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Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Sir Fraser Stoddart is awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Sir Fraser Stoddart, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, today (Oct. 5) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Professor Stoddart as well as Jean-Pierre Sauvage, University of Strasbourg, France, and Bernard L. Feringa, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, were recognized 'for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.' The academy credited them with developing 'molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added.'

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Tel Aviv University's Professor Illana Gozes receives top RARE gene award
Tel Aviv University's Professor Illana Gozes was awarded the 2016 RARE Champion of Hope -- Science International Prize by Global Genes, a leading global advocacy non-profit organization for patients and families fighting rare and genetic diseases.

Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
AHA, Verily Life Sciences, AstraZeneca announce winner of $75M One Brave Idea research award
The American Heart Association (AHA), Verily Life Sciences LLC (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, and AstraZeneca, today announced that the One Brave Idea™; research award.
The American Heart Association, Verily Life Sciences LLC, AstraZeneca

Contact: Alex Barbieri
American Heart Association

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
UW Professor Emeritus David Thouless wins Nobel Prize for exploring exotic states of matter
David James Thouless, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, will share the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics with Professor F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University and Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University 'for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter,' according to the prize announcement. Half the prize goes to Thouless while Haldane and Kosterlitz divide the remaining half. Thouless is the UW's seventh Nobel laureate, and second in physics after Hans Dehmelt in 1989.

Contact: James Urton
University of Washington

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Tufts engineer honored with NIH New Innovator Award for research on gut microbiome
Nikhil U. Nair, Ph.D., of Tufts University School of Engineering, has been honored with the 2016 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award for his work on engineering naturally-occurring, safe, gut bacteria to treat inborn errors of metabolism, a relatively poorly studied family of debilitating genetic disorders that affect patients from birth.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Robin Smyton
Tufts University

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Brown University's J. Michael Kosterlitz wins Nobel Prize in Physics
Professor of physics awarded 'for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.'
The Nobel Prize

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
IBS group leader Bartosz A. Grzybowski, honored with 2016 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology
Chematica, a chemical calculator leads to optimized pathways for completely de novo and fully automated design of syntheses of complex targets, combining vast amounts of chemical knowledge and plan synthesis pathways toward both known and and previously-unexplored targets.

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Caltech neuroscientist receives Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award
The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) announces Dr. Viviana Gradinaru, as the inaugural Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award recipient. Paying homage to Dr. Peter Gruss, former Max Planck Society president, the biennial accolade recognizes young neuroscience investigators for significant contributions to the scientific community.

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Statistics community to announce first recipient of the International Prize in Statistics
The first recipient of the International Prize in Statistics will be announced Oct. 20, 2016. Like the acclaimed Fields Medal, Abel Prize, Turing Award and Noble Prizes, the International Prize in Statistics is considered the highest honor in its field.

Contact: Jill Talley
703-684-1221 x1865
American Statistical Association

Public Release: 3-Oct-2016
Rotman School leader appointed as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health
A recognized leader in health policy and management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Professor Brian Golden is Vice-Dean, Professional Programs and is the Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at the UofT and University Health Network. He is the first faculty member from a business school to receive the honor.

Contact: Ken McGuffin
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
Better chemistry through...chemistry
Award-winning UCSB professor Bruce Lipshutz is out to make organic chemistry better for the planet

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
IU and Regenstrief's OPTIMISTIC named one of 20 top geriatric studies of 21st century
The OPTIMISTIC study, an innovative program developed and implemented by clinician-researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of long stay nursing home residents, has been recognized by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society as one of 20 articles published from 2000 to 2015 that have shaped the field of geriatrics.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
Academies announce winners of 2016 Communication Awards
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today the recipients of the 2016 Communication Awards. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures Initiative, these prestigious awards -- each of which includes a $20,000 prize -- recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public. The winners will be honored during a ceremony on Oct. 26 in Washington, DC.
W.M. Keck Foundation

Contact: Molly Galvin
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
AMP 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibits
AMP to recognize Eric Lander with 2016 Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics
Eric Lander, Ph.D., has earned this year's Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics for his countless contributions to the field. The award will be presented at the AMP 2016 Annual Meeting. Following the award presentation, Dr. Lander will deliver a special lecture on his 35-year journey uncovering insights to benefit human health.

Contact: Andrew Noble
Association for Molecular Pathology

Public Release: 8-Sep-2016
NTU Singapore documentary on earthquakes bags multiple international awards
A documentary by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) on its ground-breaking earthquake research in Nepal has bagged several top international film awards.

Contact: Amin Shah
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
Brilliant at any age: ONR researchers, robots and MIT
Three researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research are being recognized as outstanding innovators by the MIT Technology Review-which is published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to show how the world is being dramatically shaped by new technology.

Contact: Bob Freeman
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 7-Sep-2016
Argonne-led projects among $39.8 million in first-round Exascale Computing Project awards
The Exascale Computing Project today announced its first round of funding with the selection of application development proposals, including three Argonne-led projects.
United States Department of Energy, Exascale Computing Project

Contact: Brian Grabowski
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
ESMO 2016
ESMO rewards outstanding oncologists
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading professional organization for medical oncology, has revealed the four outstanding recipients of its distinguished awards.

Contact: Press Office
European Society for Medical Oncology

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
ESMO 2016
ESMO Women for Oncology awards Sumitra Thongprasert
Professor Sumitra Thongprasert has been awarded the second ESMO Women for Oncology award, honoring her position as a role model for women in the profession and for her distinguished career.

European Society for Medical Oncology

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln has been awarded the Gossen Prize
Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Professor of Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt's House of Finance, has been awarded the Gossen Prize 2016. The most important criterion for the prize are publications in internationally renowned research journals.

Contact: Dr. Olaf Kaltenborn
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Champalimaud Vision Award recognizes findings in the relationship between the brain and the eyes
The award, the world's largest in the area of vision, worth €1 million, recognizes research essential to increasing our understanding of the relationship between what we see and what happens in the brain. John Flanagan, Christine Holt, Carol Mason and Carla Shatz are the winners. The award recognizes research that opens up the potential development of new therapies to combat vision disorders.

Contact: Maria Joao Soares

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Pioneers in epigenetics awarded Horwitz Prize
For their fundamental work on how molecules can regulate the structure, behavior, and activity of DNA without modifying its genetic code, Columbia University will award the 2016 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to Howard Cedar, Ph.D., and Aharon Razin, Ph.D., of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Gary Felsenfeld, Ph.D., of the National Institutes of Health.

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Case Western Reserve researcher awarded Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine
Jonathan Karn has been awarded the 2016 Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine by the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
New Investigator Award to help arrest global cereals killer
With a 70 percent increase in global agriculture productivity needed to feed nine billion people by 2050, defending against wheat yellow rust requires immediate action to secure our global food supplies. Dr Ksenia Krasileva, Group Leader at the Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL), has been awarded a New Investigator award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to find and breed plants that can better fend off this disease, and potentially reduce the use of pesticides.

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
Sinologist Lena Henningsen is the 2016 winner of the Leopoldina Early Career Award
Dr Lena Henningsen of the Institute of Chinese Studies at Freiburg University and member of the Young Academy has won the Leopoldina Early Career Award 2016, which is worth €30,000 and is funded by the Commerzbank Foundation. The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina chose the sinologist for her outstanding research into present-day Chinese culture as well as her commitment to intercultural dialogue and to promoting a differentiated image of China.

Contact: Caroline Wichmann

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