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Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Leonid Kruglyak with Curt Stern Award
ASHG has named Leonid Kruglyak, Ph.D., Professor of Human Genetics and Professor of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as the 2015 recipient of the Curt Stern Award.

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

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
118th Annual AOA Congress & 45th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting
UH Health leader inducted into National Optometry Hall of Fame
Longtime College of Optometry faculty member and University of Houston administrator Earl L. Smith III, O.D., is a member of an elite group of optometrists who has been selected for the prestigious National Optometry Hall of Fame. He was inducted June 25 during the American Optometric Association Optometry's Meeting held June 24-28, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

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

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
UTHealth's Robert Hunter honored with 2 awards
Robert Hunter Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Chair in Molecular Pathology and chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has received two prestigious awards.

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

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
A sharper look: ONR researcher wins prize for satellite imaging work
For research that could provide warfighters with extremely accurate digital images of future combat zones and potential enemies, a French mathematician sponsored by the Office of Naval Research recently won the prestigious Longuet-Higgins Prize from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Computer Society.

Contact: Bob Freeman
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
FASEB 2016 Excellence in Science Award recipient announced
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce that Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D., has been chosen to receive the FASEB 2016 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 $10,000.
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Contact: Lin Stricker
lstricker@faseb.org
301-634-7092
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
People with epilepsy can benefit from smartphone apps to manage their condition
While many people with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication, those unpredictable and involuntary changes in behavior and consciousness can be limiting for others. Neurologists writing in the International Journal of Epilepsy evaluated the application of smartphones in epilepsy care.

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

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors R. Rodney Howell with Advocacy Award
ASHG has named R. Rodney Howell, M.D., Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Chairman Emeritus of Pediatrics, and Member of the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, as the first recipient of its new, annual Advocacy Award.

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

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference 2015
Changing fruit and vegetable consumption among children and healthy baby food safety curriculum
The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior announces the 2015 Best Article and Best Great Educational Material awards, which will presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual conference, 'Creativity and Innovation in Nutrition Education,' in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 25-28, 2015.

Contact: Rachel Daeger
rdaeger@sneb.org
317-328-4627
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences
NYU School of Engineering professor honored for contributions to mechanical vibration
The Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound of ASME honored NYU's Maurizio Porfiri for his work in mechanical vibration. By advancing new tools in nonlinear dynamics, experimental fluid dynamics, and computational mechanics, his work contributes to the design of lightweight and resilient ships. He also advanced a new framework for extricating usable energy from small aquatic systems by exploiting vibrations and little eddies to power underwater micro-sensors.

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
718-260-3792
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting
ASHG announces 2015 Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education
The American Society of Human Genetics has named Robert L. Nussbaum, Roderick R. McInnes, and Huntington F. Willard as the 2015 recipients of its annual Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. The ASHG award recognizes an individual or group for contributions of exceptional quality and importance to human genetics education internationally.

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

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Winners of 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists announced
A chemist who has made important discoveries in both the human brain and sustainable energy, a neurosurgeon who has done pioneering work mapping the 'blueprint' of how humans speak and hear, and a computer scientist who has changed our understanding of the capacity of wireless networks are the three winners of the 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.
Blavatnik Family Foundation

Contact: Marina Blinova
mblinova@nyas.org
212-298-8626
New York Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Young Researchers Award winner to help advance biodiversity informatics in South Africa
Fatima Parker-Allie, a South African Ph.D. student, is a recipient of the GBIF Young Researchers' Award for 2015. Parker-Allie seeks to advance the biodiversity informatics in South Africa in three complementary areas: The development of a national BSc (honors) curriculum for biodiversity informatics; data quality improvements that make biodiversity data more fit for use in research applications; and distribution models of commercially important fish species in southern African waters under different climate scenarios.

Contact: Sampreethi Aipanjiguly
saipanjiguly@gbif.org
Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Kay E. Davies with William Allan Award
The American Society of Human Genetics has named Kay E. Davies, DPhil, Dr. Lee's professor of anatomy, associate head of the medical sciences division; and director of the MRC Functional Genomics Unit in the department of physiology, anatomy and genetics at the University of Oxford, the 2015 recipient of the annual William Allan Award. Davies led early research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder marked by muscle weakness that progresses rapidly.

