EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS
Home About us
Advanced Search
25-Oct-2014 17:14
US Eastern Time

Username:

Password:

Register

Forgot Password?

Press Releases

Breaking News

Science Business

Grants, Awards, Books

Meetings

Multimedia

Science Agencies
on EurekAlert!

US Department of Energy

US National Institutes of Health

US National Science Foundation

Calendar

Submit a Calendar Item

Subscribe/Sponsor

Links & Resources

Portals

RSS Feeds

Accessibility Option On

Awards

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 76-100 out of 152.

<< < 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 > >>

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero wins Roux Prize for using data
Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero, a Harvard-trained epidemiologist and mayor of Cali, Colombia, is the first winner of the Roux Prize, a new US$100,000 award and the largest of its kind. Dr. Guerrero's success in reducing the toll of violence and the number of homicides in his city has influenced other Latin American countries to adopt similar measures. The Roux Prize is given by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
stewartr@uw.edu
206-897-2863
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti receives Alumni Achievement Award from Muhlenberg College
Nancy (Donofrio) Chiaravalloti, Ph.D., of Kessler Foundation received the Alumni Achievement in Science award from Muhlenberg College on Sept. 13. The award recognizes distinguished and exceptional attainment in a specific scientific field. Dr. Chiaravalloti, a neuropsychologist, graduated cum laude in 1994. She is director of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, project director of the federally funded Northern NJ TBI System, and professor at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School.

Contact: Carolann Murphy
cmurphy@kesslerfoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Nanotechnology expert Somenath Mitra to receive NJIT Excellence in Research award
NJIT Distinguished Professor Somenath Mitra, Ph.D., whose pioneering research has spanned a spectrum of applications for carbon nanotechnology that address critical quality-of-life issues, will receive the seventh annual Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on Oct. 2, 2014.

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

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
America's top age beat reporters chosen for journalism fellowship
The Gerontological Society of America and New America Media have selected 19 reporters for the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program, now in its fifth year. They represent a wide range of general audience and ethnic media outlets, including several daily newspapers, national publications, and public radio affiliates.
AARP, Silver Century Foundation, John A. Hartford Foundation

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
CHEO doctor wins national award for concussion research
The Brain Injury Association of Canada recognizes Dr. Roger Zemek's leadership in the development of the first comprehensive pediatric guidelines for diagnosing and managing concussion.

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

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
NASA honors researchers behind film from space
Star cameras developed by researchers at DTU Space have ensured unique footage of Earth and the moon seen from space. Now NASA has honored the researchers behind the successful film with an award.

Contact: John Leif Jørgensen
jlj@space.dtu.dk
45-45-25-34-48
Technical University of Denmark

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
CIFAR fellows named to Thomson Reuters list of Nobel-caliber scientists
Two CIFAR fellows have been named by Thomson Reuters to its 2014 list of 'Nobel-class' Citation Laureates. The selection uses data on scientific citations to list the most influential researchers in the fields of chemistry, physics, medicine and economics, and since 2002 has predicted 35 Nobel Prize winners.

Contact: Lindsay Jolivet
lindsay.jolivet@cifar.ca
416-971-4876
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
US Army looks to Daphne Yao to provide a more secure cyber space
Virginia Tech computer scientist Daphne Yao's proposed solutions to prevent insider attacks in the cyber security world will provide a leap forward to stronger Army command and control of cyberspace capabilities on the battlefield as well as in day-to-day operations.
US Army Research Office

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Artificial intelligence that imitates children's learning
The computer programs used in the field of artificial intelligence are highly specialized. They can for example fly airplanes, play chess or assemble cars in controlled industrial environments. However, a research team from Gothenburg, Sweden, has now been able to create an artificial intelligence program that can learn how to solve problems in many different areas. The program is designed to imitate certain aspects of children's cognitive development.

Contact: Claes Strannegard
claes.strannegard@gu.se
46-070-752-7869
University of Gothenburg

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
NRL, aerospace industry hosts 10th annual CanSat Student Challenge
Since 2004, the CanSat competition has become an annual event designed to foster student growth in multiple disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Participating in the event's 10-year anniversary were university and college teams from around the nation, as well as South America, Europe and Asia. Of the 54 original teams, 39 attended the launch competition with first place being won by Team Arisat from Istanbul Technical University.

Contact: Daniel Parry
daniel.parry@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2541
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award
The March of Dimes presented Will Humble, M.P.H., Arizona's Department of Health Services director, with its first ever newborn screening quality award at a ceremony held here today. Mr. Humble established a policy of full transparency for the length of time it takes Arizona hospitals to send newborn blood samples to the lab for analysis, and set a target of having 95 percent of samples screened within 72 hours.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Hepatitis C virus proteins in space
Two researchers at Technische Universität München have won the 'International Space Station Research Competition' with their project 'Egypt Against Hepatitis C Virus.' As their prize, the scientists will see the International Space Station crew perform experiments on the space station. The project involves crystallizing two proteins of the hepatitis C virus under microgravity conditions. The shuttle bringing these proteins to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral on Sept. 20.
Space Florida, NanoRacks LLC

Contact: Ulrike Protzer
protzer@tum.de
49-894-140-6821
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Elsevier and Australasian Research Management Society award scientists at Scopus ceremony
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Australasian Research Management Society, recognized the academic research achievements of 17 young scientists at the 5th Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards.

