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Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Stansfield honored by Southern Society for Pediatric Research
Dr. Brian K. Stansfield, neonatologist at Children's Hospital of Georgia and a 2004 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received the 2016 Clinical Science Young Investigator Award from the Southern Society for Pediatric Research.
American Heart Association, US Department of Defense

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@augusta.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Professor Alison Smith elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society
John Innes Centre Programme Leader, Professor Alison Smith, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Contact: Geraldine Platten
geraldine.platten@jic.ac.uk
01-603-450-238
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Professor Jack Cuzick elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society. The election is in recognition of his achievements in the application of basic science discoveries to the practice of medicine, particularly preventive medicine in cancer.

Contact: Joel Winston
j.winston@qmul.ac.uk
44-207-882-7943
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
USAMRIID receives Technology Transfer Award for experimental Ebola treatment
Scientists from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases were recognized for their work on ZMapp, a therapeutic monoclonal antibody 'cocktail' designed to treat Ebola virus infection, at the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer national meeting held this week. ZMapp made headlines in August 2014 when it was used to treat two American medical workers in Liberia, who both recovered. USAMRIID research protects US service members and contributes to global public health.

Contact: Caree Vander Linden
teresa.l.vanderlinden.civ@mail.mil
301-619-2285
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
Peter Northouse wins a McGuffey Longevity Award
Peter G. Northouse has won a 2016 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association for his text, 'Leadership: Theory and Practice.' A SAGE Publishing text since 1997, 'Leadership: Theory and Practice' is now in its seventh edition.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
Christof Niehrs of IMB elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences--one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies in the world -- has elected IMB's Founding Director Professor Christof Niehrs as a Foreign Honorary Member.

Contact: Dr. Ralf Dahm
press@imb.de
49-613-139-21455
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Grand Challenges in Parkinson's Disease
Founder of movement disorders field to receive Parkinson's award
In honor of his immeasurable contributions to the study and treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) will present renowned neuroscientist and clinician Stanley Fahn, M.D., with the 2016 Jay Van Andel Award for Outstanding Parkinson's Disease Research. The award ceremony and Fahn's accompanying lecture will kick off VARI's annual Grand Challenges in Parkinson's Disease symposium, which will be held Sept. 26-27 at the Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Contact: Beth Hinshaw Hall
beth.hinshawhall@vai.org
616-234-5519
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Another honor from China for INRS professor Federico Rosei
INRS professor and current director of Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, Federico Rosei, known worldwide for his research in the field of organic and inorganic nanomaterials, received the Harbin Institute of Technology's highest honor: the title of honorary professor. The university is one of China's finest and known for its teaching and research in technology, particularly in the field of aerospace.

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

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
BU researcher awarded Fulbright Scholarship to France
Katya Ravid, D.Sc., professor of medicine and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine, recently was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to France. She is the first to receive this honor in biomedical research at BU.
Fulbright Program

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Strathclyde students win Gold and Silver awards at Westminster conference
Two University of Strathclyde Chemistry Ph.D. students, who are part of a collaborative industrial Ph.D. program with global healthcare company GSK, have secured success at a UK-wide conference and awards ceremony, held at the House of Commons.

Contact: Corporate Comms
corporatecomms@strath.ac.uk
44-014-154-82370
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Centennial Awards honor outstanding GENETICS articles
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the Editorial Board of the journal GENETICS are pleased to announce the winners of the first Centennial Award for outstanding articles published in GENETICS in 2015. The awards were inaugurated just this year in celebration of the 100th anniversary of GENETICS.

