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Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Wallace scholarship for women geoscientists awardees announced
The American Geosciences Institute congratulates the latest recipients of the Wallace Scholarship for women in geoscience at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Florida.
American Geosciences Institute

Contact: Maureen Moses
mmoses@agiweb.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Electrical engineering professor Javad Lavaei wins NSF Career Award
Javad Lavaei, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his research on electrical power networks. The five-year, $400,000 award, National Science Foundation's preeminent recognition of exceptional junior faculty, will support his project, 'High-Performance Optimization Methods for Power Systems.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Computer science professor Roxana Geambasu wins NSF CAREER Award
Roxana Geambasu, assistant professor of computer science, has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her proposal to create new data protection abstractions for modern operating systems. The five-year, $499,000 grant, the most prestigious National Science Foundation award to recognize outstanding junior faculty, will help fund her project, 'New Abstractions for Responsible Sensitive Data Management in Modern Operating Systems.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
346-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
UIC chemist awarded international sustainability grant
A University of Illinois at Chicago chemistry professor will lead the US effort in a three-nation project to develop efficient catalytic methods that replace rare metals with abundant and inexpensive metals such as iron and copper.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Kessler Foundation receives MS Research Center Award from National MS Society
Kessler Foundation is the recipient of a Multiple Sclerosis Research Center Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. John DeLuca, Ph.D., is the principal investigator for the five-year, $821,000 grant, which will fund the Multiple Sclerosis Collaborative Network of New Jersey. It will bring together the Foundation's experts in mobility and cognitive research to advance understanding of cognitive-motor interaction in multiple sclerosis. Dr. DeLuca is Senior Vice President of Research and Training at the Foundation.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Leeds to lead the way in Earth observation research
Two centers -- the Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics and the Centre for Polar Observation & Modelling -- move to the University of Leeds on 1 April 2014.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Sarah Reed
s.j.reed@leeds.ac.uk
01-133-434-031
University of Leeds

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
NYU physicist to study star deaths using stellar forensics under NSF CAREER Award
New York University physicist Maryam Modjaz will study the explosions of stars using a method she calls 'stellar forensics' under a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
National Science Foundation

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Osborne announces 22 new Centres for Doctoral Training
Postgraduate training in a wide range of engineering and scientific fields important to the UK's economy received a further boost today. Twenty two new Centres for Doctoral Training were announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt. Hon George Osborne MP. Mr Osborne made the announcement during a visit to the University of Manchester, which has been successful in securing funding for one of the new Centres.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Research center to develop next generation of advanced chemical products
A new £7 million center at the University of Leeds will lead United Kingdom research in manufacturing advanced chemical products.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Chris Bunting
c.j.bunting@leeds.ac.uk
44-011-334-32049
University of Leeds

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Umeċ University becomes national resource for advanced electron microscopy
Umeċ University in Sweden will be a national resource for advanced electron microscopy thanks to a contribution of SEK 57 million. Scientists across the country will be able to use the techniques for research, including detailed studies of microorganisms that cause infectious diseases.

Contact: Bernt Eric Uhlin
bernt.eric.uhlin@molbiol.umu.se
46-907-856-731
Umea University

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Multimillion pound award supports 76 Ph.D.s in global risk
The University of Liverpool, supported by an £8 million investment, will fund more than 70 Ph.D. students to research areas of risk, such as financial crashes, nuclear disasters, and environmental crisis.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Scripps Florida scientist awarded $2.3 million to study dengue fever and related viruses
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.3 million to study a category of viruses that cause dengue fever, West Nile, yellow fever and other diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks.

