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Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
UC San Diego cybersecurity expert honored with ACM-Infosys Foundation Award
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Infosys Foundation announced today that Stefan Savage, a computer scientist at the University of California, San Diego, is the recipient of the 2015 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences. He was cited for innovative research in network security, privacy and reliability that has taught us to view attacks and attackers as elements of an integrated technological, societal and economic system.
ACM-Infosys Foundation

Contact: IOANA PATRINGENARU
ipatrin@eng.ucsd.edu
619-253-4474
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
UH student appointed national liaison for Optometry Student Organization
With a track record of leadership dating back to high school, a second-year University of Houston College of Optometry student recently was selected to serve as the national liaison of the American Optometric Student Association for the 2016-17 academic year. Christopher Lopez, whose experiences and personal drive have culminated in this honor, is passionate about his new role and determined to enrich the lives and health of others.

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

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Math Department Cal State Northridge wins AMS national award
The Department of Mathematics at California State University Northridge is the 2016 recipient of the AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department.
American Mathematical Society

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Ecological Society of America announces 2016 graduate student policy award recipients
Brian Kastl (University of California), Kristen Lear (University of Georgia), Matthew Pintar (University of Mississippi), Timothy Treuer (Princeton University), Jessica Nicole Welch (University of Tennessee), and Samantha Lynn Werner (University of New Hampshire) will travel to Washington, DC to participate in policy training sessions and meet with their US Representative and Senators on April 27-28, 2016.
Ecological Society of America

Contact: Terence Houston
terence@esa.org
202-833-8773 x224
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Scientists honored in Biochemical Society Awards
The Awards recognize molecular bioscientists for the excellence and profound impact their work has had, both for the scientific community and society in general. They also allow exceptional work by early career researchers to be highlighted. The recipients have made cutting-edge discoveries and advances in fields ranging from microbiology to cancer research, neurochemistry, biotechnology, energy and metabolism, genes and signalling.

Contact: Helen Albert
helen.albert@biochemistry.org
44-020-768-52429
Biochemical Society

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Experimental Biology 2016
American Association of Anatomists awards Young Investigators for life-changing Research
AAA Young Investigator awards recognize investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to biomedical science through their research in cell/molecular biology, comparative neuroanatomy, developmental biology, or the morphological sciences.
American Association of Anatomists

Contact: Elizabeth Sas
esas@anatomy.org
301-634-7906
American Association of Anatomists

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Experimental Biology 2016
American Association of Anatomists awards lifetime achievement in anatomy
The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) is honored to announce its 2016 award winners. All awards will be presented during the Closing Awards Ceremony at AAA's 2016 annual meeting at Experimental Biology in San Diego, CA. The ceremony is being held at The Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 7pm.
American Association of Anatomists

Contact: Elizabeth Sas
esas@anatomy.org
301-634-7906
American Association of Anatomists

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Here comes the Sun
UCSB chemistry professor Thuc-Quyen Nguyen is recognized for her pioneering work on organic solar cells and their materials.

Contact: Julie Cohen
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 23-Mar-2016
Tufts faculty earn national awards for exceptional potential in science and engineering
Promising research from Tufts University's School of Engineering has earned one faculty member the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award and two faculty members Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation and US Department of Energy.

Contact: Katie Cinnamond Benoit
katherine.cinnamond@tufts.edu
914-646-2097
Tufts University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Keck Medicine of USC researcher wins prestigious NCI Outstanding Investigator Award
Distinguished Professor Jae Jung, Ph.D., director of the University of Southern California Institute for Emerging Pathogens and Immune Diseases at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is among this year's recipients of the National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award. The NCI will provide an annual grant of $1 million for the next seven years, totaling $7 million for the Jae Jung Lab in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, for research involving the development and prevention of Kaposi's sarcoma.

Contact: Mary Dacuma
mary.dacuma@med.usc.edu
323-865-7839
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Gold chip ion-trap captures Science Photography Competition's top prize
An image of a gold chip used to trap ions for use in quantum computing has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition, organized by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 'Microwave ion-trap chip for quantum computation,' by Diana Prado Lopes Aude Craik and Norbert Linke, from the University of Oxford, shows the chip's gold wire-bonds connected to electrodes which transmit electric fields to trap single atomic ions a mere 100 microns above the device's surface.

