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Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
77th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2015
Discovery of new rock property earns prize
The discovery of a new fundamental rock property will improve estimates of underground resources, such as hydrocarbons and drinking water, as well as CO2 storage reservoir capacity. The revelation that electricity can flow more easily through sedimentary rocks in the vertical, rather than horizontal, direction is contrary to established scientific wisdom.
Natural Environmental Research Council National Capability

Contact: Holly Peacock
holly.peacock@noc.ac.uk
National Oceanography Centre, UK

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Bruno Latour at the University of Cologne
The French social scientist and philosopher Bruno Latour holds this year's Albertus Magnus Professorship at the University of Cologne. From June 15-18, he will give two public lectures and a seminar addressing an 'anthropology of modernities' and the questions it entails.

Contact: Andreas Speer
amp-info@uni-koeln.de
49-221-470-2309
University of Cologne

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
NetSci 2015 Conference
UM College of Arts & Sciences assistant professor wins 2015 Erdos-Renyi Prize
Chaoming Song, assistant professor of physics at the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Erdos-Rényi Prize in Network Science.

Contact: Megan Ondrizek
m.ondrizek@umiami.edu
305-284-3667
University of Miami

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
QUT cancer and eye researchers receive top Queen's birthday honor
QUT's Distinguished Professor Judith Clements and Professor Nathan Efron have each been awarded Australia's foremost honor, a Companion of the Order of Australia. Professor Clements is honored for her outstanding contribution to biomedical research, particularly prostate cancer research. QUT research optometrist, Professor Nathan Efron, was pivotal to the development of the world's first daily throw-away contact lens, and pioneered development of a revolutionary eye test being trialled globally to assess the extent of nerve damage in those with diabetes.

Contact: Rose Trapnell
rose.trapnell@qut.edu.au
040-758-5901
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
UTHealth's Kevin Morano receives prestigious teaching honor
Kevin Morano, Ph.D., a microbiologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has been recognized for teaching excellence by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.
Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Fermi Awards
President Obama names scientists Pellegrini and Shank as 2014 Enrico Fermi Award recipients
President Obama has named Dr. Claudio Pellegrini and Dr. Charles V. (Chuck) Shank as recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the government's oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement. The Presidential award carries an honorarium of $50,000, shared equally, and a medal. The award is administered on behalf of the White House by the US Department of Energy.
US Department of Energy -- Office of Science

Contact: Ethan Alpern
ethan.alpern@science.doe.gov
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
SNMMI 2015 Annual Meeting
SNMMI image of the year -- theranostic drug unites imaging and therapy for prostate cancer
A novel molecular imaging technology not only detects prostate cancer that has spread throughout the body, but also provides a potent and minimally invasive method of radiotherapy, reveal researchers at the 2015 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting.
Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research, DFG, Klaus Tschira Foundation

Contact: Laurie Callahan
703-652-6773
Society of Nuclear Medicine

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Mercouri Kanatzidis honored for renewable energy research
Northwestern University's Mercouri G. Kanatzidis has received the 2015 Renewable Energy Prize, one of the prestigious Eni Awards, for his work capturing potential energy released by wasted heat. Considered by some the 'Nobel Prizes for energy,' the Eni Awards aim to promote better use of energy sources and inspire new generations of researchers. An international leader in inorganic and solid-state chemistry, Kanatzidis will receive a specially struck gold medal of the Italian State Mint and 200,000 euros.

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
DFG Europa-Preis awarded to 8 'Jugend forscht' prizewinners
Six young male researchers and two young female researchers have been awarded the Europa-Preis by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The aim of this award is to specifically prepare them for the European Union Contest for Young Scientists, held in September in Milan.

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

Public Release: 7-Jun-2015
Diabetes research earns 2015 Kaye Innovation Award for Hebrew University's Ofer Mandelboim
Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientist Professor Ofer Mandelboim has won the 2015 Kaye Innovation Award for his research showing that NKp46 receptors on Natural Killer cells play a critical role in the development of type 1 diabetes. In studies with mice, inhibiting the NKp46 receptor almost entirely prevented the development of diabetes. This groundbreaking research is the basis for BioLineRx's BL-9020, a monoclonal antibody that targets the Natural Killer receptor NKp46.

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-268-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 7-Jun-2015
SNMMI 2015 Annual Meeting
Michael E. Phelps, Ph.D., receives SNMMI 2015 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award
Michael E. Phelps, Ph.D., the Norton Simon professor and chair of the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, has been named this year's recipient of the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award for his contributions to nuclear medicine. Phelps was presented the award by SNMMI -- an international scientific and medical organization -- during its 2015 Annual Meeting, June 6-10 in Baltimore, Md.

Contact: Laurie Callahan
lcallahan@snmmi.org
703-652-6773
Society of Nuclear Medicine

Public Release: 7-Jun-2015
SNMMI 2015 Annual Meeting
David W. Townsend receives SNMMI 2015 Aebersold Award for Nuclear Medicine Achievement
David W. Townsend, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the National University Hospital of Singapore and director of the A*STAR-NUS Clinical Imaging Research Centre in Singapore, has been named this year's recipient of the prestigious Paul C. Aebersold Award. Townsend was presented the award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) during its 2015 Annual Meeting, held June 6-10 in Baltimore, Md.

