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Public Release: 8-May-2015
Gynecologic oncologist earns prestigious research funding
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors recently awarded more than $2.7 million in contracted funding to Katina Robison, M.D., a gynecologic oncologist with the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, for the study 'Cancer of the Uterus and Treatment of Stress Incontinence.'
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Susan McDonald
slmcdonald@wihri.org
401-681-2816
Care New England

Public Release: 8-May-2015
University of Houston launches plans for superconductor manufacturing institute
The University of Houston will lead plans for an Advanced Superconductor Manufacturing Institute, aimed at speeding the full commercialization of high-temperature superconductors.
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Ben-Gurion University researchers receive grant for robotic project to assist the elderly
The goal of the project, 'Follow Me: Proxemics and Responsiveness for Following Tasks in Adaptive Assistive Robotics,' is to advance 'robotic adaptive person-following' algorithms to include concepts from human-human interaction. The aim is to develop robots that are highly individualized to the special needs of each elderly user. It will focus on improving older users' well being and generate guidelines for future users' attentive robotic assistants.
Israel's Ministry of Science, Technology and Space's Science for the Benefit of Senior Citizens Program

Contact: Andrew Lavin
Andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-353-2505
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Next generation science: James Brogan of Boston College
Boston College junior chemistry-physics double major James Brogan has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Contact: Ed Hayward
ed.hayward@bc.edu
617-552-4826
Boston College

Public Release: 7-May-2015
German Research Foundation funds global Open Research Challenge
The German Research Foundation has awarded 75,000 Euros for the implementation of a new international research marketing project, the FAU Open Research Challenge. The funding has enabled FAU to launch an online platform to host the competition at www.openresearchchallenge.fau.de. Designed to be engaging as well as challenging, the contest reflects some of FAU's major research areas.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Rudolf Richter
rudolf.richter@fau.de
49-913-185-70225
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Three PNNL scientists receive DOE Early Career Research Program awards, research funding
Three scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been selected to receive 2015 Early Career Research Program research grants. The trio were among just 44 recipients nationwide to receive the annual research awards. Under the program, David Heldebrant, Dongsheng Li and Brent VanDevender will each receive five-year research grants that fund work designed to reduce carbon emissions, create new materials for energy storage and measure the mass of some of the smallest components of the universe.
DOE's Office of Science

Contact: Greg Koller
greg.koller@pnnl.gov
509-372-4864
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Scripps Florida scientists win $2.4 million to expand development of new pain therapies
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.4 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to expand development of new pain medications with fewer side effects than those currently available.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Next generation science: Corleone Delaveris of Boston College
Corleone S. Delaveris, a senior chemistry major at Boston College, has been named a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which will support his graduate studies in chemistry at Stanford University.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ed Hayward
ed.hayward@bc.edu
617-552-4826
Boston College

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Cal State L.A. receives $5 million NASA grant for research center
Cal State L.A. receives $5 million NASA grant to fund a STEM research center and help educate a new generation of scientists and engineers.
NASA

Contact: Margie Low
margiey@calstatela.edu
323-343-3050
California State University, Los Angeles

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Office of Science selects 44 scientists to receive early career research program funding
The Department of Energy's Office of Science has selected 44 scientists from across the nation -- including 17 from DOE's national laboratories and 27 from US universities -- to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE's Early Career Research Program.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

Contact: Charles Rousseaux
charles.rousseaux@science.doe.gov
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Penn State College of Medicine receives $14 million to study exercise program for seniors
Penn State College of Medicine was awarded nearly $14 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study the effectiveness of a program integrating strength training, balance exercises and walking for older adults who have had a fall-related fracture.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Matt Solovey
msolovey@hmc.psu.edu
717-531-8606
Penn State

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Queen's University leading the way in pioneering, European cyber-security initiative
Queen's University Belfast will be at the forefront of a major, new European push to combat increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks.
European Union