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 18-Mar-2016
The 2016 HFSP Career Development Awards
The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization has selected eight of its fellowship holders to receive the highly sought after Career Development Award. Following a rigorous selection process in a global competition, the future for these young scientists could not be brighter as they receive the award worth $300,000 spread over three years to jump start their first independent laboratory.
International Human Frontier Science Program Organization

Contact: Rosalyn Huie
communications@hfsp.org
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
30th Anniversary Symposium of the Protein Society
2016 Protein Science Best Paper Awards
The Protein Society announces the 4th annual selection of two Protein Science authors as winners of the 2016 Best Paper Awards. The winners will be acknowledged at the 30th Anniversary Symposium of The Protein Society (July16-19, 2016, Baltimore, Md.). Awarded annually to the first authors--typically the researcher who contributed the most work to a given experiment -- of papers published during the preceding year in the Protein Society's prestigious academic journal Protein Science.
Protein Science Journal

Contact: Kate Felder
staff@proteinsociety.org
844-377-6834
The Protein Society

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Consortium names NIST's May top lab director, honors indoor air quality researchers
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) has named Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director Willie E. May as its Laboratory Director of the Year for 2016. Also recognized by the FLC with a 2016 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award is a NIST engineering team for its development of a computer simulation program that predicts air and contaminant movement within buildings.

Contact: Michael E. Newman
michael.newman@nist.gov
301-975-3025
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Award honors research partnership seeking to help bats survive deadly disease
An innovative research partnership that includes USDA Forest Service researchers, university scientists and state wildlife managers was awarded a Wings Across the Americas award for a multi-scale approach to helping bats become resilient to white-nose syndrome.

Contact: Jane Hodgins
jmhodgins@fs.fed.us
651-649-5281
USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
2016 Cool Science Image contest: Amazing pictures tell tales of science, nature
Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin-Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the 2016 Cool Science Image contest.
Promega Corp.

Contact: Kevin Eliceiri
eliceiri@wisc.edu
608-263-6288
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Strathclyde student wins Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship
A Ph.D. student at the University of Strathclyde is among only 18 worldwide to have been awarded a place on the prestigious Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Schmidt Family Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Weaving for lightweight construction
Adil Mountasir, doctoral candidate at the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM) at TU Dresden, will be awarded the renowned Théophile Legrand International Award for Innovation in Textile Industry Service 2016 in Paris, for his excellent research achievements within the Collaborative Research Centre 639.
Théophile Legrand Foundation

Contact: Annett Dörfel
i.textilmaschinen@tu-dresden.de
49-035-146-339-321
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
2016 ASCO Annual Meeting
Two MD Anderson faculty members honored with highest distinctions from ASCO
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will recognize two physician-scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with two of its highest distinctions at its annual meeting in Chicago.

Contact: Lany Kimmons
rlkimmons@mdanderson.org
713-563-5801
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
2016 International Society for Stem Cell Research annual meeting
Scientists Qi-Long Ying and Austin Smith win the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation
Researchers Qi-Long Ying from USC and Austin Smith from the University of Cambridge have won the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation, the highest honor bestowed by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).
International Society for Stem Cell Research, McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Zen Vuong
zvuong@usc.edu
213-740-5277
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital achieves Magnet designation
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital has received Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Le Bonheur is among only 7 percent of hospitals in the country to have earned the distinction of Magnet status.

Contact: Sara Burnett
sara.burnett@lebonheur.org
901-287-5162
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., awarded 2016 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
The third annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine has been awarded to Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., of The Rockefeller University, for his discovery of leptin and the leptin-mediated pathway that controls feeding behavior. The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, established by the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and The American Society for Clinical Investigation, honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward.
Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and The American Society for Clinical Investigation,

Contact: Paula Darte
Paula.Darte@UHhospitals.org
216-870-6323
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
American Chemical Society 251st National Meeting & Exposition
NYU Tandon professor named a rising star of chemical engineering
The American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee named Jin Kim Montclare of NYU Tandon School of Engineering a 2016 Rising Star for helping detoxify organophosphates in pesticides and warfare agents; engineering hydrogels that could lead to new biomimetic materials to heal wounds; and engineering a protein-lipid system that simultaneously delivers genes and drugs for multi-drug resistant diseases.

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
646-997-3792
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Claus-Dieter Kuhn gets Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers
Dr. Claus-Dieter Kuhn is studying the role of RNAs in regulating cellular processes and investigating how this knowledge can be used for treating cancer and regenerating organs.

Contact: Dr. Hildegard Kaulen
k.h@kaulen.wi.shuttle.de
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for E. Charpentier an J.A. Doudna
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have developed the bacterial gene cutter CRISPR-Cas9 in such a way that specific DNA sequences can be targeted and cleaved. The technology is opening up completely new perspectives for research.

Contact: Dr. Hildegard Kaulen
h.k@kaulen.wi.shuttle.de
Goethe University Frankfurt

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