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Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
UH psychology professor wins prestigous research prize
University of Houston developmental psychology professor Arturo Hernandez is among this year's recipients of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. The award honors his work in mapping how the brain processes language. This research has implication on how language -- including a second language -- is taught and learned.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Austrian-born cancer researcher honored by the Vilcek Foundation
Franziska Michor was picked as the winner of a Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science for her research that fuses evolutionary biology, mathematics, and clinical research toward a better understanding of cancer genesis and treatments.
The Vilcek Foundation

Contact: Phuong Pham
phuong@vilcek.org
212-472-2500
Vilcek Foundation

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2015
American Stroke Association honors outstanding contributors to stroke, research
Three pioneers in stroke research, two neurologist researchers, a neurosurgery resident and a bioengineering researcher will be honored by the American Stroke Association at the International Stroke Conference 2015 at the Nashville Music City Center.

Contact: Karen Astle
karen.astle@heart.org
214-706-1392
American Heart Association

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
2015 AAAS Annual Meeting
Why sleep has restorative effects
How does sleep induce the brain's restorative effects? An investigation into the flow of fluids in the space between the brain cells and their role in cleansing the brain of neurotoxic waste products won the 2014 Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Fodor Family Trust

Contact: Natasha D. Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
Harrington Discovery Institute and American Society for Clinical Investigation honor Douglas Lowy, M.D.
The second annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine has been awarded to oncologist/researcher Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., Chief, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, and Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute. The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, established in 2014 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 with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application.
Harrington Discovery Institute

Contact: Mike Ferrari
mike.ferrari@UHhospitals.org
216-844-3825
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
University physicist receives Humboldt award for lifetime research achievements
Uwe Thumm, professor of physics, has received the international Humboldt Research Award for his lifetime achievements in research.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Contact: Uwe Thumm
thumm@k-state.edu
785-532-1613
Kansas State University

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
Women scientists in developing countries receive Elsevier Foundation Awards
Four physicists and a mathematician have been named winners of the 2015 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, in recognition of research that has strong potential social and economic benefits. The winning scholars are from Nigeria, Sudan and Vietnam and are being honored for their accomplishments in nanoparticle physics, computational mathematics, atmospheric and medical physics.

Contact: Ylann Schemm
y.schemm@elsevier.com
31-623-982-359
Elsevier

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
2015 Avant-Garde Awards offer extraordinary ideas in HIV/AIDS research
With proposals ranging from innovative therapies to the development of unique organoid models of the brain, five scientists have been selected to receive the 2015 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health. The five scientists will each receive $500,000 per year for five years to support their research.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: NIDA Press Office
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
LA BioMed researcher honored for outstanding research
Dr. Christina Wang receives the Mayo H. Soley Award, at the 2015 Western Regional Meetings of five top research societies in the West.

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Lmecoy@labiomed.org
310-546-5860
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
MARC travel awards announced for: IHCM Short Course 2015
FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy Short Course from March 14-19, 2015, in Woods Hole, Mass.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kelly Husser
khusser@faseb.org
301-634-7109
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Clinical Nutrition Week 2015
George Washington University Medical Center researcher wins A.S.P.E.N. award
Ivy Haskins, M.D., of George Washington University Medical Center has been named a Research Trainee Award recipient by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.).

Contact: Troy Petenbrink
media@nutritioncare.org
202-297-1703
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Clinical Nutrition Week 2015
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing researcher wins A.S.P.E.N. award
Michele Nicolo, M.S., R.D., CDE, CNSC, Advanced Clinical Dietitian Specialist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been named a Research Trainee Award recipient by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.).

Contact: Troy Petenbrink
media@nutritioncare.org
202-297-1703
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Clinical Nutrition Week 2015
University of Alberta researcher wins A.S.P.E.N. award
David Lim, M.D., C.M., of the University of Alberta has been named a Research Trainee Award recipient by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.).

Contact: Troy Petenbrink
media@nutritioncare.org
202-297-1703
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Clinical Nutrition Week 2015
University of Toronto researcher wins clinical nutrition award
Marialena Mouzaki, M.D., M.Sc., an assistant professor at University of Toronto and a staff gastroenterologist at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, has been named the Best International Abstract Awardee by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.).