Contact: Cristy Gelling
cgelling@thegsajournals.org
412-478-3537
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
Alexandre Pouget to receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University will award the fourth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Alexandre Pouget, professor of basic neuroscience at the University of Geneva. Pouget, a renowned expert in neural coding and spatial representations, has revolutionized using uncertainty to explain how the brain functions based on statistical principles.
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Contact: Shilo Rea
shilo@cmu.edu
412-268-6094
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 25-Apr-2016
ASHG announces 2016 winners of National DNA Day essay contest
ASHG hosted its 11th annual DNA Day Essay Contest to encourage high schoolers students to examine human genetics beyond the standard curriculum. Stella Ma, a junior at James Madison Memorial High School, received first place; Jillian Pesce, a junior at Smithtown High School East, received second place, and Dhruv Sharma, a junior at the United World College of South East Asia; and Alexis Schneider, a junior at Upper Dublin High School, tied for third place.
American Society of Human Genetics, Embi Tec

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

Public Release: 22-Apr-2016
UTA student team wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge for plan to reduce stormwater runoff
A University of Texas at Arlington student team's design to reduce stormwater runoff that could result from future campus construction projects has won a national Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water award as part of the agency's 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge.
Environmental Protection Agency's water office

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

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
116th Annual Texas Optometric Association Convention
Longtime UH optometry professor selected Educator of the Year
Longtime College of Optometry faculty member and University of Houston administrator Roger L. Boltz was named Educator of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association for his dedication and hard work in furthering the profession and providing leadership during his longstanding tenure at UH.

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

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
Wyss Institute's Donald Ingber elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Wyss Institute Founding Director and Core Faculty member Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D. has been elected to Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

Contact: Kat J. McAlpine
katherine.mcalpine@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Meeting
Quantum Information Processing presents first Howard E. Brandt Best Paper Award
Quantum Information Processing has awarded the first annual Howard E. Brandt Best Paper Award to the most outstanding paper published in the journal during the previous year. The winning paper is 'Ultrastrong coupling in a scalable design for circuit QED with superconducting flux qubits' by Mun Dae Kim of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study in Seoul. The award was announced yesterday at the Quantum Information and Computation Conference.
Basic Science Research Program, National Research Foundation of Korea, MOTIE/KEIT

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

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
New honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet 2016
The Board of Research at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, has appointed three new honorary doctors -- Sir Richard Peto, Bob Langer and Alimuddin Zumla -- who will have their doctorates formally conferred at a ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall on May 13, 2016.
Board of Research at Karolinska Institutet

Contact: KI Press Office
pressinfo@ki.se
46-085-248-6077
Karolinska Institutet

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
Prestigious distinction for poultry expert Michael Hess from Vetmeduni Vienna
The Robert Fraser Gordon Memorial Trust has chosen Michael Hess from Vetmeduni Vienna for this year's edition of the renowned Robert F. Gordon Memorial Lecture and honored him with the R. F. Gordon Memorial Medal. This internationally recognized distinction of researchers from all fields of poultry science was awarded at the annual conference of the UK branch of the World's Poultry Science Association in Chester, England, which took place on April 6-7, 2016.

Contact: Michael Hess
michael.hess@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-125-077-5150
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Four from UCI elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Four University of California, Irvine faculty in law, philosophy, chemistry and physics have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which recognizes leaders from the academic, business and government sectors who are responding to challenges facing the nation and the world.

Contact: Janet Wilson
janethw@uci.edu
949-824-3969
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
James R. Downing, M.D., of St. Jude, elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital president and CEO joins the 236th class of members, which includes national and international scholars, artists, philanthropists and leaders.

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

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Breakthrough research in communications networking wins a prestigious IEEE award
A Korean research team, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, has been selected to receive the 2016 IEEE William R. Bennett Prize Paper Award.

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Fred Hutch leader Gary Gilliland elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy-research centers.

Contact: Kristen Woodward
kwoodwar@fredhutch.org
206-667-5095
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
OU meteorology professor wins Young Investigator award
University of Oklahoma Professor Steven Cavallo is the recipient of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program award for his commitment to the study of vortex dynamics. The prestigious prize is awarded to academic scientists in their first or second full-time academic appointment, and grants up to $170,000 annually in assistance for capital equipment, graduate student support or the salary of the investigator in the subsequent three years.
Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
2016 ARRS Annual Meeting
ARRS 2016 Annual Meeting highlights award-winning electronic exhibits
More than 500 electronic exhibits representing 13 radiology subspecialties are on display this week at the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

Contact: Kimberly Coghill
kcoghill@arrs.org
703-858-4332
American Roentgen Ray Society

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