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Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Legendary Chesapeake scientist Walter Boynton awarded Mathias Medal
Walter Boynton, a fixture in the world of Chesapeake Bay science for more than 40 years and a longtime professor and estuarine ecologist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, received the prestigious Mathias Medal Friday night to recognize his distinguished career of outstanding scientific research that has contributed to informed environmental policy in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Maryland Sea Grant, Virginia Sea Grant and Chesapeake Research Consortium

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
apelsinsky@umces.edu
410-330-1389
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Seven designations for TU Dresden among the Highly Cited Researchers 2016
Six of the world's Highly Cited and thus most influential scientists come from TU Dresden. One of them is even listed twice. The recently published list of Highly Cited Researchers 2016 by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters) marks a great success for TU Dresden. With seven designations, TUD is able to enhance its top position in the German university landscape.

Contact: Kim-Astrid Magister
pressestelle@tu-dresden.de
351-463-32398
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
American Society for Cell Biology
Three new ASCB celldance video awards take you inside living cells
Powerful new live cell imaging technologies allow three ASCB member labs to take you inside the world of living cells in three new Celldance short video releases.

Contact: John Fleischman
jfleischman@fuse.net
513-706-0212
American Society for Cell Biology

Public Release: 4-Dec-2016
Geneticist Stephen J. Elledge wins Breakthrough Prize
Stephen J. Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been named a 2017 recipient of the Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes paradigm-shifting discoveries in the life sciences, physics, and mathematics.

Contact: Elaine St. Peter
estpeter@partners.org
617-525-6375
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 2-Dec-2016
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
AACR recognizes Fergus Couch and Max Wicha for contributions to breast cancer reseach
Fergus J. Couch, Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, will receive the ninth annual AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen, and Max S. Wicha, M.D., of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, will receive the ninth annual AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research.
Susan G. Komen, American Association for Cancer Research

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 2-Dec-2016
Bailey, Borwein, Mattingly, and Wightwick to receive 2017 AMS Conant Prize
David Bailey, Jonathan Borwein, Andrew Mattingly, and Glenn Wightwick will receive the 2017 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize for their article 'The Computation of Previously Inaccessible Digits of π2 and Catalan's Constant.'
American Mathematical Society

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 2-Dec-2016
Dresden-based carbon concrete scientists win the Deutsche Zukunftspreis 2016
TU Dresden's professors Manfred Curbach, Chokri Cherif, and Peter Offermann are the winners of the 'Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2016' (German Future Award). On Nov. 30, Germany's Federal President Joachim Gauck presented the award endowed with €250,000 in Berlin.

Contact: Sandra Kranich
Sandra.Kranich@tu-dresden.de
49-035-148-456-717
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 2-Dec-2016
Student's award-winning graphene battery could slash electric-car charging times
A student engineer from the University of Sussex in the UK has won a car industry award for designing a new battery that could revolutionize electric vehicles.

Contact: James Hakner
press@sussex.ac.uk
44-127-387-7966
University of Sussex

Public Release: 2-Dec-2016
Environmental scientist's early warning indicators win the prize
Promising environmental researcher David Seekell has been awarded a prestigious prize: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. He was awarded the prize for his dissertation at Umeå University that developed early warning indicators for environmental tipping points practically usable to government officials and landowners.

Contact: Anna Lawrence
anna.lawrence@umu.se
46-722-459-011
Umea University

Public Release: 1-Dec-2016
UTA CAPPA student wins statewide bullet train station design competition
A University of Texas at Arlington student has won a statewide design competition for her Dallas station design for the Texas Central Partners' bullet train that is planned to run between Houston and Dallas by the early 2020s.
Texas Central Partners

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

Public Release: 1-Dec-2016
The Gerontological Society of America's 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting
Szanton receives GSA's 2016 Senior Service America Senior Scholar Award
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and Senior Service America, Inc., have named Sarah Szanton, Ph.D., A.N.P., F.A.A.N., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing as the 2016 recipient of the Senior Service America Senior Scholar Award for Research Related to Disadvantaged Older Adults.
Senior Service America, Inc.

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America

Public Release: 1-Dec-2016
The Gerontological Society of America's 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting
Burnes receives GSA's 2016 Senior Service America Junior Scholar Award
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and Senior Service America, Inc., have named David Burnes, B.Sc., M.S.W., Ph.D., of the University of Toronto as the 2016 recipient of the Senior Service America Junior Scholar Award for Research Related to Disadvantaged Older Adults.
Senior Service America, Inc.

