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Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
IU and Regenstrief GRACE study selected as landmark for advancing care of older adults
The seminal 2007 GRACE study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has been identified as one of 27 studies conducted over the past quarter century that have helped shape the practice of geriatric medicine.

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Paul Daniel Dapkus wins 2015 John Tyndall Award
The Optical Society and the IEEE Photonics Society announced that Paul Daniel Dapkus, W. M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Engineering at USC, is the recipient of the 2015 John Tyndall Award, one of the most prestigious recognitions in the field of optics. Dapkus was selected for his 'pioneering and sustained contributions to the development of metal organic chemical vapor deposition and high performance quantum well semiconductor lasers,' according to the organizations.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
mediarelations@osa.org
240-535-4954
The Optical Society

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Günter Meyer receives 2014 Jere L. Bacharach Service Award
At its most recent congress in Washington, the Middle East Studies Association of North America presented the 2014 Jere L. Bacharach Service Award to professor Günter Meyer, an economic and social geographer based in Mainz and head of the Center for Research on the Arab World at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Contact: Professor Dr. Günter Meyer
g.meyer@geo.uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-22701
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Mason Inman and Karl Urban awarded EGU Science Journalism Fellowship
The European Geosciences Union has named journalists Mason Inman and Karl Urban as the winners of its 2015 Science Journalism Fellowship. Each of them will be awarded €2,500 for their journalism projects. The support will allow Inman to dig into how estimates of shale gas resources are made, while Urban will report on obtaining a new kind of geothermal energy.

Contact: Bárbara Ferreira
media@egu.eu
49-892-180-6703
European Geosciences Union

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Fall 2014 meeting of th Acoustical Society of America
Sheila E. Blumstein awarded Silver Medal in Speech Communication
Sheila E. Blumstein, Albert D. Mead Professor of Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences at Brown University, has been awarded the Silver Medal in Speech Communication by the Acoustical Society of America.
Acoustical Society of America

Contact: Elaine Moran
asa@acousticalsociety.org
516-576-2360
Acoustical Society of America

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Six undergraduate researchers receive Victoria Finnerty Awards
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the Drosophila research community are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards. These awards support travel costs for undergraduates engaged in research to attend the Annual Drosophila Research Conference sponsored by GSA. The six winners will present their research at the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, which will take place in Chicago, IL, March 4-8, 2015.

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Lumina Decision Systems wins 2014 INFORMS Decision Analysis Practice Award
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the leading professional association for analytics professionals, today announced that the winner of the 2014 INFORMS Decision Analysis Practice Award was presented to Max Henrion, CEO of Lumina Decision Systems, makers of Analytica software.

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
ASTRO recognized with distinguished 'Accreditation with Commendation' status from ACCME
The American Society for Radiation Oncology's education credentials have been recognized and upgraded by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education from Accreditation to Accreditation with Commendation, approved at the ACCME's December 2014 meeting.

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
michellek@astro.org
703-286-1600
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
UT Arlington electrical engineer named Fellow of The Optical Society
Michael Vasilyev, UT Arlington professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of The Optical Society, the highest membership distinction in the leading professional association in optics and photonics.

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Nobel Prize researcher credits early ONR support
Two decades ago, the Office of Naval Research helped Dr. W.E. Moerner in his quest to find 'a molecule in a haystack,' work that is transforming the field of medicine and has earned the Stanford University professor the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which he received Dec. 10.

Contact: Peter Vietti
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Endocrine Society awarded prestigious Gold LEED Certification for new green headquarters
Today, the Endocrine Society was awarded Gold LEED Certification for their new headquarters at 2055 L Street by the US Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices and is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building.

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Critical care researcher, Dr. Arthur Slutsky, named CIHR Health Researcher of the Year
Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, vice-president of Research at St. Michael's Hospital, was named Canada's 2014 Health Researcher of the Year by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for his outstanding efforts to improve critical care practices and advance pulmonary medicine. Combining his expertise in engineering and medicine, Dr. Slutsky has saved lives by improving approaches to pulmonary and critical care.

