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Public Release: 23-May-2017
2017 Gutenberg Research Award for Karin Knorr Cetina
The Gutenberg Research College of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz granted the 2017 Gutenberg Research Award to Professor Karin Knorr Cetina of the University of Chicago for her pioneering contributions to anthropology, sociology, and interdisciplinary science studies.

Contact: Dominik Bohl
gfk@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23703
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 23-May-2017
Gutenberg Research College welcomes new fellows and presents 2017 Gutenberg Research Award
The Gutenberg Research College of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz granted the 2017 Gutenberg Research Award worth EUR 10,000 to sociologist and anthropologist Professor Karin Knorr Cetina of the University of Chicago and welcomed seven new fellows.

Contact: Dominik Bohl
gfk@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23703
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 22-May-2017
UTA's AbeXXa Biologics named one of 40 Best University Startups 2017 by NCET2
AbeXXa Biologics, a faculty startup at The University of Texas at Arlington, was named one of the 40 'Best University Startups 2017' by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer. AbeXXa is identifying a new series of biomarkers or targets for cancer from the many thousands of proteins found within a tumor cell, a new field of research that could potentially result in immunotherapies that prove effective for a broad range of patients.

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 22-May-2017
2017 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
ESA announces the recipients of the 2016 Murray F. Buell and E. Lucy Braun Student Awards
The Ecological Society of America recognizes Michael J.M. McTavish and Julienne E. NeSmith for outstanding student research presentations at the 101st Annual Meeting of the Society in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in August 2016. ESA will present the awards during the 2017 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, Aug. 7, at 8 AM in the Oregon Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center.

Contact: Liza Lester
LLester@esa.org
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 22-May-2017
A leap for 3-D printing
Tresa Pollock receives a $3 million Department of Defense fellowship to develop a platform for printing with new extreme-use materials

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 19-May-2017
Optimizing power networks for tomorrow's smart cities
Lehigh student Jie Liu was the recipient of an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award to study power systems and data analytics at IBM Research-Ireland, one of 12 IBM research laboratories in the world. The fellowship is given each year to 50 outstanding students worldwide.

Contact: Marc Rosenberg
marc.rosenberg@lehigh.edu
610-758-4370
Lehigh University

Public Release: 19-May-2017
American Sleep Medicine Foundation announces 2017 High School Video Contest winners
Three students have been chosen as winners of the 2017 American Sleep Medicine Foundation "Sleep Recharges You" High School Video Contest, which focused on motivating teens to prioritize the importance of sleep in their lives.
The American Sleep Medicine Foundation

Contact: Corinne Lederhouse
clederhouse@aasmnet.org
630-737-9700 x9366
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Public Release: 19-May-2017
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
Epigenetics takes center stage with this year's Addiction Science Awards
A project applying the science of epigenetics to demonstrate the health dangers of hookah smoke won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)--the world's largest science competition for high school students.
Friends of NIDA

Contact: NIDA Press Office
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 18-May-2017
PolyU launches the Cambodia Service-Learning and Leadership Summer School 2017
PolyU organized the Launch Ceremony of the Cambodia Service-Learning and Leadership Summer School 2017 on 18 May 2017. Combining leadership education and Service-Learning, this Summer School is organized in collaboration with The Royal University of Phnom Penh, as part of PolyU's initiative in fostering students' holistic development, and in nurturing them as future ethical leaders with a heart to serve the global community. Hong Kong Airlines will generously sponsor PolyU with 80 round-trip tickets this year.

Contact: Sharon Yu
sharon.yu@polyu.edu.hk
852-276-65103
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 18-May-2017
2017 Gruber Foundation Cosmology prize winner announced
The 2017 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize recognizes Sandra Faber for a body of work that has helped establish many of the foundational principles underlying the modern understanding of the Universe on the largest scales.

Contact: Lars Lindberg Christensen
lars@eso.org
49-893-200-6761
International Astronomical Union

Public Release: 17-May-2017
USDA invests $7.4 million for research on food crops and animals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nine grants totaling $7.4 million for advanced research to develop more resilient and nutritious crops and food animals. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 17-May-2017
Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference
Winners announced for the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge
Chemistry solutions that tap native plants, such as cashew nuts, to tackle mosquito borne diseases through environmentally friendly insecticides and a focus on eco-remediation of land devastated by crude oil spills in Nigeria, won the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.

Contact: Elisa Nelissen
e.nelissen@elsevier.com
31-204-852-492
Elsevier

Public Release: 17-May-2017
EUROANALYSIS 2017
Springer sponsors 2 award lectures at EUROANALYSIS 2017
Springer is sponsoring two key prize lectures at the upcoming EUROANALYSIS XIX conference, which will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, 2017. The conference is organized by the Division of Analytical Chemistry of EuCheMS, and provides participants with an overview of current research in analytical chemistry.

Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins
elizabeth.hawkins@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 17-May-2017
PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer announce 2017 Class of Emperor Science Awards
One hundred high school students from 29 states are winners in the second year of PBS LearningMedia's and Stand Up To Cancer's Emperor Science Award program, an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers cancer research and care. Recipients will conduct research in a lab and/or virtually working with an esteemed scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project, will receive a Google Chrome computer and a $1,500 stipend for expenses.
Stand Up To Cancer

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
jrubinstein@eifoundation.org
646-386-7969
Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public Release: 17-May-2017
The Gruber Foundation awards $1.5 million in prizes to 3 top scientists
The Gruber Foundation will award $1.5 million to an astronomer who explores populations of distant stars, a biologist who investigates how cells repair damaged DNA, and a neuroscientist who studies the formation of synapses that facilitate sight, the foundation announced May 17.
The Gruber Foundation

Contact: A. Sarah Hreha
info@gruber.yale.edu
203-432-6231
Yale University

Public Release: 16-May-2017
App that tracks bipolar manic, depressive episodes wins award
A team led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with collaborators at the University of Michigan and Sage Bionetworks, has won the Mood Challenge for ResearchKit, a contest that called on researchers to come up with new ways to study mood disorders using Apple's ResearchKit, an open-source platform for creating iOS apps.

Contact: Sharon Parmet
sparmet@uic.edu
312-413-2695
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 15-May-2017
BU rheumatologist receives international award
This year's Carol Nachman Prize for Rheumatology was awarded to David T. Felson, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University's Schools of Medicine and Public Health (BUSM, BUSPH). The Prize is the most prestigious international award for research in rheumatology--the study of arthritis and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments. Since 1972, the award recognizes outstanding research and innovation achievements, aimed at promoting clinical, therapeutic and experimental research in the field.

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Naomi Halas wins Weizmann Women and Science Award
Rice University plasmonics pioneer Naomi Halas has won a 2017 Weizmann Women and Science Award from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel. The biennial award, which was established in 1994, honors internationally renowned women scientists who have made significant contributions, both in their respective fields and to the larger scientific community.
Weizmann Institute of Science

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 15-May-2017
GCS sets records for hours delivered, user participation in 17th large-scale call
During its17th call for large-scale proposals, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing broke records in hours delivered, proposals received, and number of projects that were awarded allocation time.
Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia

Contact: Eric Gedenk
eric.gedenk@gauss-centre.eu
49-071-168-587-241
Gauss Centre for Supercomputing

Public Release: 12-May-2017
SCAI 2017 Scientific Sessions
SCAI honors members for outstanding service, dedication
Awards presented today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2017 Scientific Session in New Orleans recognize outstanding SCAI members for their ongoing contributions to the field of interventional cardiology, the Society and patient care. Honorees span a broad spectrum of practitioners, all of whom have demonstrated a commitment to excellence throughout their careers, helping to shape the Society as well as the lives of patients and mentees.

Contact: Kimberly Brown
kbrown@scai.org
202-498-2601
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Public Release: 12-May-2017
American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS17)
At #AGS17, AGS and Health in Aging Foundation awardees exemplify commitment to geriatrics
As part of their shared commitment to bringing the knowledge and expertise of geriatrics to fellow healthcare professionals and the public, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation this week congratulated two distinguished scholars who are the first recipients of the Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation and the Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties.
The AGS Health in Aging Foundation

Contact: Daniel E Trucil
dtrucil@americangeriatrics.org
212-822-3589
American Geriatrics Society

Public Release: 11-May-2017
OU professor named fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
University of Oklahoma Psychology Professor Shane Connelly was named a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology for advancing what is known about effective and ineffective leaders. Connelly's research has emphasized the development of ethical professionals, and she played a key role in developing an ethics education program that is a national model for other universities and research institutions.

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 11-May-2017
CUNY professor named 2017 Fellow of the International Carotenoid Society
Professor Eleanore Wurtzel of the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehman College and a doctoral faculty member of the PhD Program in Biology (Plant Sciences and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental subprograms) and PhD Program in Biochemistry of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) has been named a 2017 Fellow of the International Carotenoid Society (ICS) during this inaugural year for Fellow selection.

Contact: Shante Booker
Shante.Booker@cuny.edu
The City University of New York

Public Release: 11-May-2017
CHOP's Douglas Wallace receives Franklin Medal in Life Science from the Franklin Institute
Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., a world-renowned pioneer in mitochondrial biology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, received the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science on May 4 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
The Franklin Institute

Contact: John Ascenzi
Ascenzi@email.chop.edu
267-426-6055
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 11-May-2017
Lori Dengler honored for contributions to California tsunami and seismic safety
For her exceptional leadership as a scientist, writer, educator, communicator and advocate of tsunami research and preparedness, the Seismological Society of America (SSA) honors Lori Dengler with the 2017 Frank Press Public Service Award.

Contact: Becky Ham
press@seismosoc.org
Seismological Society of America

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