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Public Release: 12-Jan-2018
Sheldon Cohen named American Psychosomatic Society's 2018 Distinguished Scientist
Today, we take it for granted that stress and disease are linked and that psychological stress, social networks and socioeconomic status impacts infections, cardiovascular disease and asthma. Much of what we know about these connections between biology and psychology is because of Carnegie Mellon University's Sheldon Cohen.

Contact: Shilo Rea
shilo@cmu.edu
412-268-6094
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 12-Jan-2018
2018 AAAS Annual Meeting
2018 AAAS/Subaru Children's Science Book Prize winners announced
The winners of the 2018 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books exemplify outstanding and engaging science writing and illustration for young readers. AAAS and Subaru of America, Inc. co-sponsor the prizes to recognize recently published works that are drawn from and inspired by sound science.
Subaru, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Stephen Waldron
swaldron@aaas.org
202-326-6749
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 12-Jan-2018
Ordinary Meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society
AS medals and awards honor leading astronomers and geophysicists
The Royal Astronomical Society is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of its awards, medals and prizes. Each year the RAS recognises significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics through these awards. The announcements were made at the Ordinary Meeting of the Society held on Friday Jan. 12, 2018. The winners will be invited to collect their awards at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science in Liverpool in April.

Contact: Dr Robert Massey
rm@ras.org.uk
44-078-028-77699
Royal Astronomical Society

Public Release: 12-Jan-2018
2018 AAAS Annual Meeting
First science journalists from the Balkans, App-only news outlet among 2018 EurekAlert! Fellows
For the first time, journalists from the Balkan region and a WeChat-only news outlet have been awarded the 2018 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters. The journalism fellowship program, now in its 14th year, funds early-career science reporters from emerging economies to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting. The 2018 meeting, themed "Advancing Science Discovery to Application," will be held in Austin, TX Feb. 15-19.

Contact: Brian Lin
blin@aaas.org
202-326-6213
EurekAlert!

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018
Houston Methodist bioengineer and imaging scientist named IEEE fellow
Stephen T.C. Wong, Ph.D., an internationally acclaimed bioengineer and imaging scientist with the Houston Methodist Research Institute, has been awarded the distinction of fellow from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Chosen for his leadership in drug discovery, systems biology, bioinformatics and health analytics, Wong's research focuses on understanding health and disease from a systems perspective to generate cost-effective strategies and solutions for disease management.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lmerkl@houstonmethodist.org
832-667-5916
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018
A trifecta of honors
UCSB materials professor Tresa Pollock receives three major professional honors.

Contact: James Badham
jwbadham@ucsb.edu
805-893-3648
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018
2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting
Heidi M. Sosik selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society
The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates Dr. Heidi M. Sosik (Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) on her selection as as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Dr. Sosik's certificate recognizes her for outstanding contributions to phytoplankton ecology, sensor development and graduate and undergraduate ocean science education. Dr. Sosik will be formally recognized on February 13, 2018, during a ceremony at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Contact: Jennifer Ramarui
jenny@tos.org
301-251-7708
The Oceanography Society

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018
2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting
James N. Moum selected as Fellow of The Oceanography Society
The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates Dr. James N. Moum (Professor of Physical Oceanography, Oregon State University) on his selection as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Dr. Moum's certificate recognizes him for outstanding contributions to widely used observational techniques and understanding of ocean mixing over a broad range of processes and scales. Dr. Moum will be formally recognized on February 13, 2018, during a ceremony at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Contact: Jennifer Ramarui
jenny@tos.org
301-251-7708
The Oceanography Society

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018
2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting
D. James Baker selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society
The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates D. James Baker on being selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Dr. Baker's certificate recognizes him for for his contributions in founding TOS and providing leadership to the nation's ocean science and policy communities. Dr. Baker will be formally recognized on Feb. 13, 2018, during a ceremony at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Ore.

Contact: Jennifer Ramarui
jenny@tos.org
301-251-7708
The Oceanography Society

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018
BU medical student develops new solutions to stop spread of Zika virus
Karen Cheng, a third-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received a $3,500 award from the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference (CGIU) Innovation Fund for her work on creating effective methods to battle viruses such as Zika.
Clinton Global Initiative

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University School of Medicine

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018
BU Medical student wins award at national anesthesiology conference
Pamela Huang, a fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), recently received the ;Best Scientific and Educational Award' at the 2017 PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology in New York for her presentation on patient safety that combines the use of a book with high-definition video.

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University School of Medicine

Public Release: 10-Jan-2018
Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO and Director honored by National Cancer Institute
Mary Beckerle, PhD, CEO and Director of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, is this year's recipient of the Alfred G. Knudson Award in Cancer Genetics from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Contact: Debby Rogers
debby.rogers@hci.utah.edu
801-587-7639
University of Utah Health

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018
NIH fellowships to help grad students study heart health
Two translational biology, medicine, and health (TBMH) graduate students at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have won National Institutes of Health research fellowships aimed at protecting people with heart problems.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@vt.edu
540-526-2222
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018
William Nordhaus wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes, in this tenth edition, to economist William Nordhaus, of Yale University (USA) for founding the field of climate change economics, by 'pioneering a framework that integrates climate science, technology and economics to address the critical question: what should the world do to limit climate change?'

