Dr. Rory Cooper Recognized for His Research and Development Contributions

Congratulations to Dr. Rory Cooper, the Director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), who has been awarded the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. He’s truly deserving of this recognition!

The awards ceremony — known as the Sammies — is an annual event where the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service recognizes the accomplishments of federal civil servants. Dr. Cooper’s award was the Science and Environment Medal.

DVNF is extremely proud to have contributed to the work that he and his team have conducted to improve the lives of so many disabled veterans! HERL has been the recipient of a grant from DVNF more than once, and we’re honored to be a part of the groundbreaking work of HERL.

Once again, congratulations to Dr. Cooper on this incredible achievement. We hope you continue raising the bar in what defines “ability” for veterans who are disabled.