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Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2015
Lifetime Achievement Awards presented at Alzheimer's Association International Conference
The Alzheimer's Association recognizes four leading scientists for their contributions to advancing Alzheimer's disease and dementia research. The awards were presented during the opening session at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Mike Campea
mcampea@alz.org
312-978-4372
Alzheimer's Association

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Microsoft's Jennifer Tour Chayes to deliver The John von Neumann Lecture
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics is pleased to announce that the 2015 John von Neumann Lecture is awarded to Microsoft's Jennifer Tour Chayes for her leadership in the research community, as well as her seminal contributions to the study of phase transitions in both mathematical physics and the theory of computing.

Contact: Karthika Swamy Cohen
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2015
Researchers awarded by MetLife Foundation at Alzheimer's Association International Conference®
At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2015 in Washington D.C., MetLife Foundation presented its annual MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research. These awards were presented to Randall Bateman, M.D., and Christian Haass, Ph.D., for their contributions in advancing Alzheimer's disease research.

Contact: Mike Campea
mcampea@alz.org
312-978-4372
Alzheimer's Association

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2015
Metlife Foundation, GHR Foundation honored at Alzheimer's Association International Conference®
The Alzheimer's Association recognizes two foundations today for their philanthropic efforts to support Alzheimer's disease research. MetLife Foundation and GHR Foundation are receiving the Jerome H. Stone Philanthropy Award for Alzheimer's Research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Mike Campea
mcampea@alz.org
312-978-4372
Alzheimer's Association

Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
Cryogenic Engineering Converence/International Cryogenic Materials Conference
University of Houston superconductivity researcher receives lifetime achievement award
Herbert C. Freyhardt, research professor at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, has received the International Cryogenic Materials Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.

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

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
US Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland named 2015 ESA Regional Policy Award winner
The Ecological Society of America will present its eighth annual Regional Policy Award to US Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) during the Society's Centennial Meeting conference in Baltimore, Md. The ESA award recognizes an elected or appointed local policymaker with an outstanding record of informing policy decisions with ecological science.

Contact: Alison Mize
alison@esa.org
202-833-8773 x234
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Kessler Foundation's Dr. DeLuca accepts INS Benton Mid-Career Award for cognitive research
On July 1, John DeLuca, Ph.D., senior VP for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation, received the International Neuropsychological Society Benton Mid-Career Award, in Sydney, Australia, for his research in cognitive rehabilitation. The award recognizes individuals, 11 to 24 years post completion of their professional training, who have made substantive contributions to brain-behavior relationship research. Dr. DeLuca studies disorders of memory and information processing in MS, TBI, chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness.

Contact: Lauren Scrivo
LScrivo@KesslerFoundation.org
973-768-6583
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Whipple earns NHCGNE's Archbold Award
The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, located at The Gerontological Society of America, has named Mary O. Whipple, BSN, RN, PHN, CCRP, as the 2015-2017 recipient of the NHCGNE Patricia G. Archbold Scholar Award.
The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, John A. Hartford Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
UCSF Medical Center named one of 2015's 'Most Wired' hospitals
UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco have been named one of HealthCare's Most Wired for 2015, in recognition of the focus on security and patient engagement through information technology.

Contact: Scott Maier
scott.maier@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Wayne State University awarded for elder abuse research
Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, won the Judge Edward Sosnick Courage to Lead Award for his extensive work to create ways of identifying older adults at risk of financial exploitation. The award is presented annually by the Oakland County SAVE (Serving Adults who are Vulnerable and/or Elderly) Task Force.
National Institute of Justice

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Nutrition policy expert Y. Claire Wang named Health Policy Fellow at RWJ Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation selected Y. Claire Wang, M.D., Sc.D., of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, as a Health Policy Fellow for 2015-2016. Dr. Wang is associate professor of Health Policy and Management and co-directs the Mailman School's Obesity Prevention Initiative. Established in 1973 and administered by the Institute of Medicine, the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows program is among the most prestigious in health science and public policy.

