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Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Simons Foundation honors UMass Amherst mathematician
With her co-authors, Zhang will use her leave to seek both a theoretical understanding as well as new ways to connect mathematical ideas to a variety of complex phenomena by investigating the statistical properties of physical systems and their mathematical models. In particular, her research will investigate mathematical problems arising in equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, notably in the theories of gases and diffusion phenomena.
The Simons Foundation

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

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Namiko Mitarai receives prestigious Japanese elite researcher award
Namiko Mitarai, associate professor and researcher in biophysics in the research group BioComplexity at the Niels Bohr Institute, has been awarded the prestigious Japanese elite researcher award, The Young Scientists' Prize in the Commendation for Science and Technology. The award is given to young researchers who have done groundbreaking or original research and have outstanding research characteristics.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-75-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
Pavel Levkin is granted Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize
The chemist Pavel Levkin of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is granted the 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize by the German Research Foundation. The prize is considered the highest distinction for young researchers in Germany. Levkin's work focuses on the investigation of cell-surface interactions, the development of biofunctional materials and super-water-repellent surfaces, also on nanoparticles for specific medicine and gene transport. A scientific success of his was the synthesis of lipid-like molecules for gene modification of cells.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015
Three UTSW faculty elected as new members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Dr. Jay Horton, professor of internal medicine and of molecular genetics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been elected a Councilor of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

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

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Loyola cancer program receives national Outstanding Achievement Award
Loyola University Medical Center has received the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Loyola is one of only five healthcare facilities in Illinois and 75 in the US to receive the national honor for surveys performed last year.

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

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
UC Davis neuroscientist recognized for color vision and aging contributions
John S. Werner, a UC Davis neuroscientist and international authority on visual perception, has been selected to receive the 2015 Verriest Medal from the International Colour Vision Society for his contributions to understanding the structural and functional basis of color vision, how and why vision changes across the life span, and factors that contribute to loss of vision associated with disease.

Contact: Carole Gan
cfgan@ucdavis.edu
916-734-9047
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Physicist Gordon Thomas joins the innovative elite at the National Academy of Inventors
Gordon Thomas, a professor of physics, prolific researcher and exuberant mentor, was inducted last month into the National Academy of Inventors at a ceremony that brought together luminaries from fields ranging from bioinformatics to protein engineering to intelligent mechanical systems.

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
WCS wins International ReSource Award for work in Brazil's Pantanal
The Wildlife Conservation Society has won Swiss Re Foundation's prestigious International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management for its efforts to protect and restore the headwaters of Brazil's Pantanal, one of the world's largest tropical wetlands.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
UTSA biologist selected to receive Distinguished Service Award from Society for the Study of Reproduction
The Society for the Study of Reproduction has selected UTSA biologist John McCarrey to receive its Distinguished Service Award for demonstrating unselfish service and leadership in advancing the discipline of reproductive biology. His area of expertise is in reproduction, stem cells and regenerative medicine. As the Kleberg Distinguished Chair in Cellular and Molecular Biology at UTSA and Director of the San Antonio Cellular Therapeutics Institute, McCarrey's leadership has helped position the College of Sciences as an area of excellence in stem cell research.

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
President Obama announces exceptional science, mathematics and engineering mentors
Today, President Obama named 14 individuals and one organization as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM recognizes outstanding efforts of mentors in encouraging the next generation of innovators and developing a science and engineering workforce that reflects the diverse talent of America. The mentors will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year.

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
Marcus Miller, Ph.D., receives ACMG Foundation/David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award
The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine is proud to announce that Marcus Miller, Ph.D., of Baylor is the recipient of the inaugural ACMG Foundation/David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award during the 2015 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award was created in memory of the late Dr. David L. Rimoin, one of the founders of ACMG who passed away in 2012.
ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine

Contact: Kathy Ridgely Beal
kbeal@acmg.net
American College of Medical Genetics

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Annual AAEES award ceremony
Professor Tyagi's team to receive an award for excellence in environmental engineering
The quality and originality of Professor Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi and his team's project on the bioconversion of waste into biodiesel earned them the Superior Achievement for Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Award, from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. Professor Tyagi and his team developed an integrated approach to resource management by showing that a variety of raw materials can be used to produce bioenergy.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Scientists honored in Biochemical Society awards
Eleven distinguished scientists and exceptional early career researchers have been honored in the Biochemical Society's annual awards.

