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Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Patricia Broderick receives Continental Lifetime Achievement Award
One of the biggest science stories at the end of 2014 was the finding by Dr. Patricia Broderick of the City College of New York that caffeine could be used as treatment for Parkinson's disease and cocaine addiction. It punctuated a stellar year for the neuroscientist and inventor marked by several honors including a Lifetime Achievement Award from publishers Continental Who's Who.

Contact: Patricia Broderick, Ph.D.
Broderick@med.cuny.edu
212-650-5479
City College of New York

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Office of Science salutes new APS fellows
Thirty-two researchers from national labs stewarded by the Office of Science have been elected as American Physical Society Fellows.

Contact: Charles Rousseaux
charles.rousseaux@science.doe.gov
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Penn's Joshua Plotkin to receive 2015 Akira Okubo Prize for Mathematical Biology
Joshua Plotkin of the University of Pennsylvania has been named winner of the 2015 Akira Okubo Prize, awarded jointly by the international Society for Mathematical Biology and the Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology. The award committee granted the award with 'great enthusiasm,' noting that, 'Plotkin's research achievements belie his young age.'
Society for Mathematical Biology, Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Pitt researcher receives Innovation Award for Parkinson's research
Laurie Sanders, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology in the Pittsburgh Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Pittsburgh, will receive the William N. & Bernice E. Bumpus Foundation Innovation Award.
William N. & Bernice E. Bumpus Foundation

Contact: Amy Charley
charleya@upmc.edu
412-586-9778
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Helmholtz International Fellow Award for Prof. Amanda Fisher from London
The British cell biologist Professor Amanda Gay Fisher of Imperial College London has been honored with the Helmholtz International Fellow Award. Fisher is one of seven outstanding researchers who received the award, each of which is endowed with 20,000 euros. The award also includes an invitation to visit one or several Helmholtz centers. Professor Fisher wishes to strengthen her collaborations with the Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology of the Max Delbrück Center.
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Contact: Barbara Bachtler
bachtler@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-3896
Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Vilcek Foundation Honors prominent cell biologist and young researchers of promise
The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Vilcek Foundation Prizes, recognizing immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences. Cell biologist Peter Walter will be honored with the $100,000 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. The Creative Promise Prizes, which include awards of $50,000 each, will be presented to Sun Hur, Rob Knight, and Franziska Michor.
The Vilcek Foundation

Contact: Phuong Pham
phuong@vilcek.org
917-822-8418
Vilcek Foundation

Public Release: 23-Jan-2015
MIT's Ed Boyden to receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University will award the third annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Ed Boyden, associate professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute. The prize, given by the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its centennial celebration, recognizes trailblazers in the mind and brain sciences whose research has helped advance the field and its applications.

Contact: Shilo Rea
shilo@cmu.edu
412-268-6094
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 23-Jan-2015
Genetics Society of America names Louisa Stark as recipient of Elizabeth W. Jones Award
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce that Louisa A. Stark, PhD has been awarded the Society's Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education in recognition of her significant and sustained impact in genetics education. The award, whose namesake was a renowned geneticist and educator, honors the remarkable advances in global access to genetics education enabled by Dr. Stark's work.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar
press@genetics-gsa.org
202-412-1120
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
Scientists announce revolutionary culturing technique for liver and pancreas
The International Society for Stem Cell Research has awarded Dr. Hans Clevers, senior author on two important papers published recently in the scientific journal Cell, the society's McEwen Award for Innovation. The papers describe the development of a culturing system for human liver stem cells, as well as stem cells from pancreatic cancer, discoveries with the potential to revolutionize liver transplantation and aid in the fight against pancreatic cancer, respectively.

Contact: Michelle Quivey
mquivey@isscr.org
224-592-5012
International Society for Stem Cell Research

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015
Professor Jonathan Sprent to receive AAI Lifetime Achievement Award
The American Association of Immunologists has selected professor Jonathan Sprent, FAA, FRS, from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research, to be the 2015 recipient of the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Contact: Alison Heather
a.heather@garvan.org.au
61-292-958-128
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015
UTSA adjunct professor receives highest honor from the American Society for Cell Biology
William Brinkley, adjunct professor of biology in the UTSA College of Sciences, was recently honored with the E. B. Wilson Medal from the American Society for Cell Biology. The medal, the organization's highest honor for far-reaching contributions to cell biology over a lifetime in science, was presented to Brinkley at the 54th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

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

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015
LA BioMed researchers honored
LA BioMed researchers are honored as being among the region's best physicians.