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Golden Goose Award to Wiesel, Hubel; cat vision research led to brain, cataracts advances
Neurophysiologists Torsten Wiesel and David Hubel, whose early research involved showing cats a black dot on a screen, are responsible for major progress in our understanding of the brain, significant advances in childhood cataracts treatment, and informing current research in computer technology. For their decades of research and its serendipitous beginnings, including a lab error, Dr. Wiesel and the late Dr. Hubel will be honored with the Golden Goose Award in Washington on Sept. 17.
Elsevier, United for Medical Research, SAGE Publications, American Mathematical Society, APS-Physics, Association for Psychological Science, Association of American Medical Colleges, Battelle, American Astronomical Society

Contact: Barry Toiv
barry.toiv@aau.edu
Association of American Universities

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Rusty Gage receives Allen Distinguished Investigator Award
A Salk Institute research team aims to discover the fundamental causes of disease to generate successful treatments.

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
858-453-4100
Salk Institute

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
PPPL Engineer Chuck Kessel wins 2015 Fusion Technology Award
PPPL Engineer Chuck Kessel wins the 2015 Fusion Technology Award.

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
698-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Six health professionals selected for RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program
The National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today named the 2015-2016 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows.

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
UTHealth's Barbara Murray honored by Rice University
Barbara Murray, M.D., director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, was recognized by the Association of Rice Alumni at its Laureates Dinner May 16.

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
NCI awards top-tier comprehensive status to UTSW's Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
The National Cancer Institute has awarded UT Southwestern Medical Center's Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center its highest designation, making it one of only 45 cancer centers nationally to receive this distinction over the past 44 years.

Contact: Lori Sundeen Soderbergh
lori.soderbergh@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Drs. Bogardus, Mansfield and Mitchell selected to receive 2015 ASTRO Gold Medal
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has chosen three renowned radiation oncology physicians and researchers to receive the 2015 ASTRO Gold Medal: Carl R. Bogardus, Jr., M.D., FASTRO, Carl M. Mansfield, M.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASTRO, and James B. Mitchell, Ph.D., FASTRO.

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
michelle.kirkwood@astro.org
703-286-1600
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Molecular scientist David Livingston wins 2015 Annual Basser Global Prize
The Basser Center for BRCA at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center has announced the recipient of its third annual Basser Global Prize. The honor will go to molecular cancer expert David Livingston, M.D., Emil Frei Professor of Genetics and Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and deputy director of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.

Contact: Katie Delach
katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5964
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
NCI awards Huntsman Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center designation
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah its Comprehensive Cancer Center status, the highest designation possible. The announcement was made today in an award letter from NCI to Dr. Mary Beckerle, HCI's CEO and director. The award was the result of an extensive review process that culminated in a full-day on-site visit by national cancer research experts and thought leaders in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Contact: Linda Aagard
linda.aagard@hci.utah.edu
801-587-7639
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
MPSA receives national honor for developing nations philanthropic initiative
Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) has earned a 2015 ASAE 'Power of A' Silver Award for its efforts to provide access to research and teaching resources to political scientists from the developing world. A limited number of complimentary two-year electronic memberships are still available to political science scholars in 139 developing countries (as defined by the World Bank for the 2015 fiscal year).

Contact: Melissa Heeke
heeke@mpsanet.org
Midwest Political Science Association

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
President Obama honors outstanding mathematics and science teachers
President Obama today named 108 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This year's awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Territories and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a Washington, D.C., event later this summer.

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

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Vision plus action
Frank Doyle, UC Santa Barbara professor of chemical engineering and of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Automatic Control Council (AACC) Control Engineering Practice Award for his pioneering work on the artificial pancreas.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Ainissa Ramirez wins 2015 Gemant Award from AIP
Ainissa Ramirez, a self-described 'science evangelist,' is the winner of the 2015 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics, the American Institute of Physics announced today.

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

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2015
Norwegian surgeon, Lars Engebretsen, M.D., Ph.D., inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame
Internationally known, knee ligament researcher, Lars Engebretsen, M.D., Ph.D., will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on Friday, July 10th, during the Society's Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field.

Contact: Lisa Weisenberger
lisa@aossm.org
847-292-4900
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

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