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Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Conor Walsh named 1 of MIT Technology Review's 'Innovators under 35'
Conor Walsh, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Core Faculty member at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, has been recognized as one of the world's top innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review.

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Christopher Pethick receives the Feenberg Award
Christopher Pethick, Professor at the Niels Bohr International Academy and Nordita has received the Feenberg Medal 2015.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-75-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Habermas receives Kluge Prize
It is considered the Nobel Prize of Philosophy: Since 2003 the John W. Kluge Center at the Washington Library of Congress has awarded the 'Kluge Prize' for achievements in the humanities and social sciences. This year, the internationally renowned award has been won by the philosopher and sociologist Jürgen Habermas, who shares the prize with the Canadian social philosopher Charles Taylor. The Kluge Prize comes with a 1.5 million dollar endowment.

Contact: Ulrike Jaspers
jaspers@pvw.uni-frankfurt.de
49-697-981-3066
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Economic assessment shows e-waste recycling is an industry worth billions
An economic assessment study published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews lays the groundwork to assist in decision-making around e-waste recycling programs designed to ensure that the valuable materials contained within electronic products will find a second life.

Contact: Sacha Boucherie
s.boucherie@elsevier.com
31-204-853-564
Elsevier

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Academy of Radiology Research announces recipients of its Distinguished Investigator Award
The Academy of Radiology Research is pleased to announce that 37 researchers have been selected to receive the Academy's 2015 Distinguished Investigator Award. This prestigious honor recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging.

Contact: Renee Cruea
rcruea@acadrad.org
202-347-5872
Academy of Radiology Research

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2015
USC kidney researcher Janos Peti-Peterdi wins Young Investigator Award
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California kidney researcher Janos Peti-Peterdi is the 2015 recipient of the ASN-AHA Young Investigator Award.

Contact: Leslie Ridgeway
lridgewa@usc.edu
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
24th Annual Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
From protein design to self-driving cars: UW team wins AI prize for optimization approach
University of Washington machine learning researchers have developed a radically new approach to optimization -- a key step in predicting everything from election results to how proteins will fold. The technique won a top paper prize at the world's largest artificial intelligence conference.
Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Jennifer Langston
jlangst@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 12-Aug-2015
Fifteen scientists named ASBMB award winners
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology this week named 15 scientists the winners of its annual awards. Winners were nominated by colleagues and other leaders in their fields for making significant contributions to biochemistry and molecular biology. The recipients will give talks about their research and teaching at the society's 2016 annual meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the Experimental Biology conference April 2-6 in San Diego.

Contact: Allison Frick
africk@asbmb.org
240-283-6639
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Public Release: 11-Aug-2015
16th World Conference on Lung Cancer
IASLC announces recipients of advocacy travel awards
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer announced the recipients of the Advocacy Travel Awards. Five winners will receive funding to attend the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer Sept. 6-9, 2015 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Funding is provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb and includes conference registration, hotel accommodations, travel stipend and complimentary IASLC membership for one year.
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Contact: Jeffrey Wolf
Jeff.Wolf@iaslc.org
720-325-2952
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
LA BioMed researcher to receive Young Investigator Award
Dr. Nagendra Mishra will be honored by the American Society of Microbiology with at its 2015 Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Sept. 17-21 in San Diego.

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

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Seventeen ASTRO members awarded Fellows designation
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 17 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellows designation. The 2015 class of Fellows will receive the recognition at the Awards Ceremony at ASTRO's 57th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

Contact: Erin L. Boyle
erin.boyle@astro.org
703-839-7336
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 10-Aug-2015
Ranier Blatt wins Bell Prize for trailblazing quantum research
On Aug. 20th, 2015, world-renowned quantum physicist Rainer Blatt will be awarded a prestigious prize for his contributions to the development of quantum information technologies, during the Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Control being held at the Fields Institute at the University of Toronto.

