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Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
NAS honors five for major contributions in physical science and engineering
The National Academy of Sciences will honor five individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in physical science and engineering.

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

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Two who enabled El Niño forecasts win 2017 Vetlesen Prize
Two scientists who untangled the complex forces that drive El Niño, the world's most powerful weather cycle, have won the 2017 Vetlesen Prize for achievement in earth sciences. The $250,000 award will go to S. George Philander of Princeton University and Mark A. Cane of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation

Contact: Kevin Krajick
kkrajick@ei.columbia.edu
212-854-9729
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
UTA electrical engineering professor earns society's highest honor
J.-C. Chiao, a University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering professor, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
SPIE

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

Public Release: 20-Jan-2017
Cleveland Clinic researchers receive Outstanding Investigator Awards from NIH
Two Cleveland Clinic researchers have been awarded multi-year, multi-million dollar federal grants that support exceptional scientists with a track record of achievement. Bruce Trapp, Ph.D., a specialist in multiple sclerosis (MS) and myelin biology, and Jaroslaw Maciejewski, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in blood and bone diseases, have each received an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Contact: Katrina Healy
healyk@ccf.org
216-444-4255
Cleveland Clinic

Public Release: 20-Jan-2017
OU research scientist recipient of presidential award
University of Oklahoma research scientist, Corey Potvin, is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of independent research careers. Potvin, a research scientist with OU's Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Severe Storms Laboratory, was the only PECASE recipient from Oklahoma. He was nominated by the US Department of Commerce.

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
NASA Goddard scientist wins 2017 GLBT Scientist Award
Matthew McGill of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Scientist of the Year Award.
National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

Contact: Rob Gutro
Robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
301-286-4044
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Brian Grimberg receives Fulbright award
Brian T. Grimberg, Ph.D., assistant professor of international health, infectious diseases, and immunology at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a Fulbright US Scholar Program Award from the US Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Marc.Kaplan@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Actress Kathy Bates to be honored at Research!America's Advocacy Awards Dinner
Kathy Bates, award-winning actress and Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) spokesperson, will receive Research!America's Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion for raising the visibility of lymphedema and lymphatic diseases and advocating tirelessly on behalf of the patient community. The Rosenfeld Award is presented to individuals who have worked to effectively deliver medical or other health-related research advocacy messages to the public.

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

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Professor Andrew Morris wins NEH fellowship
Andrew Morris, associate professor of history, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Among the most competitive academic awards in the country, the fellowships support advanced research in the humanities, allowing recipients to produce articles, books, digital materials or other scholarly resources. Morris will use his grant to continue work on a book about Hurricane Camille and the transformation of American disaster relief policy.
National Endowment for the Humanities

Contact: Phillip J Wajda
wajdap@union.edu
518-857-8601
Union College

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei receive the Sichuan Province 1,000 talents award
The government of Sichuan province has recognized the outstanding research of two INRS professors, Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei, respectively for their work in photonics and nanotechnology, by attributing them the prestigious 1,000 talents short term award of Sichuan province.
Government of Sichuan province

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

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Artificial fingertip that 'feels' wins international robotics competition
An open-source 3-D-printed fingertip that can 'feel' in a similar way to the human sense of touch has won an international Soft Robotics competition for its contribution to soft robotics research.

Contact: Joanne Fryer
joanne.fryer@bristol.ac.uk
44-011-733-17276
University of Bristol

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Osaka University's professor, Dr. Shimon Sakaguchi receives Crafoord Prize
On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Crafoord Prize would be awarded to Professor Shimon Sakaguchi of the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC).

Contact: Saori Obayashi
saori_obayashi@mail.osaka-u.ac.jp
81-610-55886
Osaka University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Jane Qiu and Jane Palmer awarded EGU Science Journalism Fellowship
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has named journalists Jane Qiu and Jane Palmer as the winners of its 2017 Science Journalism Fellowship. Qiu will receive €3,000 to report on glaciers and fjord ecosystems in Svalbard, while Palmer is awarded €2,000 travel to Peru to find out more about the threat posed by slow-moving landslides.

