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Public Release: 24-Apr-2015
Theodorescu receives prestigious Barringer Medal
CU Cancer Center Director, Dan Theodorescu, M.D., Ph.D., earns the Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 24-Apr-2015
ASHG announces 2015 winners of National DNA Day Essay Contest
In commemoration of National DNA Day, ASHG hosted its 10th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest to encourage high school students and teachers to learn about human genetics concepts beyond the standard curriculum. DNA Day commemorates the discovery of DNA's double helix and the completion of the Human Genome Project. Since 2006, ASHG has run a DNA Day Essay Contest to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts by writing an original essay.

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
American Academy of Neurology 67th Annual Meeting
Study on simulated stroke wins major neurology award
A study performed by Loyola University Medical Center resident neurologists has won a prestigious 2015 Safety and Quality Award from the American Academy of Neurology. The study found that using a high-fidelity patient simulator (mannequin) and other simulation-based education techniques can significantly improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of first-year neurology residents treating stroke patients in the emergency department.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
JRC wins competition on indoor localization
A team of JRC researchers outperformed 27 teams from academia and industry across the globe and achieved best overall result at a competition on indoor localization in Seattle, USA. Providing accurate position information on people and objects indoors, where GPS signals are not available, has been a challenging research topic over the last decade and there is not yet a large-scale commercial deployment in this field.

Contact: Elena Gonzalez Verdesoto
elena.gonzalez-verdesoto@ec.europa.eu
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Yale-based Journal of Industrial Ecology awards first-ever 'Graedel Prize'
The new Graedel Prize honors the best papers by a junior and senior author published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Contact: Kevin Dennehy
kevin.dennehy@yale.edu
203-436-4842
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
UCSB professor Shuji Nakamura named 2015 Global Energy Prize Laureate
Shuji Nakamura, who won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, is named a 2015 Global Energy Prize Laureate.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
American Academy of Neurology 67th Annual Meeting
Former Vice President Walter Mondale receives Public Leadership in Neurology Award
The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation have announced that Walter F. Mondale, former Vice President of the United States, is the recipient of the 2015 Public Leadership in Neurology Award. Mondale is being recognized for his decades-long commitment to raising awareness for brain health. Mondale lost both his wife and daughter to brain diseases.

Contact: Rachel Seroka
rseroka@aan.com
612-928-6129
American Academy of Neurology

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Retina researcher from Dresden receives EYEnovative award for the second time
Dr. Mike O. Karl, group leader at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden -- Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden, was awarded the 'EYEnovative Förderpreis' of the Novartis Pharma GmbH already for the second time.

Contact: Dr. Sabine Matthiä
sabine.matthiae@crt-dresden.de
49-351-458-82054
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
Dr. Sandra L. Schmid of UT Southwestern elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Sandra L. Schmid, chair of the Department of Cell Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Contact: Deborah Wormser
deborah.wormser@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
Stowers Investigator elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Stowers Investigator Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D., has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Contact: Kim Bland
ksb@stowers.org
816-926-4015
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Robert Flanigan, M.D., receives Distinguished Service Award
Loyola University Medical Center urologist Robert Flanigan, M.D., has won a Distinguished Service Award from the Chicago Urological Society.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
28th Fungal Genetics Conference
Fourteen early career researchers receive awards at fungal genetics conference
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the community of fungal geneticists are pleased to announce the winners of the GSA poster awards at the 28th Fungal Genetics Conference, which took place in Pacific Grove, Calif., March 17-22, 2015. The awards were made to graduate student and postdoctoral scientists in recognition of the research they presented at the conference.
Genetics Society of America

Contact: Adam Fagen
afagen@genetics-gsa.org
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Miriam Hospital among first in US to earn new designation for quality bariatric surgery
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded The Miriam Hospital a Blue Distinction Center+ designation for bariatric surgery. A designation by the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program, BDCs are nationally designated health care facilities that deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures for patient safety and better health outcomes. The objective measures are developed with input from the medical community.

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas
efalconerelvas@lifespan.org
401-639-7172
Lifespan

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference honored for achievements
The Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference has been chosen to receive the 2015 Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference Award from the American Mathematical Society. PCUMC is honored 'for its significant efforts to encourage students from underrepresented groups to continue in the study of mathematics.'
American Mathematical Society

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics honored for achievements
The Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics at Brigham Young University has been chosen to receive the 2015 Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference Award from the American Mathematical Society. CURM is honored 'for its significant efforts to encourage students from underrepresented groups to continue in the study of mathematics.'
American Mathematical Society

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Stem cell pioneer Elaine Fuchs wins cell biologists' highest science honor
Hailed as a pioneer in exploring the basic principles of stem cell biology, Elaine Fuchs of Rockefeller University has been named the winner of the 2015 E.B. Wilson Medal, the highest scientific honor awarded by the American Society for Cell Biology.

Contact: John Fleischman
jfleischman@ascb.org
513-706-0212
American Society for Cell Biology

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
David Baltimore honored with AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will honor David Baltimore, Ph.D., president emeritus and Robert Andrews Millikan professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, with the 11th annual AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22.

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
AACR CEO Margaret Foti to receive Children's Champion Award from CHOP
Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (hc), chief executive officer of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will be recognized with the Children's Champion Award for her outstanding pediatric cancer advocacy efforts, at a town hall meeting of the AACR's Pediatric Cancer Working Group, in Philadelphia, Sunday, April 19, during the AACR Annual Meeting 2015.

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
AACR recognizes research team that developed treatment for late-stage prostate cancer
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will award the ninth annual AACR Team Science Award to the Designing Androgen Receptor Inhibitors Team from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the University of California, Los Angeles at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22.

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
Penn's Dr. Carl June recognized with AACR-CRI award in cancer immunology
The American Association for Cancer Research and the Cancer Research Institute will recognize Carl H. June, MD, the Richard W. Vague professor in immunotherapy at the Perelman School of Medicine and director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with the third annual AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22.

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
Dr. Mario Capecchi recognized with AACR Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Award
Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, will be honored for his tremendous scientific contributions, which have had a profound impact on the understanding of cancer, including his groundbreaking work in the development of gene targeting technology, with the 12th annual American Association for Cancer Research Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22.

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
Wayne State start-up receives prestigious Luis Villalobos Award
RetroSense Therapeutics, LLC, a Wayne State University start-up biotechnology company focused on restoring vision, has received the Luis Villalobos Award from the Angel Capital Association, the world's leading professional association for angel investors. The award was announced in a special awards ceremony held on April 15 at the 2015 ACA Summit in San Diego, the world's largest gathering of angel investors.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
Tumor registry at LSU Health New Orleans earns top NCI honors
The Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute awarded First Place to the LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health's Louisiana Tumor Registry for its 2014 and 2015 data submissions. This is the sixth time LSU Health New Orleans has earned this award and the fifth consecutive year. The SEER Program is the most authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States.

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
The Miriam Hospital receives fifth Magnet® designation for nursing excellence
The Miriam Hospital has again attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program®. The voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

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

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
Dr. Donald Coffey honored with 2015 AACR Margaret Foti Award
Donald S. Coffey, Ph.D., will be honored with the ninth annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22. He will receive the award during the opening ceremony, Sunday, April 19, 8:15 a.m. ET, in Hall A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

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