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Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
UC Santa Cruz genomics undergrad awarded prestigious NIH research scholarship
UC Santa Cruz junior and Genomics Institute scholar Stefanie Brizuela has been selected by the Scientific Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) as a UGSP Scholar. Brizuela will receive a scholarship for qualified educational and living expenses up to $20,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is currently an undergraduate researcher, working with Dr. Angela Brooks, Assistant Professor in Biomolecular Engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering.

Contact: Alexis Morgan
amorgan1@ucsc.edu
831-515-8142
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
RIT astrophysics Ph.D. student wins competitive NASA fellowship
Rochester Institute of Technology graduate student Chi Nguyen was selected for a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in Astrophysics Research. She is one of eight fellowship recipients selected from 141 applicants to the Astrophysics Science Research Program, a division of the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program.

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Winners announced for the BMC Ecology Image Competition 2017
From close-ups that capture the animated life of insects, to aerial views of vast landscapes, the 2017 BMC Ecology Image Competition has produced a terrific array of images that reflect the variety of research in progress in the field. All images are open access and available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Contact: Anne Korn
anne.korn@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22744
BioMed Central

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
2017 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
Dr. John DeLuca receives Fred Foley Award for best practices in mental health and MS
John DeLuca, PhD, senior vice president for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded the Fred Foley Award for Best Practices in Mental Health and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The Fred Foley Award, established in 2016 by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers(CMSC), recognizes Dr. DeLuca's outstanding contributions to advancing research in the understanding and clinical treatment of cognitive impairments in MS.

Contact: Laura Viglione
lviglione@kesslerfoundation.org
973-323-3675
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
RIT named a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research
Rochester Institute of Technology has been nationally recognized for its significant contributions in defending America's cyberspace through computing security research. RIT has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) through the year 2022.

Contact: Scott Bureau
sbbcom@rit.edu
585-475-2481
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
Hasbro Children's pediatric ICU receives second Silver Beacon Award
The Hasbro Children's Hospital pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nursing staff has attained a Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). The distinction recognizes the hospital's PICU, a 2013 silver-level Beacon designee, for delivering exceptional patient care and achieving healthy work environments.

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas
efalconerelvas@lifespan.org
401-444-6863
Lifespan

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
UW professor Franziska Roesner named one of world's top innovators under 35
MIT Technology Review has named University of Washington professor Franziska Roesner one of 35 'Innovators Under 35' for 2017.

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
MIT Tech Review names UMass Amherst computer scientist Phillipa Gill a top innovator
Gill works on software to accurately identify and measure Internet censorship in high-risk locations. She is designing software meant to be deployed in countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Yemen, where a network of volunteers connect low-cost computers known as Raspberry Pis, loaded with the software, to the Internet.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
University of Delaware professor named American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has named University of Delaware professor Christopher Meehan to its 2017 class of Fellows. This honor is given to ASCE members who have made significant contributions to the field of civil engineering and enhanced lives in the process.

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Biophysical Society 62nd Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society Announces 2018 Society Fellows
The Biophysical Society is delighted to announce its 2018 Society Fellows. This award honors the Society's distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and supported the Biophysical Society. The Fellows will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the Biophysical Society's 62nd Annual Meeting on Monday Feb. 19, 2018, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

Contact: Ellen Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Biophysical Society 62nd Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society names 2018 award recipients
The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Society awards. These awards are very competitive in nature and are intended to recognize Society members for excellence in biophysics. The 2018 winners will be honored at the Society's 62nd Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 17 - 21, 2018. The recipient and the reason that individual is being recognized is listed below for each award.
Anatrace, Avanti

Contact: Ellen Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
240-290-5606
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Researcher chosen for American Geophysical Union's 2017 Class of Fellows
University of Delaware Prof. Wei-Jun Cai, who has done pioneering work on carbon biogeochemistry in estuaries and coastal waters, has been named to the American Geophysical Union's 2017 Class of Fellows.

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
CYGNSS wins AIAA SmallSat Mission of the Year
NASA's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) won the 'Mission of the Year' award at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2017 Small Satellite Conference. CYGNSS, a constellation of eight microsatellite spacecraft built and operated by Southwest Research Institute, was launched into low-inclination, low-Earth orbit over the tropics in December 2016.

