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Public Release: 1-Jul-2016
2016 Dirac Medal for Physics to Chapman University's Visiting Professor Sandu Popescu
Professor Sandu Popescu from the University of Bristol and Distinguished Visiting Professor and founding member of the Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS) at Chapman University in California, has won the 2016 Dirac Medal in Physics for his research on fundamental aspects of quantum physics.

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
sledbett@chapman.edu
714-289-3143
Chapman University

Public Release: 1-Jul-2016
FASEB 2017 Excellence in Science Award recipient announced
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce that Diane Mathis, Ph.D., has been chosen to receive the FASEB 2017 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 $10K.
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Contact: Debra Speert
dspeert@faseb.org
301-634-7129
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 30-Jun-2016
LOINC award honors outstanding contributors to advancement of health data interoperability
LOINC, the world's most commonly used universal code system for identifying medical test results, observations and other clinical measurements, has announced the inaugural recipients of the LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions. The new award honors individuals whose work advances the interoperability that ensures that medical data can be recorded, electronically exchanged and ultimately used to improve health -- when and where needed.

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
Indiana University

Public Release: 30-Jun-2016
More research is needed on how climate change affects infectious diseases
It is time we act proactively to minimize the effect of climate change on our health, say the researchers behind a new review published in Environment International. To do this, more cross-disciplinary collaboration is needed to predict how climate change will alter the outbreak and spread of infectious diseases.

Contact: Jason Awerdick
j.awerdick@elsevier.com
212-633-3103
Elsevier

Public Release: 30-Jun-2016
American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Stanley Gartler with Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award
ASHG has named Stanley M. Gartler, Ph.D., of the University of Washington in Seattle, as the 2016 recipient of the annual Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals whose professional achievements have fostered and enriched the development of human genetics as well as its assimilation into the broader context of science, medicine, and health.
American Society of Human Genetics

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 30-Jun-2016
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2016
K. Donald Shelbourne, M.D., inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame
K. Donald Shelbourne, M.D., will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on Friday, July 8, during the Society's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. The AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of sports medicine. Sixty-six North American and International individuals have been named to the Hall of Fame since 2001.

Contact: Lisa Weisenberger
lisa@aossm.org
847-655-8647
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Public Release: 30-Jun-2016
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2016
Freddie H. Fu, MD, inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame
Freddie H. Fu, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on Friday, July 8th, during the Society's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the sports medicine field.

Contact: Lisa Weisenberger
lisa@aossm.org
847-655-8647
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Public Release: 29-Jun-2016
Cornell University astronomer recognized for outstanding science achievement
Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy and director of Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute, has been name the inaugural recipient of the Barrie Jones Award by The Open University (OU), United Kingdom, and the Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB). The award will be presented in a ceremony on July 7 at the OU campus.

Contact: Daryl Lovell
dal296@cornell.edu
607-592-3925
Cornell University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2016
Brachytherapy pioneer Haakon Ragde, M.D., chosen as ASTRO 2016 Honorary Member
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected Haakon Ragde, M.D., as its 2016 Honorary Member, the highest honor ASTRO bestows on distinguished cancer researchers, scientists and leaders in disciplines other than radiation oncology, radiobiology or radiation physics.

Contact: Erin L. Boyle
erin.boyle@astro.org
703-839-7336
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 28-Jun-2016
SwRI's Alan Stern receives Distinguished Public Service Medal
New Horizons leader recognized for successful Pluto mission that completed initial reconnaissance of the solar system.

Contact: Maria Stothoff
maria.stothoff@swri.org
210-522-3305
Southwest Research Institute

Public Release: 28-Jun-2016
The living messages
UCSB assistant professor of communication Jennifer Kam receives early career award from the National Communication Association.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 28-Jun-2016
American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors James F. Gusella with William Allan Award
ASHG has named James Gusella, PhD, of Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Broad Institute; the 2016 recipient of the annual William Allan Award. The Allan Award recognizes a scientist for substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics.
American Society of Human Genetics

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 28-Jun-2016
CIP sweetpotato scientists awarded World Food Prize for combatting vitamin A deficiency
The World Food Prize, announced that the 2016 World Food Prize will be awarded to three International Potato Center (CIP) Scientists, Drs. Jan Low, Maria Andrade, and Robert Mwanga and HarvestPlus' Dr. Howarth Bouis in recognition of their combined success in improving nutrition and health through biofortified crops.

