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Public Release: 6-Jan-2015
2014 AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy: Zafra M. Lerman honored for promoting multinational scientific cooperation in the Middle East
Zafra M. Lerman, creator and advocate for the Biennial Malta Conferences, which promote international scientific cooperation and diplomacy by convening scientists from 15 Middle Eastern nations, has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to receive the 2014 Award for Science Diplomacy.

Contact: Kat Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Douglas Institute researcher among new members of the Order of Canada
Dr. Serge Gauthier, M.D., FRCPC, an eminent researcher in Alzheimer's disease, has been appointed to the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

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

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Book by urogynecologist earns recognition
A book co-edited by Vivian W. Sung, M.D., has earned Highly Commended Distinction by the British Medical Association, ob/gyn category of the BMA Book Awards 2014. The book is titled 'Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Practice and Surgical Atlas,' Ed. Rebecca Rogers, Vivian Sung, Ranee Thaker, Cheryl Iglesia, the McGraw-Hill Companies.

Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@wihri.org
401-681-2822
Women & Infants Hospital

Public Release: 2-Jan-2015
Two Douglas Institute researchers named in the Quebec Science list of top 10 discoveries
The Douglas Mental Health University Institute is proud to announce that discoveries by two of its researchers are included on the Quebec Science list of the top 10 discoveries of 2014.

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

Public Release: 23-Dec-2014
NREL receives Editors' Choice Awards for supercomputer research
Two prestigious scientific magazines have awarded the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory with Editors' Choice awards for the Peregrine high-performance computer and the groundbreaking research it made possible.

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

Public Release: 23-Dec-2014
Three new fellows to help guide NREL research
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently named Richard DeBlasio, Sarah Kurtz and Suhuai Wei to its Research Fellows Council, the laboratory's top advisory council, comprised of internationally recognized NREL scientists and engineers. Along with the nine current members of the Research Fellows Council, DeBlasio, Kurtz and Wei will advise NREL executive management on the strategic direction of science and technology research at the laboratory.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
UT Dallas professor elected to National Academy
Dr. James Coleman, a leader in the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UT Dallas, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Ames Laboratory scientist Wang named APS Fellow
Ames Laboratory scientist Cai-Zhuang Wang, a senior scientist at the Ames Laboratory, was named a 2014 Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
515-294-3474
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Materials Science awards the 2014 Robert W. Cahn Prize
The Journal of Materials Science has awarded the 2014 Robert W. Cahn Prize to Lucas R. Meza and Julia R. Greer, both from the California Institute of Technology, for their paper titled 'Mechanical Characterization of Hollow Ceramic Nanolattices.'

Contact: Alexander K. Brown
alexander.brown@springer.com
212-620-8063
Springer Science+Business Media

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
ACS wins four 2014 Eddie and Ozzie Awards for digital and print products
Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society has won four 2014 Eddie & Ozzie Awards for its affiliated website and video work.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Monash researcher honored as leader in sustainability
Environmental business magazine WME has announced its Leaders List for 2014, with the Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute, professor Dave Griggs, taking out the X-Factor category.

Contact: Glynis Smalley
glynis.smalley@monash.edu
61-408-027-848
Monash University

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Comics plus engineering equals a national award
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor who is an expert on the science of superheroes will receive an award from a national engineering organization that was previously won by military leaders, a congressman, a Secretary of Defense and astronauts, including Neil Armstrong.

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Pioneer Award winners Katherine High, Amit Nathwani, Arthur Nienhuis, and Andrew Davidoff honored
Recognized for her pioneering work to develop gene therapy for hemophilia spanning several decades, taking it from the laboratory into human clinical trials, is Katherine A. High, M.D., Spark Therapeutics. Also recognized for their demonstration of successful clinical applications of adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy for hemophilia B are Amit C. Nathwani, M.D., Ph.D., UCL Cancer Institute, and Arthur W. Nienhuis, M.D., and Andrew M. Davidoff, M.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
'Research of the very highest quality': DFG awards 2015 Leibniz Prizes
The new recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. In Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft decided to award the 2015 Leibniz Prize to eight researchers. The recipients of the prize were selected by the Nominations Committee from 136 nominees. Of the eight new prizewinners, three are from the natural sciences, three from the humanities and social sciences, and two from the life sciences. Each will receive prize money of 2.5 million euros.

Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Leibniz Prize for Hartmut Leppin
The steering committee of the German Research Foundation last week in Bonn announced that the Frankfurt ancient historian Prof. Hartmut Leppin was awarded the 2015 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, which is endowed with a grant of 2.5 million Euro.

Contact: Hartmut Leppin
h.leppin@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Two INRS professors named Fellows of the American Physical Society
Professors Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society. The prestigious recognition from their peers acknowledges both professors' outstanding contributions in physics.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-3817
INRS

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
NJIT physicist is named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Gordon Thomas, an inventive problem-solver whose creations -- from medical devices, to weapons sensors, to optical communications fiber -- are remarkable for their diversity as well as their ingenuity and practicality, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Burg recognized as National Academy of Inventors fellow
Karen Burg, vice president for research at Kansas State University, has been named one of the 170 newest National Academy of Inventors fellows.
National Academy of Inventors

Contact: Karen Burg
785-532-5110
Kansas State University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors names UT Arlington researchers as Fellows
Daniel W. Armstrong and Richard Timmons, professors in the UT Arlington College of Science, have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Together, they hold more than 30 patents.

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-272-9208
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Neglected disease research in Lao PDR -- capacity building in Burundi
This year, the R. Geigy Foundation in Basel, Switzerland, confers two awards: one to the Laotian scientist Somphou Sayasone, the other to the Swiss TPH Jubilee Project 'Connecting the Dots.' The value of the prizes awarded is 10,000 CHF and 70,000 CHF, respectively. With its awards the RGS recognizes excellent achievements in neglected disease research in South-East Asia and capacity building in Burundi.

Contact: Christian Heuss
christian.heuss@unibas.ch
41-612-848-683
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Nadine Aubry named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Nadine Aubry, University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Aubry is a globally recognized leader in the field of mechanical engineering, particularly fluid mechanics.
National Academy of Inventors

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
MU scientist and inventor contributes to the study of cell genetics
Cytogenetics is a branch of science that studies the structure and function of cells with a focus on the chromosomes found within the cell. Often, plant cell researchers can be limited in their experiments due to the lack of methods available to study these complex structures. Using tools created and patented by James Birchler, a scientist at the University of Missouri, plant researchers are able to break down and engineer small parts of a chromosome and further their research.

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

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
MU scientist and inventor advances the study of nanomedicine
Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology, or the use of microscopic structures to image and treat disease. Current problems in nanomedicine include understanding the potentially toxic impact these nanostructures have on the body and the environment. Kattesh Katti, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is developing nano-scale molecules, including gold nanoparticles and other 'green' technologies, to image and treat diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease, arthritis and degeneration of the eye.

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

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
SMU cyber warrior Fred Chang receives annual 'Security 7' award
Southern Methodist University's cyber warrior, Fred Chang, has been named an Information Security Magazine 'Security 7' award winner, which annually spotlights information security leaders at the top of their profession.

Contact: Kim Cobb
cobbk@smu.edu
214-768-7654
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Fourth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors
OU professors named fellows of National Academy of Inventors
Two University of Oklahoma professors -- Daniel E. Resasco and Paul H. Weigel -- have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

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