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Public Release: 22-Aug-2014
5 UC Riverside scientists among world's most influential scientific minds
Thomson Reuters, a leading source of information for businesses and professionals, has included five researchers at the University of California, Riverside in its 2014 list of some of the best and brightest minds of our times. To generate the list, the company analyzed citation data over 11 years (2002-2012) to identify researchers whose published work has had enormous impact. The researchers are: Roya Bahreini, Julia Bailey-Serres, Robert Haddon, Wei Ren and Yadong Yin.
Thomson Reuters

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 22-Aug-2014
Newport Hospital receives nursing's highest credential for third time with Magnet recognition
Newport Hospital has again attained the distinguished Magnet hospital designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. Considered the gold standard for nursing excellence, the voluntary hospital credentialing program recognizes nursing excellence and professionalism. It is the top international credential for outstanding nursing care. The unanimous decision to redesignate Newport Hospital was based on the hospital's continued adherence to rigorous national standards of nursing practice.

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas
efalconerelvas@lifespan.org
401-793-7484
Lifespan

Public Release: 22-Aug-2014
MARC travel awards announced for FASEB grant writing & practical exercises workshop
FASEB MARC Program has announced the travel award recipients for the FASEB Grant Writing Seminar & Practical Exercises Workshop which will be held on the FASEB campus located in Bethesda, Maryland from Aug. 25-26, 2014. These awards are meant to help support the participation of postdoctorates and research scientists from underrepresented groups in the the FASEB Grant Writing Seminar & Practical Exercises Workshop. This year MARC conferred 11 awards totaling $20,350.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Kelly Husser
khusser@faseb.org
301-634-7109
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 22-Aug-2014
ESMO 2014 Congress
ESMO honors outstanding oncology professionals
The European Society for Medical Oncology announced today the names of three outstanding individuals receiving the Society's esteemed annual awards. The awards will be presented to Carsten Bokemeyer, Heikki Joensuu and Peter Boyle on the occasion of the ESMO 2014 Congress, 26-30 September, Madrid, Spain.

Contact: ESMO Press Office
media@esmo.org
European Society for Medical Oncology

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
BIDMC researchers named among 'the most influential scientific minds'
Nine researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have been included in 'The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014,' for their highly cited publications.

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Rice chemist wins 'Nobel Prize of Cyprus'
Rice University organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou has earned three prestigious international honors, including the Nemitsas Prize, the highest honor a Cypriot scientist can receive and one of the most prestigious scientific awards in the European Union.

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Rice physicist emerges as leader in quantum materials research
'Emergent' is a key concept in the work of Rice University theoretical physicist Andriy Nevidomskyy, and thanks to two prestigious new awards, it is also an apt description of his work.

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
UH professor named fellow by International Astrobiology Society
George E. Fox, a John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston, was named a fellow in the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life. Currently, Fox's group is seeking to develop a detailed timeline of major events in ribosome history. His research is supported by the NASA Exobiology program and NASA's Astrobiology Institute Center for Ribosome Adaptation and Evolution at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
University of Houson program earns kudos for improving grades, retaining students
To improve students' chances of completing introductory biology courses and decrease poor grades, the University of Houston implemented a comprehensive student success program, employing various interventions for students at risk for failure. The program has been so successful that it earned a 'Recognition of Excellence' for 'Comprehensive Student Success in STEM' from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board this summer, as well as additional funding from both the Texas Higher Education Board and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
57 exceptional mentors and teachers recognized with 2014 Educator of the Year Award
The Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology has honored 57 educators with the 2014 Educator of the Year Award.

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
press@astro.org
703-286-1600
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
It's in the cards: UAlberta reseacher sparks conversation about youth weight management
University of Alberta researcher, Geoff Ball, has been honoured with best 'Great Educational Material' award by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior for his ongoing research with CONversation Cards -- a tool to spark conversation about youth weight management.
Women and Children's Health Research Institute

Contact: Ross Neitz
rneitz@ualberta.ca
780-492-5986
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Best in their 'Field'
From funding the first woman to be awarded a Fields Medal to supporting several other noteworthy honorees, the National Science Foundation has invested in some of the world's best mathematical scientists, judging from those recognized at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, Korea.