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

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015
Genetics Society of America names Sue Biggins as recipient of Novitski Prize
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce that Sue Biggins, Ph.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been awarded the Society's Edward Novitski Prize. The award recognizes Dr. Biggins' extraordinary level of creativity and intellectual ingenuity in solving significant problems in genetics research -- namely, her groundbreaking research on the molecular mechanisms of chromosome segregation, a process essential for cell division and frequently impaired in cancer.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar
press@genetics-gsa.org
202-412-1120
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015
Tel Aviv University's professor Yosef Shiloh Receives first Olav Thon Foundation Prize
Norway's largest charitable organization, the Olav Thon Foundation, awarded one of its first international research awards in the medical and natural sciences to Tel Aviv University's Prof. Yosef Shiloh. Recognized for his pioneering research on the mechanisms that maintain the survival of human cells and the stability of human genetic material, he was a recipient of the prestigious Israel Prize (considered 'Israel's Nobel') in Life Sciences in 2011.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 20-Jan-2015
MU researcher recognized for contributions to nanomedicine
Gold nanoparticles have been proven useful in a number of medical applications. Scientists are developing nanoparticles to produce pharmaceuticals used in the imaging and diagnosis of diseases such as cancer, arthritis, Parkinson's disease and eye degeneration. For decades, and with funding from the National Institutes of Health, Kattesh Katti, a researcher at the University of Missouri, has been advancing the development of nano-scale molecules, including gold nanoparticles.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 20-Jan-2015
Louis-Jeantet-Prize for Medicine goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier
Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig is one of the two recipients of the 2015 Louis-Jeantet-Prize for Medicine. The prize money of 700,000 Swiss francs is mostly attributed for the continuation of the awardees work. Charpentier receives the prize for harnessing an ancient immune defense system in bacteria -- CRISPR-Cas9 -- into a genome editing tool largely exploited by biologists and promising for curing human diseases.

Contact: Dr. Jan Grabowski
jan.grabowski@helmholtz-hzi.de
49-531-618-11400
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Public Release: 20-Jan-2015
EMBO Meeting 2015
The Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine
The 2015 The Louis-Jeantet Prize For Medicine is awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Head of the Department Regulation in Infection Biology at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany and Guest Professor at the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden, and to RUDOLF ZECHNER, Professor of Biochemistry, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, University of Graz, Austria.

Contact: Carole Liernur
liernur@jeantet.ch
41-227-043-631
EMBO

Public Release: 20-Jan-2015
Geologist who modernized volcanology wins the 2015 Vetlesen Prize
Stephen Sparks, a geologist at the University of Bristol who helped bring volcanology into the modern era, is the 2015 recipient of the Vetlesen Prize, considered the Nobel Prize of the earth sciences. He will receive a medal and the $250,000 award at a ceremony in June at Columbia University.
G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation

Contact: Kim Martineau
kmartine@ldeo.columbia.edu
646-717-0134
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 16-Jan-2015
UT Arlington electrical engineering professor earns society's high honor
Weidong Zhou, a University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering professor, has been elected a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Jan-2015
MD Anderson receives top Chinese science and technology award
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was presented the People's Republic of China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award at a ceremony held Jan. 9 at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

Contact: Ron Gilmore
rlgilmore1@mdanderson.org
713-745-1898
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 16-Jan-2015
Baltimore astrophysicist Marc Kamionkowski wins 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize
The American Astronomical Society and the American Institute of Physics announced today that Johns Hopkins University's Marc Kamionkowski is a winner of the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, one of the top prizes in the field which is awarded annually to outstanding mid-career scientists.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 16-Jan-2015
New Jersey astrophysicist David Spergel wins 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize
The American Astronomical Society and the American Institute of Physics announced today that Princeton University's David Spergel is a winner of the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, one of the top prizes in the field which is awarded annually to outstanding mid-career scientists.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 15-Jan-2015
Genetics Society of America names John Postlethwait as recipient of George W. Beadle Award
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce that John H. Postlethwait, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the Society's George W. Beadle Award for outstanding contributions to the community of genetics researchers. The award, whose namesake was a Nobel laureate and geneticist, recognizes Dr. Postlethwait's seminal contributions to the zebrafish community. Dr. Postlethwait will receive the honor next week at GSA's 6th Strategic Conference of Zebrafish Investigators, Jan. 17-21, in Pacific Grove, Calif.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar
raiyar@genetics-gsa.org
202-412-1120
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 15-Jan-2015
Research!America to honor Reps. Fred Upton and Diana DeGette with Edwin C. Whitehead Award
Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) have been selected to receive Research!America's Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy for their commitment to advancing the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving medical treatments. Reps. Upton and DeGette's 21st Century Cures initiative, which epitomizes for both members of Congress a long record of leadership support for medical progress, is designed to accelerate the pace of medical breakthroughs.

Contact: Anna Briseno
abriseno@researchamerica.org
571-482-2737
Research!America

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Mark A. Cane selected as fellow of the Oceanography Society
The Oceanography Society would like to congratulate Professor Mark A. Cane on being selected as the newest Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Professor Cane's certificate recognizes him for contributions to the understanding and prediction of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation and the tropical oceans and their effects on climate and society. Professor Cane will be formally recognized during the Ocean Sciences Meeting, Feb. 21-26, 2016, in New Orleans, La.

Contact: Jennifer Ramarui
jenny@tos.org
301-251-7708
The Oceanography Society

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