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William Bauman and Ann Spungen, James Peters VA Medical Center

A quarter century of hard work and collaboration is giving paralyzed veterans a chance to rediscover a healthy, happy life. William Bauman is director and Ann Spungen is associate director of the National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury. That's at the James Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. They're Service to America Medal finalists in the Science and Environment category, and described their work on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: William Bauman , Ann Spungen , Veteran Affairs , Service to America Medals , people , In Depth

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Bauman, Spungen work to improve paralyzed veterans' quality of life

Dr. William Bauman and Ann Spungen of the Veterans Affairs Department have been working as a team to improve the quality of life of paralyzed veterans for nearly 25 years.

Tags: Bill Bauman , Ann Spungen , Service to America Medals , Veterans Affairs Department , In Depth

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 03:28pm EDT

McFadden spins many plates in Hurricane Sandy relief effort

Marion Mollegen McFadden of HUD helps coordinate the work of numerous government agencies in providing relief to the survivors of the Hurricane Sandy.

Tags: Marion Mollegen McFadden , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive , people , HUD , Hurricane Sandy

Friday - 09/12/2014, 01:05pm EDT

Bill Charmley, EPA, and Jim Tamm, NHTSA

Less air pollution and lower gas bills will be the result of a collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Bill Charmley is director of the Assessment and Standards Division at the EPA. Jim Tamm is chief of the Fuel Economy Division for NHTSA. They're Service to America medal finalists in the Science and Environment category. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Jim Tamm explained the success and the collaboration that got their teams selected. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

Tags: Bill Charmley , Jim Tamm , NHTSA , In Depth , Service to America Medals , people

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:42pm EDT
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Ronald Walters, Acting Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs, VA

Almost 125,000 veterans die every year. The Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for laying them to rest with honor, and for that service the VA has the highest customer satisfaction rating of any organization -- public or private -- in the country. Ronald Walters is acting undersecretary for memorial affairs at the Veterans Affairs Department. He's a Service to America medal finalist in the Management Excellence category. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why the VA is so successful in this arena. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

Tags: Ronald Walters , Veterans Affairs , In Depth , Service to America Medals , people

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:21pm EDT
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Jeffrey Rogers, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Ret.)

The Defense Department has mine detectors and satellites to watch for threats around the world. Now troops have an injury detector that can scan for brain trauma nobody can see. Jeffrey Rogers is program manager of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Science and Environment category for inventing a traumatic brain injury sensor. He explained how it works on In Depth with Francis Rose. Read a Q&A with Rogers.

Tags: Jeffrey Rogers , Service to America Medals , Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency , DoD , people , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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Robert Canino, Regional Attorney, Dallas District Office, EEOC

Creativity helps a federal attorney catch the bad guys. Robert Canino is regional attorney at the Dallas District Office for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Career Achievement category for his history of creative legal prosecutions. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how he uses civil rights law to prosecute human trafficking cases. View a photo gallery of Sammies finalists. Read an exclusive Q&A with Canino.

Tags: Robert Canino , EEOC , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:12pm EDT
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EEOC attorney finds creative ways to uphold antidiscrimination laws

For nearly three decades, Robert A. Canino has been a champion for the underdog, finding creative solutions to protect the most vulnerable from discrimination.

Tags: Robert Canino , EEOC , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 06:27pm EDT

Trovato's efforts lead to new policies at EPA, healthier schools

E. Ramona Trovato has been an agent of change at the Environmental Protection Agency when it comes to health policy in terms of the impact of pollutants on children.

Tags: E. Ramona Trovato , EPA , health policy , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 06:16pm EDT

Sammies finalist puts FCC 'on the map' -- literally

Michael Byrne provided comprehensive data about nationwide broadband coverage to citizens, activists, policymakers and industry, helping them to make better informed decisions.

Tags: Michael Byrne , people , Service to America Medals , FCC , broadband , thing

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 01:06pm EDT
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