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Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Penn researcher to lead $2.5 million PCORI project to examine dietary interventions for Crohn's
A national research study to focus on diet as a tool for managing Crohn's disease symptoms, led by James Lewis, M.D., M.S.C.E., a professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), has been approved to receive a $2.5 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Stephanie Simon
stephanie.simon@uphs.npenn.edu
215-349-5660
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Miriam Hospital awarded $743,000 NIMH grant to create online sex ed resources to curb HIV in men
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded The Miriam Hospital a five-year grant totaling $743,869 to study media influences on risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men and develop an online health media literacy intervention to help reduce HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among this population.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas
efalconerelvas@lifespan.org
401-639-7172
Lifespan

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Pincus Family Foundation partners with Temple to establish Urban Health Fellowship
The Pincus Family Foundation is partnering with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University to establish the Pincus Family Foundation Urban Health Fellowship. The two-year Fellowship, made possible by a nearly $600,000 grant from the Pincus Family Foundation, will provide selected junior level health care professionals with the tools needed to implement innovative, community-driven, population-based health programs that improve the overall health of children living in the urban, distressed communities of North Philadelphia.
Pincus Family Foundation

Contact: Jeremy Walter
Jeremy.Walter@tuhs.temple.edu
267-838-0398
Temple University Health System

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Research aims to enhance understanding of poverty alleviation in refugee communities
The extent to which entrepreneurship is a catalyst for empowerment and poverty alleviation among women refugees in Arab countries is to be explored in new research led by Plymouth University in collaboration with the University of Nottingham.
Economic and Social Research Council, Department for International Development

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
44-175-258-8004
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
FEMA study to test exercise regimen in preventing back injury in firefighters
The University of South Florida and Tampa Fire Rescue have launched a randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a worksite exercise regimen targeted to reduce the risk of low back injury and disability in firefighters -- a physically demanding occupation particularly prone to back problems that can lead to chronic pain and early retirement. A $1.3 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant, including support from the Florida Chiropractic Foundation, funds the large-scale prevention study.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Chiropractic Foundation for Education and Research

Contact: Anne DeLotto Baier
abaier@health.usf.edu
813-974-3303
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Bioethicists will explore the issues and lessons of the Zika crisis
With funding from the Wellcome Trust, an interdisciplinary team of scholars will focus on issues of ethics and research in pregnancy and women of reproductive age, beginning with the current Zika context and later expanding to general public health research.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Leah Ramsay
lramsay@jhu.edu
202-642-9640
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
ERC Advanced Grants: €647 million from the EU to 277 senior research leaders
The European Research Council has announced today the awarding of its prestigious Advanced Grants to 277 senior researchers. The funding, worth in total €647 million, will enable them to pursue their most promising ideas and carry out frontier research with potentially ground-breaking impact on science and society beyond. The grants are awarded under the 'excellent science' pillar of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation program.
European Research Council

Contact: Marcin monko
marcin.monko@ec.europa.eu
32-022-966-644
European Research Council

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Undergraduate students come to RIT for research experience in computational sensing
Undergraduate students from around the country will try their hand at research as part of an upcoming Research Experience for Undergraduates at Rochester Institute of Technology. The REU Site in Computational Sensing is funded by a nearly $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The three-year program, starting in May, will allow 10 undergraduate students to attend a 10-week program at RIT each summer.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Scott Bureau
sbbcom@rit.edu
585-475-2481
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Helping asthma patients breathe easier
The possibility of a future without asthma is what really inspires renowned allergist Harissios Vliagoftis. In his role as the newly appointed GSK-CIHR Chair in Airway Inflammation, Vliagoftis aims to help make this possibility a reality. Thanks to a partnership between the University of Alberta, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, initially established in May 2011, Vliagoftis' research activities will continue through to 2020 with funding of just over $1.3 million.
GlaxoSmithKline Inc., Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Contact: Ross Neitz
rneitz@ualberta.ca
780-492-5986
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Understanding ocean processes
Geographer Timothy DeVries receives a grant to use satellite data for gaining a better understanding of the ocean's biological carbon pump.
NASA's New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science

Contact: Julie Cohen
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Volkswagen Foundation funds 4 German-Ukrainian-Russian research projects at TU Dresden
TU Dresden scientists will work closely together with Russian and Ukrainian scientists in four new research projects, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation with a total amount of approximately €250,000 per project.
Volkswagen Foundation

