Georgopoulos Presented with American Legion's Top Award

Aspostolos Georgeopoulous Photo
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos, MD, PhD, received the American Legion’s Distinguished Service Medal on Aug. 22 during the organization’s national convention in Reno, Nev. Georgopoulos is director of the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and holds the American Legion Family-University of Minnesota Brain Sciences Chair. He is also a faculty member at the Center for Cognitive Sciences, a Consortium member. For decades, Georgopolous has conducted research into the mechanisms behind PTSD, Gulf War Illness, alcohol abuse and other ailments among veterans. The Distinguished Service Medal recognizes outstanding service to the nation and programs of the American Legion, and is the organization's highest honor.