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Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
UMass Amherst geoscientist wins top international award for Antarctic science
University of Massachusetts Amherst Geoscientist Robert DeConto, one of the world's leading experts on climate modeling, has won the 2016 Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica for his outstanding work on past and future Antarctic climate and for research integrating geological data with modeling to reveal likely consequences for future sea level rise from ice sheet melt.
The Tinker Foundation

Contact: Diana Owen
dowen@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Science movie supervised by Hirosi Ooguri wins Best Educational Production Award
A 3-D dome theater movie visualizing superstring theory and supervised by a Kavli IPMU researcher has received the Best Educational Production Award, it was announced at the International Planetarium Society Fulldome Festival Brno 2016 in the Czech Republic on June 17.

Contact: Motoko Kakubayashi
press@ipmu.jp
81-047-136-5980
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Golden Goose Award to 'sex life of the screwworm' researchers
Two entomological researchers, Edward F. Knipling and Raymond C. Bushland, will be posthumously honored later this year for their study of the 'sex life of the screwworm fly,' which led to a novel pest control technique and the eradication of the screwworm fly in North and Central America, saving ranchers in the American South and consumers billions of dollars over the past 50-plus years.

Contact: Josh Shiode
jshiode@aaas.org
202-326-6779
Golden Goose Award

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Brendan Lee with 2016 Curt Stern award
The American Society of Human Genetics has named Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D., at Baylor College of Medicine, as the 2016 recipient of the Curt Stern Award. This annual award recognizes genetics and genomics researchers who have made significant scientific contributions during the past decade.
American Society of Human Genetics

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

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
Clemson professors honored for product that can extend pet food shelf life
Two Clemson professors have won a national award for an innovative natural product they have created that can extend the shelf life of pet food.

Contact: Alexey Vertegel
vertege@clemson.edu
864-656-0801
Clemson University

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
Microwave imaging expert at Sandia Labs honored as SPIE fellow for radar work
Sandia National Laboratories researcher Armin Doerry has been named a SPIE fellow for his technical achievements in imaging microwave radar technology development, design and analysis.

Contact: Heather Clark
hclark@sandia.gov
505-844-3511
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
UNC scientist receives global award for stem cell research
Li Qian, Ph.D., a University of North Carolina School of Medicine scientist has been awarded an inaugural global award from Science and Science Translational Medicine and Boyalife for her research in healing damaged heart muscle.

Contact: Caroline Curran
caroline.curran@unchealth.unc.edu
984-974-1146
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
Announcing Laureates of the 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Three young scientists are being recognized for discovering novel ways to fight the most challenging human diseases and explore the depths of space with today's announcement of the winners of the 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.
Blavatnik Family Foundation

Contact: Marina Blinova
mblinova@nyas.org
212-298-8626
New York Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
International Symposium on Ballistics
Keeping alive the art of experimental design
A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers was honored with the Neill Griffiths Award this month, recognizing the most significant contribution to shaped charge technology. The award was presented at the annual International Symposium on Ballistics. The research helped solve a challenge Shell International Exploration and Production faced: how to sever the connection between an offshore drilling rig with the seabed in case of an emergency.

Contact: Nolan O'Brien
obrien32@llnl.gov
925-422-3399
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
7th SETAC World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting
David W. Schindler to receive the SETAC Rachel Carson Award
The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry will present David W. Schindler, an international renowned American/Canadian limnologist who recently retired from the University of Alberta and who is best known for his work on the role of laundry detergent phosphates as a pollutant killing lakes, with the prestigious Rachel Carson Award at the 7th SETAC World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting on Nov. 6, in Orlando, Florida.
The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Contact: Jen Lynch
jen.lynch@setac.org
850-469-1500
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
Penn Nursing's Mary Naylor, Ph.D., R.N., named a Distinguished Investigator by AcademyHealth
Mary D. Naylor, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., the Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology, and Director of NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is the recipient of the 2016 AcademyHealth Distinguished Investigator Award. It honors individuals who have made a significant and long-lasting contribution to the field of health services research, and are leaders and role models in the field.

Contact: Ed Federico
efed@upenn.edu
215-746-3562
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Public Release: 16-Jun-2016
RIT's David Borkholder named 'Distinguished Inventor of the Year' by local law association
Rochester Institute of Technology professor David Borkholder was named 'Distinguished Inventor of the Year' by the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association. Borkholder was honored for his work on the Blast Gauge® sensor system, which coupled with proprietary algorithms, captures and interprets complex data associated with concussive events.