Contact: Troy Petenbrink
media@nutritioncare.org
202-297-1703
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
29th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society
Announcing the winners of the 2015 Protein Society Awards
The Protein Society announces the winners of the 2015 Stein and Moore, Carl Brändén, Hans Neurath, Protein Science Young Investigator, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Emil T. Kaiser , and Christian B. Anfinsen Awards.

Contact: Kate Felder
kfelder@proteinsociety.org
443-543-5450
The Protein Society

Public Release: 4-Feb-2015
Pfizer Research Prize 2015 for Valérie D'Acremont
Valérie d'Acremont, clinical epidemiologiste at Swiss TPH, is one of the nine Pfizer Research Prize 2015 awardees for her paper on febrile illnesses published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine. The prize is one of the most prestigious prizes in Switzerland for a single research paper.

Contact: Christian Heuss
christian.heuss@swisstph.ch
41-612-548-683
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Public Release: 4-Feb-2015
National Collegiate Research Conference
Lieber Institute for Brain Development wins grand prize at National Collegiate Conference
The National Collegiate Research Conference awarded its 2015 Grand Prize to Mahima Sukumar, an undergraduate student working at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development. NCRC offers undergraduate students an opportunity to present innovative research in areas ranging from biology, physics and chemistry to mathematics, psychology, linguistics and the humanities. Awards of Excellence are given in individual subject areas, but only one presenter is selected for the grand prize.
Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Johns Hopkins University's Dean's Undergraduate Research Award, Second Decade Society Leadership Internship Grant

Contact: Laura C. Wells
laura.wells@libd.org
917-254-6269
Lieber Institute for Brain Development

Public Release: 4-Feb-2015
AcademyHealth and Aetna Foundation select five for scholars in residence fellowship
AcademyHealth announced today the five individuals selected for the AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Scholars in Residence Fellowship Program.
Aetna Foundation

Contact: Kristin Rosengren
kristin.rosengren@academyhealth.org
202-689-9067
AcademyHealth

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
Loyola psychiatrist receives profession's highest honor
Loyola University Medical Center psychiatrist Murali Rao, MD, has achieved Distinguished Life Fellow status in the American Psychiatric Association, the highest honor the profession can bestow.

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
Fulbright scholar tracks puzzling disease that strikes from soils, thorns
Abdallah Samy's work on mycetoma eventually could help health workers to suppress the disease, which is not well-understood but can have devastating effects on people.

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
Weissman and Massagué win Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research
Researchers Irving L. Weissman and Joan Massagué have won this year's Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research: Weissman, from Stanford University, for his work on healthy and sick stem cells; Massagué, from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, for his research on metastatic spread. The award, which carries CHF 100,000 each in prize money, is to be presented on Jan. 29 during the international symposium on 'Breakthroughs in Cancer Research and Therapy' in Zurich.
Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Foundation

Contact: Georg Umbricht
g.umbricht@umbricht.ch
41-442-269-960
University of Zurich

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
PNNL recognized for moving biofuel, chemical analysis innovations to market
Developing renewable fuel from wet algae and enabling analysis of complex liquids are two of the latest innovations Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has successfully driven to the market with the help of commercial partners.

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

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
UZH researcher Martin Jinek wins prestigious Friedrich Miescher Prize
Martin Jinek from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Zurich has won the Friedrich Miescher Prize, which carries CHF 20,000 in prize money. The award is the highest accolade for budding researchers in biochemistry in Switzerland.

Contact: Beat Mueller
beat.mueller@kommunikation.uzh.ch
41-446-344-432
University of Zurich

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Genetics Society of America names Brian Charlesworth as recipient of Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Brian Charlesworth, Ph.D., (University of Edinburgh) has been awarded the Society's Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics. The award, whose namesake was a Nobel laureate and geneticist, recognizes Dr. Charlesworth's profound impact on our understanding of population genetics and evolutionary biology. Dr. Charlesworth will receive the award at the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, organized by GSA, March 4-8, 2015, in Chicago, Ill.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar
press@genetics-gsa.org
202-412-1120
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 28-Jan-2015
Award-winning research on DNA probes just published in Canadian Journal of Chemistry
The 2014 Fred Beamish Award was awarded to professor Juewen Liu (Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo). The Award Lecture titled 'Lanthanide-dependent RNA-cleaving DNAzymes as metal biosensors' is published today in the Canadian Journal of Chemistry.

Contact: Jenny Ryan
jenny.ryan@cdnsciencepub.com
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)

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