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Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
Lorne Tyrrell wins Killam Prize
Dr. Lorne Tyrrell, a professor in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, has been named the winner of the 2015 Killam Prize for Health Sciences.
Canada Council for the Arts

Contact: Ross Neitz
rneitz@ualberta.ca
780-492-5986
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
Chevron named INFORMS prize winner, best analytics, and O.R. company of the year
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for analytics professionals, today announced the award of its annual INFORMS Prize for excellence in analytics and operations research to Chevron Corporation for its long and innovative history of applying analytics and operations research across the breadth of the worldwide energy company. The ceremony took place yesterday at the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa.

Contact: Barry List
barry.list@informs.org
443-794-5182
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
Syngenta wins 2015 INFORMS Edelman Prize, leading award in analytics, O.R.
Syngenta, which used analytics and operations research to improve food supplies to an increasingly crowded planet, has won the 2015 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. The award is sponsored by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for analytics professionals. The competition took place last night at the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa.

Contact: Barry List
barry.list@informs.org
443-794-5182
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
Mathematics department at Iowa State receives AMS national award
The Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University is the 2015 recipient of the American Mathematical Society's 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: 13-Apr-2015
ELCC 2015 European Lung Cancer Conference
First Heine H. Hansen Award goes to Pieter E. Postmus
The European Society for Medical Oncology and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer have announced the first Heine H. Hansen Award recipient as Pieter Postmus. The award will be presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference 2015, held April 15-18 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Contact: ESMO Press Office
media@esmo.org
European Society for Medical Oncology

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
Professor Keiko Torii receives the 2015 Fellow of ASPB Award
Professor Keiko Torii of ITbM, Nagoya University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Washington receives the 2015 Fellow of ASPB Award.

Contact: Dr. Ayako Miyazaki
press@itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp
81-527-894-999
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
73rd Annual MPSA Conference
MPSA to honor 14 research projects at the 73rd Annual Conference in Chicago
The Midwest Political Science Association will announce the following award recipients at the annual MPSA Business Meeting, April 18, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Awards committees select the winners from among nominations made by chairs, discussants and section heads at the previous year's conference.
Midwest Political Science Association

Contact: Melissa Heeke
heeke@mpsanet.org
812-558-0588 x3
Midwest Political Science Association

Public Release: 10-Apr-2015
AZ Business magazine picks TGen's Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff as 2015 Researcher of the Year
AZ Business magazine has named Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) as its 2015 Researcher of the Year. Dr. Von Hoff, M.D., TGen's Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief, directs clinical trials at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at HonorHealth that translates TGen research discoveries into new treatments for patients.

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

Public Release: 10-Apr-2015
Society of Interventional Radiology 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting
Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation bestows annual awards
Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation awards were announced March 4 during the society's Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta.

Contact: Ellen Acconcia
eacconcia@sirweb.org
703-460-5582
Society of Interventional Radiology

Public Release: 10-Apr-2015
DFG announces recipients of 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize
This year's recipients of the most important prize for early career researchers in Germany have been announced. The selection committee, appointed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has chosen ten researchers, five women and five men, to receive the 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes. The prizes of 20,000 euros each will be presented on May 5 in Berlin.

Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 9-Apr-2015
56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference
Nine early career researchers awarded for research presented at fruit fly conference
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the Drosophila research community are pleased to announce the winners of the GSA poster awards at the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, which took place in Chicago, Ill., March 4-8, 2015. The awards were made to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral scientists in recognition of the research they presented at the conference.