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America

Public Release: 1-Dec-2016
Third Women's Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing
NYU Tandon's Elza Erkip garners prestigious engineering award
Elza Erkip, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, will be the 2016 recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Women in Communications Engineering Award for her outstanding technical work in communications engineering and for bringing a high degree of visibility to the field. As a faculty member of NYU WIRELESS, Erkip has conducted work that has made significant advances in communications technology.

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
646-997-3792
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Public Release: 1-Dec-2016
2016 AAAS Mentor Award honors Dr. Ami Radunskaya of Pomona College, recognizing exemplary efforts to increase the ranks of women in mathematics
Dr. Ami Radunskaya -- a professor of mathematics at Pomona College, president-elect of the Association for Women in Mathematics, and director of the national Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program- was chosen as the winner of the 2016 AAAS Mentor Award for launching 'dramatic education and research changes leading to an increase in the number of female doctorates in the field of mathematics.'
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Ginger Pinholster
gpinhols@aaas.org
202-326-6421
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 1-Dec-2016
Neurons do math to distinguish predictions from reality
Neir Eshel, a neuropsychiatry research pioneer who uncovered novel insights about how dopamine neurons are programmed to help us navigate the consequences of our choices, has been named the 2016 Grand Prize winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Eshel describes the process by which he and his colleagues expanded on the basic discovery that we learn by comparing predictions to reality, then updating those predictions accordingly.
Sackler Fellowship in Psychobiology, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Amanda Johnson
abjohnson@aaas.org
202-326-7088
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 30-Nov-2016
International kudos
Nobel laureate David Gross is recognized by Chinese and Russian science academies for his continuing work in theoretical physics.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 30-Nov-2016
John Friedlander and Henryk Iwaniec to receive 2017 AMS Doob prize
John Friedlander of the University of Toronto and Henryk Iwaniec of Rutgers University will receive the 2017 AMS Joseph L. Doob Prize for their book Opera de Cribro (AMS, 2010).
American Mathematical Society

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 30-Nov-2016
Raju Venugopalan awarded prestigious Humboldt Research Award
Raju Venugopalan, a senior physicist at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award for his remarkable achievements in theoretical nuclear physics.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Nov-2016
Prominent geophysicist Marcia McNutt named 30th DRI Nevada Medalist
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) proudly announces the selection of Dr. Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council, as its 2017 DRI Nevada Medalist. Established in 1988 to acknowledge outstanding achievement in the fields of science and engineering, the award is the highest scientific honor in the state. The DRI Foundation will host special 30th anniversary events in Reno and Las Vegas in Sept., 2017.

Contact: Justin Broglio
jbroglio@dri.edu
775-673-7610
Desert Research Institute

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
UTA electrical engineering professor is named an IEEE Fellow
Qilian Liang, a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
Research planned for unique spinning nuclei nets prize
Elena Long, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of New Hampshire, has been awarded the 2016 Jefferson Science Associates Postdoctoral Research Prize for plans to build and test a new kind of target that will allow scientists to explore the physics of spinning nuclei at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC

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

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
Carlos Moreno honored by Spring Branch Community Health Center
Carlos Moreno, M.D., chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has been recognized for his contributions to community health by Spring Branch Community Health Center.

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
Kansas State University agronomist Vara Prasad selected as AAAS fellow
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is honoring Vara Prasad, Kansas State University distinguished professor of agronomy, as one of its 2016 fellows.

Contact: Vara Prasad
vara@k-state.edu
785-532-3746
Kansas State University

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
NIJ grant to develop investigative tool for counterfeit bills
Patrick Buzzini of Sam Houston State University received a National Institute of Justice grant to develop chemical signatures for counterfeit currency or questioned documents produced with inkjet printers that can help lead investigators back to the source. Buzzini is collaborating with the US Secret Service on the project.
National Institute of Justice

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

Public Release: 28-Nov-2016
Patrick Stiff, M.D., awarded Loyola's Stritch Medal
Patrick J. Stiff, M.D., a world renowned cancer physician, researcher and teacher, has received the Stritch Medal, the highest honor given by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

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

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