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Public Release: 25-Apr-2017
The Math Alliance receives AMS award
The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, known as the Math Alliance has been chosen by the American Mathematical Society to receive its 2017 Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference Award from the American Mathematical Society.
American Mathematical Society

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 25-Apr-2017
ASHG announces 2017 winners of National DNA Day essay contest
In commemoration of National DNA Day, ASHG hosted the DNA Day Essay Contest to encourage high school students to learn about human genetics concepts beyond the standard curriculum. This year, ASHG awarded first place to Adele Peng at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va; second place to Sophia Spiegel at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, N.J., and third place to Alvin Ya at Poolesville High School in Poolesville, Md.

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
With $1 million gift, UCI aims to become first university to launch rocket into space
University of California, Irvine students will 'shoot for the moon' thanks to a $1 million gift from Base 11, a nonprofit STEM workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator. The 'Moonshot Initiative' will establish a rocketry program at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, with the intent of making UCI the first academic institution to launch a liquid-fuel rocket into space.
Base 11

Contact: Lori Brandt
lbrandt@uci.edu
949-824-8306
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
Microscopy and Microanalysis 2017
Early career scientist receives recognition from Microscopy Society of America
Rengasayee 'Sai' Veeraraghavan, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, became the sixth person in the world to receive the George Palade Award from the Microscopy Society of America. Veeraragahavan began using a new imaging technology called STochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM), which earned the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, to study proteins in the narrow space between heart cells.

Contact: Ashley WennersHerron
ashleywh@vt.edu
540-526-2002
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
LJI Professor Klaus Ley wins prestigious national award
Professor Klaus Ley, M.D., has been selected as this year's winner of the Eugene M. Landis Award, the Microcirculatory Society's top honor, in recognition of his pioneering work in vascular biology and microcirculation. The microcirculation comprises all the small blood vessels in all tissues and organs and their contents (blood plasma and blood cells).

Contact: Jessica Roi
jroi@lji.org
858-752-6645
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Public Release: 21-Apr-2017
UT Institute of Agriculture students win national dairy/food science competitions
A group of students at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have won first place at the 95th Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation contest, held in mid-April in Madison, Wisconsin. Two of the student contestants, Michael Luethke, from Knoxville, and Katie Magee of Buffalo, New York, won the top undergraduate and graduate student awards, respectively.
Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association, Tennessee Dairy Products Association

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

Public Release: 21-Apr-2017
ELCC 2017 European Lung Cancer Conference
Heine H. Hansen Award given to Rafal Dziadziuszko
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) have announced that the 2017 Heine H. Hansen (HHH) Award will be given to Rafal Dziadziuszko, a global leader in clinical thoracic oncology. The award will be presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) 2017, held May 5-8 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Contact: Jackie Partarrieu
media@esmo.org
41-091-973-1904
European Society for Medical Oncology

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Sandia honored for fighting Ebola, analyzing emerging biotechnologies
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories just received recognition from the Secretary of Energy for their work to mitigate the effects of the 2014 Ebola epidemic.

Contact: Mollie Rappe
mrappe@sandia.gov
505-844-8220
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Dr. Neville Sanjana, CRISPR specialist, receives 2017 Kimmel Scholar Award
The Sidney Kimmel Foundation has selected Dr. Neville Sanjana, Core Member and Assistant Investigator at the New York Genome Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at New York University, to receive the prestigious 2017 Kimmel Scholar Award. Dr. Sanjana received the award to fund his study 'Essential Genes For Cancer Immunotherapy,' which is designed to leverage the advanced gene-editing technique known as CRISPR to comprehensively survey mutations that allow cancer cells to resist immunotherapy treatment.
Sidney Kimmel Foundation

Contact: Karen Zipern
kzipern@nygenome.org
646-977-7065
New York Genome Center

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Focused ultrasound named one of 2016's top clinical research achievements
The University of Virginia Health System's pioneering use of focused sound waves to treat essential tremor, the most common movement disorder, has been named one of the top 10 clinical research achievements of 2016.

Contact: Josh Barney
jdb9a@virginia.edu
434-906-8864
University of Virginia Health System

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Clinical Research Forum
UChicago studies ranked 1 & 2 in Clinical Research Forum's Top 10
The Clinical Research Forum, a national organization of senior researchers and thought leaders from the nation's leading academic health centers, selected two studies headed by University of Chicago researchers as among the three best clinical research papers published in 2016.
The National Institutes of Health, St. Vincent Foundation, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Foundation, NIH/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: John Easton
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5225
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Experimental Biology 2017
APS celebrates 50 years of diversity in physiology during Porter Fellowship anniversary
Since 1967, the American Physiological Society's (APS's) Porter Physiology Development Fellowship has supported 140 minority doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the study of the physiological sciences and related careers. In honor of the anniversary, APS will celebrate current and past Porter Fellows and the legacy of the Fellowship at its annual meeting at Experimental Biology in Chicago and throughout the anniversary year.

