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Public Release: 29-May-2015
2015 ASCO Annual Conference
ASCO honors Allison for achievements in cancer immunotherapy
The world's leading organization of oncologists will honor Jim Allison, Ph.D., for his pioneering research that led to a new way to treat cancer by unleashing an immune system attack rather than targeting tumors directly. Allison, chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the Science of Oncology Award at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago on May 31.

Contact: Scott Merville
smerville@mdanderson.org
713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 28-May-2015
UM Regents Professor Emeritus receives 2015 Molecular Ecology Prize
The journal Molecular Ecology chose University of Montana Regents Professor Emeritus Fred Allendorf as the recipient of its 2015 Molecular Ecology Prize.

Contact: Fred Allendorf
fred.allendorf@gmail.com
406-243-5503
The University of Montana

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Coping skills training in rheumaotoid arthritis research recognized by BSBS of MI
Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., professor and director of the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at Wayne State University, recently received the 2015 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation McDevitt Excellence in Research Award in the area of clinical research. This award, along with a $10,000 grant to support Lumley's research, was given to him for his recent research article entitled, 'The Effects of Written Emotional Disclosure and Coping Skills Training in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.'
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Two UCSB professors receive Early Career Research Awards
Two faculty members have been named recipients of the US Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program awards.

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

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Emily Cross wins first place at special awards
AGI's Intel ISEF Special Awards recognize three projects that best reflect the study of Earth and the mission of AGI, which aims to increase public awareness of the vital role of the geosciences to humanity and society.

Contact: Laura Rios
awards@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 27-May-2015
AAPG 2015 Annual Convention and Exposition
Dr. Hiroo Kanamori recognized as the 2015 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist
Kanamori has been described as 'a towering figure in seismology and geophysics.' His discoveries have allowed geoscientists to better understand large earthquakes, and determine how they may impact earthquake and tsunami-prone communities.

Contact: Maureen Moses
mmoses@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 26-May-2015
UC San Diego Health System named Center of Excellence for Huntington's Disease
The Huntington's Disease Clinical Research Center at UC San Diego Health System has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America. UC San Diego was one of only 29 centers nationwide to receive this prestigious designation, which recognizes centers for their elite multidisciplinary approach to Huntington's disease care and research.

Contact: Bonnie Ward
bjward@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Conference of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS)
Colloid and Polymer Science Lecture 2015 honors Steven P. Armes
The Springer journal Colloid and Polymer Science awards Steven P. Armes from the University of Sheffield the Colloid and Polymer Science Lecture 2015. The award committee chose Armes in recognition of his research in the interdisciplinary field of colloid and polymer chemistry, which corresponds to the core topics of the journal Colloid and Polymer Science.

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

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Sarah Teichmann and Ido Amit awarded EMBO Gold Medal 2015
The 2015 EMBO Gold Medal has been awarded to Sarah Teichmann and Ido Amit. The EMBO Gold Medal is awarded to young scientists in recognition of outstanding achievements in the life sciences. Both researchers will receive a medal and an award of 10,000 Euros on Sept. 5, 2015 at the opening session of The EMBO Meeting in Birmingham.
EMBO

Contact: Barry Whyte
barry.whyte@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
EMBO

Public Release: 26-May-2015
U Wisconsin graduate new AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellow in Public Outreach
Audrey Buelo, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2015/16 AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach. Audrey's Hayre Fellowship project will be to create a one-credit seminar for graduate students studying biomedical and psychological research to encourage them to become strong public advocates for science.

Contact: Jacqueline Calnan
amp@amprogress.org
703-836-9595 x100
Americans For Medical Progress

Public Release: 22-May-2015
TGen's Dr. Daniel Von Hoff receives top honor from the Arizona Medical Association
Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, will receive one of the top awards May 29 from the Arizona Medical Association. Dr. Von Hoff will receive the 2015 Wallace A. Reed, M.D. Award, recognizing his accomplishments in advancing innovative cancer treatments, said Dr. Nathan Laufer, President-Elect of ArMA.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 22-May-2015
University of Houston named center of excellence for work on cyber defense
The University of Houston's educational and research programs in cybersecurity and cyber defense have been recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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

Public Release: 21-May-2015
24th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
CHOP's Dr. Michael Levine receives Master of the American College of Endocrinology Award
Michael A. Levine, M.D., FACE, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, received the Master of the American College of Endocrinology Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists on Saturday, May 16.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Contact: Natalie Virgilio
Virgilion@email.chop.edu
267-426-6246
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 21-May-2015
OU professor named recipient of prestigious DOE Lawrence award
University of Oklahoma Professor Jizhong Zhou will receive the US Department of Energy's highest scientific award from US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this year. The prestigious 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award acknowledges outstanding contributions in the biological and environmental sciences supporting research and development of the US Department of Energy and its mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Energy Secretary Moniz announces 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winners
US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced nine exceptional US scientists and engineers as recipients of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department's science, energy and national security missions.