Contact: Amr Helmy
416-946-0199
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 8-Aug-2015
Fraunhofer researchers win Kingslake award
An article from researchers at Fraunhofer IOF describing a new LED-based method for high-speed 3-D shape measurement has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Rudolf Kingslake Medal and Prize. The annual award is made to authors of the most noteworthy original paper on theoretical or experimental aspects of optical engineering published in Optical Engineering, the flagship journal of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
2015 AIP science writing award for articles goes to Andrew Grant/Science News
The American Institute of Physics has named Andrew Grant, a Washington, DC-based science reporter, as one of the winners of the 2015 AIP Science Communication Awards.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 5-Aug-2015
ONR scientist awarded for 'game-changing' research on wireless networks
For his work on network information theory -- which seeks to determine how many users and devices a wireless network can support -- Dr. Syed Jafar, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, recently won the 2015 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists.

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

Public Release: 5-Aug-2015
Bioscience students earn scholarships from the ASBMB for commitment to diversity
Five students from across the United States earned Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarships from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for their academic accomplishments in the face of adversity and commitment to increasing educational access for underrepresented students.

Contact: Allison Frick
africk@asbmb.org
240-283-6639
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Public Release: 5-Aug-2015
Moffitt Cancer Center's Dr. James J. Mulé named Master of Immunology
James J. Mulé, Ph.D., associate center director for Translational Science at Moffitt Cancer Center, has been named a Master of Immunology by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) publication Cancer Immunology Research.

Contact: Kim Polacek
Kimberly.Polacek@moffitt.org
813-745-7408
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 4-Aug-2015
Mobile FabLab helps pediatric patients better understand their condition
A collaboration between the UTA Libraries and Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth means new high-tech healthcare learning opportunities for young patients.
National Networks of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 4-Aug-2015
AIDS research prize for Warwick academic
A researcher at the University of Warwick has received international recognition for his contribution to AIDS research. Dr. Olalekan Uthman, assistant professor in research synthesis at the University's Warwick Medical School, has received the award for co-authoring the most cited article in the prestigious journal AIDS.

Contact: Nicola Jones
N.Jones.1@warwick.ac.uk
0247-615-0868
University of Warwick

Public Release: 4-Aug-2015
ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC)
NYU Engineering professor honored for study of energy expenditure in robotic systems
The Design Engineering Division of American Society of Mechanical Engineers will award New York University's Joo H. Kim its 2015 Freudenstein / General Motors Young Investigator Award for his studies of energy expenditure in robotic systems--an area of promise in manufacturing, national defense, and industry. Kim developed a system to measure and analyze with unprecedented accuracy the energy expenditure of robots, which may allow them to mimic the naturally efficient gait of humans.

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
646-997-3792
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 4-Aug-2015
Award for a pioneer of Alzheimer's research
British neuroscientist John Hardy will be awarded this year's 'Hartwig Piepenbrock-DZNE Prize' which is endowed with 60,000 Euro. Piepenbrock and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases herewith honor his seminal contributions to the study of Alzheimer's disease.

Contact: Dr. Marcus Neitzert
marcus.neitzert@dzne.de
49-228-433-02271
DZNE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
National Academy of Medicine and FDA announce Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows
The National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, along with the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products have named the 2015-2016 class of the FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows.

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 31-Jul-2015
National League for Nursing Education Summit
UT Arlington College of Nursing earns coveted national Center of Excellence designation
UT Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 31-Jul-2015
American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Charles R. Scriver with Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award
The American Society of Human Genetics has named Charles R. Scriver, M.D., Alva Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics, and Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry (Associate), Biology (Honorary), and Human Genetics at McGill University; as the 2015 recipient of the annual Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. Dr. Scriver has dedicated his career as a clinician-scientist to discovering, training, treating, and educating the public about inherited metabolic and other genetic diseases.

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 30-Jul-2015
Carnegie's Frommer elected to German Academy
Wolf B. Frommer, Director of Carnegie's Department of Plant Biology, has been elected as a member of the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, one of the world's oldest national academies.

Contact: Wolf Frommer
wfrommer@carnegiescience.edu
Carnegie Institution

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