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Public Release: 5-May-2015
Gutenberg Research Award for polymer chemist Kazunori Kataoka and theologian Kwok Pui Lan
The Gutenberg Research College of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has granted the Gutenberg Research Award 2015 to the Japanese polymer chemist Professor Kazunori Kataoka and to the theologian Professor Kwok Pui Lan, who teaches in the USA.
Gutenberg Research College of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Contact: Matthias Neubert
gfk@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23681
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Historic AAAS Kavli competition expands to honor excellence in science journalism worldwide
The American Association for the Advancement of Science today announced a global expansion of its historic science journalism awards program, thanks to an additional generous endowment from the Kavli Foundation.
Kavli Foundation

Contact: Ginger Pinholster
gpinhols@aaas.org
202-326-6421
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 4-May-2015
ASU physics professor John Spence is elected to the Royal Society
Arizona State University Regents professor John C.H. Spence has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society, London.

Contact: Skip Derra
skip.derra@asu.edu
480-965-4823
Arizona State University

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Carnegie Mellon's Krzysztof Matyjaszewski wins Dreyfus Prize
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, the J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, has won the 2015 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences. The international prize awarded by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is given every two years to recognize accomplishments in different areas of chemistry.
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Frederick Alt, Ph.D., awarded 2015 Szent-Gyoergyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Frederick Alt, Ph.D., director of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, has been honored with the 2015 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. Awarded by the National Foundation for Cancer Research, the prize recognizes Alt's groundbreaking work on the genetic nature of cancer, research that laid the foundation for our modern understanding of cancer and for the current revolution in personalized, targeted cancer treatment.

Contact: Irene Sege
irene.sege@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-3110
Boston Children's Hospital

Public Release: 4-May-2015
2015 American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair Conference
Yale and University of South Florida scientists receive Sanberg Awards from ASNTR
The American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair ASNTR awarded The 2015 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair to John D. Elsworth, Ph.D., Professor and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry, Division of Neural Transplant and Neurobehavior Program, Yale School of Medicine and The Molly and Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award to Cesar V. Borlongan, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chairman for Research, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine.

Contact: Donna Morrison
dmorrison@health.usf.edu
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Elizabeth Kovacs, Ph.D., receives AAI Distinguished Service Award
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine scientist Elizabeth J. Kovacs, Ph.D., has received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI).

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
LUT is the world's 31st best young university
The Lappeenranta University of Technology has been ranked the 31st top young university in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings. The list includes the top 100 universities that are under 50 years old. This places LUT as the best young university in Finland as well as in the Nordic countries.

Contact: Anneli Pauli
anneli.pauli@lut.fi
358-040-901-5330
Lappeenranta University of Technology

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
Renowned researcher from NYU Langone Medical Center elected to National Academy of Sciences
Internationally renowned researcher Danny Reinberg, Ph.D., the Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at NYU Langone Medical Center, has joined the prestigious ranks of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on an individual in recognition of continuing and distinguished achievements in original research.

Contact: Jim Mandler
jim.mandler@nyumc.org
212-404-3525
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
Scientist receives March of Dimes Developmental Biology Prize
Dr. Rudolf Jaenisch, the 20th Anniversary recipient of the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology, has brought the prize full circle. His research reaches back to the Prize's early beginning, through his focus on basic research breakthroughs, to the March of Dimes' present day mission to give all babies a healthy start in life.
March of Dimes

Contact: Elizaabeth Lynch
elynch@marchofdimes.org
914-997-4286
March of Dimes Foundation

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
No quick fixes for developing world's solid waste management crisis
As the world population, economy and consumption grows, a complex and multi-dimensional approach is needed to manage a rising tide of solid waste, researchers say in a study published in the journal Waste Management.

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

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
LA BioMed honors its legends and celebrates its future
The Legends reception will honor Drs. John E. Edwards, Samuel W. French and William Oh. At the reception, LA BioMed also will dedicate a donor wall to celebrate the success of the campaign to honor the career of another LA BioMed Legend, K.R. Tanaka, M.D.

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

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
American Diabetes Association's 75th Scientific Sessions
UT Southwestern's Dr. Philipp Scherer to receive Banting Medal for diabetes research
Dr. Philipp Scherer, Director of the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, will receive the prestigious Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, the highest honor bestowed by the American Diabetes Association.

