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Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
National Academy of Medicine and FDA announce Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows
The National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, along with the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products have named the 2015-2016 class of the FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows.

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 31-Jul-2015
National League for Nursing Education Summit
UT Arlington College of Nursing earns coveted national Center of Excellence designation
UT Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.

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

Public Release: 31-Jul-2015
American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Charles R. Scriver with Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award
The American Society of Human Genetics has named Charles R. Scriver, M.D., Alva Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics, and Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry (Associate), Biology (Honorary), and Human Genetics at McGill University; as the 2015 recipient of the annual Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. Dr. Scriver has dedicated his career as a clinician-scientist to discovering, training, treating, and educating the public about inherited metabolic and other genetic diseases.

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

Public Release: 30-Jul-2015
Carnegie's Frommer elected to German Academy
Wolf B. Frommer, Director of Carnegie's Department of Plant Biology, has been elected as a member of the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, one of the world's oldest national academies.

Contact: Wolf Frommer
wfrommer@carnegiescience.edu
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 30-Jul-2015
BMC Ecology Image Competition 2015 winners announced
This year's BMC Ecology Image Competition includes photos showing a Palestinian sunbird's careful maneuvers, endangered storks foraging in a garbage dump and a pregnant bat in mid-flight. The 32 images showcase a diverse range of interspecies relationships, from seemingly-unlikely symbiotic partnerships, to the perilous world of predation and carnivorous plants.

Contact: Shane Canning
shane.canning@biomedcentral.com
44-203-192-2243
BioMed Central

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
Outstanding: Navy reservist on the cutting edge of science and technology
For contributions to groundbreaking technologies such as tactical cyber ranges and augmented-reality glasses, Lt. Cmdr. Tom McAndrew, a Reservist with the Office of Naval Research, this week received the Navy Reserve's 2014 Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year award, presented by the Reserve Officers Association in Washington, D.C.

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
Dedre Gentner awarded Rumelhart Prize in cognitive science
Dedre Gentner, the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and a professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, is the 16th recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize. Established only 14 years ago, the David E. Rumelhart Prize is considered to be the most important award in the cognitive science field.

Contact: Hilary Hurd Anyaso
h-anyaso@northwestern.edu
847-491-4887
Northwestern University

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
The Miriam Hospital earns 9th consecutive award for quality stroke care
The Miriam Hospital has again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and has for the first time achieved The Target: Stroke Honor Roll distinction for 2015. The Miriam, which treats over 300 stroke patients a year, received the awards for attaining targeted quality measures and ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate medical treatment based on nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
NJIT engineer shares EPA award for advancing a $1.7 billion cleanup of the Passaic River
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently bestowed its annual 'Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award' on a community advisory group formed to raise awareness and solicit public input into the agency's proposed $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the Passaic River.

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Eitan Tadmor receives Peter Henrici Prize
The prize is awarded to Tadmor for his original, broad, and fundamental contributions to the applied and numerical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations and their applications in areas such as fluid dynamics, image processing, and social dynamics.

Contact: Karthika Swamy Cohen
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SIAM's Ralph E. Kleinman Prize goes to George Em Karniadakis
Karniadakis is being recognized for his many outstanding contributions to applied mathematics in a broad range of areas, including computational fluid dynamics, spectral methods and stochastic modeling.

Contact: Karthika Swamy Cohen
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
Leading surgeon, researcher Jack A. Roth, M.D., named 2015 ASTRO Honorary Member
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected leading surgeon and researcher Jack A. Roth, M.D., as the 2015 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: 29-Jul-2015
8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Linda J. S. Allen awarded AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture
Allen is being recognized for outstanding contributions in ordinary differential equations, difference equations and stochastic models, with significant applications in the areas of infectious diseases and ecology.

Contact: Karthika Swamy Cohen
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SIAM prize for distinguished service to the profession awarded to Carlos Castillo-Chavez
Castillo-Chavez is being recognized for his extraordinary mentoring that has helped bring numerous underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students at all levels to the mathematical sciences; for his extensive research record in mathematical biology and epidemiology; for his distinguished service on numerous national committees and advisory boards at SIAM, the Mathematics Institutes, US National Science Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, and elsewhere; for his lifelong commitment to successfully promoting diversity in the applied mathematics community.