Contact: Ethan Alpern
ethan.alpern@science.doe.gov
202-586-4307
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Tel Aviv University awards highest honors to leading policymakers and intellectuals
In a moving ceremony on May 14 during Tel Aviv University's annual Board of Governors meeting, the university conferred its most distinguished awards on a remarkable group of international figures recognized for their professional and social contributions to science, innovation, business, philanthropy, defense, the arts, and for their abiding support of the State of Israel.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Health-care policy should not focus on finance, says research
Focusing on finance could jeopardize the long-term survival of our health care systems, according to a study published in Value in Health. The researchers, from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, urge policy makers to consider social and political sustainability when building universal health care systems.

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

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Meeting
UH pharmacy students honored for service, clinical skills
University of Houston pharmacy students wrapped up the spring semester with awards for excellence in professional service, clinical skills and disease management, earning kudos at the state level from the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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

Public Release: 20-May-2015
29th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society
The Protein Society selects 8 winners of Hans Neurath Outstanding Promise Travel Awards
Sponsored by the Hans Neurath Foundation, the aim of the awards is to showcase future leaders of the field by recognizing graduate student and postdoctoral researchers who have demonstrated exceptional potential through the quality of their research and to enable them to present their abstracts at the 29th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society in Barcelona, Spain, July 22-25, 2015.
Hans Neurath Foundation

Contact: Jody McGinness
jmcginness@proteinsociety.org
443-543-5452
The Protein Society

Public Release: 20-May-2015
Cofounder of Wikipedia among 2015 Dan David Prize recipients
Knowledge -- the free access to it and the unhindered dissemination of it -- was in the spotlight at the resplendent Dan David Prize ceremony held on May 17th during Tel Aviv University's 2015 Board of Governors meeting. Among this year's laureates were Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, and Prof. David Haussler, leader of the Human Genome Project, which first mapped the entirety of a human being's DNA.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 20-May-2015
EMBO announces new members for 2015
EMBO today announced that 58 outstanding researchers in the life sciences were elected to its membership. Fifty of the scientists reside in Europe and neighboring countries; eight Associate Members were elected from China, Japan, New Zealand and the United States.

Contact: Barry Whyte
barry.whyte@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
EMBO

Public Release: 20-May-2015
EuroPCR 2015
EuroPCR 2015: Dr. Shigeru Saito and Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij receive Ethica Award
EuroPCR, the annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions and the world-leading course in interventional medicine, honored Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij from the Netherlands and Dr. Shigeru Saito from Japan as this year's recipients of the 2015 Ethica Award. The award acknowledges their roles in pioneering and teaching the radial approach for coronary catheterization.

Contact: Isabelle Uzielli
iuzielli@europcr.com
EuroPCR

Public Release: 19-May-2015
Fred Hutch geneticist and biologist Sue Biggins selected as a HHMI investigator
Sue Biggins, Ph.D., a geneticist and biologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center who studies the machinery that dividing cells use to ensure their daughter cells receive the correct allotment of chromosomes has been selected to become a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

Contact: Michael Nank
mnank@fredhutch.org
206-667-6906
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 19-May-2015
Nobel Laureate Dr. Bert Sakmann awarded 2015 International Ellis Island Medal of Honor
Bert Sakmann, M.D., Ph.D., Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience's Inaugural Scientific Director and Research Group Leader and Nobel laureate, was among the outstanding honorees of the 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, awarded May 9 in New York City. Presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, the International Ellis Island Medal of Honor is given to individuals whose professional, personal or philanthropic contributions benefit our global community.

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

Public Release: 19-May-2015
American Comparative Literature Association
Lifetime scholarly achievement of Lois Parkinson Zamora recognized
The American Comparative Literature Association hosted a special session to honor the lifetime scholarly achievement of Lois Parkinson Zamora at its annual conference this spring.

Contact: Melissa Carroll
mcarroll@uh.edu
713-743-8153
University of Houston

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