFVAMC has the largest medical research program in the national VA system, with more than 200 research scientists, all of whom are faculty members at UCSF.

NCIRE is the largest research institute associated with a VA medical center. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of veterans and the general public by supporting a world-class biomedical research program conducted by the UCSF faculty at SFVAMC.

UCSF is a leading university that consistently defines health care worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the life sciences, and providing complex patient care.