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Public Release: 17-Nov-2017
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Chinese team employs world's fastest supercomputer to simulate devastating earthquake
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named a 12-member Chinese team the recipients of the 2017 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for their research project, '18.9-Pflops Nonlinear Earthquake Simulation on Sunway TaihuLight: Enabling Depiction of 18-Hz and 8-Meter Scenarios.' Using the Sunway TaihuLight, which is ranked as the world's fastest supercomputer, the team created 3-D visualizations relating to a devastating earthquake that occurred in Tangshan, China in 1976.

Contact: Jim Ormond
ormond@hq.acm.org
212-626-0505
Association for Computing Machinery

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
British historian Daniel Beer wins US$75,000 International Cundill History prize
The international Cundill History Prize today announced the British historian Daniel Beer as the 2017 winner of the US$75,000 prize - the richest in non-fiction for a single work in English. The London-based historian was awarded for his ground-breaking study of Siberian penal colonies, The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars (Allen Lane).

Contact: Cynthia Lee
cynthia.lee@mcgill.ca
514-398-6754
McGill University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Scientists win UN data prize for monitoring threats to South African biodiversity hotspot
The team created a digital tool that maps and analyzes vegetation in the fynbos, a belt of ecologically important shrubland in the Cape Floristic Region. The system can detect abnormal changes in fynbos plant life. Similar tools could be useful for monitoring ecosystems such as those in the Mediterranean Basin, California or South Western Australia.

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Lehigh engineering professor Yaling Liu named ASME fellow
Yaling Liu has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, one of the top honors in his field.

Contact: Kurt Pfitzer
kap4@lehigh.edu
Lehigh University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Grand Challenges Explorations grant for Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde has announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Professor Patricia Connolly, of Strathclyde's Department of Biomedical Engineering, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, which offers a way to monitor premature and at-risk babies without the need for blood samples.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Corporate Comms
corporatecomms@strath.ac.uk
44-014-154-82370
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 15-Nov-2017
Dr. Donald Coustan recognized as giant in Ob/Gyn
Donald R. Coustan, MD, director of the Prenatal Diabetes Program in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been recognized as a 'Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology.' This recognition is part of a series by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) through which AJOG recognizes individuals who have changed the practice of medicine.

Contact: Amy S. Blustein
ablustein@carene.org
401-681-2822
Care New England

Public Release: 15-Nov-2017
AENOR certifies excellence in Tecnalia's R&D&i management
Tecnalia has obtained the R&D&i Management System certification awarded by AENOR. It certifies that the Research Centre meets the requirements of the UNE 166002 standard and commits itself to ongoing improvement.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.eus
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 15-Nov-2017
Winners of the 2017 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards
Stories on the social value of aging female killer whales, a frantic meteor hunt in the Australian Outback and the unusual brain of the world's greatest solo climber are among the winners of the 2017 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. Judges also honored 'Boomtown, Flood Town,' an ambitious online report by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune, and a Reuters series on inadequate tracking of 'superbug' infections.
The Kavli Foundation

Contact: Earl Lane
elane@aaas.org
202-326-6431
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Nov-2017
RegMedNet announces winner of the first Award for Cultivating Excellence
RegMedNet has today announced the winner of the first Award for Cultivating Excellence, sponsored by Biological Industries (Israel). Cells for Sight, University College London (UCL, UK), led by Professor Julie T Daniels, impressed a panel of international judges with its support of career development and continued education of the members of the lab.

Contact: Freya Leask
f.leask@futuremedicine.com
Future Science Group

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Wolters Kluwer's Lippincott journals recognized for excellence in editorial and digital media
Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that its Lippincott medical and nursing journal portfolio won five awards and earned Honorable Mention nominations in eight categories at the 2017 FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. The awards represent one of the industry's largest and most prestigious competitions for magazine and digital editorial and design excellence.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
UD alumna selected a 2018 Franklin Institute laureate
University of Delaware alumna Susan Trumbore has been selected to receive the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Since 1824, the Franklin Institute has honored the greatest men and women of science. Trumbore was selected for helping to pioneer a technique to measure the levels of carbon in plants and soil -- an important tool in understanding the role of greenhouse-gas emissions in climate change.

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
PPPL honors Grierson and Greenough for distinguished research and engineering achievements
Article describes 2017 Kaul Prize and Distinguished Engineering Fellow awards.

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
UD professor wins microarchitecture award
Guang Gao, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware, has received the 2017 B. Ramakrishna (Bob) Rau Award from the IEEE Computer Society. It is awarded annually for an outstanding, innovative contribution to microarchitecture, use of novel microarchitectural techniques or compiler/architecture interfacing.

