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Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
2015 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize
Distinguished geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician Eric Steven Lander -- president and founding director of the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, and a principal leader of the historic international Human Genome Project -- has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive the 2015 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize.

Contact: Ginger Pinholster
gpinhols@aaas.org
202-326-6421
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
David Calligaris receives Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Best Paper Award 2015
David Calligaris is the winner of this year's ABC Best Paper Award, presented by the Springer journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. In a paper published in ABC, lead author Calligaris and his colleagues describe a novel system using mass spectrometry as an intraoperative tool. The award, accompanied by 1,500 euros, was created by Springer to honor exceptional young scientists and to stimulate their research careers. The ABC Best Paper Award has been given since 2005.

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

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
Sir Peter Gluckman receives 2015 AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy
Sir Peter Gluckman, who convened an international conference for governmental science advisers and now chairs the International Network for Science Advice to Governments that emerged from the conference, has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive the 2015 Award for Science Diplomacy.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Andrea Korte
akorte@aaas.org
202-326-6551
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
NAATP Annual Leadership Conference
Dr. Gail D'Onofrio & Dr. David Fiellin earn Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Award
Gail D'Onofrio, M.D., Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine and David Fiellin, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine have earned the latest Dan Anderson Research Award for their study examining the impact of buprenorphine treatment on treatment engagement and opioid use outcomes among opioid dependent patients admitted to the emergency department (ED). The award is sponsored by the Butler Center for Research at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Contact: Christine Anderson
canderson@hazeldenbettyford.org
651-213-4231
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
Five women biologists in developing countries win 2016 Elsevier Foundation Awards
Five researchers have been named winners of the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, in recognition of research that has strong potential health and economic benefits. The winning scholars from Indonesia, Nepal, Peru, Uganda and Yemen are being honored for their accomplishments in nutrition, psychiatry, biotechnology, women's health, bioenvironmental sciences and epidemiology. They are also celebrated for mentoring young women scientists who are pursuing careers in agriculture, biology and medicine in their respective countries.

Contact: Ylann Schemm
y.schemm@elsevier.com
Elsevier

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
Materials scientist Mark Miodownik receives 2015 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Mark Miodownik the recipient of the 2015 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award, recognizing 'his enthusiastic and successful commitment to public engagement, igniting a sense of wonder about the world by unveiling the interplay between science, engineering, and the society.'
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Andrea Korte
akorte@aaas.org
202-326-6551
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award goes to psychologist Jean Maria Arrigo
Jean Maria Arrigo, who confronted systematic efforts by the American Psychological Association to allow and conceal the involvement of psychologists in the torture and abuse of detainees following the Sept. 11 attacks, has been awarded the 2015 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Andrea Korte
akorte@aaas.org
202-326-6551
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
Mark Rosin receives 2015 AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
Mark Rosin, a physicist who has directly reached more than 15,000 members of the public through his playful and inventive public engagement events, has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive the 2015 Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Andrea Korte
akorte@aaas.org
202-326-6551
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
U.S. Air Force selects NJIT president Bloom for Civic Leader Program
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom has been selected for the Air Force Chief of Staff's civic leader program. Bloom, who is one of only a few national university presidents ever requested to serve in such a role, joins about 30 business and civic leaders from across the nation.

Contact: Tanya Klein
klein@njit.edu
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
The Allied Genetics Conference 2016
Genetics Society of America awards Detlef Weigel the 2016 GSA Medal
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Detlef Weigel (Max Plank Institute for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen) has been awarded the GSA Medal for his outstanding contributions to the field of genetics in the last 15 years.

Contact: Chloe Poston
cposton@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
IAU receives prestigious Edinburgh Medal
The 2016 Edinburgh Medal will be jointly awarded to Kevin Govender from IAU's Office of Astronomy for Development and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) on Wednesday March 30 at the 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival, to recognize their wide-reaching contribution to science.