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

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015
UT Arlington physics professor wins esteemed Humboldt Research Award
UT Arlington Physics Professor Zdzislaw Musielak has won the international Humboldt Research Award for the nearly unprecedented third time.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015
NIDA announces new awards for early stage investigators
The National Institute on Drug Abuse today announced the first six recipients of its two newly developed Avenir Award programs for HIV/AIDS and genetics or epigenetics research.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: NIDA Press Office
Media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015
Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2015
Hartmuth Kolb, PhD, wins 2015 Alzheimer Award
The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease is proud to announce that Hartmuth Kolb, PhD, Head of Neuroscience Biomarkers, Johnson & Johnson, San Diego, CA, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Alzheimer Award presented by the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease in recognition of his outstanding work on the importance and imaging of neurofibrillary tangles and Alzheimer's disease.

Contact: Daphne Watrin
d.watrin@iospress.nl
31-206-883-355
IOS Press

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Rettsyndrome.org announces new 2015 Translational Research Awards
Rettsyndrome.org announces today that the Board of Trustees has awarded $1M to launch the Read-Through Program, further translational research in the area of neuro-habilitation, and fund clinical research.
Rettsyndrome.org

Contact: Steve Kaminsky
skaminsky@rettsyndrome.org
International Rett Syndrome Foundation

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Feinstein Institute presents Cerami Award to a University of Pittsburgh transplant surgeon
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Molecular Medicine announced today that the fourth Anthony Cerami Award in Translational Medicine will be conferred to Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The award is in recognition of his research in organ transplantation and alloengraftment mechanisms.

Contact: Emily Ng
eng3@nshs.edu
516-562-2670
North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
UTHealth faculty members earn Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards
Ten faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been recognized for teaching excellence by The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

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

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Vietnam's Ministry of Health recognizes BUSM for building capacity in hospital nutrition
Carine Lenders, M.D., M.S., ScD, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and physician nutrition specialist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Elizabeth Henry, DrPH, MHS, who will graduate from BU's School of Public Health (BUSPH) in September, have received the People's Health Medal from the Social Republic of Vietnam's Ministry of Health for their work on behalf of the Abbott Fund Institute of Nutrition Science (AFINS).
Abbott Fund Institute of Nutrition Science

Contact: Amy Gorel
agorel@bu.edu
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Dr. Christy Dibble honored by Rhode Island Department of Health
Christy Dibble, DO, director of Women & Infants' Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Health and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has received the Dr. Joseph DiMase Memorial Healthcare Professional Award from the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island, Rhode Island Department of Health.

Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@wihri.org
401-681-2822
Care New England

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Louisiana Tech University chemistry student awarded EPA Fellowship
Joshua Tully, a chemistry student at Louisiana Tech University, was recently awarded a Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship with the US Environmental Protection Agency for his research on natural clay nanotubes for water purification.
US Environmental Protection Agency

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

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
German literature scholar Dagmar von Hoff receives Casimirus Magnus Medal
Dagmar von Hoff, full professor of Modern German Literature at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany, has received the Casimirus Magnus Medal from the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz in Poland for the successful implementation of an academic cooperation project.

Contact: Dagmar von Hoff
dvhoff@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-26789
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
EACR-AACR-SIC Special Conference: Anticancer Drug Action and Drug Resistance
EACR, AACR and the Italian Cancer Society honor Dr. D'Incalci with Pezcoller-Prodi Award
Dr. Maurizio D'Incalci will receive the first Pezcoller-Prodi Award in Scientific Career in recognition of his work in translational cancer research and his contribution to the advancement of new avenues in therapeutic oncology. The Award ceremony will take place at the Special Conference organized by the EACR, AACR and the SIC.

Contact: Carolina Pola
cpola@pharmamar.com
34-608-933-677
Pharmamar

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Max Planck Florida scientist awarded Glaxo Smith Kline Neuroscience Discovery Award
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has honored Samuel M. Young, Jr. Ph.D., a Max Planck Research Group Leader at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, with the Glaxo Smith Kline Neuroscience Discovery Award. The award will be presented at the Ion Regulation Conference at the end of June.

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

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