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Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
An imperial honor
Emperor Akihito will present the Order of Culture Medal to Shuji Nakamura at a ceremony at the Imperial Palace on November 3.

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

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
University of Utah health care ranks among best academic medical centers
The award signifies a top-10 finish in UHC's prestigious quality and safety rankings, a comparison of teaching hospitals based on quality measures, patient safety and satisfaction indictors, mortality rates and readmissions.

Contact: Kirsten Stewart
kirsten.stewart@hsc.utah.edu
801-587-1696
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
UT Arlington computer science engineering students win challenge for real-time traffic app
Three University of Texas at Arlington Computer Science and Engineering students have won a $10,000 prize in the NTx Apps Challenge for a smart traffic light network that adjusts traffic light schedules to make traffic flow more efficient.
North Texas Commission, Dallas Entrepreneur Center, The Cleanweb Initiative, University of North Texas Discovery Park

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
UTSA Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science Student Chapter honored with Outstanding Mentoring Award at SACNAS National Conference
The University of Texas at San Antonio Student Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science was recently honored with the Outstanding Mentoring Award at the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles.

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Superstring theorist at University of Florida wins 2015 Heineman Prize
The American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics announced today that theoretical physicist Pierre Ramond, director of the Institute for Fundamental Theory at the University of Florida, has won the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics -- one of the highest honors for scientific investigators in that field.
Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
University of Alaska Fairbanks reaches new heights with $23.8 million biomedical grant
The University of Alaska Fairbanks received a $23.8 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health to launch a new undergraduate program that will engage students from diverse backgrounds, especially those from rural Alaska, in biomedical research as a way to foster their interest and success in biomedical and health careers. The Biomedical Learning and Student Training program received the competitive award through NIH's Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity initiative, which awarded funding to 10 programs across the nation.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Meghan Murphy
mmmurphy3@alaska.edu
907-474-7541
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
University Hospitals Neurological Institute earns Gold Center of Excellence designation
University Hospitals Neurological Institute was designated as a Gold Center of Excellence and featured as a top performing center in a white paper by NeuStrategy, Inc.

Contact: George Stamatis
george.stamatis@uhhospitals.rog
216-844-3667
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
Rafael Ortega, M.D., honored at Annual Leaders in Diversity Awards
Rafael Ortega, M.D., the associate dean of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Boston University School of Medicine, has been selected by the Boston Business Journal as an honoree for the Annual Leaders in Diversity Awards. This award honors companies and individuals for their leadership in successfully promoting inclusiveness and opportunity. This year, the Leaders in Diversity program will feature nine winners in four categories and Ortega will be awarded the Corporate Leadership award for his exceptional work at the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Contact: Amy Gorel
agorel@bu.edu
617-638-6822
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Ames Laboratory scientist receives award for advancing diversity
Javier Vela, scientist with the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and an assistant professor in chemistry at Iowa State University, has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in Chemical Sciences.

Contact: Steve Karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine dean, department chair elected to IOM
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dean Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., and Department of Physiology and Biophysics Chair Walter Boron, M.D., Ph.D., have won election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the nation's most prestigious societies for health and medicine.

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
jeannette.spalding@case.edu
216-368-3004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
HP supercomputer at NREL garners top honor
A supercomputer created by Hewlett-Packard and the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory that uses warm water to cool its servers, and then re-uses that water to heat its building, has been honored as one of the top technological innovations of the year by R&D Magazine.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Martin Seligman, founder of positive psychology, to receive inaugural Tang Prize
Martin Seligman will visit the University of Toronto to receive the inaugural Tang Prize for Achievements in Psychology and deliver an address entitled 'Positive Psychology: The Cutting Edge' on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. The Tang Prize was created by Fay Tang of the Tang Foundation to recognize an individual who has made an indelible impact on the field of psychology and to raise awareness of the important contributions that psychologists make to society's well-being.

Contact: Kim Luke
kim.luke@utoronto.ca
416-978-4352
University of Toronto

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
2014 Nobel laureates in chemistry and economics supported by the National Science Foundation
Two scientists whose work was supported by the National Science Foundation were among the 13 Nobel Prize winners announced earlier this month.

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8070
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
International Society for Computational Biology's Seventh Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference
MARC travel awards announced for: RECOMB/ISCB conference
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program has announced the travel award recipients for the International Society for Computational Biology's Seventh Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics from November 9-14, 2014 in San Diego, CA
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kelly Husser
khusser@faseb.org
301-634-7109
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
AMP 2014 Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration
MARC travel awards announced for: AMP 2014 Meeting
The FASEB MARC Program has announced the travel award recipients for the AMP 2014 Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Md. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the AMP 2014 Annual Meeting. This year MARC conferred 3 awards totaling $5,550.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kelly Husser
khusser@faseb.org
301-634-7109
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Springer and Tsinghua University Press award Nano Research Award
Professor Charles M. Lieber -- the Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University -- has been presented with the first-ever Tsinghua University Press-Springer Nano Research Award.

Contact: Alexander K. Brown
alexander.brown@springer.com
212-620-8063
Springer Science+Business Media

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
University of Houston receives IEEE Milestone Award
The University of Houston will be recognized Nov. 17 by IEEE as the site of the discovery by physicist Paul Chu and colleagues of a material that made high temperature superconductivity practical for real-world applications. The University will receive IEEE's prestigious Milestone Award.

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Institute of Medicine names 4 Anniversary Fellows for 2014
The Institute of Medicine has selected four outstanding health professionals for the class of 2014 Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellows.

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Vikram Patel receives Institute of Medicine's 2014 Sarnat Prize
The Institute of Medicine today awarded the 2014 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Vikram Patel, professor of international mental health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the Public Health Foundation of India.

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Linda Aiken receives Institute of Medicine's 2014 Lienhard Award
The Institute of Medicine today presented the Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Linda Aiken, Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, for her rigorous research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving safe, effective, patient-centered, and affordable health care.

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Penn physician and historian Robert Aronowitz elected to Institute of Medicine
Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field. He joins 69 other new members and 10 foreign associates in the 2014 class.

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Institute of Medicine 44th Annual Meeting
Gerald F. Joyce elected to the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences
Gerald F. Joyce is elected to the Institute of Medicine, the US National Academies of Sciences announced following the IOM's 44th annual meeting. Joyce is perhaps best known as one of the inventors of directed evolution technology and, more recently, for creating the first self-replicating RNA enzyme.

Contact: Mariellen Gallagher
mariellen.gallagher@novartis.com
41-613-248-137
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Institute of Medicine elects 70 new members, 10 foreign associates
The Institute of Medicine today announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 44th annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Institute of Medicine honors members for outstanding service
The Institute of Medicine honored members Dan G. Blazer and Richard B. Johnston Jr. for their outstanding service during the IOM's 44th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Elliot L. Chaikof, M.D., Ph.D., elected to Institute of Medicine
Elliot L. Chaikof, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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