Contact: Kim-Astrid Magister
pressestelle@tu-dresden.de
49-035-146-332-398
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
UC San Diego scientists receive $9.5 million NIH grant to combat antibiotic resistance
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have received a five-year, $9.5-million award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health to establish an interdisciplinary center to define the systems biology of antibiotic resistance. The program will be led by Bernhard Palsson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Pediatrics, and Victor Nizet, M.D., professor of pediatrics and pharmacy.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Heather Buschman, PhD
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
Rush receives $14.5 Million to fight Alzheimer's
A $14.5 million NIA grant is supporting a new study led by researchers at Rush that aims to determine if an intervention known as the MIND diet can help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
NIH/National Institute of Aging, Nestle Health Institute

Contact: Nancy DiFiore
nancy_difiore@rush.edu
312-942-5159
Rush University Medical Center

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
The Miriam Hospital receives NIH grant to study benefits of stress management for chronic diseases
The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine received a $464,465 grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health of the National Institutes of Health to enable researchers to conduct a comprehensive, four-year study on the benefits of stress management interventions for chronic pain and illness.
NIH/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas
efalconerelvas@lifespan.orf
401-639-7172
Lifespan

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards $3.9 million in NARSAD grants
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced its 2016 Independent Investigator Grants, which award $3.9 million in funding to 40 mid-career scientists from 30 institutions in 16 countries for basic research, new technologies and next-generation therapies for schizophrenia, major affective disorders, and other serious mental illnesses. The foundation's Independent Investigator Grants provide $50,000 per year for up to two years to support investigators during the critical period between the initiation of research and the receipt of sustained funding.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Nadine Woloshin
nwoloshin@rubenstein.com
212-843-8041
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
Cary Institute receives $5 million for study on reducing ticks, Lyme disease
The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation has awarded a $5 million leadership grant to the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies to support a scientific study, being done in partnership with Bard College, that seeks to reduce Lyme disease in neighborhoods.
Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation

Contact: Lori Quillen
quillenl@caryinstitute.org
845-677-7600 x121
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
CHLA researcher awarded $1.665 million to study retinal development
David E. Cobrinik, M.D., Ph.D., of The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been awarded a four-year grant totaling $1.665 million from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will support his study seeking to improve understanding of how cone photoreceptors develop.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Debra Kain
DKain@chla.usc.edu
323-361-1812
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
HRL to develop next-generation inertial sensor technology
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded HRL Laboratories, LLC, $4.3 million to develop vibration- and shock-tolerant inertial sensor technology that enables future system accuracy needs without utilizing GPS.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Michele Durant
media@hrl.com
310-317-5321
HRL Laboratories

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
UMass Amherst geoscientists to reconstruct climate at old Norse settlements in Greenland
The National Science Foundation has awarded $348,218 to climate researchers Raymond Bradley and Isla Castaneda at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to analyze sediment records from Greenland's lakes, where Vikings once settled. Researchers will use newly available organic geochemical techniques in the laboratory to reconstruct past temperature and estimate changes in evaporation over time. These analyses should shed light on climate variations during the period of Norse settlement.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
INRS receives major funding from CFI and the Quebec government
Thanks to over $800,000 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund and the Quebec government, INRS researchers will have access to new scientific facilities to develop new therapeutic agents, innovative catalysts, and reliable models for managing fishery resources.
Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund, Quebec government

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
New imaging technology could help save UK/EU steel industry
A researcher from the University of Bath has been awarded a new grant to develop an innovative way of assessing a key stage of the production of steel, greatly benefitting the competitiveness of the UK and EU steel industry.
EU Horizon 2020

Contact: Robert Breckon
r.g.breckon@bath.ac.uk
44-122-538-5798
University of Bath

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
UW-led research team wins $7.5 million MURI grant to defend against advanced cyberattacks
A University of Washington-led research team has won a $7.5 million, five-year Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant from the Department of Defense to better model and mount defenses against stealthy, continuous computer hacking attacks known as 'advanced persistent threats.'
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Jennifer Langston
jlangst@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
MU receives nearly $20 million to expand program aimed at improving nursing home care
The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing today announced they have received nearly $20 million in funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand their Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes. Through this program the Sinclair School of Nursing is working to create a national model for senior care and significantly reduce national health care spending.
US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Sheena Rice
RiceSM@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Personal data revolution takes first step
A new way of managing personal information set to maximize people's chances of privacy is being developed by computer scientists, led by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London.
Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
$2.1 million AIHS Chair awarded to University of Alberta researcher
Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions and the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry are pleased to announce the awarding of the AIHS Translational Health Chair in Cardio-Oncology to University of Alberta alumnus Gopinath Sutendra, PhD. Sutendra, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's Division of Cardiology, is receiving $2.1 million over seven years to study the molecular pathways of cancer therapies that lead to heart complications.
Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions

Contact: Ross Neitz
rneitz@ualberta.ca
780-492-5986
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

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