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Public Release: 24-Feb-2017
Dean at UC Riverside receives 2017 Insight Into Diversity Magazine Giving Back Award
Deborah Deas, M.D., M.P.H, the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean and Chief Executive Office for Clinical Affairs at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, has received the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
Julia Hirschberg elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Professor Julia Hirschberg has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. Hirschberg was cited by the NAE for her 'contributions to the use of prosody in text-to-speech and spoken dialogue systems, and to audio browsing and retrieval.' Her research in speech analysis uses machine learning to help experts identify deceptive speech, and even to assess sentiment and emotion across languages and cultures.

Contact: Holly Evarts
Holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Loyola medical research center receives Green Building Award
Loyola University Chicago's Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE) has received the prestigious LEED® gold certification from the US Green Building Council.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
New research horizons
Two UCSB faculty members receive early career recognition from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Aronowski receives prestigious international stroke science award in research
The 2017 Thomas Willis Award for significant translational contributions to clinical stroke research from the American Heart Association has been awarded to Jaroslaw Aronowski, Ph.D., professor, vice-chair and the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Contact: Deborah Mann Lake
Deborah.M.Lake@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3304
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
How do polar bears respond to climate change, subsistence hunting?
A new, two-part project led by the UW's Kristin Laidre aims to explore the interacting effects of climate change and subsistence hunting on polar bears, while also illuminating the cultural value of the species to indigenous peoples and the role they play in conservation.
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Grimes awarded Sloan Research Fellowship for work on chronic inflammatory diseases
Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship to investigate how chronic inflammatory diseases, such as asthma and Crohn's disease, arise.
Sloan Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Chemist awarded Sloan research fellowship
Ming Lee Tang, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for her research with nanoparticles that could have a strong impact on the solar power industry and biomedical fields.

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Columbia University Professor among 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship Recipients
Sebastian Will, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Columbia University, has been named a 2017 Sloan Research Fellow.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Jessica Guenzel
jg3570@columbia.edu
212-854-0588
Columbia University

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
William Julius Wilson to receive 2017 SAGE-CASBS Award
SAGE Publishing and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University are pleased to announce that William Julius Wilson is the 2017 recipient of the SAGE-CASBS Award.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Anne Meltzer of Lehigh University named Fellow of American Geophysical Union
Anne S. Meltzer, a seismologist who studies the structure and evolution of Earth's crust and upper mantle, joined a select group of earth scientists recently when she received the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) 2016 Ambassador Award and was made a Fellow of the AGU. The AGU, an organization of earth and space scientists, has more than 62,000 members in 144 countries.

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
610-758-3224
Lehigh University

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition
Children's Mercy honored as recipient of the 2017 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards
Children's Mercy has been named a recipient of Microsoft Corp.'s 2017 Health Innovation Awards for its Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP). Nearly 2,000 babies are born each year with congenital heart disease consisting of a single ventricle. CHAMP combines traditional single-ventricle home monitoring, a service where nurse coordinators provide triage at home for highly fragile infants, with an innovative new app developed by the Ward Family Heart Center team at Children's Mercy.

Contact: Jake Jacobson
jajacobson@cmh.edu
913-406-2060
Children's Mercy Hospital

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Prestigious international environmental prize awarded to Mexican scientist-statesman
In the past, Mexico's rainforests suffered extensive logging and were in grave danger. But Mexican ecologist Professor José Sarukhán was able to convince the then-President to build a government department to exclusively track the country's rainforests and protect their biodiversity. The department, CONABIO, became one of the first models of its kind in the world. For this and other contributions, Professor Sarukhán has been chosen as winner of the 44th Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

Contact: Bec Susan Gill
bec@reagencylab.com
646-595-7087
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Public Release: 20-Feb-2017
American Society of Mining and Reclamation
OU professor awarded highest recognition by Society for mined land reclamation work
University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering professor, Robert W. Nairn, is the recipient of the prestigious William T. Plass Award from the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. Nairn pioneered wetland technologies to rehabilitate contaminated water at the Tar Creek Superfund site where he has worked for almost 20 years. The award is the highest level of recognition given by the society in the field of mined land reclamation.

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

Public Release: 20-Feb-2017
'Champion of diversity' Michèle Lamont awarded Erasmus Prize
Canadian cultural sociologist Michèle Lamont, founding Co-Director of CIFAR's Successful Societies program, has been named the 2017 Erasmus Prize winner.

Contact: Juanita Bawagan
Juanita.Bawagan@cifar.ca
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of US, to be honored at Research!America Advocacy Awards Dinner
Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States, will receive Research!America's Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award for his commitment to accelerating cancer research as the driving force behind the White House Cancer Moonshot. The Cancer Moonshot, and now the Biden Cancer Initiative, aim to speed the pace in which effective therapies are made available to patients and improve efforts to prevent and detect cancer at an early stage.

Contact: Anna Briseno
abriseno@researchamerica.org
571-482-2737
Research!America

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
U-M ecologist named AAAS public engagement fellow
University of Michigan ecologist Meghan Duffy is one of 15 infectious disease researchers named 2017-18 Public Engagement Fellows today by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
University of Michigan

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
2017 AAAS Annual Meeting
Five women engineering scientists in developing countries win 2017 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards
Five researchers have been named winners of the 2017 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for their research in engineering, innovation and technology. The winning scholars from Bangladesh, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia and Sudan are being honored for their accomplishments in chemical engineering, energy and minerals engineering, environmental engineering and computer science. They are also celebrated for mentoring young women scientists in their respective countries.

Contact: Tonya Blowers
tblowers@owsd.net
39-040-224-0682
Elsevier

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
2017 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute announces 2017-2018 Cohort of Public Engagement Fellows
AAAS is pleased to announce the selection of the 2017-18 Public Engagement Fellows. These 15 nfectious disease researchers are the second cohort of the AAAS Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science. They have all demonstrated leadership and excellence in their research careers, and interest in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Emily Cloyd
ecloyd@aaas.org
202-326-6506
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Joseph Moskal elected to medical and biological engineering elite
Northwestern University's Joseph R. Moskal has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Moskal was cited for his studies of the NMDA receptor, which have led to the design and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of depression.

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Kalinin, Paranthaman elected Materials Research Society fellows
Two researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sergei Kalinin and Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, have been elected fellows of the Materials Research Society.

Contact: Bill Cabage
cabagewh@ornl.gov
865-574-4399
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
USU scientist explores 'big picture' of hydrologic modeling for water resources management
Using water resources systems analysis and physical geography, Utah State University researcher Sarah Null is developing mathematical models to explore processes and interactions of both built and natural water systems.
National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Contact: Sarah Null
sarah.null@usu.edu
435-797-1338
Utah State University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Salk scientist awarded inaugural Sjöberg Prize for cancer breakthrough
Salk Professor Tony Hunter, who holds an American Cancer Society Professorship, has been awarded $500,000 as part of the $1 million Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' inaugural Sjöberg Prize for Cancer Research.

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
858-453-4100
Salk Institute

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Industry/Academia Translational Oncology Symposium
Cancer survivor and noted physician-scientist Sandra Horning to receive Roth Award
Sandra Horning, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and executive vice president of global development for Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Duane Roth Memorial Award, which will be presented Feb. 16 at the annual Industry/Academia Translational Oncology Symposium at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
858-249-0456
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
2017 AAAS Annual Meeting
Kurt Gottfried receives 2016 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award
Dr. Kurt Gottfried, a recognized leader in the scientific community on missile defense and nuclear terrorism, has been awarded the 2016 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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

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