Contact: Joel Ranck
j.ranck@cgiar.org
51-194-189-3063
International Potato Center / Centro Internacional de la Papa

Public Release: 27-Jun-2016
Entomological Society of America names winners of 2016 awards
The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 awards. The awards will be presented at the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida, November 25-30, 2016.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 27-Jun-2016
TSRI's Phil Baran wins Blavatnik National Award
Chemist Phil Baran of The Scripps Research Institute has won a 2016 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists. Blavatnik National Awards are granted to only three individuals each year, one in each of the fields of physical science/engineering, chemistry, and life science.
Blavatnik Family Foundation

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 27-Jun-2016
NIAAA director George F. Koob to receive French Legion of Honor
In recognition of his contribution to the development of scientific collaborations between France and the United States, George F. Koob, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, will receive the insignia of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor) from the government of France.

Contact: NIAAA Press Office
NIAAAPressOffice@mail.nih.gov
301-443-3860
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Public Release: 27-Jun-2016
American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors David Valle with Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education
ASHG has named David Valle, M.D., at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as the 2016 recipient of the annual Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. The award recognizes an individual for contributions of exceptional quality and importance to human genetics education internationally.
American Society of Human Genetics

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 24-Jun-2016
American Heart Association honors cardiologist Emelia Benjamin with its highest award
Emelia J. Benjamin, M.D., Sc.M., FACC, FAHA, professor of medicine in the section of cardiovascular medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2016 Gold Heart Award.
American Heart Association

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Jun-2016
American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors CCGF and Senator James Cowan with Advocacy Award
ASHG has named the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness and Senator James Cowan of the Parliament of Canada as the 2016 recipients of its annual Advocacy Award. For several years, Senator Cowan and CCGF have led efforts to pass a law preventing genetic discrimination in Canada. This year, Senator Cowan's bill was passed unanimously by the Senate of Canada, and is now before the House of Commons.
American Society of Human Genetics

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Professor Tim Jackson awarded by Sir Edmund Hillary's Institution
Professor Tim Jackson was commended for his outstanding leadership skills and embodiment of the humanitarian commitment of Sir Edmund Hillary, founder of the Hillary Institute. Professor Jackson is the founder Director of the University of Surrey's Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity which explores what prosperity might mean in a world of environmental and social limits.

Contact: Ashley Lovell
a.lovell@surrey.ac.uk
01-483-686-141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
MUSC-based startup wins National TechConnect Innovation Award
ToleRaM Nanotech, LLC, a startup company that specializes in merging bioengineering with medicine, recently won a National TechConnect Innovation Award. The genius behind the company comes from the synergy of a physician-scientist team at the Medical University of South Carolina that's interested in research into the targeted delivery of drugs to decrease rejection of transplanted organs.

Contact: Lauren Hooker
hooker@musc.edu
843-792-4487
Medical University of South Carolina

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Elaine Zackai with inaugural Mentorship Award
ASHG has named Elaine H. Zackai, M.D., at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as the first-ever recipient of its Mentorship Award. This award recognizes ASHG members who have significant records of accomplishment as mentors.
American Society of Human Genetics

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Penn Medicine's Raymond R. Townsend, M.D., director of the hypertension program, receives Physician of the Year Award from the American Heart Association
Raymond R. Townsend, M.D., director of the Hypertension Program and a professor of Medicine in Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the 2016 Physician of the Year Award of the American Heart Association.

Contact: Abbey Anderson
abbey.anderson@uphs.upenn.edu
215-796-4829
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
UMass Amherst geoscientist wins top international award for Antarctic science
University of Massachusetts Amherst Geoscientist Robert DeConto, one of the world's leading experts on climate modeling, has won the 2016 Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica for his outstanding work on past and future Antarctic climate and for research integrating geological data with modeling to reveal likely consequences for future sea level rise from ice sheet melt.
The Tinker Foundation

Contact: Diana Owen
dowen@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Science movie supervised by Hirosi Ooguri wins Best Educational Production Award
A 3-D dome theater movie visualizing superstring theory and supervised by a Kavli IPMU researcher has received the Best Educational Production Award, it was announced at the International Planetarium Society Fulldome Festival Brno 2016 in the Czech Republic on June 17.

Contact: Motoko Kakubayashi
press@ipmu.jp
81-047-136-5980
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

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