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Public Release: 27-Oct-2016
'Higgs hunter' Sally Dawson receives J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics
Sally Dawson, a theoretical physicist at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named a recipient of the 2017 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Oct-2016
Alliance for Aging Research approved for a Eugene Washington Engagement Award by PCORI
The Alliance for Aging Research will create a first-ever Senior Patient and Family Caregiver Network to find ways to address the significant under-representation of older adults and their family caregivers in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness research (CER).
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Noel Lloyd
Alliance for Aging Research

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Two Mount Sinai researchers elected to National Academy of Medicine
Alison M. Goate, D.Phil, Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology and Genetic and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Lynne D. Richardson, MD, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Population Health Science and Policy, have been elected as two of 79 new members to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly known as The Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Contact: Elizabeth Dowling
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
University of Houston receives top honors for diversity
The University of Houston received three Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) awards from INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the first time an institution has earned three HEED awards in a single year, being presented to the University of Houston, the UH Law Center and the UH School of Nursing and will be featured in the magazine's November 2016 issue.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
PPPL inventors honored for device to create isotope vital for diagnosing diseases
Scientists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have received the 2016 Edison Patent Award for their invention of an on-demand method to create a badly needed isotope used in medical imaging devices to diagnose diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Contact: Jeanne Jackson DeVoe
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Poland-US Science Award for research on RNA structure
World-renowned scientists -- Professor Ryszard Kierzek from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan and Professor Douglas H. Turner from the University of Rochester -- are the winners of the 2016 edition of the Poland-US Science Award. The award is granted jointly by the Foundation for Polish Science, the biggest private institution supporting science in Poland, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific association.

Contact: Caitlin Jennings
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Setting the gold standard
ProTraining, a University of Alberta spinoff company that provides mental health education and training to emergency personnel, announced today that it won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for Excellence in the Learning Category (Best Advance in Custom Content). The prestigious awards program has been running for more than 20 years, and is often referred to as the 'Academy Awards' of the learning industry.

Contact: Ross Neitz
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
UK achieves success in European space competitions with top prize and 4 major awards
The University of Strathclyde has emerged as the winner of Europe's biggest space technology innovation competitions, that recognize great ideas with commercial potential.

Contact: Kirsten Robinson
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Six ORNL researchers elected fellows of the American Physical Society
Six researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society.

Contact: Sean Simoneau
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016 names 14 Clinics as Clinical Research Centers of Excellence, is launching an innovative clinic program, designating 14 clinics in the United States as Rett Syndrome Clinical Research Centers of Excellence.

Contact: Steven Kaminsky, PhD

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Gregory Howes inaugural recipient of the Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics
AIP Publishing has announced that Gregory Howes, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the inaugural 2016 Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics. The award will be presented annually in collaboration with the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Plasma Physics, recognizing outstanding plasma physics research by a Physics of Plasmas author.

Contact: AIP Media Line
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Runlin Gao, M.D., to be presented with TCT Career Achievement Award
Internationally renowned interventional cardiologist, Runlin Gao, M.D., will be presented with the TCT Career Achievement Award on Sunday, October 30th during the 28th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Washington, D.C. TCT is the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. TCT Directors, Martin B. Leon, M.D., and Gregg W. Stone, M.D., will present the award.

Contact: Judy Romero
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics
TCT 2016 Master Clinical Operator Award to be presented to the late Patrick L. Whitlow, M.D.
The Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Clinical Operator Award will be posthumously presented to the late Patrick L. Whitlow, M.D., in a ceremony on Oct. 31 at the 28th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Washington, D.C. TCT is the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. The award is given each year to a physician who has advanced the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine through technical excellence and innovation.

Contact: Judy Romero
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Two Baylor College of Medicine faculty members named to National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Malcolm Brenner and Dr. Cheryl Walker, both renowned leaders in their respective fields, were elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.