Contact: Alastair Stewart
alastair.stewart@biochemistry.org
44-207-685-2401
Biochemical Society

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Seismological Society of America 2015 Annual Meeting
John Anderson honored with Bruce A. Bolt Medal for strong-motion earthquake research
John Anderson will be honored with the Bruce A. Bolt Medal, which recognizes individuals who use strong-motion earthquake data and transfer scientific and engineering knowledge into practice or policy for improved seismic safety.

Contact: Nan Broadbent
press@seismosoc.org
408-431-9885
Seismological Society of America

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
ACMG Foundation announces inaugural recipient of Lovell Award
Stephanie Harris, CGC was honored as the first recipient of the ACMG Foundation Carolyn Mills Lovell Award at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) 2015 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Harris was selected to receive the award for her poster presentation, 'The Impact of Variant Reclassification on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Research.'
ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine

Contact: Kathy Beal
kbeal@acmg.net
American College of Medical Genetics

Public Release: 29-Mar-2015
Roger A. Fielding named winner of IOF Olof Johnell Science Award
Roger A. Fielding, Director and Senior Scientist of the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, wins International Osteoporosis Foundation's 2015 Olof Johnell Science Award.

Contact: C. Jagait
cjagait@iofbonehealth.org
41-798-745-208
International Osteoporosis Foundation

Public Release: 28-Mar-2015
IOF President's Award presented to osteoporosis experts from 7 regions of the world
On March 27, 2015 at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) recognized the outstanding contributions of seven individuals from different regions of the world. The IOF President's Award is presented to IOF members who have shown noteworthy and long-term dedication to the work of IOF and to the advancement of osteoporosis awareness and education worldwide.

Contact: L. Misteli
info@iofbonehealth.org
41-229-940-100
International Osteoporosis Foundation

Public Release: 28-Mar-2015
IOF Committee of National Societies Medal awarded to Dr. Manju Chandran
The International Osteoporosis Foundation has awarded Dr. Manju Chandran, Senior Endocrinologist and Director of the Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Unit at Singapore General Hospital, the IOF Committee of National Societies Medal.

Contact: Charanjit K. Jagait
cjagait@iofbonehealth.org
41-798-745-208
International Osteoporosis Foundation

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
Two distinguished NJIT alumni received lifetime achievement awards
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering.

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

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
Dr. Lewis Cantley honored with the 2015 AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will honor Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D., with the ninth annual Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22.

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
A cyber moment: ONR Reservist wins Federal 100 Award
Lt. Cmdr. Tom McAndrew, with the Office of Naval Research, became the first ONR Reservist to win a Federal 100 Award at an awards ceremony March 26.

Contact: Robert Freeman
robert.freeman@navy.mil
703-696-0345
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
62nd Annual Society for Reproductive Investigation
Al-Hendy receives top honors from the Society for Reproductive Investigation
Dr. Ayman Al-Hendy, an obstetrician-gynecologist and molecular biologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and GRHealth, has received two top honors from the Society for Reproductive Investigation.

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
NTU Singapore charges ahead globally in education and research
Nanyang Technological University is now recognized as the world's fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education.

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

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Starkey Project receives national honor
The Starkey Project, one of the most comprehensive field research projects in the world, received the Boone and Crockett Club's inaugural Conservation and Stewardship Award, the US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station announced today.

Contact: Yasmeen Sands
ysands@fs.fed.us
503-808-2137
USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
AACR recognizes outstanding cancer research achievements of Dr. Christopher Vakoc
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will honor Christopher R. Vakoc, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, with the 35th annual AACR Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research Award at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22.

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

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