Contact: Lars Lindberg Christensen
lars@eso.org
49-173-387-2621
International Astronomical Union

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
IU's Katy Börner, Noretta Koertge and Jessica Gall Myrick to present at AAAS 2016
Faculty experts from Indiana University will join thousands of scientists converging on Washington, DC, from Feb. 11 to 15 at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 5-Feb-2016
Strathclyde computer science researcher wins prestigious award
A computer science researcher at the University of Strathclyde has won a prestigious Scotland-wide award from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

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

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Harvard's Christopher Walsh wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
Harvard's Christopher Walsh wins the 16th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize for 'discovery of genes and mechanisms regulating human cortical development' from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Contact: Mark Derewicz
mark.derewicz@unchealth.unc.edu
919-923-0959
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
Nemmers Prize in Medical Science awarded by Northwestern
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor at Baylor College of Medicine known for her groundbreaking research on Rett syndrome and other neurological disorders, is the inaugural recipient of the Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science at Northwestern University.

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
Northwestern University

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Vilcek Foundation honors prominent immunologist and young researchers of promise
The Vilcek Foundation announces the winners of the 2016 Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science: Dan R. Littman, Professor of Molecular Immunology, NYU School of Medicine; Fernando Camargo, Associate Professor of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Stem Cell Institute; Roberta Capp, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; and Houra Merrikh, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, University of Washington School of Medicine.
Vilcek Foundation

Contact: Shinnie Kim
shinnie.kim@vilcek.org
212-472-2500
Vilcek Foundation

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F prizes honor science books about animals
Octopus researchers, the science of de-extinction, and chickens are the subjects of the winners of 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Subaru Science Books & Film Prizes for Excellence in Science Books.
Subaru, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Andrea Korte
akorte@aaas.org
202-326-6551
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
RIT student team wins innovation award at SpaceX Hyperloop competition
An interdisciplinary team of undergraduates from Rochester Institute of Technology won a Special Innovation Award at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Competition held at Texas A&M University, Jan. 29-30.

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
Cincinnati Children's physician-researcher to receive 2016 E. Mead Johnson Award
Sing Sing Way, M.D., Ph.D., the Pauline and Lawson Reed Chair in the division of Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, has won the E. Mead Johnson Award for Pediatric Research for 2016.

Contact: Jim Feuer
jim.feuer@cchmc.org
513-636-4656
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
The Allied Genetics Conference 2016
Genetics Society of America names Susan Celniker as recipient of George W. Beadle Award
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Susan E. 'Sue' Celniker (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) has been awarded the Society's George W. Beadle Award for her outstanding contributions to the Drosophila community.

Contact: Chloe Poston
cposton@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
PNNL moves cybersecurity software and a novel disinfecting system beyond the lab
Software that helps cybersecurity analysts prevent hacks and a microbial disinfecting system that kills with an activated salt spray are two of the latest innovations Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has successfully commercialized with the help of business partners. The Federal Laboratory Consortium has honored the two teams with 2016 Excellence in Technology Transfer awards.
Department of Energy

Contact: Eric Francavilla
eric.francavilla@pnnl.gov
509-372-4066
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
RIT students earn top awards for bio-separations research
Three students from Rochester Institute of Technology were recognized for their research findings about improvements to bio-separation techniques for lab-on-a-chip medical devices. They were awarded top honors in several categories in the undergraduate and graduate research competitions at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting and conference in November in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Contact: Michelle Cometa
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
A rock star
UCSB geologist John Cottle is awarded the Geological Society of America's MGPV Early Career award.

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

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Kasting receives NAS Early Earth & Life Sciences Award
James F. Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, will receive the 2015 National Academy of Sciences Award in Early Earth and Life Sciences. The award will be presented with the Stanley Miller Medal.
National Academy of Sciences

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Honorary doctorate for Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna
On Feb. 10, 2016, the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) will confer a joint honorary doctorate on Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna. On the occasion of its Patron Saint's Day, the university wishes to honor them for their ground-breaking work in the field of genome editing.

Contact: KU Leuven Newsroom
nieuws@kuleuven.be
32-163-24008
KU Leuven

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