Contact: Laurie Callahan
lcallahan@snmmi.org
703-652-6773
Society of Nuclear Medicine

Public Release: 6-Jun-2015
Boston Surgeon Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., F.A.C.S., receives 2015 ACS Jacobson Innovation Award
Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., F.A.C.S., received the 2015 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons at a dinner held in his honor this evening in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Vacanti, the John Homans Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, is also the director of the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication, the codirector of the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and the chief of pediatric transplantation, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Contact: Sally Garneski
pressinquiry@facs.org
312-202-5409
American College of Surgeons

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Ten graduate students and postdocs receive GSA's DeLill Nasser Award
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is proud to name ten early-career scientists -- four graduate students and six postdoctoral researchers -- as Fall 2015 recipients of GSA's DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics. The award provides a $1,000 travel grant for each recipient to attend any national or international meeting, conference, or laboratory course that will enhance his or her career.
Genetics Society of America

Contact: Adam Fagen
press@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7300
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Winner announced for NNI's first Nanotechnology Student Video Contest
The video explains a new method for disinfecting drinking water using a nanodiamond powder. This nanotechnology-enabled method can kill bacteria, is biocompatible, and is reusable, making it a good alternative to traditional chlorination.
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office of the National Nanotechnology Initiative

Contact: Marlowe Newman
mnewman@nnco.nano.gov
703-292-7128
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
2015 Intel ISEF
ONR awards outstanding student with scholarship money at science competition
Could better protection from traumatic brain injuries be on the horizon? The Office of Naval Research believes it could be and recently awarded $10,000 in scholarship money to a high school student doing concussion research. Alberto Garcia, of Shallowater, Texas, received the Chief of Naval Research Scholarship Award for his research into traumatic brain injuries at the 2015 Intel ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recognizes malaria breakthroughs
The 2015 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize will be awarded to Ruth S. Nussenzweig and Victor Nussenzweig, both faculty at the NYU Langone Medical Center, and Tu Youyou of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, for their pioneering discoveries in chemistry and parasitology, and their personal commitment to translating these discoveries into effective chemotherapeutic and vaccine-based approaches to controlling malaria.
Warren Alpert Foundation

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Canadian Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting
Two INRS researchers inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering
Professors Sonia Aïssa and Federico Rosei (both Senior Members of IEEE) of the Centre for Energy, Materials and Telecommunications of INRS are now among the Canadian engineering elite, after being elected by their peers as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
USciences confers honorary degree to GSA CEO James C. Appleby
University of the Sciences conferred an honorary doctor of science degree to James C. Appleby P'87, R.Ph., M.P.H., at its 194th Commencement Ceremony on May 20, 2015. Appleby is executive director and CEO of The Gerontological Society of America, the nation's leading interdisciplinary professional membership organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Yang Hann Kim of KAIST receives the 2015 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education
The Acoustical Society of America announced today that Professor Yang Hann Kim of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology was the 12th recipient of the Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education. Dr. Kim is the first recipient selected from a non-English-speaking nation.

Contact: Lan Yoon
hlyoon@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-294
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Laurel H. Carney awarded the William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience
Laurel H. Carney of the University of Rochester, has been awarded the William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience by the Acoustical Society of America. The award was presented at the 169th meeting of the ASA on May 20, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Matthew W. Urban awarded the R. Bruce Lindsay Award by the Acoustical Society of America
Matthew W. Urban, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, has been awarded the R. Bruce Lindsay Award by the Acoustical Society of America for contributions to ultrasonic measurement of viscoelastic properties of tissues for biomedical applications. The award was presented at the 169th meeting of the ASA on May 20, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Henry Cox awarded the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America
Henry Cox, Senior Fellow at Lockheed Martin, has been awarded the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal by the Acoustical Society of America for fundamental and practical contributions to array signal processing, underwater acoustics, and sonar systems engineering. The award was presented at the 169th meeting of the ASA on May 20, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Creators of marshmallow test to receive 1st Golden Goose Award of 2015
For their work over the last 50 years, supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, Dr. Walter Mischel, creator of the Marshmallow Test, and two colleagues, Drs. Philip Peake and Yuichi Shoda, have been selected to receive the first Golden Goose Award of 2015. The Marshmallow Test has led to extraordinary findings linking children's self-control to later life outcomes and to methods for teaching self-control and improving lives.
American Educational Research Association, American Astronomical Society, American Mathematical Society, American Physiological Society, American Psychological Association, American Society for Microbiology, APS Physics

Contact: Barry Toiv
barry.toiv@aau.edu
202-408-7500
Association of American Universities

Public Release: 29-May-2015
2015 ASCO Annual Conference
ASCO honors Allison for achievements in cancer immunotherapy
The world's leading organization of oncologists will honor Jim Allison, Ph.D., for his pioneering research that led to a new way to treat cancer by unleashing an immune system attack rather than targeting tumors directly. Allison, chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the Science of Oncology Award at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago on May 31.

Contact: Scott Merville
smerville@mdanderson.org
713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

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