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Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
LA BioMed receives NIH grant to study vaccine for hospital-acquired infections
NIH awarded grant to LA BioMed to aid in the research and development of a vaccine to protect patients from the healthcare-related infections, Candida and MRSA.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
ASU institute receives single-largest investment in human origins research
A $4.9 million, three-year grant from the John Templeton Foundation to Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins will fund a multifaceted, transdisciplinary collaborative research project that seeks to increase our understanding of the process of 'how we became human.'
The John Templeton Foundation

Contact: William Kimbel
wkimbel.iho@asu.edu
480-727-6582
Arizona State University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Mellon Foundation awards grant for major project in the humanities and sciences
Penn State's Institute for the Arts and Humanities has received a $260,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a two-year project, 'The Boundaries of the Human in the Age of the Life Sciences.'
Mellon Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Kessler Foundation receives first-round grant from International Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Alliance
Kessler Foundation is the recipient of one of the first grants awarded by the International Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Alliance. Nancy Chiaravalloti, Ph.D., director of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience & Traumatic Brain Injury Research, is principal investigator of the study, which will look at the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation in individuals with progressive multiple sclerosis. The Foundation received one of 22 research grants awarded by the Alliance to investigators in nine countries.
International Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Alliance

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

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
NSF computing network grant will bolster research at UT Arlington
The National Science Foundation Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure will give The University of Texas at Arlington $500,000 to improve networking capacity to support research into high energy physics and numerous other fields.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Capturing ancient Maya sites from both a rat's and a 'bat's eye view'
A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two. In addition, the UC San Diego team has received a Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities grant to fund aerial sensing of the Maya jungle. Calit2 is the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology -- home base to QI.
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology

Contact: Tiffany Fox
tfox@ucsd.edu
858-246-0353
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Diversity could lead to ethical behaviors among scientists
A group of Michigan State University researchers will use a five-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how demographic and disciplinary diversity affects scientists' ethical behaviors.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kristen Parker
kristen.parker@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8942
Michigan State University

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Researchers studying improving physician opioid prescribing
Boston University School of Medicine researcher Dr. Jeffrey Samet and Dr. Carlos Del Rio from Emory University were recently awarded a five year, $5 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse for their project titled: Improving Physician Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain in HIV-infected Persons.
NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Wistar and Penn Medicine collaborate on $12.1 million SPORE grant in melanoma
The Wistar Institute's Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc., is the principal investigator on a $12.1 million Special Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant, a prestigious National Cancer Institute collaborative grant that brings together researchers at Wistar and the University of Pennsylvania to develop new melanoma therapies. The goal of this SPORE is to translate fundamental laboratory discoveries into new therapeutics that will benefit patients of melanoma and other skin cancers.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Greg Lester
glester@wistar.org
215-898-3943
The Wistar Institute

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
UT Arlington receives $800,000 NSF grant to better prepare new science, math teachers
A University of Texas Arlington education professor with a passion for supporting upcoming middle and high school science and mathematics teachers is getting major federal assistance for her efforts.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
NSF awards $15 million in second set of coastal sustainability grants
More than half the world's human population lived in coastal areas in the year 2000; that number is expected to rise to 75 percent by 2025.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
Project to turn world on to DC power
The University of Pittsburgh's Bopaya Bidanda, John Camillus, and Gregory Reed think that it might be time to redirect our attention to direct current. Equipped with a recent $800,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation for 'Leveraging DC Power and the Business of HumanityŽ to Transform the Pittsburgh Region,' the three professors are approaching the promise of DC power from two distinct perspectives.
Henry L. Hillman Foundation

Contact: Joe Miksch
jmiksch@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
Grant to help commercialize silicon surgical blades
A UC Davis engineering professor has received a grant of $200,000 from the National Science Foundation 'Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research-Technology Translation' program to move his silicon-based blades towards commercial development as surgical and shaving tools.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
'Nuclear disasters don't respect national boundaries'
A nuclear accident has no respect for lines drawn on a map. It becomes the world's problem. But for the most part, emphasis has been on prevention, not response. Until now.
National Science Foundation CAREER grant