Contact: Adam Fagen
press@genetics-gsa.org
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 9-Apr-2015
5th International Conference of the Global Young Academy
Two INRS professors appointed to the Global Young Academy
Professors Patrizio Antici and Tiago Falk of Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications at INRS have been appointed to the Global Young Academy in recognition of their scientific excellence. Their admission to this select club also attests to their engagement in debates on research and its benefits to society.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
Dr. Owen Witte recognized with AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award
The American Association for Cancer Research is honoring Owen N. Witte, M.D., founding director of the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research and distinguished professor of microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, with the 55th annual AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22.
Eli Lilly and Company

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
NSF announces first NSF Research Traineeship awards
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce the first awardees for the recently launched NSF Research Traineeship program.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
American Oil Chemists Society Annual Meeting
UMass Amherst food scientist honored for work with edible oils
A recognized international expert in edible oil applications and health and nutrition of lipids, Park will receive a plaque, a $750 honorarium and will deliver the award lecture, 'Conjugated Linoleic Acid: 30-year Research,' at the AOCS annual meeting in Orlando in May.
American Oil Chemists' Society

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Simons Foundation honors UMass Amherst mathematician
With her co-authors, Zhang will use her leave to seek both a theoretical understanding as well as new ways to connect mathematical ideas to a variety of complex phenomena by investigating the statistical properties of physical systems and their mathematical models. In particular, her research will investigate mathematical problems arising in equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, notably in the theories of gases and diffusion phenomena.
The Simons Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Namiko Mitarai receives prestigious Japanese elite researcher award
Namiko Mitarai, associate professor and researcher in biophysics in the research group BioComplexity at the Niels Bohr Institute, has been awarded the prestigious Japanese elite researcher award, The Young Scientists' Prize in the Commendation for Science and Technology. The award is given to young researchers who have done groundbreaking or original research and have outstanding research characteristics.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-75-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Pavel Levkin is granted Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize
The chemist Pavel Levkin of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is granted the 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize by the German Research Foundation. The prize is considered the highest distinction for young researchers in Germany. Levkin's work focuses on the investigation of cell-surface interactions, the development of biofunctional materials and super-water-repellent surfaces, also on nanoparticles for specific medicine and gene transport. A scientific success of his was the synthesis of lipid-like molecules for gene modification of cells.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015
Three UTSW faculty elected as new members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Dr. Jay Horton, professor of internal medicine and of molecular genetics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been elected a Councilor of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Contact: Deborah Wormser
deborah.wormser@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Loyola cancer program receives national Outstanding Achievement Award
Loyola University Medical Center has received the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Loyola is one of only five healthcare facilities in Illinois and 75 in the US to receive the national honor for surveys performed last year.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
UC Davis neuroscientist recognized for color vision and aging contributions
John S. Werner, a UC Davis neuroscientist and international authority on visual perception, has been selected to receive the 2015 Verriest Medal from the International Colour Vision Society for his contributions to understanding the structural and functional basis of color vision, how and why vision changes across the life span, and factors that contribute to loss of vision associated with disease.

Contact: Carole Gan
cfgan@ucdavis.edu
916-734-9047
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Physicist Gordon Thomas joins the innovative elite at the National Academy of Inventors
Gordon Thomas, a professor of physics, prolific researcher and exuberant mentor, was inducted last month into the National Academy of Inventors at a ceremony that brought together luminaries from fields ranging from bioinformatics to protein engineering to intelligent mechanical systems.

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
WCS wins International ReSource Award for work in Brazil's Pantanal
The Wildlife Conservation Society has won Swiss Re Foundation's prestigious International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management for its efforts to protect and restore the headwaters of Brazil's Pantanal, one of the world's largest tropical wetlands.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
UTSA biologist selected to receive Distinguished Service Award from Society for the Study of Reproduction
The Society for the Study of Reproduction has selected UTSA biologist John McCarrey to receive its Distinguished Service Award for demonstrating unselfish service and leadership in advancing the discipline of reproductive biology. His area of expertise is in reproduction, stem cells and regenerative medicine. As the Kleberg Distinguished Chair in Cellular and Molecular Biology at UTSA and Director of the San Antonio Cellular Therapeutics Institute, McCarrey's leadership has helped position the College of Sciences as an area of excellence in stem cell research.

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
President Obama announces exceptional science, mathematics and engineering mentors
Today, President Obama named 14 individuals and one organization as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM recognizes outstanding efforts of mentors in encouraging the next generation of innovators and developing a science and engineering workforce that reflects the diverse talent of America. The mentors will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

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