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards $4 million in NARSAD Grants
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced its 2014 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grants, which will award $4 million in funding to 40 mid-career scientists from 33 institutions in nine countries. Selected by the Foundation's Scientific Council, comprised of 146 leading experts across disciplines in brain and behavior research, including two Nobel Prize winners, the grants fund basic research, new technologies and next generation therapies for schizophrenia, major affective disorders, and other serious mental illnesses.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Laura Wells
lwells@bbrfoundation.org
646-681-4877
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
National Cancer Institute awards $2.2 million grant to Jackson Professor Yijun Ruan
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a three-year grant totaling $2,168,535 to Professor Yijun Ruan, Ph.D., of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, for his research into the role of non-coding RNAs in cancer and other diseases.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Wellcome Collection announces first project at the Hub
The first residents of the Hub at Wellcome Collection, a flagship new space for interdisciplinary projects around health and well-being, will investigate the business of modern life.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Emily Philippou
e.philippou@wellcome.ac.uk
44-020-761-18726
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
HFSP research funding for the Helmholtz Zentrum München
The Human Frontier Science Program organization has awarded two research grants to international research collaboration groups headed by the Helmholtz Zentrum München. The projects address research into non-apoptotic programmed cell death and neural circuits of mechanosensation. The funding is for 1,350,000 and 1,050,000 dollars, respectively, for a period of three years.

Contact: Press Office
presse@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-2711
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Multi-family group treatment studied for spinal cord injury
Every year, more than 12,000 Americans -- mostly young men -- suffer spinal cord injuries in car crashes, falls, sports and acts of violence. Those dealing with this life-changing condition may soon have a better way to cope, thanks to a new collaborative research project by Washington State University Spokane and St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute.
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Contact: Dennis Dyck
dyck@wsu.edu
509-358-7618
Washington State University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
New $1.5 million grant boosts local efforts to save lives of moms and babies during childbirth
A Vancouver-led research initiative to prevent deaths of moms and babies got a boost recently with a new $1.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will expand efforts to improve diagnosis and care for pregnant women with pre-eclampsia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Dunn
sdunn@cfri.ca
604-875-2678
Child & Family Research Institute

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
West Virginia chemical spill into Elk River contaminating air and water quality
The complexities and implications of the chemical spill into West Virginia's Elk River keep growing, according to a study led by Virginia Tech professor of civil and environmental engineering Andrea Dietrich.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Pitt study examines benefits of depression treatment for heart failure patients
Can treating depression in patients with heart failure help them live longer? That's one of the questions that University of Pittsburgh researchers hope to answer with a new five-year, $7.3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rick Pietzak
PietzakR@upmc.edu
412-864-4151
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
The search is on for a hepatitis B drug, thanks to a million dollars in NIH grants to SLU
Two grants from the National Institutes of Health will allow Saint Louis University researchers to build on breakthroughs in understanding the hepatitis B virus and begin the search for a drug to cure -- not just halt -- the illness.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carrie Bebermeyer
bebermcl@slu.edu
314-977-8015
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Telecoupling paper honored as 2013's best
A new way scientists -- all kinds of natural and social scientists -- are using to scrutinize some of the world's biggest challenges in sustainability is getting its turn in the spotlight. This week, a scientific publication written by Jianguo 'Jack' Liu and some of the world's most noted sustainability scholars has been given the Ralf Yorque Memorial Competition Award as best paper in 2013.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sue Nichols
nichols@msu.edu
517-432-0206
Michigan State University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
UT Southwestern ob/gyn researchers studying genetic factors in premature births
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center received grants totaling $600,000 from the March of Dimes Foundation to advance their work in the prevention of premature birth, which affects about one out of nine babies born annually in the US and is the leading cause of newborn death.
March of Dimes Foundation

Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
University of Cincinnati to study impact of blood 'microparticles' in inflammation, injury
University of Cincinnati trauma and critical care researcher Timothy Pritts, M.D., Ph.D., has received a National Institutes of Health grant to better understand how 'microparticles' in stored blood can contribute to inflammation and injury after resuscitation from traumatic injury. The five-year, $1.5 million R01 research award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will allow Pritts' team to investigate the nature of microparticles that bud off of damaged or active blood cells during storage.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Katy Cosse
kathryn.cosse@uc.edu
513-558-0207
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
IDRI receives $3.4 million grant extension for TB drug discovery
IDRI's drug discovery efforts continue to grow with a recently awarded grant extension of $3.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The additional funding was awarded to Tanya Parish, Ph.D., IDRI's Vice President of Drug Discovery, and supplements an earlier grant awarded in 2010, for a total of $7.8 million. The grant is focused on identifying new leads and drug targets for tuberculosis with the goal of producing new drugs to treat TB.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Lee Schoentrup
lee.schoentrup@idri.org
206-858-6064
Infectious Disease Research Institute

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