Contact: Karthika Swamy Cohen
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Gerhard Wanner receives SIAM's George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition
Gerhard Wanner of the University of Geneva is the 2015 recipient of the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition. Wanner is being honored primarily for the five books he has co-authored.

Contact: Karthika Swamy Cohen
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
Pulmonary Hypertension Program accreditation highlights advances in treatments & research of disease
When Derrik Neal began having trouble breathing, he initially assumed it was because he was overweight. But after blacking out several times, he learned he had idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.

Contact: Cathy Frisinger
cathy.frisinger@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
Springer and Tsinghua University Press present the second Nano Research Award
Paul Alivisatos, Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley's Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, has received the second Tsinghua University Press -- Springer Nano Research Award. The award ceremony took place at the 2015 Sino-US Nano Forum, held from June 25-28 in Wuhan, China.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
International Lung Cancer Conference
Dr. Fred R. Hirsch, M.D., Ph.D., IASLC CEO, honored with Addario Foundation Lectureship Award
The Addario Lung Cancer Foundation announced that it selected Dr. Fred R. Hirsch, M.D., Ph.D., and the CEO of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer for this year's Addario Foundation Lectureship Award.

Contact: Jeff Wolf
jeff.wolf@iaslc.org
720-325-2952
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Carnegie's Greg Asner elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union
Carnegie investigator Greg Asner has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He is one of 60 new members. The honor is given 'to individual AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and attained acknowledged eminence in the fields of Earth and space sciences.'

Contact: Tina McDowell
tmcdowell@carnegiescience.edu
202-939-1120
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year
Dr. Jasmeet Kaler, a lecturer in Epidemiology and Farm Animal Health in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, has been has been named as this year's Universities Federation for Animal Welfare's Young Scientist of the Year. Dr. Kaler has been instrumental in changing current best practice in the management of lameness in sheep and the award is for her significant contribution to improving the welfare of animals in the UK.

Contact: Lindsay Brooke
lindsay.brooke@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15751
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy named Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Northwestern University scientist Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, who researches how the brain's neural circuitry develops, has been named a 2015 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar. She will use the award to better understand how some anti-depression drugs impact the brain's wiring, with hopes to improve treatment effectiveness for major depressive disorders. Kozorovitskiy is one of seven biomedical scientists selected for the honor this year and Northwestern's first Rita Allen Foundation Scholar.
Rita Allen Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
2015 ADSA ASAS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM)
Elsevier and ADSA announce winners of the Fifth Annual Journal of Dairy Science Most-Cited
Elsevier and the American Dairy Science Association announce the winners of the fifth annual Journal of Dairy Science Most-Cited Awards. Papers published in JDS throughout 2012 were eligible and citations from date of publication until April 15, 2015, were taken into consideration. Awards are conferred in each of the four sections comprising the journal's content: Dairy Foods; Physiology and Management; Nutrition, Feeding and Calves; and Genetics and Breeding.

Contact: Eileen Leahy
jdsmedia@elsevier.com
732-238-3628
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Materials Science&Technology 2015 conference
Professor Federico Rosei elected ASM International Fellow
Professor Federico Rosei of the INRS Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications has been elected Fellow by ASM International, marking his outstanding research on the synthesis and characterization of multifunctional materials. By electing him as a Fellow, ASM International recognized not only the impact of his work but also his exceptional mentoring activities. He is the only Quebec researcher to receive this honor in 2015.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Georg Forster Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation for Brazilian researcher
The cardiovascular researcher Professor Robson Augusto Souza dos Santos of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has been awarded the Georg Forster Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award will enable him to intensify his longstanding cooperation with Professor Michael Bader and his research group at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association. The award is endowed with 60,000 euros.
Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

Contact: Barbara Bachtler
bachtler@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-3896
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation names winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced the winners of its annual Klerman and Freedman Prizes, recognizing exceptional clinical and basic research by scientists who have been supported by NARSAD Young Investigator Grants. The grants enable early career scientists to pursue innovative ideas in neurobiological and psychosocial research, garner pilot data and generate 'proof' of concept for the early detection, treatment, prevention and cure of mental illnesses.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Nadine Woloshin
nwoloshin@rubenstein.com
212-843-8041
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

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