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Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
GRU among 15 centers awarded federal funding to train physician-scientists in ob-gyn
Georgia Regents University is among 15 institutions in the nation to receive federal funding to help train the next generation of physician-scientists in obstetrics and gynecology.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
University of Iowa receives $10.67 million SPORE grant to study NETs
Researchers at the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center have received the first-ever Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant to study neuroendocrine tumors. SPORE grants are funded through the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Molly Rossiter
University of Iowa Health Care

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
WFU researcher receives $6 million NIH grant, largest in university history
A $6 million federal grant, the largest ever awarded to Wake Forest University, will enable health and exercise science researchers to further study knee osteoarthritis and successful treatment measures in community-based settings.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact: Bonnie Davis
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Engineer receives rapid NSF support to probe water woes in Flint, Michigan
A Virginia Tech engineer is traveling to Flint, Michigan, this week as part of a National Science Foundation-funded $50,000 one-year study into a 'perfect storm' of water distribution system corrosion problems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Steven Mackay
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Transatlantic partnership to develop new treatments for pancreatic cancer
The grant has been awarded under the US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Programme. It will bring together world-leading experts in drug delivery and cancer research at Queen's, Dublin City University and the University at Buffalo. The five-year program will focus on the development of 'nanomedicine' in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, for which current treatment options are limited.
US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Programme, Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland HSC R&D Division, Medical Research Council

Contact: Anne-Marie Clarke
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
UTHealth researcher awarded CDC grant to study Chagas disease in Texas
A researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health was awarded a five-year, $544,329 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct outreach and education on Chagas disease in South Texas.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Hannah Rhodes
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
All Children's Hospital gets first national grant from Hearst Foundations to train residents
All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine just received its first national grant from the the Hearst Foundations for $100,000. The grant will help fund the exclusive Leadership Executive Academic Development (LEAD) curriculum provided to medical residents in All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatric residency program. LEAD is a two-week program focused on transforming the residents from pediatric physicians to pediatric physician leaders.
Hearst Foundations

Contact: Danielle Caci
All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 11-Sep-2015
Montefiore and Einstein receive $3.9 million NCI Calabresi grant
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and the NCI-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center today announced receipt of a $3.93 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health for the prestigious Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology. This competitive NIH Institutional Research Career Development grant provides MECCC and AECC an average of $786,000 annually over five years, the largest amount given to any participating institution in the country.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Tracy Gurrisi
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 11-Sep-2015
NIH renews $15 million systems vaccinology grant to Emory for improving vaccine success
The National Institutes of Health has awarded an Emory-led research consortium $15 million over five years for renewal of a grant aimed at better understanding and improving human immune responses to vaccination. The grant builds on the pioneering accomplishments of the research team over the past several years in developing 'systems biology' methods to accurately predict the efficacy of vaccination in humans, and providing new insights into the molecular mechanisms that drive effective immunity to vaccination.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Holly Korschun
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
NYU researcher develops unique delivery system for dual gene and drug therapies
The National Science Foundation recently funded research at New York University aimed at developing an engineered protein-lipid system that simultaneously delivers genes and drugs for the potential treatment of multi-drug resistant cancer cells. The dual-delivery system could also apply to diabetes and other conditions requiring a variety of therapeutic approaches.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
In year of US wildfires, Nepal earthquake, NSF awards $27.5 million in hazards research grants
Wildfires raged through Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California this summer, taking the lives of firefighters and forcing thousands to flee their homes. Months earlier and half a world away, another disaster struck when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal resulted in thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands left homeless and entire villages flattened.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Ph.D. student receives NASA fellowship to study early solar system materials
University of Houston Ph.D. student Andy Kerekgyarto was awarded a fellowship through NASA's Earth and Space Science Fellowship program to support analysis of materials within one of the largest chondrite meteorites found on Earth. Focusing on what are believed to be some of the first materials to condense in our early solar system, Kerekgyarto hopes to get an idea of when the solar system started to form.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
UMD receives $2.1 million from state to create endowed chairs in math and computer science
The University of Maryland will establish two endowed chairs--in math and computer science -- with $2.1 million received from the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative (MEI). The Michael and Eugenia Brin Chair in Mathematics, created by the Brins with $2.5 million gift, and the Paul Chrisman Iribe Chair in Computer Science, created by Elizabeth Stevinson Iribe with $1.5 million gift and emphasis on augmented and virtual reality, will each receive a $1.05 million MEI match to create new endowed chairs.
Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

