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Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
Geological Society of America honors Excellence in Geoscience for 2017
The Geological Society of America (GSA) recognizes outstanding scientific achievement and distinguished service to the profession each year at its Annual Meeting & Exposition, held this year in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Contact: Christa Stratton
cstratton@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
American Society of Human Genetics 2017 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Edward McCabe with 2017 Advocacy Award
ASHG has named Edward R.B. McCabe, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Inaugural Mattel Executive Endowed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine, Inaugural Physician-in-Chief at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, and former Chief Medical Officer of the March of Dimes, as the 2017 recipient of the Advocacy Award. This award honors individuals or groups who have exhibited excellence and achievement in applications of human genetics for the common good.

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

Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
Novel diagnostic approach could lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
A novel diagnostic approach developed at the Hebrew University's Faculty of Medicine could pave the way toward a test enabling earlier detection of Parkinson's disease.

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Stand Up To Cancer and PBS LearningMedia program student searched for answers at TGen
Teleia Taumanu, a senior at Mesa's Red Mountain High School, is doing something fishy this summer at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). As part of the nationwide 2017 Emperor Science Award program, an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, Teleia will work as a summer intern under the guidance of TGen Professor Dr. Haiyong Han, advancing the study of pancreatic cancer by caring for the laboratory's experimental zebrafish.
Stand Up To Cancer, Entertainment Industry Foundation, PBS LearningMedia

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Computing takes the prize
It's not unusual for anyone to shop online at Amazon, but one young scientist went to the website looking for more than a favorite book. University of Connecticut Postdoctoral Researcher Nobuo Sato plans to conduct theoretical research in nuclear physics using the online retailer's computing services, and he has been awarded the 2017 JSA Postdoctoral Research Grant to do it.
Jefferson Science Associates LLC, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Kandice Carter
kcarter@jlab.org
757-269-7263
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
American Society of Human Genetics 2017 Annual Meeting
ASHG honors Nicholas Katsanis with 2017 Curt Stern Award
ASHG has named Nicholas Katsanis, PhD, Director of the Center for Human Disease Modeling, Professor of Cell Biology, and Brumley Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University, as the 2017 recipient of the Curt Stern Award. This annual award, named for the late pioneering geneticist Curt Stern, PhD, recognizes genetics and genomics researchers who have made significant scientific contributions during the past decade.

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

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Deni Purwandana receives Arnold Berliner Award 2017
This year's Arnold Berliner Award goes to Deni Purwandana of the Komodo Survival Program in Bali, Indonesia. He receives the award for his article on changes in feeding habits of the largest living species of lizard, the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). The research is published in Springer's flagship multidisciplinary journal, The Science of Nature. Formerly known as Naturwissenschaften, the journal has been publishing scientific work from around the world for over 100 years.

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

Public Release: 30-Jun-2017
Report: In 2015, US institutions awarded most doctorates ever recorded
US institutions in 2015 awarded 55,006 research doctorate degrees, the highest number ever reported, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census of research degree recipients.

Contact: Stanley Dambroski
sdambros@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 30-Jun-2017
Entrepreneurial ideas sparkle at PolyU's Global Student Challenge
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University organised the PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge 2017 in Hong Kong this week. After two rounds of vigorous competition of presentations held at the PolyU campus, the teams from Bangladesh and mainland China clutched top prizes in the university division and the secondary school division respectively.

Contact: Christina Wu
christina.wu@polyu.edu.hk
852-340-02130
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 30-Jun-2017
Conclusion of the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
The 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting drew to a close today on Mainau Island with a panel discussion on 'Ethics in Science'. The President of the Council, Countess Bettina Bernadotte af Wisborg, bade farewell to the participants, who came from close to 80 countries.

Contact: Gero von der Stein
gero.vonderstein@lindau-nobel.org
49-083-822-773-126
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
UMass Amherst geoscientist wins high national honor
The American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group announced this week that it has chosen Isaac Larsen, assistant professor of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to receive the Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award for 2017. It recognizes a young scientist 'for making a significant and outstanding contribution that advances the field of earth and planetary surface processes.'

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
'The Dirty of Loudness' HKU student wins international GIS award
Mr Kenneth Wong Kiu-ho, a Year 4 Bachelor of Arts student in the Urban Studies programme at the University of Hong Kong (HK), has won the Esri Young Scholars Award (YSA) 2017 for his entry 'The Dirty of Loudness - Investigation on Traffic Noise Pollution to Residents in Western District'.

