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Public Release: 22-May-2015
TGen's Dr. Daniel Von Hoff receives top honor from the Arizona Medical Association
Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, will receive one of the top awards May 29 from the Arizona Medical Association. Dr. Von Hoff will receive the 2015 Wallace A. Reed, M.D. Award, recognizing his accomplishments in advancing innovative cancer treatments, said Dr. Nathan Laufer, President-Elect of ArMA.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 22-May-2015
University of Houston named center of excellence for work on cyber defense
The University of Houston's educational and research programs in cybersecurity and cyber defense have been recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 21-May-2015
24th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
CHOP's Dr. Michael Levine receives Master of the American College of Endocrinology Award
Michael A. Levine, M.D., FACE, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, received the Master of the American College of Endocrinology Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists on Saturday, May 16.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Contact: Natalie Virgilio
Virgilion@email.chop.edu
267-426-6246
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 21-May-2015
OU professor named recipient of prestigious DOE Lawrence award
University of Oklahoma Professor Jizhong Zhou will receive the US Department of Energy's highest scientific award from US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this year. The prestigious 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award acknowledges outstanding contributions in the biological and environmental sciences supporting research and development of the US Department of Energy and its mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Energy Secretary Moniz announces 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winners
US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced nine exceptional US scientists and engineers as recipients of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department's science, energy and national security missions.

Contact: Ethan Alpern
ethan.alpern@science.doe.gov
202-586-4307
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Tel Aviv University awards highest honors to leading policymakers and intellectuals
In a moving ceremony on May 14 during Tel Aviv University's annual Board of Governors meeting, the university conferred its most distinguished awards on a remarkable group of international figures recognized for their professional and social contributions to science, innovation, business, philanthropy, defense, the arts, and for their abiding support of the State of Israel.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Health-care policy should not focus on finance, says research
Focusing on finance could jeopardize the long-term survival of our health care systems, according to a study published in Value in Health. The researchers, from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, urge policy makers to consider social and political sustainability when building universal health care systems.

Contact: Sacha Boucherie
s.boucherie@elsevier.com
31-204-853-564
Elsevier

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Meeting
UH pharmacy students honored for service, clinical skills
University of Houston pharmacy students wrapped up the spring semester with awards for excellence in professional service, clinical skills and disease management, earning kudos at the state level from the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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

Public Release: 20-May-2015
29th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society
The Protein Society selects 8 winners of Hans Neurath Outstanding Promise Travel Awards
Sponsored by the Hans Neurath Foundation, the aim of the awards is to showcase future leaders of the field by recognizing graduate student and postdoctoral researchers who have demonstrated exceptional potential through the quality of their research and to enable them to present their abstracts at the 29th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society in Barcelona, Spain, July 22-25, 2015.
Hans Neurath Foundation

Contact: Jody McGinness
jmcginness@proteinsociety.org
443-543-5452
The Protein Society

Public Release: 20-May-2015
Cofounder of Wikipedia among 2015 Dan David Prize recipients
Knowledge -- the free access to it and the unhindered dissemination of it -- was in the spotlight at the resplendent Dan David Prize ceremony held on May 17th during Tel Aviv University's 2015 Board of Governors meeting. Among this year's laureates were Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, and Prof. David Haussler, leader of the Human Genome Project, which first mapped the entirety of a human being's DNA.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 20-May-2015
EMBO announces new members for 2015
EMBO today announced that 58 outstanding researchers in the life sciences were elected to its membership. Fifty of the scientists reside in Europe and neighboring countries; eight Associate Members were elected from China, Japan, New Zealand and the United States.

Contact: Barry Whyte
barry.whyte@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
EMBO

Public Release: 20-May-2015
EuroPCR 2015
EuroPCR 2015: Dr. Shigeru Saito and Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij receive Ethica Award
EuroPCR, the annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions and the world-leading course in interventional medicine, honored Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij from the Netherlands and Dr. Shigeru Saito from Japan as this year's recipients of the 2015 Ethica Award. The award acknowledges their roles in pioneering and teaching the radial approach for coronary catheterization.