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
UTSA chemistry professor Banglin Chen listed as one of world's Highly Cited Researchers
Banglin Chen, professor of chemistry in the UTSA College of Sciences, has been named among the world's 2014 Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters. This is the second time Chen has appeared on a Thomson Reuters list. In 2011, he ranked No. 15 on the publication's Top Chemists of the Past Decade list.

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
IUPUI chemist to receive $600,000 early career development award from NSF
IUPUI's Haibo Ge, Ph.D. is the recipient of a an NSF award to fund research that may one day contribute to drug discoveries. Award also supports development of a new course bridging organic and medicinal chemistry.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
NIH announces winners of 2014 Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Competition
Four winning teams were announced in the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams challenge, a biomedical engineering design competition for teams of undergraduate students.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Jessica Meade
nibibpress@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3500
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Lithium-based neutron detector named among Top 100 technologies of the year
Kansas State University engineers have developed a lithium-based neutron detector that is being recognized as one of the year's Top 100 newly developed technologies.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Douglas McGregor
mcgregor@k-state.edu
785-532-4093
Kansas State University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Longtime UCLA professor earns highest honor in applied mathematics
Stanley Osher, UCLA professor of mathematics and director of applied mathematics, today was named the third person ever to be awarded the prestigious Gauss Prize, the highest honor in applied mathematics.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Princeton's Bhargava receives Fields Medal for influential mathematicians under 40
Princeton University mathematician Manjul Bhargava was awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics, in recognition of his work in the geometry of numbers. The International Mathematical Union presents the medal every four years to researchers under the age of 40 based on the influence of their existing work and on their 'promise of future achievement.'

Contact: Morgan Kelly, Princeton Office of Communications
mgnkelly@princeton.edu
609-258-5729
Princeton University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Research may lead to reliable alternative to open-heart surgery
A University of Houston mathematician is leading an interdisciplinary team to improve the treatment of failing heart valves. Using recent breakthroughs in technology, such as 3-D human organ printing, Suncica Canic's collaboration with Houston Methodist Hospital could lead to a reliable alternative to open-heart surgery. Named to the 2014 Society of Industry and Applied Mathematics Class of Fellows, Canic recently was honored at the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Ames Laboratory's Thiel winner of 2014 Welch Award
Pat Thiel has been named the 2014 winner of the American Vacuum Society Medard W. Welch Award, which recognizes outstanding research in the fields of materials, interfaces and processing. Thiel, who is a faculty scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and a Distinguished Professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, is recognized for her 'seminal contributions to the understanding of quasicrystalline surfaces and thin-film nucleation and growth.'

Contact: Breehan Gerleman Lucchesi
breehan@ameslab.gov
515-294-9750
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering professor named IIE Fellow
Professor Jamie Rogers was named a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers during the June IIE Annual Conference and Expo in Montreal.

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Two NREL scientists named to highly cited researcher list
Two scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been included in Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Research list for the thousands of citations of their work by fellow researchers over the past decade.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Professor Qi Wang wins EMBS Early Career Achievement Award
Qi Wang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, recently won the prestigious 2014 Early Career Achievement Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. EMBS, the world's largest society of biomedical engineers, cited his 'contribution to neural engineering and biomedical instrumentation, including measuring biomechanical properties of skin and tissue, building a tactile display for a virtual Braille system, and discovery of a neural basis for sensory adaptation in behavior.'

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
Four faculty members honored with UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards
Four faculty members from the University of Texas at Arlington are among 96 educators recognized this year by the University of Texas System Board of Regents for excellence in the classroom.
University of Texas System Board of Regents

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
UTHealth's Dr. William Margolin named distinguished lecturer for microbiology
William Margolin, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has been selected to serve as a distinguished lecturer for the American Society for Microbiology.

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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