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Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Valentin Fuster, Editor-in-Chief of JACC, awarded Spain's Cruz de la Orden Civil Sanidad
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, has announced that noted cardiologist Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) was recently awarded the Gran Cruz de la Orden Civil Sanidad (Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Health) by the Spanish government. This is the highest civilian award granted in recognition of an individual's outstanding achievements in the field of healthcare.

Contact: Rachael Zaleski
rachael.zaleski@elsevier.com
215-239-3658
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Eleven NUS scientists and engineers among the world's most influential scientific minds
Eleven scientists and engineers from the National University of Singapore have been recognised as among the world's most prominent scientific minds, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2015 report published by Thomson Reuters.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Two NTU professors in Thomson Reuters' list of the world's 19 hottest researchers
Two scientists from Nanyang Technological University -- Professor David Lou and Professor Zhang Hua -- have made it into the ranking of the World's Hottest Researchers 2015 by Thomson Reuters.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards granted for pioneering ideas in cancer research
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announced that seven scientists with novel approaches to fighting cancer have been named 2016 recipients of the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award. The grant of $300,000 over two years is awarded each year to early career scientists whose projects have the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Each awardee will have the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding (up to four years total for $600,000).
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie, PhD
yung.lie@damonrunyon.org
212-455-0521
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
MDC's CIO Alf Wachsmann gets DDN Pioneer Award
Dr. Alf Wachsmann, Chief Information Officer at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany, was awarded the 'DDN Pioneer Award 2015.' With this prize, the US-based company DDN distinguishes individuals, groups, or institutions 'who are embracing leading-edge high performance computing technologies to shatter long-standing technical limits and to accelerate business results and scientific insights.'

Contact: Josef Zens
josef.zens@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2118
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
NCI Intramural Scientific Investigators Retreat
National Cancer Institute honors Leonard I. Zon, M.D., with Knudson Award in Cancer Genetics
Leonard I. Zon, M.D., Director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital and Grousbeck Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, is the recipient of the 20th annual Alfred G. Knudson Award in Cancer Genetics from the National Cancer Institute.

Contact: Keri Stedman
keri.stedman@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-3110
Boston Children's Hospital

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
Microscopy advancement by Eric Betzig, colleagues wins 2015 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize
An advancement in microscopy that provides an unprecedented understanding of the inner workings of live cells has won the 2014-2015 Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The winners, Eric Betzig, Bi-Chang Chen, Wesley Legant, Kai Wang, and their colleagues, will receive the 2014-2015 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, which includes $25,000 and a plaque. The research was originally published by Science on Oct. 18, 2014.
The Fodor Family Trust

Contact: Natasha Pinol
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
Green Detergents developed from MIT Portugal Ph.D. thesis win the 'Green Project Awards'
Did you know that, when cleaning your house, you may also be polluting the planet? An alternative developed in Portugal has recently won the Jerónimo Martins/Green Project Awards.
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, MIT Portugal Program, Jerónimo Martins; iBB-Institute for Bioengineering

Contact: Renata Ramalho
renata.ramalho@mitportugal.org
351-965-007-727
MIT Portugal Program

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry
Springer Heterocyclic Chemistry Award 2016 goes to Jérôme Waser
The Springer Heterocyclic Chemistry Award 2016 has been given to Jérôme Waser from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) for his exceptional research achievements. Waser has contributed significantly to the advancement of multiple areas of heterocyclic chemistry, and his highly original work has already had an impact in academia and industry. The award will be presented at the European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry in Amsterdam from July 3-6, 2016.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Ames Laboratory scientist named to National Academy of Inventors
US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: Steve Karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
American College of Cardiology 65th Annual Scientific Session
LA BioMed researcher honored for distinguished teaching
American College of Cardiology honors LA BioMed researcher John Michael Criley, MD, for his 'innovative, outstanding teaching.'

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

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
Joint Mathematicis Meetings
Two Indiana University professors named American Mathematical Society Fellows
Two Indiana University mathematicians have been named 2016 fellows of the American Mathematical Society for their outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.

