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Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
Research!America to honor Chair Emeritus The Honorable John Edward Porter
Research!America's 22nd annual Advocacy Awards will pay special tribute to The Honorable John Edward Porter, Research!America Chair Emeritus, for his decades-long commitment to advancing medical and health research. Porter served as a US Congressman from the 10th district in Illinois from 1980 to 2001 during which time he chaired the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.

Contact: Anna Briseno
abriseno@researchamerica.org
571-482-2737
Research!America

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
PICES 2017 Annual Meeting
International prize recognizes Northwest ocean research program
This week NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Oregon State University received a major international award for jointly maintaining the Newport Hydrographic Line for more than 50 years, yielding new scientific insight into climate patterns such as El Nino and La Nina, salmon returns, ocean currents and much more.

Contact: Michael Milstein
michael.milstein@noaa.gov
503-231-6268
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities
BU researcher honored for work on reducing cancer health disparities
Julie Palmer, Sc.D., associate director of Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center, professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, and associate director for population sciences at the BU-BMC Cancer Center, is the recipient of the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities funded by Susan G. Komen®.
Susan G. Komen

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University School of Medicine

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
UMass Amherst environmental scientist Laura Vandenberg honored as Pioneer in Public Health
Collaborative on Health and the Environment, a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to educating people on the ways in which the environment affects human health and well-being, has named University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg as one of its '20 Pioneers Under 40 in Environmental Public Health' recognizing her 'exceptional levels of accomplishment in work that is rigorous, dynamic and builds critical knowledge.'
Collaborative on Health and the Environment

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

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
UM Rosenstiel school scientists awarded over $14 million to advance oil spill science
Researchers at the UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science were awarded $12 million in two research consortium grants from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to support research on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the environment. UM Rosenstiel School was the only research institution to receive two of the eight highly competitive research consortia grants awarded by GoMRI in its final two-year funding cycle.
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
305-421-4704
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
PPPL physicist Francesca Poli named ITER Scientist Fellow
Physicist Francesca Poli of the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has been appointed an ITER Scientist Fellow. She will join a network of researchers who have achieved international recognition and will work closely with ITER, an international tokamak under construction in France, to develop the scientific program to be carried out during the fusion device's lifetime.

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Collaborative UC project wins top school award at International Contemporary Festival
Led by professors Stephen Slaughter and John Dixon, a collaborative class of architecture and industrial design students in UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning designed and built a collection to exhibit at the 2017 International Contemporary Furniture Festival. Inspired by live-work space, Shaker design and its influence on Scandinavian modernism, Japanese modernism and American midcentury modern design, the collection won the Editor's Award for best school installation.

Contact: Jac Kern
kernjc@ucmail.uc.edu
513-556-1823
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Research to breed more climate-friendly cattle selected for PLOS Genetics Research Prize
A study that identified a genetic link between host animals, the microbial community in their digestive tract, and the methane that they produce, has won the PLOS Genetics Research Prize for 2017. The winning research, a collaboration between Scotland's Rural College, The University of Edinburgh and The University of Aberdeen, UK was reported last year in PLOS Genetics.

Contact: Rainer Roehe
Rainer.Roehe@sruc.ac.uk
PLOS

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Nora Volkow to receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University will award the fifth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic effects and addictive properties of abusable drugs, and her work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain.

Contact: Stefanie Johndrow
sjohndrow@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-1788
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Sandia Labs wins 5 regional technology transfer awards
Sandia National Laboratories won five awards from the 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The annual FLC awards program recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding technology transfer achievements.

Contact: Sue Holmes
sholmes@sandia.gov
505-844-6362
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Hunter professor awarded $3.6M NIH research grant to study stigma and HIV-related health outcomes
Hunter professor Jonathon Rendina awarded $3.6M NIH research grant to study stigma and HIV-related health outcomes.

Contact: Shante Booker
Shante.Booker@cuny.edu
The City University of New York

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Joel Winston
j.winston@qmul.ac.uk
44-207-882-7943
Queen Mary University of London

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