ASHG has named Leonid Kruglyak, Ph.D., Professor of Human Genetics and Professor of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as the 2015 recipient of the Curt Stern Award.
Longtime College of Optometry faculty member and University of Houston administrator Earl L. Smith III, O.D., is a member of an elite group of optometrists who has been selected for the prestigious National Optometry Hall of Fame. He was inducted June 25 during the American Optometric Association Optometry's Meeting held June 24-28, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
Robert Hunter Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Chair in Molecular Pathology and chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has received two prestigious awards.
For research that could provide warfighters with extremely accurate digital images of future combat zones and potential enemies, a French mathematician sponsored by the Office of Naval Research recently won the prestigious Longuet-Higgins Prize from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Computer Society.
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce that Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D., has been chosen to receive the FASEB 2016 Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes women whose outstanding career achievements in biological science have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research. This prestigious award carries with it an unrestricted research grant of $10,000.
While many people with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication, those unpredictable and involuntary changes in behavior and consciousness can be limiting for others. Neurologists writing in the International Journal of Epilepsy evaluated the application of smartphones in epilepsy care.
ASHG has named R. Rodney Howell, M.D., Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Chairman Emeritus of Pediatrics, and Member of the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, as the first recipient of its new, annual Advocacy Award.
The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior announces the 2015 Best Article and Best Great Educational Material awards, which will presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual conference, 'Creativity and Innovation in Nutrition Education,' in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 25-28, 2015.
The Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound of ASME honored NYU's Maurizio Porfiri for his work in mechanical vibration. By advancing new tools in nonlinear dynamics, experimental fluid dynamics, and computational mechanics, his work contributes to the design of lightweight and resilient ships. He also advanced a new framework for extricating usable energy from small aquatic systems by exploiting vibrations and little eddies to power underwater micro-sensors.
The American Society of Human Genetics has named Robert L. Nussbaum, Roderick R. McInnes, and Huntington F. Willard as the 2015 recipients of its annual Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. The ASHG award recognizes an individual or group for contributions of exceptional quality and importance to human genetics education internationally.