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Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
TUD-scientist awarded most prestigious prize for science and technology by the Chinese State
For his outstanding commitment to the German-Chinese scientific exchange in the field of lightweight construction, the Chinese Government has awarded TU Dresden's Professor Dr. Werner Hufenbach the 2016 International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award. The award is the most significant Chinese accolade in this area.

Contact: Kim-Astrid Magister
pressestelle@tu-dresden.de
49-351-463-32398
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
HarvestPlus recognized as global food innovator
HarvestPlus, a global leader in biofortified foods, has been selected as a 2017 LAUNCH Food Innovator for its pioneering work in making staple food crops more nutritious and available to rural communities around the world.

Contact: Vidushi Sinha
v.s.vidushi@cgiar.org
703-505-7438
HarvestPlus

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
2017 AAAS Annual Meeting
Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor wins 2016 AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy
Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, who has used science and technology to support development in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive the 2016 Award for Science Diplomacy.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Stephen Waldron
swaldron@aaas.org
202-326-6749
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Research!America to honor Sen. Lamar Alexander for championing research and innovation
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has been selected to receive the Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy for his longstanding commitment to improving the lives of Americans, and more recently, leading passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in the US Senate. He will be honored at Research!America's Advocacy Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

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

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
ENDO 2017: The Endocrine Society's 99th Annual Meeting & Expo
Endocrine Society honors Early Investigators Award winners
The Endocrine Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the Early Investigators Awards. The Early Investigators Awards were established to recognize the achievements of early career investigators in endocrine research. Winners are honored at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, the world's premier event for presenting and obtaining the latest information in endocrine science and medicine.

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery
jgingery@endocrine.org
202-971-3655
The Endocrine Society

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
2017 AAAS/Subaru SB&F prize winners announced
Readers will learn how to match a tooth to the correct mammal, discover the intelligence of crows, deepen their passion for plants and gain insights into wildfire-prone terrain when just by picking up any of the winners of this year's AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books.
Subaru of America, Inc.

Contact: Anne Hoy
ahoy@AAAS.org
202-326-6696
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
National Academy of Sciences annual meeting
OSU marine ecologist receives top National Academy of Sciences honor
The National Academy of Sciences is honoring Oregon State University marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco with its most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal.

Contact: Jane Lubchenco
lubchenco@oregonstate.edu
541-737-5337
Oregon State University

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
UTA aerospace engineering professor named AIAA Fellow
Frank Lu, a professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.
American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics

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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Better and faster diagnosis of diseases
Microsystems engineer Can Dincer wins the second prize at Gips-Schüle young scientist competition.

Contact: Can Dincer
dincer@imtek.de
49-761-203-7264
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Children's Hospital of Orange County honored for improving care with health information technology
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) was named a 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Davies Award recipient for achieving improvements in patient care through the use of health information technology. CHOC is the only children's hospital on the West Coast -- and third in the country -- to be honored with the award since its inception.

Contact: Denise Almazan
714-509-8680
Porter Novelli Irvine

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Robert Flanigan, M.D., receives American Urological Association's highest honor
The American Urological Association has given Robert C. Flanigan, M.D., chair of Loyola Medicine's department of urology, the association's highest honor.

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Chinese Academy of Sciences awards LSU physicist for international scientific contributions
LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Professor E. Ward Plummer has been honored with the Award for International Scientific Cooperation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, or CAS. He is one of three non-Chinese experts to receive this award in 2016. He is the only physicist from the US to have ever received this award.

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Entomology 2017
Carol Anelli to deliver 2017 ESA Founders' Memorial lecture
Carol M. Anelli, Ph.D., a distinguished professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Entomology at the Ohio State University, has been selected to deliver the Founders' Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2017, the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), November 5-8 in Denver. Her lecture will honor Anna Botsford Comstock, the first woman professor at Cornell University.

Contact: Joe Rominiecki
jrominiecki@entsoc.org
301-731-4535 x3009
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
2017 Beltwide Cotton Conference
UT student wins competition at Beltwide Cotton Conference
Shawn Butler, a doctoral candidate at UT CASNR, recently won first place in a student oral paper competition at the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conference. His research focused on the effects of spray technology on fungicide efficacy in target spot.

Contact: Ginger Rowsey
gtrice@tennessee.edu
731-425-4768
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Jane Lubchenco to receive Public Welfare Medal -- Academy's most prestigious award
The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2017 Public Welfare Medal to renowned environmental scientist and marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco in recognition of her 'successful efforts in bringing together the larger research community, its sponsors, and the public policy community to focus on urgent issues related to global environmental change.'

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

Public Release: 27-Jan-2017
Aerospace engineering doctoral student earns NASA Pathways internship
Cody Ground, a doctoral student in The University of Texas at Arlington's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has earned a prestigious Pathways internship with the Hypersonic Air-Breathing Propulsion Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
NASA

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

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
National Academy of Sciences honors LIGO researchers
The National Academy of Sciences announced today that LSU Professor of Physics and Astronomy Gabriela González is one of the recipients of the academy's 2017 Award for Scientific Discovery. González is currently the elected spokesperson for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, Scientific Collaboration, which includes the work of 90 institutions and more than 1,000 researchers around the globe.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
Professors Ateshian and Myers win ASME honors for bioengineering research
Two Columbia Engineering professors were honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Gerard Ateshian won the H.R. Lissner Medal for his work on developing better modalities for the treatment of osteoarthritis, including stronger engineered cartilage for resurfacing knee, hip, and shoulder joints. Kristin Myers won the Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award for her work in maternal and fetal health, studying the mechanics of the uterus and cervix to understand how to prevent premature births.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
NAS honors eight for major contributions in Earth and space science
The National Academy of Sciences will honor eight individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in earth and space science.

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

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
Sexson receives top educator award from American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Sandra B. Sexson, chief of the Section of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received a top educator award from the American Psychiatric Association.

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@augusta.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Top high-energy prize awarded to LSU physicist and LIGO scientist Gabriela González
The 2017 Rossi Prize has been awarded to Gabriela González and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration for the first direct detections of gravitational waves, for the discovery of merging black hole binaries and for beginning the new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Pitt cancer researchers honored with 2017 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize
One of the most prestigious awards in the field of medicine will be presented to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine faculty members Yuan Chang and Patrick S. Moore. The duo is credited with discovering two of the seven known human viruses that directly cause cancer.

Contact: Anthony M. Moore
amm114@pitt.edu
412-715-3644
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
NAS honors four for major contributions in neuroscience, psychology, and criminology
The National Academy of Sciences will honor four individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in neuroscience, psychology, and criminology.

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

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Caltech researcher David Anderson wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 17th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize to David Anderson, Ph.D., the Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology for 'his discovery of neural circuit mechanisms controlling emotional behaviors.'

Contact: Mark Derewicz
mark.derewicz@unch.unc.edu
984-974-1915
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
New RTI International Program to offer free elective genetic testing for North Carolina newborns
A new program offering free elective genetic testing for newborns, developed at RTI International, will become available to North Carolina parents starting in 2018, thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lindsey Luxon
lluxon@rti.org
919-541-7340
RTI International

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