Contact: Vienna McGrain
vnccom@rit.edu
585-475-4952
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Jun-2016
STARMUS
University of Surrey Professor and BBC presenter receives Stephen Hawking Medal
Renowned physicist, author and broadcaster, Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE, has been awarded the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication. Professor Jim Al-Khalili is the first person to be honoured for his contribution to science with this, first medal of its kind, at STARMUS International Science and Arts Festival in Tenerife on 29 June 2016. Stephen Hawking Medal recognizes the work of those helping to promote the public awareness of science through different disciplines such as science communication, music, arts and cinema.

Contact: Ashley Lovell
a.lovell@surrey.ac.uk
44-798-246-9793
University of Surrey

Public Release: 16-Jun-2016
Juan Scheun receives Arnold Berliner Award 2016
The Arnold Berliner Award 2016 goes to Juan Scheun of the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa. He receives the award for his research article on the effects of urbanization on the African lesser bushbaby (Galago moholi), published in Springer's flagship multidisciplinary science journal, The Science of Nature. Formerly known as Naturwissenschaften, the journal looks back on over 100 years of publishing scientific work from around the world.

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

Public Release: 16-Jun-2016
ASTRO's 58th Annual Meeting
Innovators and leaders in radiation oncology honored with ASTRO Gold Medal awards
Three leaders in radiation oncology, including clinicians and researchers from Duke University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, have been named recipients of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon members of the world's largest radiation oncology society.

Contact: Liz Gardner
liz.gardner@astro.org
703-286-1600
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 15-Jun-2016
2016 Taubman Prize awarded for ground-breaking work in cancer immunotherapy
Two clinician-scientists whose groundbreaking work has shown how the human body's own immune system can fend off cancer will share the 2016 $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science, the University of Michigan's A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute announced.

Contact: Haley Otman
otmanh@med.umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 15-Jun-2016
ASPB Plant BLOOME 2016 grant winners
The Plant BLOOME Grant is awarded to Society members with education and outreach projects that advance youth, student, or general public knowledge and appreciation of plant biology. The Education Committee for the American Society of Plant Biologists is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients.
American Society of Plant Biologists

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

Public Release: 15-Jun-2016
AAS Nova wins online media award
AAS Nova, a 10-month-old website featuring research highlights from the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal family, won 'Best Health/Education News Site' at the Drum Online Media Awards on Tuesday, June 7.

Contact: Alison Hadley
alison.hadley@iop.org
01-179-301-176
IOP Publishing

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
'Inspired to Change' honored with Bugbee Falk Book Award
AUPHA selects ;Inspired to Change,' by the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center's Linda Larin, as an innovative work in healthcare management and policy education.

Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll
smkirk@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Mayo Clinic neuropathologist awarded international professional society's highest honor
Dennis W. Dickson, M.D., a neuropathologist at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, will receive the highest honor bestowed by the American Association of Neuropathologists, an international society of physicians and scientists who study, diagnose and treat diseases related to the brain, nerves and muscles.

Contact: Kevin Punsky
Punsky.Kevin@mayo.edu
904-953-0746
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Biophysics fights cancer
Whether it focuses on determining why certain cancers develop drug resistance, finding a way to improve individual's immune systems or better understanding cancer cell evolution, fundamental scientific research will 'stand up to cancer' with three new awards from the National Science Foundation. The awards arose through an innovative public-private partnership between NSF, Stand Up To Cancer, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, The Lustgarten Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
The 2016 Core77 Conference.
UNIST Design School wins international design awards
A design team, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, located in Ulsan, South Korea has been recognized by this year's Core77 Awards for engineering innovative packaging concept to provide emotional relief to young children in poor communities.

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
H. William Strauss, M.D., receives 2016 Benedict Cassen Prize
H. William (Bill) Strauss, M.D., F.A.C.N.M., was awarded the Benedict Cassen Prize, often considered the Nobel Prize of nuclear medicine, during the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. This honor is given every two years by the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging to a living scientist or physician-scientist whose work has led to a major advance in basic or clinical nuclear medicine science.
Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Contact: Laurie Callahan
lcallahan@snmmi.org
Society of Nuclear Medicine

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Mongolia bestows highest honor on CSU's Fernández-Giménez
Colorado State University's Maria Fernández-Giménez has received the Order of the Polar Star from the government of Mongolia, the highest civilian honor the country presents to foreign nationals.

Contact: Mary Guiden
mary.guiden@colostate.edu
970-491-6892
Colorado State University

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
DFG Europa-Preis awarded to 5 winners of the national 'Jugend forscht' competition
Mentors help young researchers prepare for EU competition in Brussels.

Contact: Benedikt Bastong
benedikt.bastong@dfg.de
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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