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Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
22nd International Congress on Nutrition and Integrative Medicine
University of Ottawa and Drexel University scientists receive 'Best of Research' award
Dr. Chantal Matar, University of Ottawa, and Dr. Barry W. Ritz, Drexel University, received the 'Best of Research' award from Hokkaido Prefecture Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry for a new study presented at the 22nd International Congress on Nutrition and Integrative Medicine held in Sapporo, Japan. Dr. Matar and Dr. Ritz were recognized for their pioneering research on the mode of action of the mycelial mushroom compound AHCC, an alpha-glucan rich immune modulator.
Amino Up Chemical Co. Ltd.

Contact: John Carney
JWKCarney@gmail.com
JMPR Associates, Inc.

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Cedars-Sinai certified by ALS Association as Center of Excellence for treatment, research
The ALS Program at Cedars-Sinai has become the first in Southern California to be named an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence -- a distinction that recognizes the quality of its treatment and research programs for patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Contact: Sandy Van
sandy@prpacific.com
808-526-1708
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
'Green' technology developed at Louisiana Tech University earns company LA StartUp Prize
Alchemy Geopolymer Solutions, an innovative concrete technology company that emerged from geopolymer research conducted at Louisiana Tech University, has won the inaugural LA StartUp Prize.

Contact: Dave Guerin
dguerin@latech.edu
318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Virginia Tech's Pruden receives $100,000 award for her work in water quality
With her 2014 Busch Award, Virginia Tech's Amy Pruden said the $100,000 in funding will be used 'to help the water industry achieve an innovative and practical approach to achieving water sustainability while also addressing consumers' concerns about the real and growing problem of antibiotic resistance.'

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Research!America to honor leaders in medical and health research advocacy
Research!America's 19th annual Advocacy Awards will honor distinguished research advocates who are trailblazers in advancing medical progress to improve the health and economic security of our nation. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Anna Briseno
abriseno@researchamerica.org
571-482-2737
Research!America

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Colombian president honors WCS president and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has presented Dr. Cristián Samper, president and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, with the prestigious Order of San Carlos.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D., awarded 2014 Lieber Prize
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D., FRANZCP, M. Hayworth & Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, is one of two researchers awarded the 2014 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Tom Hughes
Tom.Hughes@unchealth.unc.edu
984-974-1151
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation honors 8 scientists
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation will honor eight scientists with its 2014 Outstanding Achievement Prizes for work delving into psychiatric disorders that affect one in four people. The awards, which celebrate the transformative power of neuroscience and psychiatric research to improve the lives of people with mental illness, will be presented at the Foundation's National Awards Dinner at the Pierre Hotel.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Nadine Woloshin
nwoloshin@rubenstein.com
212-843-8041
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
SIAM and ACM honor software developers for large-scale scientific computing toolkit
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Association for Computing Machinery are pleased to present the SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering to the PETSc core development team for the development of Portable Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation, a suite of data structures and routines intended for use in large-scale application projects.

Contact: Karthika Muthukumaraswamy
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero wins Roux Prize for using data
Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero, a Harvard-trained epidemiologist and mayor of Cali, Colombia, is the first winner of the Roux Prize, a new US$100,000 award and the largest of its kind. Dr. Guerrero's success in reducing the toll of violence and the number of homicides in his city has influenced other Latin American countries to adopt similar measures. The Roux Prize is given by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
stewartr@uw.edu
206-897-2863
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti receives Alumni Achievement Award from Muhlenberg College
Nancy (Donofrio) Chiaravalloti, Ph.D., of Kessler Foundation received the Alumni Achievement in Science award from Muhlenberg College on Sept. 13. The award recognizes distinguished and exceptional attainment in a specific scientific field. Dr. Chiaravalloti, a neuropsychologist, graduated cum laude in 1994. She is director of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, project director of the federally funded Northern NJ TBI System, and professor at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School.

Contact: Carolann Murphy
cmurphy@kesslerfoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Nanotechnology expert Somenath Mitra to receive NJIT Excellence in Research award
NJIT Distinguished Professor Somenath Mitra, Ph.D., whose pioneering research has spanned a spectrum of applications for carbon nanotechnology that address critical quality-of-life issues, will receive the seventh annual Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on Oct. 2, 2014.

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
America's top age beat reporters chosen for journalism fellowship
The Gerontological Society of America and New America Media have selected 19 reporters for the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program, now in its fifth year. They represent a wide range of general audience and ethnic media outlets, including several daily newspapers, national publications, and public radio affiliates.
AARP, Silver Century Foundation, John A. Hartford Foundation

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
CHEO doctor wins national award for concussion research
The Brain Injury Association of Canada recognizes Dr. Roger Zemek's leadership in the development of the first comprehensive pediatric guidelines for diagnosing and managing concussion.