Contact: Dana Benson
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
NASA honors Univ. of Iowa scientist with Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
Jasper Halekas, associate physics and astronomy professor at the University of Iowa, has won an Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal from NASA, for 'exceptional contributions to MAVEN's science return using the Solar Wind Ion Analyzer instrument.'

Contact: Richard
University of Iowa

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Distinction for Frankfurt physicist
Professor Maria Roser Valenti has been elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in the 'Division of Computational Physics.' She was awarded this high distinction for her contribution to the microscopic understanding of electronically strongly correlated materials, which include high-temperature superconductors. To access these highly complex materials she uses a combination of various theoretical approaches.

Contact: Maria Roser Valenti
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Feng Zhang receives 2016 New York Stem Cell Foundation -- Robertson Stem Cell Prize
The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) announced today that Feng Zhang, Ph.D., is the 2016 recipient of the NYSCF -- Robertson Stem Cell Prize for his pioneering advances to edit human and plant genomes using CRISPR-Cas9.

Contact: Maurie Perl
New York Stem Cell Foundation

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Columbia Mailman School Awards Public Health Prize to NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T.
Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was awarded the Frank A. Calderone Prize by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health at a ceremony held this morning at the Paley Center for Media in Midtown. The Calderone Prize, the most prestigious award in public health, is awarded every two years to an individual who has made a transformational contribution in the field, with selection by an international committee of public health leaders.

Contact: Stephanie Berger
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Tufts University chemist, entrepreneur elected to National Academy of Medicine
David R. Walt, Ph.D., has been elected to the prestigious and exclusive National Academy of Medicine, one in a series of accolades from the national and international scientific communities in recognition of his stellar career as a chemist, engineer, innovator and entrepreneur.

Contact: Robin Smyton
Tufts University

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Dr. Robert C. Speth receives Provost's Research and Scholarship Award from NSU
In recognition of his significant contributions to Nova Southeastern University, Robert C. Speth, Ph.D., was named the recipient of the Sixth Annual Provost's Research and Scholarship Award. Dr. Speth is a researcher and professor of pharmaceutical sciences in NSU's College of Pharmacy.

Contact: Jeremy Katzman
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Visualizing Cities -- a global platform for visual urban knowledge production
Understanding our cities is a more complex task than ever before. From the expanding physical structures that form our cities, to the growing number of human beings filling those structures with life and meaning, to the almost invisible layer of digital technologies and data streams increasingly connecting all those elements. Many of the processes steering our cities today are not visible to the human eye. How can we make these underlying currents visible and understandable?

Contact: Sebastian Meier
International Council for Science

Public Release: 21-Oct-2016
QUT professor honored with prestigious award
A QUT professor has become the first Australian since Professor Ian Frazer to receive the prestigious West Lake Friendship award.

Contact: Rob Kidd
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 20-Oct-2016
Texas A&M professor proposes new way to analyze impediments to leisure activities
For decades, behavioral scientists have been interested in understanding why people don't participate in leisure activities, but there has been no consistent method for measuring these factors, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist whose paper recently earned a top award from the Journal of Leisure Research.

Contact: Dr. Gerard Kyle
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 20-Oct-2016
Trejo-Pech awarded best paper in academic research by FEA
A paper coauthored by Carlos Trejo-Pech, assistant professor of agribusiness finance in the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, has received the 2016 Best Paper Award in academic research from the Financial Education Association (FEA). 'Assessing the CFA University Recognition Program: A Survey Based Analysis,' was coauthored with Terrance Grieb and Magdy Noguera from the University of Idaho.

Contact: Patricia McDaniels
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
International prize in statistics awarded to Sir David Cox for survival analysis model
Prominent British statistician Sir David Cox has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. Like the acclaimed Fields Medal, Abel Prize, Turing Award and Nobel Prize, the International Prize in Statistics is considered the highest honor in its field. It will be bestowed every other year to an individual or team for major achievements using statistics to advance science, technology and human welfare.

Contact: Jill Talley
American Statistical Association

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