Contact: Una Bradley
comms.officer@qub.ac.uk
44-289-097-5320
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 6-May-2015
NIMH funds major schizophrenia project
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine will seek to identify the genetic causes of schizophrenia as part of a major project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to better understand how genetic variation in brain cells affects human health and disease.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Josh Barney
jdb9a@virginia.edu
434-906-8864
University of Virginia Health System

Public Release: 5-May-2015
RIT researcher wins NIH award for developing new atrial fibrillation solution
Behnaz Ghoraani, engineering faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology, was recently awarded a $456,000 grant from the National Institutes for Health for the project 'Catheter guidance algorithm for identification of atrial fibrillation ablation.' Ghoraani and her research team are developing a novel low-risk, low-cost algorithm allowing improved and patient-specific localization of electrical disturbance sites to improve clinical intervention for atrial fibrillation.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michelle Cometa
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Earthquake scientists go to Himalayas for seismic research
Steve Wesnousky, a geologist and professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, has been studying the Himalayan Frontal Thrust Fault since 1999. With a new NSF grant he is in Nepal and India studying the latest earthquake. He is accompanied by two graduate students from the University's Center for Neotectonics Studies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Wayne State researchers seek to stamp out herpes simplex virus 1
Wayne State University has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to garner more genomic information about herpes simplex virus 1 with the hope of developing the cellular defense mechanisms of host defenses that could lead to new anti-herpes treatments.
NIH/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Penn Medicine researchers receive $7.5 million to expand HIV gene therapy work
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Penn Center for AIDS Research have been awarded $7.5 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to initiate a multi-project HIV study investigating a new gene therapy approach to render immune cells of HIV positive patients resistant to the virus.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steve Graff
stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5653
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 4-May-2015
The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation funds groundbreaking project
The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation grants $130,000 to the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs to advance an immunocontraceptive vaccine to offer long-term fertility control for unowned free-roaming and feral cats.
The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation

Contact: Valerie Benka
valerie@acc-d.org
734-780-7817
Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen has big role in the healthy, injured brain
An enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen appears to have significant impact in a healthy and injured brain, scientists report.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 1-May-2015
UC Riverside receives major funding for research on big data and visualization
The University of California, Riverside has received nearly $4.5 million from NASA to develop research, education, training and collaborative opportunities in big data and visualization. Big data refers to very large data sets. The five-year research project, called 'Fellowships and Internships in Extremely Large Data Sets,' will train underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to address a critical shortfall in the workforce essential for future NASA missions.
NASA

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 1-May-2015
Rochester team receives NEI grant for restoring vision through retinal regeneration
A team of researchers at the University of Rochester is designing an optical system to image responses to light of large numbers of individual cells in the retina, with the objective of accelerating the development of the next generation of cures for blindness. The Rochester team and their partners will receive $3.8 million from the National Eye Institute over the next five years.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Leonor Sierra
lsierra@ur.rochester.edu
585-276-6264
University of Rochester

Public Release: 1-May-2015
Imaging the windows to the soul: Eye researchers pursue 'audacious' goal
The Medical College of Wisconsin's Advanced Ocular Imaging Program has received a $4.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute (NEI) to participate in the NEI's 'Audacious Goals Initiative.' The initiative seeks to push the boundaries of vision science with the goal of regenerating neurons and neural connections in the eye.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Maureen Mack
mmack@mcw.edu
414-955-4744
Medical College of Wisconsin

Public Release: 1-May-2015
ARVO 2015 Annual Meeting
NIH launches research to gaze deeply into your eyes
Five bold projects will develop new technology to noninvasively image cells of the eye in unprecedented detail. The National Eye Institute (NEI) announced the awards as part of its Audacious Goals Initiative. NEI has committed $3.8 million to the projects in 2015 and up to $17.9 million over the next five years, pending the availability of funds. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Joe Balintfy
joe.balintfy@nih.gov
301-496-5248
NIH/National Eye Institute

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