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Public Release: 19-Jun-2017
Six selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program at NAM
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2017-2018 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows. Beginning in September, six health professionals will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch.

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

Public Release: 19-Jun-2017
LSU physicist awarded top gravity research prize
LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Ivan Agullo has received the first place award from the Gravity Research Foundation for his essay titled 'Gravity and Handedness of Photons,' which he co-authored with Adrian del Rio and Jose Navarro-Salas, from the Spain's Universidad de Valencia.

Contact: Alison Satake
asatake@lsu.edu
225-578-3870
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 19-Jun-2017
BUSM's Orly Leiva selected to Minority Medical Student Award Program
Orly Leiva, a fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been named by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) as one of 22 medical students selected to take part in the 2017 Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP).
the American Society of Hematology

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Jun-2017
International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses
New international honor for professor Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi
Professor Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi of Centre Eau Terre Environnement at INRS received the Outstanding Scientist Award from the International Bioprocessing Association. This international award is in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of science and technology in environmental biotechnology. He was presented the prestigious award at the International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, which took place in China in May 2017.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 16-Jun-2017
Rapid test facilitates malaria diagnosis
Diagnosing malaria has been a very time-consuming and error-prone process up to now. Together with his Dutch colleague Jan van den Boogaart, Professor Oliver Hayden from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed an automated rapid blood test that provides an accurate diagnosis in almost 100 percent of cases. The researchers were presented with the European Inventor Award, which honors outstanding inventors from Europe and the rest of the world, for the development of the new method on June 15.

Contact: Dr. Vera Siegler
vera.siegler@tum.de
49-892-892-3325
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 16-Jun-2017
EMBO welcomes 65 new members
EMBO announces today that 65 outstanding life scientists have been elected to its membership, joining a group of more than 1700 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.

Contact: Dr. Tilmann Kiessling
communications@embo.org
0049-160-901-93839
EMBO

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
6th Annual Deshpande Symposium
UARF official receives national award for advancing entrepreneurship in higher ed
A trailblazer in incorporating entrepreneurship into university curriculum is Dr. Barry Rosenbaum, senior fellow at The University of Akron Research Foundation, who was recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education at the Deshpande Symposium. Rosenbaum established one of the first three National Science Foundation I-Corps Site programs to promote entrepreneurial education of faculty and students; and developed the first state-wide I-Corps program through collaboration with universities and the Ohio Governor's Office.

Contact: Lisa Craig
lmc91@uakron.edu
330-972-7429
University of Akron

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Entomologist at UC Riverside named a Pew scholar
Naoki Yamanaka, an assistant professor of entomology at the University of California, Riverside, has been named a Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences. Along with 21 other exceptional early-career researchers named as Pew scholars by The Pew Charitable Trusts, he will receive four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational research.
The Pew Charitable Trusts

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

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
University of Utah biochemist Erhu Cao named Pew Scholar
Erhu Cao, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry at University of Utah Health, was named a 2017 Pew Scholar for his exploration of atomic-scale mechanisms to understand how cell membrane proteins function under normal and diseased states.
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Contact: Stacy W. Kish
stacy.kish@hsc.utah.edu
801-587-2596
University of Utah Health

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group names five Allen distinguished investigators
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group today announced five new Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) awards to researchers conducting pioneering research in epigenetics, aging and evolution. Each ADI is funded at $1.5 million over three years, totaling $7.5 million in funding.

Contact: Rob Piercy
robp@alleninstitute.org
206-548-8486
Allen Institute

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
USDA announces more than $9 million to address critical water resources issues
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 14 grants totaling more than $9 million to help solve critical water problems in rural and agricultural watersheds across the United States. The grants are funded through the Water for Agriculture Challenge Area of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Boston Globe spotlight team wins Riggs Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media
The Boston Globe Spotlight Team won the Riggs prize for their story 'The San Antonio Way: How one Texas city took on mental health as a community -- and became a national model,' part of the series, 'The Desperate and the Dead.'

Contact: Janet Hiser
janet.hiser@austenriggs.net
413-931-5333
Austen Riggs Center

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Research on creating human super-intelligence wins major new Science Prize
A major new European research prize has been awarded to the editors of an exceptional research collection, on the augmentation of brain function. This research collection of almost 150 scientific articles covered all aspects of brain augmentation with notable implications and considerations for creating human super-intelligence.

Contact: Tanya Petersen
tanya.petersen@frontiersin.org
41-215-101-704
Frontiers

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Lloyd Paul Aiello receives JDRF Award for Excellence in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research
JDRF award recognizes Aiello's research to determine the underlying biochemistry and molecular mechanisms of retinopathies, then develop and test novel therapeutic interventions through rigorous translational and clinical trial research.

