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Public Release: 16-May-2016
Dr. Betty Vohr inducted into Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame
Neonatologist Betty R. Vohr, M.D., medical director of the Neonatal Follow-Up Program in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was recently inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.

Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@wihri.org
401-681-2822
Care New England

Public Release: 13-May-2016
2016 Passano Award recognizes cholesterol research by UTSW geneticists Hobbs, Cohen
UT Southwestern Medical Center geneticists Dr. Jonathan Cohen and Dr. Helen Hobbs have been awarded one of the nation's highest honors in biomedical science -- the 2016 Passano Award -- for developing and applying transformative genetics techniques to the understanding of lipid metabolism related to heart disease.

Contact: Cathy Frisinger
cathy.frisinger@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 13-May-2016
2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
2016 NIH Addiction Science Awards announced at ISEF
A project showing how negative attitudes about stress impact key factors that influence vulnerability to addiction, including sleep, emotion and cognition, won a first place Addiction Science Award at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) -- the world's largest science competition for high school students.
Friends of NIDA

Contact: NIDA Press Office
media@nida.nih.gov
301-594-8040
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Penn Medicine hospitals 'leaders in LGBT healthcare equality' by Human Rights Campaign
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital were announced among the 2016 class of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's 'Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality Index 2016' list. The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

Contact: Greg Richter
gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu
215-614-1937
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Young guns: Up-and-coming ONR talent honored by White House
For achievements in fields ranging from robotic learning to photovoltaics (converting solar energy into electricity), six researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research last week were honored with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers -- the nation's highest honor for young scientists and engineers.

Contact: Bob Freeman
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Ana Sofia Silva receives Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from ISASF
Ana Sofia Silva's thesis proposes a new therapeutic approach to lung cancer, the most common and leading cause of cancer death in both men and women worldwide. Results 'reveal the extraordinary advantages of combining nanotechnology, molecular biology, polymer science, chemical engineering and supercritical fluid technologies, to develop robust and reliable pulmonary delivery systems for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.'
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, FEDER, FSE

Contact: Renata Ramalho
renata.ramalho@mitportugal.org
351-965-007-727
MIT Portugal Program

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
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

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
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
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
montenegro@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-0031
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
allstetterw@njhealth.org
303-398-1002
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
jgoetz@email.arizona.edu
520-621-1992
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
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
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
wxl289@case.edu
216-368-4443
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
Lauren.Adams@academyhealth.org
AcademyHealth

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
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
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
J.Awerdick@elsevier.com
212-633-3103
Elsevier

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
doerner@atom.uni-frankfurt.de
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
nihnmb@mail.nih.gov
301-496-5787
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
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
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
tom.rickey@pnnl.gov
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
pjw85@cornell.edu
607-254-7476
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
ksb@stowers.org
816-926-4015
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
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
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
805-893-4765
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
jscott1@augusta.edu
706-721-8604
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

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