Contact: Debbie Bolles
debbie.bolles@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
Now cats, too: First US data shows nonsurgical dog neuter shot also effective in cats
If veterinarians could sterilize male cats and dogs with a simple shot for less than a dollar a dose, why choose surgery? Well, now there's a choice -- and some veterinarians, shelters, and rescue organizations are daring to try the new way. A US rescue organization has won the first 'Timmy Prize' for data collection on calcium chloride nonsurgical neuter shot. The low-cost, universally available Calchlorin injection has the potential for significant impact on pet overpopulation worldwide.
Parsemus Foundation

Contact: Elaine Lissner
pr@parsemusfoundation.org
415-839-6304
Parsemus Foundation

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Carnegie's Joe Berry elected to National Academy of Sciences
Joseph A. Berry, staff scientist at Carnegie's Department of Global Ecology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates. Election to the NAS is one of the highest honors given to scientists.

Contact: Chris Field
cfield@carnegiescience.edu
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
UTSW's Dr. Lora Hooper and Dr. Steven Kliewer elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today announced the election of two UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty members -- Dr. Lora Hooper and Dr. Steven Kliewer, one of the highest honors attainable by American scientists.

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Genethon, winner of the World Innovation Competition 2030
Tuesday, April 28, during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace, Généthon, the laboratory of the AFM-Telethon, was named recipient of the Global Innovation Competition 2030 in the category 'Risk lift.' A prize that rewards the expert laboratory and world leader in the field of gene therapy for the development of an industrial production process of gene therapy vectors.

Contact: AFM-Téléthon
presse@afm-telethon.fr
AFM-Téléthon

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
American Association of Engineering Societies General Assembly
Audubon Society honors Apelian for promoting sustainable stewardship of Earth's resources
Diran Apelian, Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has received the Audubon Society's Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal. Administered by the American Association of Engineering Societies, the medal recognizes individuals who encourage cooperation between engineering professionals and environmentalists to create innovative solutions to environmental problems. Apelian was honored for articulating and promoting an inspiring vision of sustainable stewardship of the Earth's resources.

Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Pioneers of HIV structural biology win an award
World-renowned scientists -- Professor Mariusz Jaskólski of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, and Dr. Alexander Wlodawer of the National Cancer Institute, USA -- are the first winners of the Poland-US Science Award granted jointly by the Foundation for Polish Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest scientific association.

Contact: Ginger Pinholster
gpinhols@aaas.org
202-326-6421
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
Mechanical engineering professor chosen as Fulbright scholar
Valentine aims to strengthen research ties between UCSB and ESPCI ParisTech.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
MPSA announces Kenneth J. Meier award recognizing scholarship in public administration and policy
The Midwest Political Science Association has established a new annual award recognizing outstanding scholarship in politics, public administration, and public policy in honor of Kenneth J. Meier, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Project for Equity, Representation & Governance at Texas A&M University.

Contact: Melissa Heeke
heeke@mpsanet.org
812-558-0588
Midwest Political Science Association

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
American Philosophical Society Semiannual Meeting
Norwegian neuroscientists elected to American Philosophical Society
Norwegian neuroscientists and 2014 Nobel Laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser were elected members of the American Philosophical Society at the society's semiannual meeting on April 25-26 in Philadelphia.

Contact: Hege Tunstad
hege.j.tunstad@ntnu.no
47-926-32103
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 24-Apr-2015
Theodorescu receives prestigious Barringer Medal
CU Cancer Center Director, Dan Theodorescu, M.D., Ph.D., earns the Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 24-Apr-2015
ASHG announces 2015 winners of National DNA Day Essay Contest
In commemoration of National DNA Day, ASHG hosted its 10th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest to encourage high school students and teachers to learn about human genetics concepts beyond the standard curriculum. DNA Day commemorates the discovery of DNA's double helix and the completion of the Human Genome Project. Since 2006, ASHG has run a DNA Day Essay Contest to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts by writing an original essay.

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
American Academy of Neurology 67th Annual Meeting
Study on simulated stroke wins major neurology award
A study performed by Loyola University Medical Center resident neurologists has won a prestigious 2015 Safety and Quality Award from the American Academy of Neurology. The study found that using a high-fidelity patient simulator (mannequin) and other simulation-based education techniques can significantly improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of first-year neurology residents treating stroke patients in the emergency department.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

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