Contact: Stacy Brooks
communications@the-aps.org
301-634-7209
Experimental Biology 2017

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Big data study of disaster-related language in social media wins 2016 Human Factors prize
Mining data from hundreds of thousands of tweets, and using a novel, psychologically inspired metric of lexical choice relative to a normative standard, revealed indications of the most severe disruptions to daily living.

Contact: Lois Smith
lois@hfes.org
310-394-1811
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Collegiate inventors awarded Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
The Lemelson-MIT Program today announced the winners of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize after a nationwide search for the most inventive college students. The Lemelson-MIT Program awarded $115,000 in prizes to nine collegiate inventors. Each winning team of undergraduates received $10,000, and each graduate student winner received $15,000.

Contact: Jennifer Manley
jennifer.manley@deweysquare.com
339-927-2277
Lemelson-MIT Program

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Penn researchers receive prestigious National Clinical Research Achievement Awards
Two research teams from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are among the recipients of the 2017 Clinical Research Achievement Award.

Contact: Queen Muse
queen.muse@uphs.upenn.edu
267-240-2448
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
2017 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
Sharon C. Glotzer wins 2017 MRS Communications Lecture Award
Sharon C. Glotzer wins 2017 MRS Communications Lecture Award.

Contact: Jo Skelton
jskelton@cambridge.org
01-223-326-165
Cambridge University Press

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Professor named Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology
Katherine Borkovich, a professor and chair of the UC Riverside Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

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

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
OU law student recipient of Udall Congressional Internship
A University of Oklahoma College of Law student, Aaron L. Fournier, is the recipient of a 2017 Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship assigned to the Bureau of Indian Affairs within the US Department of the Interior. A member of the Chickasaw Nation and a native Oklahoman, Fournier works for his tribe at the South Central Climate Science Center on the University Research Campus. He is one of 12 American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate and law students accepted into the program nationally.
Udall Foundation

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

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Kristin Umland receives 2017 AMS Impact Award
Kristin Umland, Vice President for Content Development at Illustrative Mathematics, has received the 2017 AMS Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics.
American Mathematical Society

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Dr. Beverly Davidson elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Beverly L. Davidson, Ph.D., a nationally prominent researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has been elected to the 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy is one of the nation's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Contact: John Ascenzi
ascenzi@email.chop.edu
267-426-6055
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Over 18,000 high school students learned to hack in this year's picoCTF hacking contest
Over the past two weeks, upwards of 18,000 middle and high school students from across the United States learned and honed computer security skills in this year's picoCTF online hacking contest.

Contact: Daniel Tkacik
dtkacik@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-1187
College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Experimental Biology 2017
APS 2017 Distinguished Lectureship Award winners to present talks at Experimental Biology
The American Physiological Society (APS) has announced the recipients of its 2017 distinguished lecturer awards. APS is pleased to recognize these outstanding honorees, who will present their lectures at the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 (April 22-26 in Chicago).

Contact: Stacy Brooks
communications@the-aps.org
301-634-7209
Experimental Biology 2017

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
The 31st Annual Symposium of The Protein Society
Protein Science Best Paper awards annoucement
At the beginning of each year, two 'best papers' are selected from articles published in Protein Science during the preceding 12 months. A junior author (typically the first author) is designated as the award winner and invited to give a talk at the following Annual Protein Society Symposium.
The Protein Society

Contact: Raluca Cadar
rcadar@proteinsociety.org
844-377-6834
The Protein Society

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
Dr. John Lahey, President of Quinnipiac University, awarded first-ever ACGT Edward Netter Award
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), the nation's only nonprofit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer, is celebrating its anniversary with a Gala on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 6:30pm at The Harvard Club of New York City. Dr. John Lahey, president of Quinnipiac University, will be honored at the event with the first ever Edward Netter Award for Business and Industry for his contributions to ACGT and the community.
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Contact: Jenifer Howard
jhoward@jhowardpr.com
203-273-4246
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
The 31st Annual Symposium of The Protein Society
The Protein Society announces its 2017 award recipients
The Protein Society awards recognize excellence across the diverse disciplines that collectively advance our understanding of proteins; their structure, function, design, and application. They honor researchers who have distinguished themselves with significant achievements in protein research and those who have made outstanding contributions in leadership, teaching, and service. The 2017 awards will be presented at the 31st Annual Symposium of The Protein Society, July 24 - 27, 2017, in Montreal, Canada.
The Protein Society, Rigaku Corporation, Genentech, The Neurath Foundation

Contact: Raluca Cadar
rcadar@proteinsociety.org
844-377-6834
The Protein Society

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