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Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
2017 AIP Science Writing Award Winners announced
The American Institute of Physics announced today the winners of its 2017 Science Communication Awards for Books, Articles, Writing for Children, and Broadcast and New Media: Timothy Jorgensen for Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation; Natalie Wolchover for 'What No New Particles Means for Physics'; Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer for Water Wow: An Infographic Exploration; and Noah Baker, Lorna Stewart, and Dog and Rabbit Animation Company for 'Laureates in their own words-Physics.'

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Andy Tay Kah Ping honored with inaugural MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize
MRS Bulletin has named Andy Tay Kah Ping, Stanford University, as the inaugural recipient of the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication.
Jiang Family Foundation

Contact: Anita B. Miller
amiller@mrs.org
724-779-2754
Cambridge University Press

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Barry Voight elected to National Academy of Engineering
Barry Voight, professor emeritus of geology and geological engineering, Penn State, is among 84 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
'The father of the 2 degrees limit': Schellnhuber receives Blue Planet Prize
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), a member of the Leibniz Association. The Blue Planet Prize honors outstanding thinkers who help to meet challenges of planetary dimensions. It is awarded by the Asahi Glass Foundation and handed over in presence of Japan's Imperial Prince and Princess. Schellnhuber received the prize for establishing a new field of science, Earth System Analysis, and introducing most influential concepts including the notion of tipping elements in the climate system.

Contact: Mareike Schodder
press@pik-potsdam.de
49-331-288-2507
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting and Expositions
Springer's Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences wins award for best geoscience research resource
The Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) has chosen Springer's Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences as the winner of the society's annual award for an outstanding geoscience research resource. The award will be presented on 23 October 2017 during the Geological Society of America's (GSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Seattle.

Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins
elizabeth.hawkins@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Svante Pääbo to receive the 2018 HFSP Nakasone Award
Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) was the 2018 HFSP Nakasone Award awarded for his discovery of the extent to which hybridization with Neanderthals and Denisovans has shaped the evolution of modern humans, and his development of techniques for sequencing DNA from fossils.

Contact: Guntram Bauer
gbauer@hfsp.org
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Manuel Amann wins the 2017 von Kaven Award
DFG recognises mathematician for his work at the interface between Riemannian geometry and algebraic topology

Contact: Magdalena Schaeffer
magdalena.schaeffer@dfg.de
49-228-885-2130
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
Science Hack Day: San Francisco
UC Riverside physicists win two awards at Science Hack Day
The University of California, Riverside won two medals -- 'Best in Show' and 'Most Whimsical Hack' -- at the eighth annual 'Science Hack Day: San Francisco,' the world's premier science-themed hackathon. Hackathons are Silicon Valley-inspired challenges to rapidly prototype hardware and software. 'Science Hack Day: San Francisco' took place Oct. 14-15, 2017. Designers, developers, scientists, and anyone excited about making things with science were welcome to attend.
Science Hack Day foundation, NASA FIELDS program, UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
David J. Wineland and Amnon Yariv Named 2017 Honorary Members of The Optical Society
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name the recently elected, 2017 Honorary Members. The recipients are David Jeffrey Wineland and Amnon Yariv.

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
Tecnalia wins the European Innovation Award for a failure prediction system for Industry
Tecnalia, the technological research and development centre, has received the highest award in the field of European innovation for its development of a failure prediction system for Industry 4.0 patented by NEM Solutions. The European Innovation Award was jointly granted to TECNALIA and NEM Solutions by EARTO, the highest European association in the field of innovation, for the 'Impact Delivered' category which rewards the best technology transfer practice.

Contact: Oihane Lakar
o.lakar@elhuyar.eus
0034-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
ESMO Immuno Oncology Congress 2017
First ESMO award for immuno-oncology goes to Laurence Zitvogel
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has granted the newly established ESMO Award for Immuno-Oncology to Prof Laurence Zitvogel for her innovating and internationally recognised achievements in the field.

Contact: Jackie Partarrieu
pressoffice@esmo.org
European Society for Medical Oncology

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
Four HHMI scientists elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Four HHMI investigators have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine, an organization that honors professional achievement in the health sciences.

Contact: Meghan Rosen
rosenm2@hhmi.org
301-215-8859
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
USDA invests in research on next generation of agricultural technology
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 17 grants for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. The grants are funded through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Selina Meiners
202-720-3359
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
APS Division of Plasma Physics
Michael Keidar 2017 recipient of the Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics
AIP Publishing has announced its selection of Michael Keidar as the winner of the 2017 Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics. The annual award is presented in collaboration with the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics to recognize outstanding plasma physics research by a Physics of Plasmas author.

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Wolters Kluwer published text receives British Medical Association's 'Medical Book of the Year 2017' Honor
Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that 'Neinstein's Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide, 6th Edition' by Lawrence S Neinstein, Debra K Katzman, S Todd Callahan, Catherine M Gordon, Alain Joffe and Vaughn I Rickert, was named the British Medical Association (BMA) Book of the Year for 2017. Eight Lippincott published titles were also recognized as first-prize winners or highly commended in their categories.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., elected to the National Academy of Medicine
V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his discovery of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), a class of drugs with far-reaching impact on women's health.

Contact: Scott Merville
smerville@mdanderson.org
713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Winners of 2017 D.C. Public Health Case Challenge announced at NAM Annual Meeting
The winners of the fifth annual D.C. Public Health Case Challenge were announced at this year's National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting. The challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue of importance to the local Washington, D.C. community.

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Five health professionals named 2017 National Academy of Medicine Fellows
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected five outstanding health professionals for the class of 2017 NAM Fellows. They were chosen based on their professional qualifications and accomplishments, reputations as scholars, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the NAM and the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The fellows will collaborate with eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country during their two-year fellowship.

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Diane Meier receives Lienhard Award from National Academy of Medicine
For her leading role in driving awareness and adoption of palliative care services in the United States, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today awarded the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care to Diane Meier, professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City. The award, which recognizes Meier's achievements with a medal and $40,000, was presented to her at the National Academy of Medicine's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Joseph Coyle, Catherine Lord, and Matthew State Receive NAM's Sarnat Award
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today awarded 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Joseph Coyle, whose research laid the foundation for integrating neuroscience and clinical psychiatry and shifted psychiatry's emphasis toward empirically based brain research; and to the team of Catherine Lord and Matthew State, whose work revolutionized the study of autism and related neuropsychiatric disorders.

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
TSRI's Benjamin Cravatt elected to National Academy of Medicine
A prominent and inventive chemical biologist, Cravatt's research focuses on the role proteins play in cellular processes.

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Sabatini to receive 2017 International Service Award
A University of Oklahoma professor, David A. Sabatini, has been selected to receive the 2017 International Association of Hydrogeologists, US National Chapter's International Service Award for his many years of promoting sustainable water resources projects in developing and impoverished countries, particularly through the creation of the OU Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Center. Sabatini has shown outstanding commitment to the international community and its groundwater needs.

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
National Academy of Medicine elects 80 new members
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
University of Houston honored for commitment to diversity
The University of Houston and two of its divisions have been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the second year in a row. The HEED awards, presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, are the only national honor recognizing US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
National Academy of Medicine honors three members for outstanding service
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored three members today at its annual meeting for their outstanding service.

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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