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Public Release: 12-May-2016
Julius Springer Forum on Applied Physics
Roland Wiesendanger and Xiang Zhang awarded Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2016
This year's Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics for outstanding research in materials science and its applications will be awarded to Roland Wiesendanger (Hamburg) and Xiang Zhang (Berkeley, Calif.). The award, accompanied by US$ 5,000, will be presented to the scientists at the Haus der Patriotischen Gesellschaft in Hamburg on May 27, 2016, during the Julius Springer Forum on Applied Physics.

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Mayo Clinic endocrinologist honored for obesity research
The World Obesity Federation, representing scientific and medical obesity research globally, has named Michael Jensen, M.D., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and obesity researcher, as the winner of its 2016 clinical research award. Dr. Jensen, who is internationally regarded for his research into how the body metabolizes food and creates fat, accepted the Willendorf Award for Scientific Excellence during recent International Conference on Obesity in Vancouver, Canada.

Contact: Bob Nellis
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 12-May-2016
The world's first wireless satellite
A satellite whose components are not connected through electric cables but miniaturised radio modules: This innovation has earned two computer scientists from the University of Würzburg the first place in the INNOspace Masters competition.
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy DLR Space Administration

Contact: Sergio Montenegro
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 11-May-2016
ATS International Conference
National Jewish Health faculty earn 3 awards from the American Thoracic Society
At the American Thoracic Society International Meeting in San Francisco, Charles Daley will receive the World Lung Health Award for his efforts to diagnose and treat tuberculosis around the world. Irina Petrache will receive the Elizabeth A. Rich Award, recognizing a leading woman in pulmonary medicine and science. James Crapo will receive a lifetime achievement award for his efforts to treat and prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary medicine.

Contact: William Allstetter
National Jewish Health

Public Release: 11-May-2016
Researcher gives surgeons a guiding hand with robotics
University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering researcher Jerzy Rozenblit has received a Fulbright Scholarship to advance computer-aided surgical technology and surgeons' skills in using it.
Institute of International Education

Contact: Jill Goetz
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 11-May-2016
American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting
IU Center for Aging Research founding director honored by American Geriatrics Society
Christopher Callahan, M.D., the founding director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, a Regenstrief Institute investigator and Cornelius and Yvonne Pettinga Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the American Geriatrics Society's Edward Henderson Award. Callahan is an internationally respected geriatrician and aging researcher with a longstanding interest in late life depression and Alzheimer's disease.

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Public Release: 10-May-2016
Inamori International Center selects Transparency International founder Peter Eigen
The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University has selected Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International and pioneer of the global fight against corruption, for the 2016 Inamori Ethics Prize.

Contact: Bill Lubinger
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 10-May-2016
Health Datapalooza 2016
Hacktivist Fred Trotter receives fourth annual Health Data Liberator award
Today AcademyHealth, a national nonprofit organization that advances the use of health systems research in evidence-based policy and practice, announced health care data journalist and author Fred Trotter as the winner of this year's Health Data Liberator award. The award recognizes his efforts to bring health data into the open to empower patients and fuel the work of healthcare problem-solvers.

Contact: Lauren Adams

Public Release: 10-May-2016
National Academy of Sciences elects 2 members from UChicago
Two University of Chicago faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The new academy members are mathematician Vladimir Drinfeld and physicist Wayne Hu.

Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago

Public Release: 10-May-2016
As bioenergy booms, certification schemes must consider food security
As countries around the world look for ways to reduce their use of fossil fuels, the growing demand for bioenergy runs the risk of threatening the global food supply. Researchers reporting in Biomass and Bioenergy have developed a certification scheme for biomass resources designed to incorporate food security, to help ensure people in affected regions of the world can continue to put food on their tables.

Contact: Jason Awerdick

Public Release: 9-May-2016
Award for ground-breaking measuring methods
This year the most important award in the field of metrology, the science of making precise measurements, was awarded to a team of five Frankfurt atomic physicists at Goethe University.

Contact: Dr. Reinhard Dörner
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 9-May-2016
Health Datapalooza 2016
Open Science Prize announces 6 team finalists in first phase of competition
Six teams have been selected to advance their product ideas into prototypes to compete for $230,000 in the Open Science Prize, a global science competition to make both the outputs from science and the research process broadly accessible to the public. The finalists, announced at the 7th Health Datapalooza Conference in Washington, D.C., were selected out of 96 multinational, interdisciplinary teams representing 450 innovators from 45 countries.
National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: NIH Office of Communications
NIH/Office of the Director

Public Release: 6-May-2016
Plymouth University plays a role in two BMJ Awards winners
Two winning projects from this year's national BMJ Awards have included important input from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD). Winner of the Neurology Team Award was a project entitled enhanced safety in epilepsy. This is a partnership between Plymouth University, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and epilepsy charity SUDEP Action.