Contact: Isabelle Uzielli
iuzielli@europcr.com
EuroPCR

Public Release: 19-May-2015
Fred Hutch geneticist and biologist Sue Biggins selected as a HHMI investigator
Sue Biggins, Ph.D., a geneticist and biologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center who studies the machinery that dividing cells use to ensure their daughter cells receive the correct allotment of chromosomes has been selected to become a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

Contact: Michael Nank
mnank@fredhutch.org
206-667-6906
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 19-May-2015
Nobel Laureate Dr. Bert Sakmann awarded 2015 International Ellis Island Medal of Honor
Bert Sakmann, M.D., Ph.D., Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience's Inaugural Scientific Director and Research Group Leader and Nobel laureate, was among the outstanding honorees of the 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, awarded May 9 in New York City. Presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, the International Ellis Island Medal of Honor is given to individuals whose professional, personal or philanthropic contributions benefit our global community.

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez
jennifer.gutierrez@mpfi.org
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Public Release: 19-May-2015
American Comparative Literature Association
Lifetime scholarly achievement of Lois Parkinson Zamora recognized
The American Comparative Literature Association hosted a special session to honor the lifetime scholarly achievement of Lois Parkinson Zamora at its annual conference this spring.

Contact: Melissa Carroll
mcarroll@uh.edu
713-743-8153
University of Houston

Public Release: 19-May-2015
UT Southwestern faculty members named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
Two UT Southwestern Medical Center molecular biologists are among 26 distinguished biomedical scientists nationwide named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators.

Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 19-May-2015
Winners for NREL's 25th solar and lithium ion car races
Sixty-three teams from 17 Colorado middle schools gathered at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton today for the 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions. The day's event drew nearly 200 students eager to show and race the solar- and lithium ion-battery powered vehicles they designed and built.

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

Public Release: 19-May-2015
Digestive Disease Week
ASGE Foundation hold crystal awards dinner as part of Digestive Disease Week®
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) honored important contributions to the field of endoscopy during the eleventh annual ASGE Crystal Awards on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Contact: Gina Steiner
gsteiner@asge.org
630-570-5635
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Public Release: 19-May-2015
NREL staff recognized for top innovations as lab celebrates record patent year
Today during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony, the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recognized the professionals behind the lab's greatest innovations from the past year. NREL also celebrated the 43 US patents issued in fiscal year 2014, which is the largest number in lab history -- nearly three times more than the previous year.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 19-May-2015
UMass Medical School professor named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
A pioneer in the study of the three-dimensional structure of the genome, Job Dekker, Ph.D., co-director of the Program in Systems Biology and professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2000
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 19-May-2015
St. Jude scientist named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator
J. Paul Taylor, M.D. Ph.D., a faculty member of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Taylor is one of 26 scientists nationwide chosen for the recognition from over 1,000 applicants. There are approximately 330 HHMI investigators in the United States, and Taylor will become the fourth of these investigators currently working at St. Jude.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Frannie Marmorstein
frannie.marmorstein@stjude.org
901-595-0221
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Engineers and scientists to examine antibiotic resistance in food chain from farm to fork
Amy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, a pioneer in examining environmental sources and pathways of antibiotic resistance genes as emerging contaminants, is leading an interdisciplinary $2.25 million USDA grant on antibiotic resistance to hopefully improve food safety.
US Department of Agriculture

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

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Unique exposure for middle school students
This year, the Broadcom Foundation-supported Broadcom MASTERS® International program once again provided a rare opportunity for collaboration between middle-school-age scientists and engineers from around the world, bringing together students from 16 countries who share a passion for STEM -- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. And American Friends of Tel Aviv University, an official sponsor of the program, facilitated the opportunity for two Israeli students to participate in this experience of a lifetime.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 18-May-2015
2015 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association
UTSW's Dr. Madhukar Trivedi receives American Psychiatric Association's top research award
Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center and an internationally recognized expert in depression and mood disorders, is receiving the 2015 American Psychiatric Association Award for Research, the Association's most significant award for research.

Contact: Gregg Shields
gregg.shields@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Louisiana Tech University named a Center of Academic Excellence for cyber education
The National Security Agency and the US Department of Homeland Security have designated Louisiana Tech University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

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

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