Contact: Kevin Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
NIH, Scientific American, Science salute UVA brain discovery
A shocking discovery about the human brain is being hailed as one of 2015's biggest scientific breakthroughs by numerous year-end lists, including those compiled by Scientific American, Sciencet and the National Institutes of Health.

Contact: Josh Barney
jdb9a@virginia.edu
434-906-8864
University of Virginia Health System

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
American Epilepsy Society awarded six-year ACCME accreditation with commendation
The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has been awarded accreditation with commendation as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. To earn this accreditation, AES was resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and demonstrated compliance in all accreditation criteria, standards and policies, earning accreditation with commendation from the ACCME through Nov. 30, 2021.

Contact: Natalie Judd
natalie@bigvoicecomm.com
203-389-5223
American Epilepsy Society

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
Dr. W. Ian Lipkin receives China's top science honor
W. Ian Lipkin, MD, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, received China's top science honor for foreign scientists, the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award at a ceremony on Jan. 8, 2016 presided by China President Xi Jinping. The award recognizes Dr. Lipkin's outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation and for promoting scientific advancement in China.

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
Award-winning book probes a new world of food regulation
The global food supply chain is more important and complex than ever, with rafts of new regulations, including measures to deal with 'food crime', which have been prompted by episodes such as the UK's recent horse meat scandal. Now a University of Huddersfield professor has produced a book that provides people working in the field with a complete overview of these complex issues and many more. And it has already won an international award.

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Access to millions of US patents records will dramatically improve
A team of UMass Amherst computer scientists took the top prize in an international competition sponsored by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and US Department of Commerce. They designed a computer algorithm that rapidly removes inventor ambiguity from patent records, which will provide users more efficient and effective searches. Their winning approach will be incorporated into the USPTO's new online platform, PatentsView.
US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Commercr

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
An electrifying breakthrough by the team headed up by professor Roberto Morandotti
The use of lasers to guide an electrical discharge around obstacles: this breakthrough by Professor Roberto Morandotti and his team made Québec Science magazine's list of the ten biggest discoveries in 2015. In fact, the physicist who has tamed short-lived lightening bolts is featured on the front page of the January/February issue.

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

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Winner announced for Dove Medical Press inaugural Video Abstract Award
Dove Medical Press is pleased to announce the winner for their inaugural Video Abstract Award (2015).

Contact: Tracy Cleary
tracy@dovepress.com
Dove Medical Press

Public Release: 6-Jan-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
2015 AAAS Mentor Award honors Dr. Christine Grant, North Carolina State University
Dr. Christine Grant, Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University (NC State), was chosen as the winner of the 2015 AAAS Mentor Award for facilitating dramatic education and research changes that resulted in an increased number of African-American and female students seeking doctorates in chemical engineering.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Gavin Stern
gstern@aaas.org
202-326-6429
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 6-Jan-2016
Perimeter researchers earn prestigious cosmology prizes
Researchers from Perimeter Institute have won both first and third prizes in the 2015 Buchalter Cosmology Prize competition for work that sheds new light on the workings of space and time.

Contact: Eamon O'Flynn
eoflynn@perimeterinstitute.ca
51-956-976-005-071
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Diet proven to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow
A diet proven showed that it helped lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow by US News & World Report.

Contact: Nancy Di Fiore
Nancy_Difiore@rush.edu
312-942-5159
Rush University Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
Thirty-five Loyola physicians named to Chicago magazine's 2016 Top Doctors list
Thirty-five Loyola University Medical Center physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's 2016 Top Doctors list.

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

Public Release: 30-Dec-2015
2016 Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting
Roger D. Borcherdt wins the 2016 Bruce A. Bolt Medal
Roger D. Borcherdt, scientist emeritus at the US Geological Survey and past Shimizu Visting Professor and consulting professor at Stanford University, is the 2016 recipient of the Bruce A. Bolt Medal. The annual award is presented jointly by the Consortium of Strong Motion Observations Systems, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and the Seismological Society of America.

Contact: Becky Ham
press@seismosoc.org
Seismological Society of America

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Biophysical Society 60th Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2016 International Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the Biophysical Society's 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 27-March 2, 2016. The purpose of these awards is to foster and initiate further interaction between American biophysicists and scientists working in countries experiencing financial difficulties.

Contact: Ellen Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

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