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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

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Two PNNL researchers elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists to become members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering.

Contact: Susan Bauer
susan.bauer@pnnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference
The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education honors new fellows, awardees
The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) -- the educational branch of The Gerontological Society of America -- is proud to announce its newest fellows and awardees.

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Breaking sonic boundaries: DARE Art Prize winner announced
A composer working with sounds below the limits of human hearing has been announced as the winner of the inaugural £15,000 DARE Art Prize by Opera North and the University of Leeds' Cultural Institute. Samuel Hertz will spend the next year in collaboration with researchers at the University and Opera North staff in the creation of groundbreaking new work.
Opera North, University of Leeds

Contact: Gareth Dant
g.j.dant@leeds.ac.uk
44-792-986-9269
University of Leeds

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting
UT Institute of Agriculture scientists win for Outstanding Paper Award
The Weed Science Society of America awarded the title of Outstanding Paper in Weed Technology to researchers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The research paper evaluated cover crops as a management tool for herbicide-resistant weeds.
Tennessee Cotton State Support Committee

Contact: Ginger Rowsey
gtrice@tennessee.edu
731-425-4768
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 10-Feb-2017
MIT Portugal Ph.D. alumna was awarded with the L'Oréal Portugal Medal for Women in Science
Patrícia Baptista developed the concept of an assessment tool that vulnerable users can use to choose the more accessible and sustainable routes.
L'Oréal, Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Contact: Mariana Carmo
mmcarmo83@gmail.com
351-210-407-034
MIT Portugal Program

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
UTIA project named Project of the Year for DoD Environmental Security Technology
A project to identify and track threatened, endangered and at-risk avian species on US Department of Defense (DoD) facilities has been named the DoD's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) project of the year for 2016. The effort by a team of University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers was led by David Buehler, professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries.
US Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program

Contact: Patricia McDaniels
pmcdaniels@tennessee.edu
615-835-4570
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
ORNL wins four FLC technology transfer awards
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers win four Federal Laboratory Consortium awards.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
ESMO announces new award for achievements in immuno-oncology
ESMO announces new award honoring individuals for outstanding achievements in the area of cancer immunotherapy and the launch of the ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress.

Contact: Jackie Partarrieu
media@esmo.org
0041-091-973-1904
European Society for Medical Oncology

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
Virus Evolution awarded Best New Journal in Science category at the 2017 PROSE Awards
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that one of its journals, Virus Evolution, has won the 2017 PROSE Award for the Best New Journal in the Science, Technology, and Medicine category. The PROSE Awards recognize the best in professional and scholarly publishing, by bringing attention to ground-breaking papers on diverse topics in 53 categories.

Contact: Daniel Luzer
daniel.luzer@oup.com
212-726-6113
Oxford University Press USA

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Dr. Jonathan Slaght to be honored for work to conserve Blakiston's Fish Owl
The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today that Dr. Jonathan Slaght will be honored for his work in Russia to conserve the Blakiston's fish owl, an endangered species and the largest owl in the world.

Contact: Scott Smith
ssmith@wcs.org
718-220-3698
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Pioneer of cell growth, Michael N. Hall, wins cancer research prize
The National Foundation for Cancer Research announces that Michael N. Hall, Ph.D., has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. Hall discovered one of the most important cancer cell targets in the modern era of oncology, which he named 'Target of Rapamycin' or TOR. He will be honored at a ceremony on May 1, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Allyson Kehoe
AKehoe@nfcr.org
301-961-9109
National Foundation for Cancer Research

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Professor Emanuele Orgiu joins the Young Academy of Europe
Professor Emanuele Orgiu, who recently came to the INRS Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications, is part of the new cohort of young researchers admitted to the Young Academy of Europe. He was recognized by his peers for his scientific excellence and accomplishments.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Clint Alfaro receives Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Best Paper Award 2016
Clint Alfaro is the winner of this year's ABC Best Paper Award, presented by the Springer journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. In a paper published in ABC, first author Alfaro and his colleagues describe molecular techniques, in particular mass spectrometry, which have great potential to augment the surgeon's toolbox.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
SIR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation to bestow annual awards
SIR announces recipients of Leaders in Innovation, young investigator, research and philanthropy awards to be presented during SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting in March.

Contact: Elise Castelli
ecastelli@sirweb.org
703-460-5572
Society of Interventional Radiology

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