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Three PNNL scientists receive DOE Early Career Research awards
Three scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been selected to receive 2016 Early Career Research Program research grants from the US Department of Energy. Scientists Yingge Du, Kirsten Hofmockel and James Moran will receive funding to further their studies in climate science, energy storage, and other areas important to the nation.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Tom Rickey
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-May-2016
BTI researcher elected to National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences has elected Jim Giovannoni, a Boyce Thompson Institute professor, USDA-ARS research molecular biologist and Cornell University adjunct professor of plant biology, in recognition of his significant contributions to plant science.

Contact: Patricia Waldron
Boyce Thompson Institute

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Robert Krumlauf elected to the National Academy of Sciences
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is pleased to announce that Scientific Director and Investigator Robert Krumlauf, Ph.D., has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research.

Contact: Kim Bland
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Radiologist Aruna Vade, M.D., receives highest honor from Chicago Radiological Society
The Chicago Radiological Society has given Loyola Medicine pediatric radiologist Aruna Vade, M.D., F.A.C.R., its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Vade was honored for her 'outstanding leadership in organized medicine on local, state and national levels and her many years of dedicated service to radiology.'

Contact: Jim Ritter
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Holy anomaly
History professor Sarah Cline's LASA-award-winning essay deconstructs an iconic colonial Mexican casta painting of racial hierarchy.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Medical College of Georgia alums Rice, Joe honored for achievement and loyalty
A navy-trained surgeon and researcher who is president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a longtime faculty member who heads the Medical College of Georgia chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, are recipients of 2016 MCG Distinguished Alumni awards.

Contact: Jennifer Scott
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Plant geneticist elected to National Academy of Sciences
Julia Bailey-Serres, a professor of genetics at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for her excellence in original scientific research.

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Highest faculty honor awarded to one of 'most meritorious scientists alive today'
University of Houston professor George E. Fox has spent much of his life investigating the mysteries of biology. His research has been described as 'Nobel worthy,' and his nearly four decades of contributions to the university extraordinary. The university bestowed Fox with its highest faculty honor -- the Esther Farfel Award. The award, which carries a $10,000 cash prize, recognizes excellence in teaching, research and service.
University of Houston

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 3-May-2016
National Academy of Sciences Meeting
Van Andel Institute scientist elected to National Academy of Sciences to advise nation on medical and epigenomic policy and direction
Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) Chief Scientific Officer Peter Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc., today joined the nation's elite scientists as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the second VARI scientist elected into the academy, and joins molecular oncologist George Vande Woude, Ph.D., who has been a member of the Medical Genetics, Hematology, and Oncology section since 1993.

Contact: Beth Hinshaw Hall
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Gutenberg Research Award 2016 goes to cell death researcher Vishva Dixit
The Gutenberg Research College has chosen to give the 2016 Gutenberg Research Award to Dr. Vishva Dixit for his groundbreaking work in the field of programmed cell death. His findings have contributed significantly to the understanding of the actual mechanisms involved in the crucial process that is also known as apoptosis. At the same time, Dixit is also helping to convert the information obtained into a form that can be employed in clinical applications.
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz/Gutenberg Research College

Contact: Dr. Matthias Neubert
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Gutenberg Research College welcomes new fellow and presents Gutenberg Research Award 2016
In the nine years since its foundation, the Gutenberg Research College (GRC) has firmly established itself as an institution that promotes top-level research and effectively brings together outstanding research in various fields. The GRC annually welcomes new fellows to the organization and presents the Gutenberg Research Award. This year, the GRC appointed Professor Klaus Müllen as a new fellow and honored Dr. Vishva Dixit with its Gutenberg Research Award 2016.
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz/Gutenberg Research College

Contact: Dr. Matthias Neubert
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 3-May-2016
Udall Foundation honors CSU students
Colorado State University students Kiloaulani Ka'awa-Gonzales, Arielle Quintana and Katelynne Johnson have been named 2016 Udall Scholars. Each scholarship provides up to $7,000 for the student's junior or senior year in fields related to the environment and to American Indians and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and tribal public policy.
The Udall Foundation

Contact: Mary Guiden
Colorado State University

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