Contact: Rhea Leung
rhea.leung@hku.hk
852-285-78555
The University of Hong Kong

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
Emerald Publishing
Eyewitness identification study earns top award at Policing Journal
A study conducted by Sam Houston State University (SHSU) researchers on eyewitness identification procedures used by the Robbery Division at the Houston Police Department received the 2017 Award of Excellence from Emerald Publishing.

Contact: Beth Kuhles
kuhles@shsu.edu
936-294-4425
Sam Houston State University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
NIH Single Cell Analysis Program Annual Investigators Meeting
Nanopipette technology wins first place in NIH 'Follow that Cell' challenge
Nader Pourmand, professor of biomolecular engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has won the $300,000 first place prize in the Follow that Cell Challenge organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pourmand has spent nearly 15 years developing his nanopipette technology, which allows researchers to take miniscule samples from inside a living cell without affecting the cell's activity or viability.
NIH

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Guinness World Records names graphene aerogel as world's least dense 3-D printed structure
An engineering team has developed 3-D printed graphene aerogel that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS has declared the lightest 3-D printed material in the world. The team includes researchers from Kansas State University, the University at Buffalo and Lanzhou University in China.

Contact: Jennifer Tidball
jtidball@k-state.edu
785-532-0847
Kansas State University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
First 'haploid' human stem cells could change the face of medical research
Scientists have isolated and replicated embryonic stem cells containing just one set of chromosomes in humans, with implications for diagnostics, regenerative medicine and cancer research. The innovative research, which has already led to the launching of a company that develops a diagnostic kit for predicting resistance to chemotherapy treatments, has earned doctoral student Ido Sagi a Kaye Innovation Award from the Hebrew University.

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
The 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
First Korean biomedical researcher to win IEEE-EMBS Early Career Achievement Award
Chulhong Kim, Associate Professor of Creative IT Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), has become the first Korean biomedical researcher to win the IEEE-EMBS Academic Early Career Achievement Award. Chulhong Kim's research has made remarkable contributions to the development of novel biomedical imaging techniques including photoacoustic tomography, ultrasound-modulated optical tomography, fluorescence imaging, and ultrasound imaging. The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is the world's largest international society of biomedical engineers.

Contact: YunMee Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-542-792-417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
Public safety department at NJIT earns law enforcement accreditation
New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Public Safety Department has received accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), whose mission is 'to promote and enhance the highest ethical and professional standards in law enforcement at all levels throughout New Jersey.'

Contact: Tanya Klein
klein@njit.edu
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
Shi-Jiang Li, Ph.D., receives 2017 Alzheimer Award
The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (JAD) is pleased to announce that Shi-Jiang Li, Ph.D., Professor of Biophysics, Radiology, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Alzheimer Award.

Contact: George Perry, Ph.D.
george.perry@utsa.edu
210-458-4450
IOS Press

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting
Three giants in the field of radiation oncology named 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is pleased to announce the 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists. Søren M. Bentzen, DSc, PhD; Louis B. Harrison, MD, FASTRO; and Michael L. Steinberg, MD, FASTRO, have been awarded the highest honor bestowed upon ASTRO members. They will be recognized for their achievements at an awards ceremony during ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting in San Diego, taking place September 24-27, 2017.

Contact: Leah Fogarty
leah.fogarty@astro.org
703-839-7336
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
Wolters Kluwer named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist for best student assessment solution
Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Lippincott PassPoint was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Student Assessment Solution category. Finalists represent applications, products and services from providers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies encompassing pre-K through post-secondary sectors. Lippincott PassPoint is part of a suite of comprehensive digital nursing education solutions.

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

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
An Israeli innovation feeds the world with more fish protein
A new way to grow larger fish and feed the expanding world population has earned a Hebrew University aquaculture expert a 2017 Kaye Innovation Award. Young tilapia fed molecules developed by Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan gained 25 percent more weight versus fish that did not receive the supplement.

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
Universal access to water requires stronger government leadership, say researchers
Access to water is worse now than it was in 1990. The world needs a consolidated voice to protect water as a human right, and this will require stronger leadership from governments, suggests research published in Water Resources and Rural Development. Study wins Elsevier's Atlas award.

Contact: Jason Awerdick
j.awerdick@elsevier.com
212-633-3103
Elsevier

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
Neuroscientist from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown receives scientific award
Rui Costa will be awarded the Ariëns Kappers Medal.

Contact: Maria Joao Soares
mjsoares@jlma.pt
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
UC Riverside molecular biochemist named to German National Academy of Sciences
Katayoon Dehesh, director of the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology and the Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair in Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected to the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1652, the Leopoldina is one of the oldest academies of science in the world, with a membership that has included such luminaries as Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Max Planck.
Leopoldina

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

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