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
American Heart Association Basic Research Prize awarded to Philadelphia scientist for identifying novel molecular targets for treating heart failure
The American Heart Association awarded its Basic Research Prize for 2017 to Walter J. Koch, Ph.D., of the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, "for basic cardiovascular studies that have identified novel molecular targets for treating heart failure and advanced prospective therapy to the doorstep of clinical trials."

Contact: Carrie Thacker
carrie.thacker@heart.org
214-706-1173
American Heart Association

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Cincinnati expert on congenital heart disease honored for 'extensive and successful' mentoring of future cardiologists
The American Heart Association presented one of its highest honors, the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award, to Gary D. Webb., M.D., of the University of Cincinnati 'for his extensive and successful mentoring of countless pediatric and adult cardiologists, many of whom have gone on to establish and enhance noteworthy congenital heart disease treatment programs throughout the world.'

Contact: Carrie Thacker
carrie.thacker@heart.org
214-706-1173
American Heart Association

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
UCLA professor presented Chairman's Award for 'invaluable contributions' to American Heart Association goals, programs
The American Heart Association has presented its 2017 Chairman's Award saluting excellence in volunteer service to Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D., of the University of California at Los Angeles, for "his many invaluable contributions to the Association's strategic goals and programs while significantly advancing the science and practice of cardiology."

Contact: Carrie Thacker
carrie.thacker@heart.org
214-706-1173
American Heart Association

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017
Temple's Dr. Walter J. Koch earns American Heart Association's 'Basic Research Prize'
The American Heart Association has named Temple's Walter Koch, PhD, winner of its prestigious "Basic Research Prize" for 2017. Dr. Koch was declared the winner "for seminal contributions to basic cardiovascular research based on molecular signaling of cardiac injury and repair and cardiovascular gene transfer, studies that have identified novel molecular targets for treating heart failure and advanced prospective therapy to the doorsteps of clinical trials." The award was announced at the AHA Scientific Sessions.

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

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Diagnosing supercomputer problems
A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University recently won the Gauss Award at the International Supercomputing conference for their paper about using machine learning to automatically diagnose problems in supercomputers.

Contact: Mollie Rappe
mrappe@sandia.gov
505-844-8220
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
California scientist recognized by American Heart Association for innovative trials improving care of heart disease patients with blood-clot complications
The American Heart Association awarded its Clinical Research Prize for 2017 to Robert A. Harrington., M.D., of Stanford University School of Medicine, 'for his leadership of research initiatives leading to the development of new anti-thrombotic agents that have dramatically improved everyday medical practice.'

Contact: Carrie Thacker
carrie.thacker@heart.org
214-706-1173
American Heart Association

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
American Heart Association council honors Rochester cardiologist for clarifying critical aspects of coronary disease, improving patient care
The American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology presented its James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology to Arthur J. Moss, M.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y., "in recognition of his wide-ranging scientific achievements elevating understanding of critical aspects of coronary disease, thereby positively impacting cardiology patient care."

Contact: Carrie Thacker
carrie.thacker@heart.org
214-706-1173
American Heart Association

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
American Heart Association Population Research Prize goes to Kentucky scientist for studies creating 'highly relevant' new understanding of cardiovascular disease
The American Heart Association awarded its Population Research Prize for 2017 to Donna R. Arnett, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, 'for insightful research successfully blending the basic molecular sciences with population studies to produce a highly relevant new understanding of major aspects of cardiovascular disease including risk prediction, hypertension and heart failure.'

Contact: Carrie Thacker
carrie.thacker@heart.org
214-706-1173
American Heart Association

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Mayo Clinic scientist recognized for his leading role in developing first effective treatment for stroke caused by blood clots
The American Heart Association presented its 2017 Research Achievement Award to Thomas G. Brott, M.D., 'for his pivotal role in the development of life-saving interventions that have revolutionized treatment of acute ischemic stroke, with enormous consequent benefits dramatically reducing stroke death and disability in the world's population.'

Contact: Carrie Thacker
carrie.thacker@heart.org
214-706-1173
American Heart Association

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Harvard scientist gets American Heart Association award for identifying optimal treatments for cardiovascular disorders
The American Heart Association presented its newest honor, the Joseph A. Vita Award, to Laura Mauri, M.D., of Harvard Medical School and Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital, for her "leadership of transformative clinical investigations identifying and clarifying optimal treatment methodologies for a variety of cardiovascular disorders."

Contact: Carrie Thacker
carrie.thacker@heart.org
214-706-1173
American Heart Association

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Distinguished role model for women in science receives global award
A world-leading Norfolk plant scientist is today named as a 2018 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science laureate.

Contact: Felicity Perry
Felicity.Perry@jic.ac.uk
44-160-345-0269
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
2017 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis SC17
CANDLE shines in 2017 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards
Argonne National Laboratory has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented at the 2017 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC17), in Denver, Colorado.
Advanced Scientific Computing Research, National Nuclear Security Administration, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

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