Collaborative on Health and the Environment, a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to educating people on the ways in which the environment affects human health and well-being, has named University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg as one of its '20 Pioneers Under 40 in Environmental Public Health' recognizing her 'exceptional levels of accomplishment in work that is rigorous, dynamic and builds critical knowledge.'
Researchers at the UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science were awarded $12 million in two research consortium grants from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to support research on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the environment. UM Rosenstiel School was the only research institution to receive two of the eight highly competitive research consortia grants awarded by GoMRI in its final two-year funding cycle.
Physicist Francesca Poli of the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has been appointed an ITER Scientist Fellow. She will join a network of researchers who have achieved international recognition and will work closely with ITER, an international tokamak under construction in France, to develop the scientific program to be carried out during the fusion device's lifetime.
Led by professors Stephen Slaughter and John Dixon, a collaborative class of architecture and industrial design students in UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning designed and built a collection to exhibit at the 2017 International Contemporary Furniture Festival. Inspired by live-work space, Shaker design and its influence on Scandinavian modernism, Japanese modernism and American midcentury modern design, the collection won the Editor's Award for best school installation.
A study that identified a genetic link between host animals, the microbial community in their digestive tract, and the methane that they produce, has won the PLOS Genetics Research Prize for 2017. The winning research, a collaboration between Scotland's Rural College, The University of Edinburgh and The University of Aberdeen, UK was reported last year in PLOS Genetics.
Carnegie Mellon University will award the fifth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic effects and addictive properties of abusable drugs, and her work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain.
Sandia National Laboratories won five awards from the 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The annual FLC awards program recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding technology transfer achievements.
Hunter professor Jonathon Rendina awarded $3.6M NIH research grant to study stigma and HIV-related health outcomes.
Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.
Biochemist Alison Butler receives the 2018 Alfred Bader Award for 'elucidating the bioinorganic chemistry of the marine environment'.