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News Release 18-Apr-2019
Reclamation's S&T Project of the Year controls invasive mussel biofouling using UV light
The Bureau of Reclamation's Science and Technology Program focuses on providing innovative solutions for water and power challenges in the western United States. One research project stood out in 2018 and was recently selected as the Project of the Year. The award was presented to Sherri Pucherelli for the project entitled, 'Control of biofouling in hydropower cooling systems using hydro-optic ultraviolet light.'

Contact: Peter Soeth
psoeth@usbr.gov
303-445-3615
Bureau of Reclamation

News Release 17-Apr-2019
Two researchers are selected to receive 2019 John Simon Guggenheim fellowships
Two scientists at UC Santa Barbara whose work has contributed in significant ways to our understanding of nature and of our place in it have been recognized by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

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

News Release 17-Apr-2019
Three from Penn elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Three from Penn have been recognized as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Vice Provost for Faculty Anita L. Allen, a faculty member in the Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences, Daniel J. Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine, and Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein of Perry World House were elected for their expertise and significant contributions to their fields.

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

News Release 17-Apr-2019
Columbia aids scientist elected to royal society
South African AIDS researcher and scientist, Salim Abdool Karim, Ph.D., CAPRISA Professor of Global Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, has been elected a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society, the world's oldest science academy.

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@cumc.columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

News Release 17-Apr-2019
SMU physicist Jodi Cooley will receive the 2019 Klopsteg Award
SMU physicist Jodi Cooley has been named the 2019 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award recipient. The award, given by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), recognizes educators who have made notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics. Cooley will be honored in July during the AAPT Summer Meeting in Provo, Utah. Past recipients of the award include well-known physicists such as Michio Kaku, Lisa Randall and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Contact: Monifa Thomas-Nguyen
thomasmj@smu.edu
773-619-4693
Southern Methodist University

News Release 16-Apr-2019
AGS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS19)
AGS honors expert & emerging geriatrics leaders at 2019 annual scientific meeting (#AGS19)
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annually honors researchers, clinicians, educators, and emerging health professionals who have made outstanding contributions to high-quality, person-centered care for older people. This year's award recipients include more than 20 leaders representing the breadth of disciplines championing care for us all as we age.

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

News Release 16-Apr-2019
AGS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS19)
Experts in surgery, urogynecology honored at #AGS19
Advancing care for older people across health specialties, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation today announced that Courtney Balentine, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Texas Southwestern and Candace Yvonne Parker-Autry, M.D., of Wake Forest School of Medicine will receive this year's Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties.

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

News Release 16-Apr-2019
AGS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS19)
AGS honors late Dr. Arti Hurria for vision, leadership propelling geriatrics
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) will recognize the late Arti Hurria, MD, a geriatrics oncologist who was one our country's most passionate advocates for older adults with cancer, with the David H. Solomon Public Service Award. Dr. Hurria, who tragically passed away in November 2018, was committed to improving the geriatrics competence of all physicians and health professionals -- like David H. Solomon, MD, namesake for this award.

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

News Release 16-Apr-2019
AGS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS19)
AGS honors Dr. Nicole Brandt for training future geriatrics leaders in pharmacy & beyond
The American Geriatrics Society today announced that Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP, of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will be honored with the 2019 Dennis W. Jahnigen Award celebrating work to train health professionals in the care we all need as we age.

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

News Release 16-Apr-2019
AGS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS19)
Dr. Kellie Flood named AGS geriatrics clinician of the year
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today named Kellie Flood, MD, one of Alabama's premier geriatrics health professionals, its 2019 Clinician of the Year. An Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), as well as Associate Chief Medical and Quality Officer for Geriatrics and Care Transitions at UAB Hospital, Dr. Flood will be honored at the AGS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS19) May 2-4, 2019 in Portland, Ore.

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

News Release 16-Apr-2019
INFORMS Business Analytics Conference
Student teams use O.R. and analytics to help GM introduce new autonomous vehicles to fleet
Student teams around the world have shown they are more than ready for the challenges they will face in their professional careers, with a group of students from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea successfully using operations research (O.R.) and analytics to help GM analyze how autonomous vehicles may change the finished vehicle delivery and operating processes to win the 2019 O.R. & Analytics Student Team Competition.

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

News Release 16-Apr-2019
Noam Chomsky wins the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences category has gone to Noam Chomsky 'for his unparalleled contributions to the study of human language,' in the words of the award committee. Chomsky proposed that the human brain possesses an innate, pre-programmed knowledge enabling it to learn and develop language; a groundbreaking and now commonly accepted theory whose implications have set the agenda for new research efforts.

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

News Release 16-Apr-2019
Two medications from Kazan University awarded at International Exhibition of Inventions
The compounds are among the eight prospective medications developed by Kazan University's Pharmaceutics Center.