Contact: Geoff Koehler
koehlerg@smh.ca
416-864-6060 x6537
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
MU scientist advances the study of eye disease and aging
Cataracts, a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to vision loss, affects more than 24 million people in the United States, according to National Institutes of Health estimates. K. Krishna Sharma, an ophthalmology researcher at the University of Missouri, has worked for more than two decades to study the mechanisms involved in this degenerative disease. Discoveries in his lab are advancing both the understanding of how cataracts develop and the process of aging.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Curt Meyer Memorial Prize for Dr. Jane Holland of the Max Delbrück Center DC
The Australian cancer researcher Dr. Jane Holland of the Max Delbrück Center Berlin-Buch was honored on Dec. 10, 2014 with the Curt Meyer Memorial Prize. She received the prize, which is endowed with 10,000 euros, for her study on basal breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer, which was published online in the open access journal Cell Reports*.
Berliner Krebsgesellschaft

Contact: Barbara Bachtler
bachtler@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-3896
Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Decades of research by MU scientist leads to advancements in nanotechnologies
Nanotechnology is the study and engineering of matter and microscopic structures. Henry C. 'Hank' Foley, a researcher and administrator at the University of Missouri, is a pioneer in the study of nanoporous carbon, or tiny membranes and systems that allow energy sources to pass through or become stored in these structures. His analysis and scholarship in nanosystems and how they are composed continues to inform research fields of study including medicine, materials processing, energy and the environment.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
MU researcher leads developments in pharmaceuticals and energy storage
With decades of study and a deep understanding of the field, Jerry Atwood, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is a prolific chemist who has guided the study of molecules and how they interact in the physical world. His discoveries have led to new ways of developing drugs more efficiently and better fuel storage capabilities. Atwood is considered a founding father in the field of supramolecular chemistry, or what he describes as 'chemistry beyond the molecule.'

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
MU researcher contributes to the study of cancer-fighting tools
Nuclear medicine is the branch of medicine that uses radioactive materials to provide diagnostics and treatments for cancer. Often, standard protocols involve using radioactive isotopes developed to image as well as weaken cancer cells in the body. With more than 30 years of research in radiopharmaceutical chemistry, Silvia Jurisson, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is a world-renowned scientist who continues to develop breakthrough materials used in the detection and treatment of cancer.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
OSA, DPG name Peter E. Toschek winner of Herbert Walther Award
The Optical Society and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft are proud to announce that the 2015 Herbert Walther Award will be presented to Peter E. Toschek of the Institut für Laser-Physik, Universitat Hamburg, Germany for his pioneering experiments to laser cooling and trapping of single ions and for his contributions to the understanding of the principles of laser spectroscopy as well as of atomic physics.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
mediarelations@osa.org
240-535-4954
The Optical Society

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Successful explorer of active compounds
The natural product researcher Prof. Dr. Christian Hertweck from Jena receives one of the most important German research awards, the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2015 of the German Research Foundation.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Axel Burchardt
presse@uni-jena.de
0049-364-193-1031
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
IEEE honors NYU researchers for breakthrough paper on new-generation wireless technology
A research team led by NYU WIRELESS director Theodore Rappaport will receive the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for pioneering work that explores the underutilized millimeter-wave frequency spectrum for a new generation of mobile communications. The award is given to a single survey, review or tutorial paper published in any of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers's 170 publications in a calendar year. 5G technology could increase wireless capacity a thousand-fold.

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
718-260-3792
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
UTSA biologist honored as Mentor of the Year by Southern Regional Education Board
The Southern Regional Education Board, comprised of representatives from 18 states, recently selected University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Biology Chair Edwin Barea-Rodriguez as its Mentor of the Year at its annual conference in Atlanta. The conference featured the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the nation gathering to discuss issues facing new and aspiring faculty members.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
UT Southwestern scientist honored as rising star in Texas research
The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas has selected Dr. Yuh Min Chook, Professor of Pharmacology and of Biophysics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, as the recipient of the 2015 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Levent Alpoge to receive 2015 AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan Prize
Levent Alpoge will be awarded the 2015 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate Student in Mathematics 'for several contributions in the fields of number theory, probability, and combinatorics.'
American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
KIT receives IEEE Milestone Heinrich Hertz
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology receives the IEEE Milestone 'Heinrich Hertz' of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The renowned worldwide association of electrical and electronic engineers wishes to honor the physicist Heinrich Hertz and his discovery of electromagnetic waves in Karlsruhe in 1886. Representatives of the media are cordially invited to come to the ceremony and unveiling of the IEEE Milestone on Friday, December 05, 2014, 10 hrs c.t. at the Hertz-Hörsaal on KIT Campus South.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
International Radar Conference
Innovative application of metamaterials to improve radars
At the International Radar Conference held in Lille the researchers of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre received an award for their work 'Blind Spot Mitigation in Phased Array Antenna using Metamaterials'. The most innovative aspect of the research was the application of a smart structure based on metamaterials to improve the performance of radar antennae.

Contact: Garazi Andonegi
g.andonegi@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

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