The Canadian Association for Neuroscience is proud to announce that Matthew Hill, from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, will be awarded the 2016 CAN Young Investigator Award at the upcoming 10th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting. With this award, the Association recognizes the pioneering work done by Dr. Hill demonstrating the important role of the endocannabinoid system in regulating how the brain responds and adapts, or fails to adapt, to stress.
For her world-leading research in the fabrication of atomic-scale devices for quantum computing, UNSW Australia's Michelle Simmons has been awarded a prestigious Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology. Professor Simmons is director of the UNSW-based Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.
Early in his career, seismologist Diego Melgar Moctezuma has already made significant research contributions in the areas of earthquake rupture and early warning, tsunami modeling, and community outreach regarding earthquakes and geosciences.
Seismological Society of America will present its highest honor, the 2016 Harry Fielding Reid Medal, to Lev P. Vinnik, Professor at the Institute of Physics of the Earth of the Russian Academy of Sciences, at its annual meeting 18-20 April 2017 in Denver, Colorado.
For her two decades of outstanding dedication and leadership of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, the Seismological Society of America will present Diane I. Doser with its 2016 Distinguished Service Award.
For his exceptional leadership in geosciences education and his devotion to public understanding of earthquakes and their impact on society, the Seismological Society of America will present Michael E. Wysession with the 2016 Frank Press Public Service Award at its annual meeting held 18-20 April 2017 in Denver, Colorado.
Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, was inducted into the Italian Academy of Sciences during the Academy's 234th annual meeting on May 5 in Rome. Past members of this elite organization include Franklin, Einstein, Pasteur, Volta, Roentgen, Fermi and many other internationally prominent scientists.
A University of Houston chemical engineer has received the 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award in recognition of his contributions to materials science and engineering.
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2016-2017 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows.
EMBO today announced that 58 researchers in the life sciences were newly elected to its membership. 50 of the scientists reside in 13 different countries in Europe; eight Associate Members were elected from China, Japan, Lithuania, Singapore and the United States.