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Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
New immunotherapy against cancer wins the Kaye Innovation Award
Hebrew University Cancer researcher developed a novel immunotherapy method in which monoclonal antibodies neutralize the tumor's ability to suppress the immune system. His innovation earned him the Kaye Award for 2016.

Contact: Avivit Delgoshen
avivit.delgoshen@mail.huji.ac.il
972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Professor Rina Talgam awarded the polonsky prize for her comprehensive examination of a millennium of mosaics
Prof. Rina Talgam, the Alice and Edward J. Winant Family Professor of Art History, in the History of Art Department in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Humanities, has been following the intricate visual dialogues among Paganism, Judaism, Samaritanism, Christianity and Islam in the Holy Land from before the Roman Empire to after the Muslim conquests.

Contact: Avivit Delgoshen
avivit.delgoshen@mail.huji.ac.il
972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC)
UNIST professor, chosen for 2015 IEEE CPMT Best Paper Award
A professor, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been recognized as one of the world's leading scholars in the field of Electronic Packaging, winning the 2015 IEEE CPMT Best Paper Awards.

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
2016 World Cultural Council Awards
Professor Edward Witten, has been selected as the winner of the Albert Einstein World Award of Science and Professor Kalevi Ekman, will be awarded with the Jose Vasconcelos World Award of Education. The World Cultural Council's 33rd Award Ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 14, in Riga, Latvia. It will be held in conjunction with the celebrations of the 154th anniversary of Riga Technical University at the Latvian National Library.

Contact: Pilar Martinez
pilar.martinez@consejoculturalmundial.org
52-155-435-69929
Consejo Cultural Mundial

Public Release: 3-Jun-2016
Winston-Salem Surgeon Louis C. Argenta, MD, FACS, receives 2016 Jacobson Innovation Award
Louis C. Argenta, MD, FACS, received the 2016 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons at a dinner held in his honor this evening in Chicago, Ill.

Contact: Dan Hamilton
pressinquiry@facs.org
312-202-5328
American College of Surgeons

Public Release: 3-Jun-2016
Research into building walls based on the 'Lego principle' wins international prize
Scientists at the University of Luxembourg have developed new masonry elements for the construction of mortarless walls. The building elements are simply slotted into one another in an interlocking system, similar to that used with Lego bricks. The researcher Shahriar Agaajani has studied the characteristics of walls built in this way. For his findings, he has now received an international award from the London-based International Masonry Society for the best doctoral thesis of 2015.

Contact: Thomas Klein
thomas.klein@uni.lu
352-466-644-5148
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
SLEEP 2016
American Academy of Sleep Medicine announces 2016 award recipients
Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine announced the recipients of the 2016 AASM awards, which will be presented on Monday, June 13, during the plenary session of the SLEEP 2016 Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC in Denver.

Contact: Amy Pyle
apyle@aasmnet.org
630-737-9700
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Nine scientific pioneers to receive the 2016 Kavli Prizes
Nine pioneering scientists from Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the USA have been named this year's recipients of the Kavli Prizes -- prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

Contact: Anne-Marie Astad
anne.marie.astad@dnva.no
805-616-7988
Burness

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Tobacco control experts awarded NCI grant
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center tobacco control researchers have been awarded an NCI grant to study the impact of government policies on the evolving nicotine delivery market, including the use of e-cigarettes. The P01 grant will involve 10 institutions from multiple countries.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Allison Leggett
leggett@musc.edu
843-792-0376
Medical University of South Carolina

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Stanford University neurologist recognized for multiple sclerosis research
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and its medical journal, Molecular Medicine, announced today that the fifth Anthony Cerami Award in Translational Medicine will be conferred to Lawrence Steinman, M.D., professor of neurology and neurological sciences, pediatrics and genetics at Stanford University. The award is in recognition of his research in neurology and specifically multiple sclerosis (MS).

Contact: Emily Ng
eng3@northwell.edu
516-562-2670
Northwell Health

Public Release: 1-Jun-2016
Tufts engineer earns NSF Career Award to study multidimensional data science
Shuchin Aeron, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in Tufts University's School of Engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation and US Department of Energy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Patrick Collins
patrick.collins@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University

Public Release: 31-May-2016
2016 Gutenberg Teaching Award conferred on Nobel Prize winner Carl Wieman
The 2016 Gutenberg Teaching Award has been given to Carl Wieman, a Nobel Prize laureate in Physics. The Gutenberg Teaching Council (GTC) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is thus recognizing the achievements of an outstanding researcher who, in addition to making breakthroughs in the field of quantum optics, has contributed impressively to the dissemination of knowledge and the quality of academic teaching.
Gutenberg Teaching Council of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Contact: Dr. Marie-Theres Moritz
glk@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-27205
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 31-May-2016
SwRI's Bottke named Fellow of Meteoritical Society
Dr. William Bottke, a planetary scientist from Southwest Research Institute, was recently named a Fellow of the Meteoritical Society, recognizing his contributions to meteoritics and related endeavors. Bottke studies how meteorites, asteroids, and comets are delivered to Earth and how evidence from collisions across the solar system help piece together its history.

