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Public Release: 22-Oct-2018
Recipients of inaugural $100k Jean Mayer Prize in Nutrition Science & Policy announced
The inaugural $100,000 Jean Mayer Prize for Excellence in Nutrition Science & Policy was awarded by Tufts to former Sen. Tom Harkin; former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack; Center for Science in the Public Interest; and Mission: Readiness for their work championing better nutrition for America's youth.

Contact: Lisa LaPoint
lisa.lapoint@tufts.edu
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus

Public Release: 19-Oct-2018
Maureen E. Lyon, Ph.D., ABPP, lauded for outstanding excellence in advance care planning
Maureen E. Lyon, Ph.D., ABPP, a principal investigator at Children's Center for Translational Science, will be honored with a "Recognition Award for Excellence and Innovation in Research" by Respecting Choices for outstanding excellence in patient-centered advance care planning and shared decision-making.

Contact: Diedtra Henderson
dhenderso2@childrensnational.org
443-610-9826
Children's National Health System

Public Release: 19-Oct-2018
UMass Amherst computer scientist receives computer networking industry award
Professor Ramesh Sitaraman of the University of Massachusetts Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) is one of a large team of scientists and engineers who have been honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) with its SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award for work that 'has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking,' the association says.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) with its SIGCOMM Networking Systems

Contact: Mary Dettloff
mdettloff@umass.edu
413-545-2500
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 18-Oct-2018
Salk professor named one of TIME magazine's '50 Most Influential People in Health Care'
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor in Salk's Gene Expression Laboratory, has been named one of TIME magazine's 50 most influential people in healthcare for his scientific innovations in addressing the shortage of human organs for transplant.

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
858-453-4100
Salk Institute

Public Release: 18-Oct-2018
Montana State professor receives international award for optics research
Joe Shaw, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of MSU's Optical Technology Center, has been named the 2019 recipient of the G. G. Stokes Award in Optical Polarization, which is given annually by the International Society of Optics and Photonics.

Contact: Joe Shaw
joseph.shaw@montana.edu
Montana State University

Public Release: 18-Oct-2018
Stem cell biologist Sean Morrison elected to the National Academy of Medicine
UT Southwestern Professor Dr. Sean Morrison, Director of the Children's Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Contact: Katie Regan
Katie.Regan@UTSouthwestern.edu
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Oct-2018
UT Southwestern researcher wins Breakthrough Prize for innate immunity discovery
UT Southwestern biochemist Dr. Zhijian "James" Chen today was named winner of the prestigious 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his discovery of the cGAS enzyme that launches the body's immune defense against infections and cancers. That enzyme patrols the cell's interior and triggers the immune system in response to DNA.

Contact: Deborah Wormser
deborah.wormser@utsouthwestern.edu
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Oct-2018
Early-career scientist wins PETA International Science Consortium Award
The results are in for the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.'s contest to fund an early-career scientist to attend the four-day in vitro toxicology conference, ESTIV2018. The winner, Kristin Bircsak, a toxicologist working for the organ-on-a-chip company, MIMETAS, stood out amongst a number of highly qualified applicants from around the world.

Contact: Tasgola Bruner
tasgolab@peta.org
404-907-4172
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Public Release: 18-Oct-2018
Amazon and PepsiCo named 2018 HRM Impact Award winners
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), along with their foundations, announced Amazon and PepsiCo as the winners of the 2018 Human Resource Management (HRM) Impact Award for their programs that affect internal and global hiring needs.

Contact: Madeline Remley
memley@siop.org
419-353-0032
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Public Release: 18-Oct-2018
National Academy of Medicine announces inaugural International Health Policy Fellow
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) at its annual meeting announced its inaugural International Health Policy Fellow, Roger Chung, Ph.D., M.H.S., assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Primary Care at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2018
Charles Kane and Eugene Mele to share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
For introducing a new class of materials with unique and useful properties, known as topological insulators, University of Pennsylvania physicists Charles Kane and Eugene Mele will receive the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The award honors "fundamental discoveries...that are transforming our world."
Breakthrough Prizes

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 17-Oct-2018
Breakthrough Prize to CSHL professor for SMA research
Professor Adrian Krainer has received the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his work on the first FDA-approved treatment of SMA.