Contact: Pablo Jauregui
pablo.jauregui@fbbva.es
34-674-331-223
BBVA Foundation

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018
KTU students are developing dissolving lenses for glaucoma treatment
Students' team from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is working on a development of dissolving contact eye lenses, which can be of great assistance for those suffering from glaucoma. According to statistics, glaucoma is the most common cause of preventable, irreversible blindness -- it is responsible for 12.3 percent of blindness worldwide. It is being estimated that by the year 2020 there will be almost 80 million people in the world suffering from the condition.

Contact: Aldona Tuur
aldona.tuur@ktu.lt
370-612-55857
Kaunas University of Technology

Public Release: 8-Jan-2018
Boston University School of Medicine students selected for STARS Program
Reena Bastin and Faizah Shareef, first-year medical students from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), are joining 48 other medical students from across the country to learn about value in medicine through the new STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) program, which aims to help medical students develop skills to identify the appropriate amount of patient care.
ABIM, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundations

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University School of Medicine

Public Release: 4-Jan-2018
2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research
2018 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award finalists selected from leading analytics teams worldwide
INFORMS, the leading international association for professionals in operations research and analytics, has selected six finalists for the 47th annual Franz Edelman Award for Achievements in Operations Research and Management Science for revolutionary contributions to the broadcasting, health, communication, inventory management, vehicle fleet management, and alternative energy industries. The 2018 finalists are: China National Petroleum Corporation, Europcar, FCC, Intel, Pediatric Heart Network, and Turner Broadcasting.

Contact: Ashley Kilgore
ashley.kilgore@informs.org
443-757-3560
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Public Release: 4-Jan-2018
2018 Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Tech Education awarded to Stanford Professor
The National Academy of Engineering announced today that the 2018 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education will be awarded to Paul G. Yock of Stanford University 'for the development and global dissemination of Biodesign, a biomedical technology program creating leaders and innovations that benefit patients.'

Contact: Molly Galvin
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Public Release: 4-Jan-2018
The Joint Mathematics Meetings
MAA to honor authors of year's best books in mathematics
Awards for the year's best books in mathematics will be given to Matt Parker, Roland van der Veen, and Jan van de Craats by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The award winners will receive their prizes on Jan. 13 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, the world's largest gathering of mathematicians.

Contact: Nissa Hiatt
nhiatt@maa.org
Mathematical Association of America

Public Release: 3-Jan-2018
Ford Motor Company honors UTA associate vice provost
Maria Martinez-Cosio, associate vice provost for faculty development at The University of Texas at Arlington, was one of just four North Texas women honored by Ford Motor Company with a Mujeres Legendarias Award.

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 3-Jan-2018
The Joint Mathematics Meetings
MAA to honor exemplary mathematical papers and service at joint mathematics meetings
Prizes for meritorious service and exemplary writing will be awarded to mathematicians David Bressoud, Gary Gordon, Hortensia Soto, Ronald Taylor, Jr., and Daniel Velleman by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) on Jan. 13 in San Diego at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, the world's largest gathering of mathematicians.

Contact: Nissa Hiatt
news@maa.org
Mathematical Association of America

Public Release: 3-Jan-2018
Computer science pioneer Bjarne Stroustrup to receive the 2018 Charles Draper Prize for Engineeering
The National Academy of Engineering announced today that the 2018 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering will be awarded to Bjarne Stroustrup 'for conceptualizing and developing the C++ programming language.' The $500,000 annual award is given to engineers whose accomplishments have significantly benefited society.

Contact: Maggie Bartolomeo
MBartolomeo@nae.edu
202-334-2226
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Public Release: 3-Jan-2018
Penn Medicine Chief Scientific Officer receives Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D., executive vice dean and chief scientific officer of Penn Medicine, has received a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Outstanding Investigator Award. The highly competitive award provides long-term support to 'an experienced investigator with an outstanding record of research productivity.' In issuing the award, the NHLBI, which is part of the NIH, described Epstein as 'an outstanding, pioneering investigator' and 'a gold standard role model for physician-scientists in the field.'

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-459-0544
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 28-Dec-2017
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
PSU researcher wins award for showing ponds contribute high levels of carbon emissions
A PSU research fellow in aquatic sciences has won a prestigious award for a paper that shows that small ponds contribute much more in the way of carbon emissions than their relative size may suggest.

Contact: Meredith Holgerson
mholgerson@pdx.edu
Portland State University

Public Release: 28-Dec-2017
National Research Award 2017 to Roderic Guigó
Roderic Guigó, coordinator of the Bioinformatics and Genomics Programme at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, has been honored with the highest recognition for research excellence in Catalonia.

Contact: Laia Cendros
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-607-611-798
Center for Genomic Regulation

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