Contact: Deb Schmid
dschmid@swri.org
210-522-2254
Southwest Research Institute

Public Release: 27-May-2016
UH physicist recognized for groundbreaking approach to seismology
A University of Houston physicist has been recognized by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for pioneering work in extracting useful information from seismic data.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 27-May-2016
Forest Biotechnologist of the Year from northern Sweden
Stefan Jansson, a professor at Umeå University in northern Sweden has been appointed 2015 Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by the Institute of Forest Biosciences. IFB is an international organisation working towards healthier and more productive forests.

Contact: Ingrid Söderbergh
ingrid.soderbergh@umu.se
46-706-040-334
Umea University

Public Release: 26-May-2016
Argonne technology wins 2016 TechConnect National Innovation Award
A Graphene-nanodiamond solution for achieving superlubricity that was developed at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has won a 2016 TechConnect National Innovation Award. TechConnect is a global innovation prospecting company, delivering the most promising technologies to the world's leading corporate, investment and government clients.
DOE/Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Contact: Jared Sagoff
jsagoff@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 26-May-2016
Researcher 2016 Texas Inventor of the Year for treatments for breast, prostate cancer
Marc Cox, Ph.D., associate professor in The University of Texas at El Paso's Department of Biological Sciences, has been selected as the 2016 Texas Inventor of the Year for his treatments for breast and prostate cancer developed at UTEP.

Contact: UTEP University Communications
news@utep.edu
915-747-5038
The University of Texas at El Paso

Public Release: 26-May-2016
UH researcher recognized for work in clean energy
Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, has received the 2016 C3E Research Award. Her work focuses on developing bio- and nanotechnologies to reduce energy costs in water and wastewater treatment.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 26-May-2016
Rotman professor wins early career award for operations management research
Ming Hu, an associate professor of operations management at the University of Toronto, has received a prestigious award which recognizes his research accomplishments from the Production and Operations Management Society.

Contact: Ken McGuffin
mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Public Release: 26-May-2016
International Data Week
RDA Data Share program announces fellowship awards
RDA Data Share, an early career engagement program for the Research Data Alliance/US, is pleased to announce its selection of the 2016 cohort of Fellows.

Contact: Yolanda Meleco
melecy@rpi.edu
518-276-4912
Research Data Alliance (RDA)

Public Release: 25-May-2016
JSA awards graduate fellowships for research at Jefferson Lab
Jefferson Sciences Associates announced today the award of eight JSA/Jefferson Lab graduate fellowships. The doctoral students will use the fellowships to support their advanced studies at their universities and conduct research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab).

Contact: Greg Kubiak
kubiak@sura.org
202-408-2412
Southeastern Universities Research Association

Public Release: 25-May-2016
Plant Biology
American Society of Plant Biologists 2016 summer undergraduate research fellows (SURF)
The ASPB SURF program funds undergraduate students to conduct 10 weeks of mentored plant biology research early in their college career. SURF recipients are motivated, skilled in research and have career objectives relevant to plant biology. Reviewers also consider the contribution of the project to the mentor's research program, institutional commitment to the proposed research, and the mentor's commitment to undergraduate research. Awards reflect the ratio of applicants from primarily undergraduate versus doctoral granting institutions.
American Society of Plant Biologists

Contact: Tyrone Spady
tspady@aspb.org
American Society of Plant Biologists

Public Release: 25-May-2016
Richard Benton and Ben Lehner awarded EMBO Gold Medal 2016
EMBO is pleased to announce Richard Benton of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Ben Lehner of the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain, as the recipients of the EMBO Gold Medal 2016. The EMBO Gold Medal, endowed with 10,000 Euro each, is awarded annually to young scientists for outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe. The award ceremony will take place on September 11, 2016, at the opening session of The EMBO Meeting in Mannheim, Germany.
European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling
tilmann.kiessling@embo.org
49-160-901-93839
EMBO

Public Release: 24-May-2016
10th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting
Matthew Hill, from University of Calgary is the 2016 CAN Young Investigator awardee
The Canadian Association for Neuroscience is proud to announce that Matthew Hill, from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, will be awarded the 2016 CAN Young Investigator Award at the upcoming 10th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting. With this award, the Association recognizes the pioneering work done by Dr. Hill demonstrating the important role of the endocannabinoid system in regulating how the brain responds and adapts, or fails to adapt, to stress.
Canadian Association for Neuroscience

Contact: Julie Poupart
info@can-acn.org
514-912-2405
Canadian Association for Neuroscience

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Top international award for UNSW Australia quantum computing chief
For her world-leading research in the fabrication of atomic-scale devices for quantum computing, UNSW Australia's Michelle Simmons has been awarded a prestigious Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology. Professor Simmons is director of the UNSW-based Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.

Contact: Deborah Smith
deborah.smith@unsw.edu.au
61-478-492-060
University of New South Wales

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