The Sabin Vaccine Institute has awarded Paul Offit, MD, of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the 2018 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal. Sabin recognized Dr. Offit as co-inventor of an oral rotavirus vaccine and for his leadership as one of the United States' most vocal and dedicated advocates for immunization.
As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, the American Society of Human Genetics announced today the winners of its 2018 DNA Day Essay Contest, which encourages high school students and teachers worldwide to learn about human genetics concepts and apply them to current scientific and societal issues.
Carnegie Mellon University's Baruch Fischhoff has won a 2018 Carnegie Corporation of New York Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. Fischhoff is one of 31 scholars and writers who will receive $200,000 to devote significant time to research, write and publish in the humanities and social sciences.
On April 19, the state of Israel celebrated its 70th Independence Day. As part of the celebration, the country's highest cultural honor -- the Israel Prize -- was awarded to Dr. Shlomo Havlin, a physics professor at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel, for his Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global-sponsored work in physics.
Dr. Emmanuel Biver of the Division of Bone Diseases Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine has been presented with the 2018 ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award. The joint award of the European Society for Clinical & Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) was awarded on April 22nd, at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases, held in Kraków, Poland.
The 2018 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics will be awarded to Guus Rijnders of the University of Twente in the Netherlands for his research on pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The award, which includes a prize of US$5,000, will be presented at the Magnus-Haus in Berlin, Germany on Oct. 5, 2018, and will be accompanied by a public lecture given by the winner.
Melissa Chua, a fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. The purpose of the award is to foster the development of the next generation of medical researchers.
The American Institute of Physics announced today that particle physicist and movie producer David Kaplan has won the 2018 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing contributions to the cultural, artistic and humanistic dimension of physics.
Steven L. Galetta, M.D., the Philip K. Moskowitz, M.D. Professor and Chair of Neurology at NYU Langone Health, has been awarded the 2018 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurological Education by the American Academy of Neurology for his career contributions to the field.
Today at a ceremony held at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases in Krakow, Professor Hans Peter Dimai, Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria, was presented with the prestigious IOF President's Award.