Contact: Abby Robinson
University of Maryland

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
UT Arlington computer scientist's research would make robots more observant
A University of Texas at Arlington engineer is seeking ways to program robots by having them observe a human performing a particular task, then imitate it to complete the same objective.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Hastings Center awarded NIH grant
Prenatal testing is changing dramatically. With greatly expanded low-cost genetic tests prospective parents will soon be able to learn far more, far earlier, than ever before about their fetuses' medical conditions and risks, and some nonmedical traits. With a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, The Hastings Center is leading a foundational ethical analysis of next-generation prenatal genetic tests that will inform clinical guidelines and create a research agenda aimed at improving policy and practice.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Susan Gilbert
845-424-4040 x244
The Hastings Center

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Grant supports development of software to judge quality of electronic public health data
A $381,000, two-year grant from the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health supports development by the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health of open source software tools to measure and monitor the quality of electronic data being transmitted to public health departments across the nation from health care systems, medical laboratories, physician offices and other sources.
NIH/National Library of Medicine

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
NOAA awards $2.75 million for marine mammal rescue efforts
Today, NOAA Fisheries announced the award of $2.75 million in grant funding to partner organizations in 16 states to respond to and rehabilitate stranded marine mammals and collect data on their health. The John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program provides funding to non-profit and for-profit organizations, academic institutions, and state agencies that are members of the National Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
NOAA Fisheries

Contact: Connie Barclay
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Needed: Soft robots to solve hard problems
Seeking to explore potential applications for soft, deformable robots, a largely unexplored area of robotics engineering, Dmitry Berenson, assistant professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Cagdas Onal, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at WPI, have secured nearly $600,000 from the National Science Foundation for two projects that could point toward practical uses in medicine, manufacturing, and disaster response.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Baron
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
$5.67 million grant helps researchers identify early signs of Alzheimer's
A new Michigan State University study, aimed at identifying early signs of Alzheimer's disease among Latinos and Hispanics, could help delay or even prevent its onset thanks to a $5.67 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Sarina Gleason
Michigan State University

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Clemson professor receives grant to delve into the foundation of scientific philosophy
Tom Oberdan, associate professor of science and technology in society, has received a Scholars Award of $128,000 from the National Science Foundation to explore the 20th-century origins of how philosophers think about science.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tom Oberdan
Clemson University

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Jeong Ho Lee of KAIST receives the 2015 Pediatric Epilepsies Research Award
The Citizen United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) announced on Sept. 7, 2015, that Jeong Ho Lee, a professor of the Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), will be awarded the 2015 Pediatric Epilepsies Research Award.
Citizen United for Research in Epilepsy

Contact: Lan Yoon
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 9-Sep-2015
USC researcher receives grant to study ALS target
Ten percent of all patients with two neurodegenerative diseases -- frontotemperal dementia and amyolateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- possess a mutation in the same gene. Justin Ichida, Ph.D., assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has received a Muscular Dystrophy Association research grant totaling $300,000 over three years to determine how this mutated gene contributes to ALS.
Muscular Dystrophy Association

Contact: Leslie Ridgeway
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Sep-2015
$10 million in federal grants to study botanicals for human health
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy has received a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its research into the safety and efficacy of botanical dietary supplements for women's health and another $1.2 million over five years to develop new chemical and biological approaches to the investigation of natural products.
NIH/Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Contact: Sam Hostettler
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 9-Sep-2015
NIH awards $2.8 million for study into new ways to detect and treat brain injury
Developing better treatments and an improved understanding of the biology behind brain injury from hemorrhagic strokes is the main goal of a three-year $2.8 million grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Barrow Neurological Institute. Announced today, the funding comes from the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) under its Extracellular RNA (ExRNA) Communication program.
National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Sep-2015
ASTRO awards $33,500 in grants to 41 researchers at 2015 Annual Meeting
The American Society for Radiation Oncology has selected 41 recipients to receive a total of $33,500 for the 2015 Annual Meeting Abstract Awards.
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Contact: Erin L. Boyle
American Society for Radiation Oncology

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