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Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
CDC wins INFORMS Edelman Award, leading prize in analytics, operations research
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which collaborated with Kid Risk, Inc. to use analytics and operations research to combat the remaining pockets of polio around the world, last night won the 2014 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences at a banquet sponsored by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Boston.

Contact: Barry List
barry.list@informs.org
443-794-5182
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
University Tennessee Knoxville professor named Legendary Geoscientist
Robert D. Hatcher Jr., distinguished scientist and professor at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and former President of the American Geosciences Institute, was unanimously approved by the American Geosciences Institute Executive Committee to receive the 2014 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal.

Contact: Leigh Sutherland
ls@agiweb.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
A robot walks into a bar…
The image of a joke-telling robot, that can tailor its repartee while performing a stand-up comedy routine, has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Comedy Lab: Human vs Robot, by Toby Harris, a Ph.D. student at Queen Mary University of London's Cognitive Science Research Group, stole the show ahead of many other stunning pictures, featuring research in action, which were entered into EPSRC's inaugural competition.

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program receives 2014 Public Service Award for a group
Today the National Science Board announced that a long-running program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the recipient of its 2014 Public Service Award for a group. AAAS' Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program connects science with policy and fosters a network of science and engineering leaders who understand government and policymaking.

Contact: Nadine Lymn
nlymn@nsf.gov
703-292-2490
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Helmholtz Prize for the 'new' ampere
In time for the maybe critical decisions on the change to the 'new' SI at the Conference Internationale des Poids et Mesures this November, a group of scientists from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt has succeeded in developing a current standard that not only generates a clocked single-electron current, but also simultaneously measures this current independently. For this considerable advance, the scientists under Hans Werner Schumacher's lead have now been awarded the Hermann von Helmholtz Prize.

Contact: Dr. Hans Werner Schumacher
hans.w.schumacher@ptb.de
49-053-159-22500
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
ACMG 2014 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
Two researchers known for identifying and treating 'bubble boy' disease honored by March of Dimes
The March of Dimes honored Rebecca H. Buckley, M.D., professor of immunology and the J. Buren Sidbury Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center and Jennifer M. Puck, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, two pediatricians whose research led to the need for early identification of and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency and its inclusion in newborn screening.

Contact: Elizabeth Lynch
elynch@marchofdimes.coom
914-997-4286
March of Dimes Foundation

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Immunotherapy innovator wins 2014 Canada Gairdner International Award
A Canadian institution that annually recognizes seminal medical discoveries selected cancer immunotherapy leader Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair and professor of Immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, for one of its 2014 Canada Gairdner International Awards.

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

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Harold F. Dvorak, M.D., wins Gairdner Award
Harold F. Dvorak, M.D., receives the 2014 Canada Gairdner Award for landmark discovery of VPF, a key player in blood vessel formation, which forms the basis for the field of angiogenesis.

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
TU Dresden awards President of the Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, honorary doctorate
In a festive ceremony held today, Mar. 28, 2014, the Faculty of Law of the TU Dresden awarded an honorary doctorate to the President of the Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye.

Contact: Kim-Astrid Magister
pressestelle@tu-dresden.de
49-035-146-332-398
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
UT Southwestern faculty member receives Norman Hackerman Award
Dr. Benjamin P. Tu, associate professor of biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was honored today with the 2014 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research. Dr. Tu was recognized for innovative studies of once-unappreciated molecules that may someday improve treatments for cancer or conditions associated with aging.
Welch Foundation

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

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare cancer expert Dr. Von Hoff receives Hope Funds award
Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, who has been instrumental in developing numerous new cancer treatments, is among this year's recipients of the Award of Excellence from the Hope Funds for Cancer Research. Dr. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, who is Physician-In-Chief and Distinguished Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and Chief Scientific Officer for Scottsdale Healthcare's Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials, will receive the 2014 Hope Funds Award of Excellence in Medicine.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Miriam Hospital ICU receives Silver Beacon Award for exceptional care
The Intensive Care Unit at the Miriam Hospital has attained a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The three-year award recognizes the hospital for its exceptional patient care and improved patient outcomes, and practices that follow the AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards.