Contact: Yury Nurmeev
jrnurmeev@kpfu.ru
Kazan Federal University

News Release 16-Apr-2019
26th Annual Conference for the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair
Duke University professor receives 2019 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award from ASNTR
In advance of its 2019 annual meeting, the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (ASNTR) has presented The 2019 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award to Joanne Kurtzberg, MD, Jerome Harris Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center and Director of the of the Marcus Center for Cellular Cures at the Duke University School of Medicine. The award, presented annually at the ASNTR meeting, recognizes Dr. Kurtzberg's distinguished career in pediatrics and regenerative medicine.

Contact: Donna Morrison
dmorriso@health.usf.edu
813-974-3154
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

News Release 16-Apr-2019
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation announces 2019 Graduate Fellows
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has announced the 2019 recipients of the prestigious Hertz Fellowship. Drawing from nine of the country's most prestigious research universities, 11 young researchers were selected to receive up to five years of academic support valued at up to $250,000. Along with the funding, Fellows will also be free of many constraints typical of other fellowships, providing them the freedom to pursue innovative research wherever it may lead.

Contact: James Cohen
jcohen@petersonrudgersgroup.com
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

News Release 15-Apr-2019
INFORMS Business Analytics Conference
Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District and Tetra Tech awarded the 2019 INFORMS Edelman Award
INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals, announced it has awarded Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District and Tetra Tech its 2019 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Advanced Analytics, Operations Research, and Management Science for its use of operations research (O.R.) to maximize all aspects of its wastewater collection and treatment facilities to better protect the environment and realize hundreds of millions in savings.

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

News Release 15-Apr-2019
INFORMS Business Analytics Conference
Booz Allen Hamilton awarded the 2019 INFORMS Prize for Operations Research
INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals, announced that Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded the 2019 INFORMS Prize for their pioneering and enduring integration of operations research (O.R.) and analytics programs into their organization.

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

News Release 15-Apr-2019
INFORMS Business Analytics Conference
University of Cincinnati awarded the 2019 UPS George D. Smith Prize
INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals, has awarded the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati's (UC) Carl H. Lindner College of Business its 2019 UPS George D. Smith Prize for an innovative curriculum, taught in the context of a true business environment, that prepares students to become effective practitioners.

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

News Release 15-Apr-2019
13th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting
Blake Richards is the 2019 CAN Young Investigator awardee
The Canadian Association for Neuroscience is proud to announce that Dr. Blake Richards, from University of Toronto at Scarborough, is the winner of the 2019 CAN Young Investigator Award. This award recognizes his outstanding research achievements at the intersection of neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Dr. Richards will receive this prize on May 24, 2019 in Toronto, during the 13th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting.
Canadian Association for Neuroscience

Contact: Julie Poupart
info@can-acn.org
Canadian Association for Neuroscience

News Release 15-Apr-2019
Physician-writer Siddhartha Mukherjee will be awarded the 2019 Lewis Thomas Prize
The author of The Emperor of all Maladies, a best-selling book about cancer, will be presented with Rockefeller's science writing award at a free, public ceremony on Rockefeller's campus next month.

Contact: Katherine Fenz
kfenz@rockefeller.edu
212-327-7913
Rockefeller University

News Release 15-Apr-2019
EGU 2019: European Geosciences Union General Assembly
'Flight recorder' of rocks within the Earth's crust
Daniela Rubatto, Professor at the Institute of Geology at the University of Bern, was awarded the prestigious Bunsen Medal of the European Geosciences Union. It is an appreciation of her innovative research approach, which uses metamorphic zircon as a 'flight recorder' of rocks within the Earth's crust.

Contact: Daniela Rubatto
daniela.rubatto@geo.unibe.ch
41-784-023-072
University of Bern

News Release 15-Apr-2019
Rumford Prize for Georg Nagel
Controlling cells with light: Professor Georg Nagel has won another award for his contributions to the invention and refinement of optogenetics. He received the prize along with other laureates in the USA.

Contact: Georg Nagel
georg.nagel@botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-6143
University of Würzburg

News Release 15-Apr-2019
PolyU wins big with 18 prizes in Geneva Inventions Expo
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was among the big winners in the Hong Kong delegation this year at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo), the exhibition regarded as the most important specialist event of its kind in the world.

Contact: Ms Denise Wong
denise.wf.wong@polyu.edu.hk
852-340-02131
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

News Release 12-Apr-2019
DOE's Science Graduate Student Research Program selects 70 students to pursue research at DOE labs
The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science has selected 70 graduate students from across the nation for its 2018 Solicitation 2 cycle for Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.
Department of Energy

Contact: Allison Eckhardt
allison.eckhardt@science.doe.gov
202-287-6990
DOE/US Department of Energy

News Release 11-Apr-2019
Industry leaders honored for research partnerships with UMass Lowell
UMass Lowell recently recognized Kronos and Raytheon for their commitment to the success of the university with its first-ever Preferred Partners honors. The companies were presented with awards for demonstrating their exceptional support of UMass Lowell's students, research, academics and athletics at the university's first Celebration of Industry Partners on April 5. The event was attended by members of the UMass Lowell community along with more than 90 industry partners from across New England, including 22 that were recognized as Strategic Partners.

Contact: Christine Gillette
Christine_Gillette@uml.edu
978-934-2209
University of Massachusetts Lowell

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