Contact: Sara Roncero-Menendez
roncero@cshl.edu
516-367-6866
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Oct-2018
Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., receives prestigious Medal of Honor from American Cancer Society
Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Cleveland Clinic's Genomic Medicine Institute, is receiving the American Cancer Society's Medal of Honor, the organization's highest award. An internationally recognized physician-scientist in the cancer genetics field, Dr. Eng is among five honorees to receive the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 18.

Contact: Alicia Reale
realeca@ccf.org
Cleveland Clinic

Public Release: 17-Oct-2018
Five distinguished individuals to be honored with highest American Cancer Society Award
The American Cancer Society will bestow its highest honor -- the Medal of Honor -- to five individuals during a celebration ceremony at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center on Oct. 18 in Washington D.C.

Contact: Charaighn Sesock
charaighn.sesock@cancer.org
559-972-4877
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 16-Oct-2018
Arturo Azcorra new member of the Academy of Europe
Professor Dr. Arturo Azcorra, Director of IMDEA Networks (Madrid, Spain) and Full Professor at the Department of Telematics Engineering of University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), has been appointed member of the prestigious Academy of Europe. This appointment recognizes Azcorra's role as one of the world leaders in the research and development of the advanced solutions and systems leading to the 5G revolution.

Contact: Rebeca de Miguel
rebeca.demiguel@imdea.org
34-914-816-210
IMDEA Networks Institute

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
American Society of Mechanical Engineers' InterPACK Conference
Shah named ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division Student Engineer of the Year
Jimil Shah, a recent mechanical engineering doctoral graduate, is the recipient of the 2018 ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division Student Engineer of The Year Award.

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
Professor Karen Kasza wins Packard Fellowship
Karen Kasza, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has won a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering for her research that 'explores how cells work together to build tissues and organs with diverse shapes and structures during embryonic development. The Kasza Lab uses novel approaches to uncover the fundamental physical and biological mechanisms of morphogenesis, aiming to learn from cells about new ways to engineer tissue and treat disease.'
Packard Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
he2181@columbia.edu
212-854-3206
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
RIT engineering dean recognized as Outstanding Educator by American Ceramics Society
Doreen Edwards, dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, will be presented the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Ceramics Society at its annual conference and honors banquet on Oct. 15.

Contact: Michelle Cometa
michelle.cometa@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
UIC scholar selected as National Academy of Medicine fellow
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected the University of Illinois at Chicago's Dima Qato to serve as its 2018 Fellow in Pharmacy.

Contact: Jackie Carey
jmcarey@uic.edu
312-996-8277
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
UC San Diego Health's Lucila Ohno-Machado elected to National Academy of Medicine
Lucila Ohno-Machado, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at UC San Diego Health, professor of medicine and associate dean for informatics and technology at the School of Medicine, and a founding faculty member of UC San Diego Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Contact: Heather Buschman, PhD
slafee@ucsd.edu
858-249-0456
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
Three health professionals Named 2018 National Academy of Medicine Fellows
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected three outstanding health professionals for the class of 2018 NAM Fellowships. The fellows were chosen based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, professional accomplishments, 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.

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
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: Dana Korsen
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
Earl Miller wins George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience
Miller will deliver a lecture about 'Working Memory 2.0' at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society's annual meeting in March 2019 in San Francisco.
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Contact: David Orenstein
davidjo@mit.edu
617-324-2079
Picower Institute at MIT

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
Honey bee researcher Gene Robinson elected to National Academy of Medicine
Entomology professor Gene Robinson, an international leader in honey bee research, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine 'for pioneering contributions to understanding the roles of genes in social behavior.'

Contact: Diana Yates, Research Editor, Univ. of Illinois News Bureau
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
Brown medicine, epidemiology professor elected to National Academy of Medicine
With the prestigious appointment, Dr. Josiah Rich earns high honors for his work fighting the opioid epidemic and addressing health issues among prisoners.

Contact: Mollie Rappe
mollie_rappe@brown.edi
401-863-1862
Brown University

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