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Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Mann honored with 2014 Pongo Environmental Award
Michael E. Mann, distinguished professor of meteorology and director of Penn State's Earth System Science Center, received a 2014 Pongo Environmental Award. Mann received the award at the Orang Utan Republik Foundation's annual fundraiser, Oct. 19, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Orang Utan Republik Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Zelig Eshhar and Carl H. June honored for research on T cell engineering for cancer immunotherapy
Zelig Eshhar, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science and Sourasky Medical Center, and Carl H. June, M.D., Ph.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, are co-recipients of the Pioneer Award, recognized for lentiviral gene therapy clinical trials and for their leadership and contributions in engineering T cells capable of targeting tumors with antibody-like specificity through the development of chimeric antigen receptors.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Design competition teams recognized for advancing voting technology
The Voting Design Competition, sponsored by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Outreach Division, called for submissions that aimed to solve problems in the current voting system through cutting-edge, innovative, interactive user experiences that would redefine the future of voting.

Contact: Cara Quinlan
cara@hfes.org
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
MD Anderson's David M. Gershenson, M.D., receives award for excellence
For his myriad clinical, organizational and scientific accomplishments in the field of gynecologic oncology and the health and well-being of women, David M. Gershenson, M.D., has been recognized with the International Gynecology Cancer Society's Award of Excellence.

Contact: Laura Sussman
lsussman@mdanderson.org
713-745-2457
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Victor Ambros receives 2015 Breakthrough Prize for co-discovery of microRNAs
Victor R. Ambros, Ph.D., professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has been awarded a 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his co-discovery of a new world of genetic regulation by microRNAs, a class of tiny RNA molecules that inhibit translation or destabilize complementary mRNA targets.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2000
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Scott Hunt receives AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award
Scott Hunt served 25 years as executive director and CEO of the Endocrine Society before announcing his retirement in 2013, and today the American Medical Association announced it presented him with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Contact: Aaron Lohr
alohr@endocrine.org
202-971-3654
The Endocrine Society

Public Release: 9-Nov-2014
Quest for hepatitis B treatment wins Emerging Researcher Award
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Dr. Greg Ebert has won the Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award 2014 for his work on developing a new therapy for chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
Bupa Health Foundation

Contact: Alan Gill
gill.a@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-719
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
BIDMC's Bruce Furie, M.D., honored as Distinguished Scientist by American Heart Association
Bruce Furie, M.D., Chief of the Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been named a 2014 Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association.

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
UTHealth's Tyson receives prestigious APGAR award for contributions to neonatal medicine
Jon Tyson, the Michelle Bain Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Public Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has won the 2014 APGAR Award for his lifelong contributions to perinatal medicine and education.

Contact: Deborah Mann Lake
deborah.m.lake@uth.tmc.edu
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
Learn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting
UofL Trover Campus wins national academic medicine award
The Association of American Medical Colleges has awarded its 2014 Shining Star of Community Achievement award to UofL's innovative program to increase the number of physicians in medically underserved regions.

Contact: Jill Scoggins
jill.scoggins@louisville.edu
502-852-7461
University of Louisville

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
Tel Aviv University professor awarded inaugural prize for innovation in cancer treatment
Professor Dan Peer of Tel Aviv University will be awarded $10,000 for his groundbreaking 'cancer bullet' at the inaugural Untold News Awards next Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in New York City. An American non-profit, Untold News is dedicated to promoting Israeli inventors and educating Americans on the positive news generated from the State of Israel.

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

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
10th Annual Cardiovascular Young Investigators' Forum
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation researcher to present at Young Investigators' Forum
Dr. Ankur Kalra, M.D., the chief cardiovascular fellow at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, will present at the Cardiovascular Young Investigators' Forum on Nov. 7, 2014. Dr. Kalra will discuss his groundbreaking research, which was conducted using the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation's extensive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy database, into the indicators and risk factors of heart failure progression in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Contact: Teresa Ambroz
TAmbroz@mhif.org
612-863-9041
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
UT Southwestern Medical Center's Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Multi-Specialty Clinic recognized
Zale Lipshy University Hospital and the Multi-Specialty Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center each received the 2014 Press Ganey Beacon of Excellence Award for patient satisfaction.

Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Winners named in 2014 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards competition
Stories exploring the complexities of human biology, including our interactions with the trillions of microbes we all harbor, the influences of our fishy evolutionary forebears on how we look, and the enduring challenge of understanding cancer, are among the winners of the 2014 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.
The Kavli Foundation

Contact: Earl Lane
elane@aaas.org
202-326-6431
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
2014 AGU Fall Meeting
Nevada climatologist to be honored at AGU Fall Meeting for lifetime of public outreach
As deputy director and regional climatologist for the Western Regional Climate Center at Nevada's Desert Research Institute, Kelly Redmond has dedicated his career to understanding the Earth's climate and communicating that knowledge to a general audience. At its 47th Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco on Dec. 15-19, 2014 the American Geophysical Union will honor Redmond as its 2014 Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecturer.

Contact: Justin Broglio
Justin.broglio@dri.edu
775-673-7610
Desert Research Institute

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
UT Arlington professor honored by fellow physicists
The American Physical Society Texas Section recently honored UT Arlington Physics Professor Suresh Sharma.

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
University of Houston wins 'Connections' award for economic engagement
The University of Houston has been named winner of the 'Connections' award, announced Tuesday by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) as part of the second annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards. The awards were announced Tuesday, Nov. 4, on the final day of the APLU annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Other winners were the University of Massachusetts-Boston, for the Talent award; the Georgia Institute of Technology, for the Innovation award; and North Carolina State University, for the Place award.

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

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
NREL's industry growth forum brings together energy innovators
The Industry Growth Forum hosted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory this week attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and thought leaders to Denver. Last night, three companies where honored with Best Venture and Outstanding Venture Awards.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
TGen's Dr. John Carpten honored with AACR Distinguished Lectureship on Cancer Health
The American Association for Cancer Research, the world's largest cancer research organization representing more than 35,000 investigators, congratulates Dr. John D. Carpten on receiving the 2014 AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen. He will be honored at the American Association for Cancer Research conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Nov. 9-12 in San Antonio.

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

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Katherine Radek, Michael Nishimura named Junior and Senior Scientists of the Year
Michael I. Nishimura, Ph.D., who is developing therapies designed to turn patients' own immune systems into potent weapons against cancer, has been named 2014 Senior Scientist of the Year at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Katherine Radek, PhD, who is studying immune system function and wound healing, has been named Stritch School of Medicine's 2014 Junior Scientist of the Year.

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

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
2014 Behavioral & Social Science Summit at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Pedro Noguera awarded prize for outstanding achievement in behavioral and social sciences
SAGE and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University are delighted to announce that Dr. Pedro Noguera is the 2014 recipient of the SAGE-CASBS award. Established in 2013, the award recognizes outstanding achievement in advancing the understanding of the behavioral and social sciences as they are applied to pressing social issues.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
805-410-7441
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
The 2014 Wilder-Penfield Prize goes to Michael Meaney
The Douglas Mental Health University Institute is proud to announce that its researcher and neurobiologist, Michael Meaney, C.M., Ph.D., C.Q., FRSC, is the 2014 laureate of the prestigious prix Wilder-Penfield.

Contact: Florence Meney
florence.meney@douglas.mcgill.ca
Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Uranium-extracting technology for seawater earns research award for grad student
Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago's Carter Abney, a graduate student in chemistry, has been developing materials called metal-organic frameworks to help address the problem.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Elsevier announces the winner of the 5th Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the editors of the leading international journal Chemical Physics Letters are pleased to announce the winner of the 5th Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences. The award goes to Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas from the University of Cambridge, UK for his outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of the structures of solids and development and application of the concept of single-site heterogeneous catalysis.

Contact: Aileen Christensen
a.christensen@elsevier.com
31-204-852-053
Elsevier

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
2014 Semantic Web Challenge
Winners of the 2014 Semantic Web Challenge announced at the International Semantic Web Conference
The winners of the 2014 Semantic Web Challenge have been announced. Selected by a jury of leading experts in the computer science discipline from both academia and industry, winners were announced at the International Semantic Web Conference held in Riva del Garda, Italy, this month. Both the challenge and awards were sponsored by Elsevier.

Contact: James Palser
J.Palser@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3237
Elsevier

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