Contact: Jean Elliott
elliottj@vt.edu
540-231-5915
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
Japanese Global Health Fund awards $33.5 million to develop vaccines, drugs for neglected diseases
The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), a new public health partnership that is bringing Japanese know-how and investment to the global fight against infectious diseases, today announced seven grant investments totaling US$15.3 million to speed the development of promising drugs and vaccines to battle three insect-borne diseases -- malaria, dengue and Chagas disease. The announcement marks the GHIT Fund's third round of grant investments since November 2013 -- totaling $33.5 million.
Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

Contact: Katy Lenard
klenard@burnesscommunications.com
301-280-5719
Burness Communications

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
Private support leads to transformative advances in ocean ingenuity at Scripps
Gismos, gadgets, widgets... Ingenuity in developing precise and efficient tools is an important key to unlocking the mysteries of the ocean. Observing the oceans in real time is crucial to understanding and protecting the planet. Private support can make a significant difference in the speed with which new oceanographic technologies are developed and put into use.

Contact: Robert Monroe or Mario Aguilera
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
Project prepares collection for 21st-century challenge of invasive species
At the Wisconsin State Herbarium, director Kenneth Cameron is spearheading a new, three-year project to 'digitize' images and data on aquatic and wetland plants, mollusks and fish from the Great Lakes basin. The $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will also be disbursed to natural history museums at other UW campuses, and in every other Great Lakes state. Together, these institutions expect to digitize 1.73 million specimens related to Great Lakes invasives.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kenneth Cameron
kmcameron@wisc.edu
608-265-9237
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
NJIT computer scientists win a major grant to network mobile devices in the cloud
A team of computer scientists at New Jersey Institute of Technology has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing is designed to support collaborative applications in areas such as healthcare, safety, and social interaction, potentially benefiting millions of users.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
NIH awards aim to improve understanding of cell pathways, development of new therapies
National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $64 million to six research institutions to create a database of human cellular responses, the Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures. Discovering such cell responses will improve scientists' understanding of cell pathways and aid in the development of new therapies for many diseases.
NIH/Common Fund, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Steven Benowitz
steven.benowitz@nih.gov
301-451-8325
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
Southern Ocean's role in climate regulation, goal of $21 million federal grant
Researchers for the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are part of a $21 million collaborative research program led by Princeton University to create a biogeochemical and physical portrait of the Southern Ocean using hundreds of robotic floats deployed around Antarctica and an expanded computational capacity.
National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
305-421-4704
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
NSF funds new method for making materials that can make lighter, more efficient vehicles
Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center, has received a three-year, $424,000 award from the National Science Foundation to support the development of a new way to manufacture metal-ceramic composites, which can be used to make vehicles lighter and more energy efficient, while significantly increasing their performance.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
UTSA awarded $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study cloud computing
Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, and Ravi Sandhu, Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences and director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve the security of cloud-based infrastructures.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
Nova Southeastern University researcher receives a nearly $2 million grant
Mary Ann Fletcher, Ph.D., Schemel Professor for Neuro-Immune Medicine at NSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, and her research team recently were awarded a $1.95 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study complex biomarkers of CFS/ME in men.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Jeremy Katzman, M.B.A., APR
j.katzman@nova.edu
954-661-7000
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
Georgetown receives renewal as D.C.'s only federally designated comprehensive cancer center
The National Cancer Institute today awarded a five-year, $11.25 million P30 Cancer Center Support Grant to Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and renewed its designation as a 'comprehensive cancer center.'
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Karen Teber
km463@georgetown.edu
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
$2 million grant funds study on the effects of malpractice risk, incentives on cardiac testing
Steven Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and health policy at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received a two million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effect of malpractice risk and financial incentives on cardiac testing, which will inform ongoing state malpractice reforms and federal payment reform.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

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