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas
efalconerelvas@lifespan.org
401-793-7484
Lifespan

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Two UMass Medical School students take home prestigious Weintraub Award
Colin Conine and Emma Watson, Ph.D. students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, received the 2014 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award for research into the mechanisms governing epigenetic inheritance and the complex interactions between diet, gene expression and physiology.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2000
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
UH industrial designer 'Connects' with International Housewares Association honors
Matthew Burton's 'Connect' recently earned first place the International Housewares Association's 2014 Student Design Competition. This is the third year in a row that a UH Industrial Design student has placed first in this competition.
International Housewares Association

Contact: Mike Emery
pemery@uh.edu
713-743-8186
University of Houston

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Environmental stewardship motivates latest White House Champions of Change
Benjamin Blonder and Billy Spitzer are among 14 environmental and conservation leaders honored by the White House as Champions of Change at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., last week for their work on environmental stewardship and community involvement.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
International Congress on Obesity
Ottawa researcher receives international award for obesity research
The International Journal of Obesity New Faculty Award for Population Science and Public Health Research recognizes Dr. Chaput's exceptional research in population health based on innovation, quality of science, research design, and quality of writing.

Contact: Adrienne Vienneau
avienneau@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 x4144
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
ASM General Meeting Awards Banquet and Dinner
ASU scientist Roy Curtiss receives Lifetime Achievement Award from ASM
Roy Curtiss III, a scientist at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Microbiology.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Simon Levin, Ph.D., awarded prestigious 2014 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement Executive Committee today named Simon A. Levin, Ph.D., of Princeton University, the recipient of the 2014 Tyler Prize for his research revealing the complexity of, and relationships between, species and ecosystems. His work has been fundamental in the crafting of environmental policies and advancing the study of complex ecosystems -- the myriad relationships and interactions in nature.

Contact: Nick Seaver
nseaver@burnesscommunications.com
301-280-5727
Burness Communications

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Bioethicist Arthur Caplan receives 2014 Public Service Award for an individual
Today the National Science Board announced that renowned bioethicist Arthur Caplan, a global leader in medical ethics, is the 2014 recipient of its Public Service Award for an individual.

Contact: Nadine Lymn
nlymn@nsf.gov
703-292-2490
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Pioneer Award recipients Marina Cavazzana and Adrian Thrasher recognized for advancing gene therapy to the clinic for immunodeficiency disorders
Marina Cavazzana, M.D., Ph.D., Paris Descartes University, France and Adrian J. Thrasher, M.D., Ph.D., University College London Institute of Child Health, United Kingdom, have been honored with the Pioneer Award for basic and clinical gene therapy for immunodeficiency disorders.

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Society of Interventional Radiology 39th Annual Scientific Meeting
SIR Foundation, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology present awards
The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology -- the Society of Interventional Radiology's peer-reviewed scientific journal -- together with SIR Foundation, will present the 2013 JVIR Editor's Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper and the Award for Outstanding Laboratory Investigation during the March 24 plenary session at SIR's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting. SIR 2014 is being held March 22-27 in San Diego.
Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation

Contact: Ellen Acconcia
eacconcia@sirweb.org
703-460-5582
Society of Interventional Radiology

Public Release: 22-Mar-2014
Society of Interventional Radiology 39th Annual Scientific Meeting
Interventional radiologists receive honors from SIR Foundation
Ziv J Haskal, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and editor-in-chief of the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR's) flagship publication, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, will receive the Leaders in Innovation Award from SIR Foundation during the society's Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.
Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation

Contact: Ellen Acconcia
eacconcia@sirweb.org
703-460-5582
Society of Interventional Radiology

Public Release: 22-Mar-2014
Society of Interventional Radiology 39th Annual Scientific Meeting
Society of Interventional Radiology presents highest honors
The Society of Interventional Radiology will present its highest honor, the SIR Gold Medal, to Michael D. Dake, M.D., FSIR; Matthew A. Mauro, M.D., FSIR; and Lenny K. Tan, M.D., FSIR, on March 25, during its 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. The Gold Medal acknowledges distinguished and extraordinary service to SIR or to the discipline of interventional radiology.

Contact: Ellen Acconcia
eacconcia@sirweb.org
703-460-5582
Society of Interventional Radiology

Public Release: 22-Mar-2014
Society of Interventional Radiology 39th Annual Scientific Meeting
Society of Interventional Radiology names James Benenati as Dotter Lecturer
Society of Interventional Radiology Past President James F. Benenati, M.D., FSIR, a practicing interventional radiologist, clinical researcher and medical director at Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute's Peripheral Vascular Laboratory in Miami since 1990, will deliver the 2014 Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture at the March 23 opening plenary of SIR's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting. SIR 2014 is being held March 22 in San Diego.
Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation

Contact: Ellen Acconcia
eacconcia@sirweb.org
703-460-5582
Society of Interventional Radiology

Public Release: 21-Mar-2014
Harvard professor wins 'Nobel Prize of water'
A Harvard professor who has made a career of tackling water insecurity challenges around the world will receive the Stockholm Water Prize, known informally as the 'Nobel Prize of water.'

Contact: Paul Karoff
karof@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-0450
Harvard University

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