Contact: Barbara Ferreira
media@egu.eu
49-892-180-6703
European Geosciences Union

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
King Faisal Prize for Würzburg physicist
Another award for Laurens Molenkamp: The physicist won the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017 in the 'Science' category. The scientist earned the recognition for his work in the field of spintronics.

Contact: Laurens W. Molenkamp
molenkamp@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-4925
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
Basel physicist Daniel Loss receives the King Faisal International Prize
Professor Daniel Loss from the University of Basel's Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute has been awarded the King Faisal International Prize for Science 2017. The King Faisal Foundation awarded Loss the renowned science prize for his discovery of a concept for development of a quantum computer based on the intrinsic angular momentum of electrons. Loss has further refined his theory over recent years and established a completely new field of research.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
olivia.poisson@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 13-Jan-2017
American Cancer Society honors James W. Murray with the Volunteer Leadership Award
James W. Murray from Durham, NC has been honored with the Volunteer Leadership Award, a prestigious national honor for volunteers with extraordinary contributions to the fight against cancer through humanitarian, distinguished service, and leadership. The award was presented during a ceremony in Atlanta on Jan. 12, 2017.

Contact: Charaighn Sesock
charaighn.sesock@cancer.org
559-972-4877
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 13-Jan-2017
American Cancer Society honors Dr. William Breitbart with the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award
Outstanding volunteer William Breitbart, M.D. has been honored with the 2017 American Cancer Society Trish Greene Quality of Life Award, a prestigious national honor that recognizes an outstanding individual who dedicates a significant portion of their career to research that improves the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

Contact: Charaighn Sesock
charaighn.sesock@cancer.org
559-972-4877
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 13-Jan-2017
American Cancer Society awards Medal of Honor for contributions to saving more lives from cancer
Three outstanding individuals have been honored with the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor Award. The Medal of Honor is awarded to those who have made the most valuable contributions and impact in saving more lives from cancer through basic research, clinical research, and cancer control.

Contact: Charaighn Sesock
charaighn.sesock@cancer.org
559-972-4877
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 13-Jan-2017
American Cancer Society honors exemplary cancer caregivers with Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award
Six outstanding individuals have been honored with the American Cancer Society Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award, a prestigious national honor for their leadership in serving the complex needs of cancer patients and their families.

Contact: Charaighn Sesock
charaighn.sesock@cancer.org
559-972-4877
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 13-Jan-2017
LSUhealthNO's Gilpin only one in Louisiana chosen for high US government honor
Nicholas W. Gilpin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology and Associate Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans, is the only Louisiana recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers awarded by President Obama on Jan. 9, 2017.

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
Protecting the ocean
Benjamin Halpern, director of NCEAS, to receive the 2017 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science.

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

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
Medical imaging innovator Christine Hendon wins Presidential honor
Christine Hendon, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has won the Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE), the highest honor the US government gives to young scientists and engineers. Hendon, who develops innovative medical imaging instruments for use in surgery and breast cancer detection, is one of 102 researchers from across the nation named by President Obama on Jan. 9.

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

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
A new cellular frontier
UCSB mechanical engineering professor Otger Campàs receives National Science Foundation Early Career Award.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Inaugural Penn Nurse Innovation Fellows: Jennifer Pinto-Martin, Ph.D., and Leah Moran, M.S.N.
The Fellowship supports nursing faculty and staff to develop an intellectual foundation in innovation methodology and gain expertise in rapidly testing new approaches to enhance health care delivery and patient outcomes.

Contact: Ed Federico
efed@upenn.edu
215-746-3562
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Rice University physicist earns White House honor
The White House has awarded Rice University physicist Wei Li a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the government's highest honor for people who have recently begun a research career.

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

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