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Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Infectious diseases researcher wins $1.225 million fellowship
Dr. Marc Pellegrini is one of three researchers to this year be awarded a 2014 Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation Senior Medical Research Fellowship.
Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation

Contact: Alan Gill
gill.a@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-719
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
UH receives $1.5 million grant to prepare future cybersecurity workers
With breaches in data on the rise, cybersecurity is a growing concern. The University of Houston has been awarded a $1.5 million CyberCorps grant from the National Science Foundation to train students in this increasingly important area of national security. The congressionally mandated CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program is aimed at increasing and strengthening the cadre of information assurance professionals who protect the government's critical information infrastructure.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Scientists build a better eye on our world
Science begins with observation, and defining moments in scientific progress followed the introduction of new ways to observe the world, from microscopes and telescopes to X-rays and MRIs. The Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to develop an extraordinary new camera -- really an array of dozens of video cameras -- that can capture images in 360 degrees and three dimensions.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Georgia State faculty awarded $750,000 grant to train rehabilitation counselors
Three faculty members in the College of Education's Department of Counseling and Psychological Services have been awarded a five-year, $750,000 grant from the US Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration to prepare rehabilitation counselors to work with people with mental illness.
US Department of Education

Contact: Angela Turk
aturk@gsu.edu
404-413-8114
Georgia State University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
USC stem cell researcher Lori O'Brien receives the first Broad Fellowship
What makes stem cells develop into kidneys? Lori O'Brien, a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Andy McMahon, has received the first Broad Fellowship to help answer this question.
Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Contact: Cristy Lytal
lytal@med.usc.edu
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Record grant will continue inner-city asthma research
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health a seven-year, $70 million grant for its continuing work on the Inner-City Asthma Consortium -- a nationwide clinical research network to evaluate and develop promising new immune-based treatments. The goal of the work is to reduce the severity of asthma in inner-city children.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Gian Galassi
ggalassi@uwhealth.org
608-263-5561
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Getting the salt out
Pitt engineering researchers receive nearly $500,000 DOE grant to explore new cost-effective method to treat high-saline water.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Paul Kovach
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Researcher sees laptop-cooling technology as way to less-thirsty power plants
With a new grant from the NSF, Theodore Bergman is looking at how power plants might be cooled with 'closed thermosyphons' used to keep laptop computers from overheating.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
UT Arlington computer scientist wins NSF grant to help bolster online privacy
A National Science Foundation grant will help Matthew Wright, UTA associate professor of computer science and engineering, study smarter ways to protect online privacy.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Chicago Biomedical Consortium announces $3 million Infrastructure Initiative
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is announcing a $3 million Infrastructure Initiative to promote investment in high-impact, next-generation scientific equipment at its member universities. The Initiative aims to make modern and powerful tools available to the CBC research community at a time when federal grants for scientific infrastructure are scarce. The Infrastructure Initiative builds upon a previous agreement by giving each university $1 million to acquire novel, state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation to be shared under the Open Access Initiative.
Chicago Biomedical Consortium

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Nov-2014
Ben-Gurion U. Prof. Zvi Bentwich receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant
The funding will help support mass drug eradication efforts against these infections by implementing in parallel a health education campaign run by local students with the provision of clean water and sanitation facilities. Behavioral change and hygiene are essential for the eradication of many diseases.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
LSTM awarded nearly £4 million in grants for pneumococcal research
Respiratory specialists at Liverpool School Tropical Medicine have been awarded two substantial research grants to further develop and utilize their Experimental Human Pneumococcal Carriage model.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Medical Research Council

Contact: Clare Bebb
clare.bebb@lstmed.ac.uk
44-015-170-53135
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Konza Prairie research program receives $6.76 million NSF grant renewal
The National Science Foundation renewed Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research program with a $6.76 million grant.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Blair
jblair@k-state.edu
785-532-7065
Kansas State University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
New funding speeds identification of drugs to prevent Alzheimer's
The National Institutes of Health has boosted funding for the first large-scale clinical trial aimed at identifying drugs to stop or slow Alzheimer's disease in people destined to get the debilitating illness.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Michael C. Purdy
purdym@wustl.edu
314-286-0122
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
UTSA biology professor awarded $300,000 NSF grant for brain research
UTSA College of Sciences biology professor Fidel Santamaria is one of 36 in the nation to receive a two-year Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research grant from the National Science Foundation. The $300,000 funding grant supports President Obama's efforts to support researchers to create new technology to demystify complex brain processes.
National Science Foudation

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

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Next for DARPA: 'Autocomplete' for programmers
A Rice University-led team of software experts has launched an $11 million effort to create a sophisticated tool called PLINY that will both 'autocomplete' and 'autocorrect' code for programmers, much like the autocomplete and spell-check software on today's Web browsers and smartphones.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Research funding for teen brain and nervous system cancer
Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have been awarded a grant from young person's cancer charity The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust to investigate a new drug-based treatment for a multi-tumor brain and nervous system cancer which affects teenagers and young adults.
Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
UT Arlington research uses artificial lymph nodes to attract prostate cancer cells
A UT Arlington bioengineering professor is using tissue-engineered artificial lymph nodes to attract prostate cancer cells to better target and eradicate the disease.
US Army

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

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
EPA recognizes Virginia Tech postdoc's research on birds
Laura Schoenle is interested in how mercury contamination affects the levels of a stress hormone called glucocorticoid in birds. Low levels of environmental mercury can have a profound effect on animal populations in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Environmental Protection Agency STAR program

Contact: Lindsay Taylor Key
ltkey@vt.edu
540-231-6594
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Temple University School of Medicine receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant
Temple University School of Medicine announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Laura Goetzl, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; and Vice Chair of Research and Academic Development at Temple University School of Medicine will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled 'Maternal Blood Biomarkers to Assess Fetal Neurodevelopment.'
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Jeremy Walter
Jeremy.Walter@tuhs.temple.edu
215-707-7882
Temple University Health System

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
GW awarded $1.3 million to train first responders for mass casualty events
The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, home to one of the first emergency medical services degree programs in the nation, has been awarded a $1,308,422 Continuing Training Grant from the US Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.
US Department of Homeland Security

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

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
UC Riverside receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant
The University of California, Riverside announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Eamonn Keogh, a professor of computer science in the Bourns College of Engineering, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled, 'Inciting Healthy Behaviors: Nudging using Prompt-Execute-Gauge, a Human Computation Game.'
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
LA BioMed receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a grant to LA BioMed for an innovative global health research project to improve the outcomes for premature babies.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Grant success for Monash economists
Economist and lead researcher Dr. Paulo Santos from Monash University's Centre for Development Economics has received a $1.5 million grant from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research for his project on improving food security in the northern uplands of Laos.
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Contact: Glynis Smalley
glynis.smalley@monash.edu
61-408-027-848
Monash University

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Assessing elderly drivers: Doctors and law enforcement receive training
Every day in America roughly 10,000 people turn age 65. To help keep roadways safe as America grays and to help preserve the freedom of mobility of older drivers, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are training law enforcement officers to recognize warning signs of impaired driving skills and to take appropriate, compassionate action. The educational program, known as Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety was recently awarded its eighth consecutive year of funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
California Office of Traffic Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

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