Contact: Adrienne Vienneau
avienneau@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 x4144
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
NASA honors researchers behind film from space
Star cameras developed by researchers at DTU Space have ensured unique footage of Earth and the moon seen from space. Now NASA has honored the researchers behind the successful film with an award.

Contact: John Leif Jørgensen
jlj@space.dtu.dk
45-45-25-34-48
Technical University of Denmark

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
CIFAR fellows named to Thomson Reuters list of Nobel-caliber scientists
Two CIFAR fellows have been named by Thomson Reuters to its 2014 list of 'Nobel-class' Citation Laureates. The selection uses data on scientific citations to list the most influential researchers in the fields of chemistry, physics, medicine and economics, and since 2002 has predicted 35 Nobel Prize winners.

Contact: Lindsay Jolivet
lindsay.jolivet@cifar.ca
416-971-4876
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
US Army looks to Daphne Yao to provide a more secure cyber space
Virginia Tech computer scientist Daphne Yao's proposed solutions to prevent insider attacks in the cyber security world will provide a leap forward to stronger Army command and control of cyberspace capabilities on the battlefield as well as in day-to-day operations.
US Army Research Office

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
NIH funds next phase of Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program
The National Institutes of Health will award funds to support the next phase of its Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program to improve ways of predicting drug safety and effectiveness. Researchers will collaborate over three years to refine existing 3-D human tissue chips and combine them into an integrated system that can mimic the complex functions of the human body.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Geoff Spencer
spencerg@mail.nih.gov
301-435-0888
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Artificial intelligence that imitates children's learning
The computer programs used in the field of artificial intelligence are highly specialized. They can for example fly airplanes, play chess or assemble cars in controlled industrial environments. However, a research team from Gothenburg, Sweden, has now been able to create an artificial intelligence program that can learn how to solve problems in many different areas. The program is designed to imitate certain aspects of children's cognitive development.

Contact: Claes Strannegard
claes.strannegard@gu.se
46-070-752-7869
University of Gothenburg

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
NRL, aerospace industry hosts 10th annual CanSat Student Challenge
Since 2004, the CanSat competition has become an annual event designed to foster student growth in multiple disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Participating in the event's 10-year anniversary were university and college teams from around the nation, as well as South America, Europe and Asia. Of the 54 original teams, 39 attended the launch competition with first place being won by Team Arisat from Istanbul Technical University.

Contact: Daniel Parry
daniel.parry@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2541
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award
The March of Dimes presented Will Humble, M.P.H., Arizona's Department of Health Services director, with its first ever newborn screening quality award at a ceremony held here today. Mr. Humble established a policy of full transparency for the length of time it takes Arizona hospitals to send newborn blood samples to the lab for analysis, and set a target of having 95 percent of samples screened within 72 hours.

Contact: Elizabeth Lynch
elynch@marchofdimes.com
914-997-4286
March of Dimes Foundation

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Hepatitis C virus proteins in space
Two researchers at Technische Universität München have won the 'International Space Station Research Competition' with their project 'Egypt Against Hepatitis C Virus.' As their prize, the scientists will see the International Space Station crew perform experiments on the space station. The project involves crystallizing two proteins of the hepatitis C virus under microgravity conditions. The shuttle bringing these proteins to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral on Sept. 20.
Space Florida, NanoRacks LLC

Contact: Ulrike Protzer
protzer@tum.de
49-894-140-6821
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Elsevier and Australasian Research Management Society award scientists at Scopus ceremony
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Australasian Research Management Society, recognized the academic research achievements of 17 young scientists at the 5th Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards.

Contact: Jason Chan
j.chan@elsevier.com
65-634-90240
Elsevier

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
3rd annual Golden Goose award ceremony honors 8 researchers; Unusual work had big results
Eight researchers from several disciplines will be celebrated tonight at the third annual Golden Goose Award ceremony for their roles in improving the health of premature infants and in paving the way for the telecommunications and supercomputing revolutions. The researchers, whose work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the former Atomic Energy Commission, will be honored at a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, SAGE Publications, American Astronomical Society, American Mathematical Society, American Physical SocietyPhysics

Contact: Barry Toiv
barry.toiv@aau.edu
202-408-7500
Association of American Universities

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Nobelist Klaus von Klitzing to receive 2014 Prange Prize
Nobel laureate Klaus von Klitzing has been named the 2014 recipient of the Richard E. Prange Prize and Lectureship in Condensed Matter Theory and Related Areas. Dr. von Klitzing will receive a $10,000 honorarium and deliver a public lecture entitled 'A New Kilogram in 2018' at the University of Maryland, College Park, on Oct. 14, 2014. He will also present a Condensed Matter Theory Center and Joint Quantum Institute seminar entitled 'News from Quantum Hall Physics' on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

Contact: Carole Kiger
ccuaresm@umd.edu
301-405-5945
University of Maryland

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