Contact: Jason Chan
j.chan@elsevier.com
65-634-90240
Elsevier

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
3rd annual Golden Goose award ceremony honors 8 researchers; unusual work had big results
Eight researchers from several disciplines will be celebrated tonight at the third annual Golden Goose Award ceremony for their roles in improving the health of premature infants and in paving the way for the telecommunications and supercomputing revolutions. The researchers, whose work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the former Atomic Energy Commission, will be honored at a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, SAGE Publications, American Astronomical Society, American Mathematical Society, American Physical SocietyPhysics

Contact: Barry Toiv
barry.toiv@aau.edu
202-408-7500
Association of American Universities

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Nobelist Klaus von Klitzing to receive 2014 Prange Prize
Nobel laureate Klaus von Klitzing has been named the 2014 recipient of the Richard E. Prange Prize and Lectureship in Condensed Matter Theory and Related Areas. Dr. von Klitzing will receive a $10,000 honorarium and deliver a public lecture entitled 'A New Kilogram in 2018' at the University of Maryland, College Park, on Oct. 14, 2014. He will also present a Condensed Matter Theory Center and Joint Quantum Institute seminar entitled 'News from Quantum Hall Physics' on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

Contact: Carole Kiger
ccuaresm@umd.edu
301-405-5945
University of Maryland

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Using solar energy to turn raw materials into ingredients for every day life
QUT scientist Dr. Sarina Sarina, who achieved outstanding progress in driving this energy intensive chemical production process at ambient temperature using light instead of fossil fuels, has won the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the famous Max Planck Institute in Berlin.

Contact: Rose Trapnell
rose.trapnell@qut.edu.au
040-758-5901
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting
Fox Chase's Charlie Ma, Ph.D., named Fellow by the American Society for Radiation Oncology
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected C.M. Charlie Ma, Ph.D., professor, Vice Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Director of Medical Physics at Fox Chase Cancer Center, as one of their 2014 Fellows. The distinguished members selected to receive the Fellow of ASTRO designation will be honored during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif.

Contact: Diana Quattrone
Diana.Quattrone@fccc.edu
215-728-7784
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine receives diversity award
The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine has received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award -- a national honor recognizing US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion -- CDM will be featured along with 82 other recipients in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's November 2014 issue.

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
ket2116@columbia.edu
212-342-0508
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Frontiers receives Gold Prize for the ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing 2014
Frontiers has won the ALPSP Innovation in Publishing Award in recognition of its innovative Open-Science platform that provides open-access academic publishing and research networking for scientists.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu
gozde.zorlu@frontiersin.org
41-215-101-712
Frontiers

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
The Miriam Hospital again earns the Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification
The Miriam Hospital has for the fifth time been designated by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. The advanced certification recognizes The Miriam Hospital Stroke Center, which cares for over 650 patients a year, as providing the highest quality stroke care.

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

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
DFG to present geosciences prizes at GeoFrankfurt 2014
The Albert Maucher Prize is to be awarded to Kathryn E. Fitzsimmons, and the Bernd Rendel Prize to Hay-tham El Atfy and Mandy Freund.

Contact: Cornalia Lossau
cornelia.lossau@dfg.de
49-302-061-214-320
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 14-Sep-2014
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)
Marie Claude Morice presented with Master Clinical Operator Award at TCT
Marie Claude Morice, M.D., was presented the TCT 2014 Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Clinical Operator Award in a ceremony held today during the 26th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. The award is given each year to a physician who has advanced the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine through technical excellence and innovation. Dr. Morice, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist, is the first woman to be recognized with this award.

Contact: Judy Romero
jromero@crf.org
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Public Release: 13-Sep-2014
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)
Michael J. Mack is first surgeon presented with TCT Career Achievement Award
Michael J. Mack, M.D., an internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, was presented the 2014 TCT Career Achievement Award in a ceremony held today during the 26th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. The award is given each year to a pioneer in the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Contact: Judy Romero
jromero@crf.org
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
United States Pharmacopeial Convention
UMass Amherst chemist receives National Pharmacopeia Award
With his advisor, professor Igor Kaltashov, Muneeruddin develops new analytical methods using liquid chromatography and gas phase chemistry in mass spectrometry to characterize a group of pharmaceuticals known to be highly heterogeneous, that is, they have either intrinsic or induced variability, which must be fully described before they can be used.
United States Pharmacopeial Convention

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
Publishers honor AIP CEO Fred Dylla in London
At a dinner ceremony last night in London, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers honored H. Frederick Dylla, Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics, for his work advancing scholarly publishing and enhancing public access to research results.

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

Showing releases 76-100 out of 152.

<< < 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 > >>