Contact: Deb Schmid
dschmid@swri.org
210-522-2254
Southwest Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
UTA professor awarded Talanta Medal for outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry
Purnendu 'Sandy' Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been named recipient of the 2017 Talanta Medal, an international award that recognizes world leaders in the analytical chemistry field.
Elsevier

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
National Psoriasis Foundation honors two Penn dermatologists
The National Psoriasis Foundation has announced the winners of its Medical Professional Research Awards. Joel M. Gelfand, MD MSCE, a professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology, received the 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award. The award for Outstanding New Investigator went to Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE, an assistant professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology.

Contact: John Infanti
john.infanti@uphs.upenn.edu
215-301-5221
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Dr. Sebastian Groh first winner of the Renewable Transformation Challenge
Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and the International Solar Energy Society, today announced Dr. Sebastian Groh of ME SOLshare Ltd. as the winner of the inaugural Renewable Transformation Challenge.

Contact: Katherine Eve
k.eve@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3171
Elsevier

Public Release: 14-Aug-2017
PNNL scientist Jiwen Fan receives DOE Early Career Research award
Jiwen Fan of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been selected to receive a 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the U.S. Department of Energy. Fan will use the award to study severe thunderstorms in the central United States - storms that produce large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, and torrential rainfall.
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Tom Rickey
tom.rickey@pnnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Aug-2017
UMass Amherst geoscientist awarded international lectureship
The award is based on 'outstanding contributions to hydrogeology or a closely related field through original research and public communication, and the potential for continued contributions to the profession.'  Boutt will formally receive it at the 2017 Seattle GSA national meeting in October. In January 2018, he will begin an international speaking tour.
Geological Society of America

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 10-Aug-2017
174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Andone C. Lavery selected as 2017 recipient of the Walter Munk Award
Dr. Andone C. Lavery has been selected as the 2017 recipient the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea. Dr. Lavery is an Associate Scientist with Tenure in the Department of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 10-Aug-2017
40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society
MPFI's Ryohei Yasuda awarded 2017 Nakaakira Tsukahara Memorial Prize
Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D., Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience's (MPFI) Scientific Director, was one of two outstanding recipients of the 2017 Nakaakira Tsukahara Memorial Prize, awarded July 20 in Chiba-city, Japan. Awardees were invited to deliver a special lecture at the Japan Neuroscience Society's annual meeting and received a prize of ¥1,000,000, approximately $10,000.
Brain Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez
jennifer.gutierrez@mpfi.org
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Public Release: 9-Aug-2017
Chen receives SIGMM Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis
The ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) is pleased to present the 2017 SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award to Dr. Chien-Nan (Shannon) Chen. The award committee considers Dr. Chien-Nan Chen's dissertation entitled "Semantics-Aware Content Delivery Framework For 3-D Tele-Immersion" worthy of the recognition as the thesis is the first to consider semantic information in full-aspect with 3-D TI systems.

Contact: Alan Smeaton
sigmm-exec@acm.org
Association for Computing Machinery

Public Release: 9-Aug-2017
Liangliang Cao receives SIGMM Rising Star Award
The ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) is pleased to present this year's Rising Star Award in multimedia computing, communications and applications to Dr. Liangliang Cao for his significant contributions in large-scale multimedia recognition and social media mining.

Contact: Alan Smeaton
sigmm-exec@acm.org
Association for Computing Machinery

Public Release: 9-Aug-2017
Smeulders receives ACM SIGMM Award for outstanding technical contributions
The 2017 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is Prof. Dr. Arnold Smeulders. The award is given in recognition of his outstanding and pioneering contributions to defining and bridging the semantic gap in content-based image retrieval.

Contact: Alan Smeaton
sigmm-exec@acm.org
Association for Computing Machinery

Public Release: 9-Aug-2017
2017 Massry Prize honors microbiome research pioneers
Microbiome researchers Rob Knight, Ph.D., University of California San Diego, Jeffrey Gordon, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Norman Pace, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, will share this year's Massry Prize, splitting the $200,000 honorarium. These researchers lead a field that works to produce a detailed understanding of microbiomes and methods for manipulating them for the benefit of human and environmental health.
Meira and Shaul G. Massry Foundation

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
858-249-0456
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 9-Aug-2017
Leibniz Prize finally presented to Britta Nestler
The German Research Foundation has fully exculpated Professor Britta Nestler of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences from alleged scientific misconduct. Today, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2017 will be conferred belatedly upon Nestler. The awarding of the most important German research prize had been halted in March after anonymous hints in conjunction with Nestler's research work had been disclosed to DFG at extremely short notice prior to the ceremony.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

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