Contact: Jeffrey Bright
jeffrey.bright@joslin.harvard.edu
Joslin Diabetes Center

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Dr. Jeong-Hee Kim wins Outstanding Publication Award
SAGE Publishing is delighted to announce that Understanding Narrative Inquiry: The Crafting and Analysis of Stories as Research, by Dr. Jeong-Hee Kim, has received the Outstanding Publication Award from the Narrative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The award honors research-based texts dedicated to advancing the educational process through research or scholarly inquiry.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE

Public Release: 12-Jun-2017
Dartmouth Health economist Carrie Colla named 2017-2018 RWJF Health Policy Fellow
Health economist Carrie Colla, an associate professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program Colla was one of only six mid-career professionals selected to spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch.

Contact: Paige Stein
Paige.Stein@Darmouth.edu
603-653-0850
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Public Release: 12-Jun-2017
2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
At annual meeting, SNMMI recognizes new fellows for distinguished service
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) recognized seven new SNMMI Fellows during a Special Plenary Session at the society's 2017Annual Meeting, held June 10-14 in Denver, Colorado. The SNMMI Fellowship was established last year to recognize distinguished service to the society as well as exceptional achievement in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. It is one of the most prestigious formal recognitions available to long-time SNMMI members.

Contact: Laurie Callahan
lcallahan@snmmi.org
Society of Nuclear Medicine

Public Release: 12-Jun-2017
San Francisco surgeon Dr. Timothy Chuter receives the 2017 Jacobson Innovation Award
The 2017 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was presented to Timothy A.M. Chuter, B.M. B.S., D.M., F.A.C.S., at a dinner held in his honor in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Chuter is a professor of surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, where he practices vascular surgery with a focus on the endovascular reconstruction of aneurysms involving the aortic arch and thoracoabdominal aorta.

Contact: Dan Hamilton
pressinquiry@facs.org
312-202-5328
American College of Surgeons

Public Release: 12-Jun-2017
PETA science consortium donates $400K in animal-free test equipment
The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. announced that it is providing equipment to laboratories working on human-relevant methods to replace the use of animals in inhalation testing. Valued at more than $400,000, VITROCELL Systems inhalation exposure machines were awarded to four institutions in the US, UK, and Belgium that are leading the field of in vitro (non-animal) inhalation toxicology.

Contact: Dr. Amy Clippinger
AmyJC@piscltd.org.uk
610-701-8605
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Public Release: 11-Jun-2017
2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Joanna S. Fowler, PhD, receives SNMMI 2017 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award
Joanna S. Fowler, PhD, senior chemist emeritus of the Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, has been named this year's recipient of the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award for her contributions to nuclear medicine. Fowler was presented the award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) during its 2017 Annual Meeting, June 9-14 in Denver, Colo.

Contact: Laurie Callahan
lcallahan@snmmi.org
Society of Nuclear Medicine

Public Release: 11-Jun-2017
2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Martin G. Pomper, MD, PhD, receives SNMMI Paul C. Aebersold Award in nuclear medicine
Martin G. Pomper, MD, PhD, director of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and professor in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, has been named the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Paul C. Aebersold Award. Pomper was presented the award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) during its annual meeting, held June 10-14 in Denver, Colorado.

Contact: Laurie Callahan
lcallahan@snmmi.org
Society of Nuclear Medicine

Public Release: 10-Jun-2017
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017)
UNIST design team receives Honorable Mention Award at CHI 2017
A research team, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has received an Honorable Mention Award at CHI 2017, the prestigious ACM conference on computer-human interaction.

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
Kamran Mirza, M.D., Ph.D., named to American Society for Clinical Pathology's '40 Under 40'
Loyola Medicine pathologist Kamran Mirza, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.S.C.P., has been named to the American Society for Clinical Pathology's prestigious '40 Under Forty' list of future leaders in the field.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
Improving the performance of tin electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction
Dr. Keith, assistant professor and the inaugural Richard King Mellon Faculty Fellow in Energy in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, was included in the journal for his work on 'Computational investigation of CO2 electroreduction on tin oxide and predictions of Ti, V, Nb and Zr dopants for improved catalysis.'

Contact: Paul Kovach, Director of Marketing and Communications
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017
Mechanical engineering society elects 4 fellows from Sandia Labs
Fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers make up only 3.1 percent of ASME's 107,895 members. Sandia National Laboratories engineers Cliff Ho, Alexander Brown, Hy Tran and Kevin Dowding now are members of that elite group.

Contact: Kristen Meub
klmeub@sandia.gov
505-845-7215
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

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