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Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
Digestive Disease Week
Introducing the 2017 Class of AGA Research Foundation awardees
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation is thrilled to award 52 researchers with research funding in the 2017 award year.

Contact: Rachel Shubert
American Gastroenterological Association

Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction established at Weill Cornell Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine today announced a gift made by WorldQuant, LLC ('WorldQuant') and Igor Tulchinsky that will further realize the promise of precision medicine. The $5 million gift establishes a new initiative that will use predictive tools to enhance Weill Cornell Medicine's capability to diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses, with the goal of improving outcomes for patients.

Contact: Jen Gundersen
Weill Cornell Medicine

Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
$2.4 million grant funds new new Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program
A new $2.4-million program, funded by grants from the US National Library of Medicine and Penn State University, establishes the Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program. Its mission is to train the next generation of data scientists in order to assure that the vast wealth of biomedical data resulting from significant scientific discoveries can be mined quickly and efficiently in order to achieve useful results for human health and healing.
National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Penn State University

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Penn State

Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
You and I can help climate researchers
A new citizen science project in Abisko in northern Sweden aims to teach the public how we do climate change science while collecting valuable data. CIRC researcher Keith Larson will receive nearly SEK 500,000 for an outreach project centred on the establishment of a research trail. This Formas grant is the first of its kind for a communication project at Umeå University in Sweden.
Swedish Research Council, Formas Grant

Contact: Ingrid Söderbergh
Umea University

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
NOAA funds UM coral restoration research
MIAMI--The University of Miami's (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science announced today a two-year award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support cutting-edge research in coral conservation. The grant will support coral propagation and restoration efforts necessary to help with the recovery of threatened coral species and increased resilience of coastal communities in Florida's Miami-Dade County.
NOAA and non-federal funds

Contact: Diana Udel
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
Grant to model human memory and learning for machines
A multi-university study led by a neuroscientist at UC Davis aims to vastly deepen understanding by developing a computer model of how the brain forms, stores and retrieves complex memories. The goal is that the model will have human-like abilities to remember, understand and learn from events.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
$9.6 million grant fuels UCI malaria control research in Africa
A University of California, Irvine study on the impact of environmental changes on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded up to $9.6 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Contact: Tom Vasich
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
VUMC to study potential approach to reverse precancerous stomach lesions
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) cancer researcher James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation in Pleasantville, New York, to begin clinical trials of a potential approach for reversing precancerous stomach lesions.
DeGregorio Family Foundation

Contact: Craig Boerner
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
Two UTA students earn prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program funding
Two University of Texas at Arlington College of Science students have been named recipients of National Science Foundation funds to further their graduate education through the NSF's prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2017. Priscilla Glenn, a senior biology major, and Mayowa Olawoyin, a second-year Ph.D. student in mathematics, are among the awardees.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
Colorado State University leads $3.8 million study on western wildfire smoke
With a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Atmospheric Chemistry program, Colorado State University is one of five universities working to gather a more comprehensive data set aimed at understanding how wildfire smoke changes chemically with time. The other universities involved are University of Wyoming, University of Montana, University of Washington, and University of Colorado Boulder.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Anne Manning
Colorado State University

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
NETRF makes $4 Million in grants to advance research of a poorly understood cancer
The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) announced its largest research commitment ever to study neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), a widely misunderstood, commonly misdiagnosed cancer type, without adequately identified genomic drivers
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation

Contact: Donna Dubuc
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
Sidney Kimmel Foundation concludes cancer research grant program with final recipients
After two decades and just under 300 award winners, The Sidney Kimmel Foundation has selected the final 15 research scientists and medical doctors from across the US to receive two-year grants totaling $200,000 each, as part of the prestigious Kimmel Scholars Program.
Sidney Kimmel Foundation

Contact: Bridget Kulik
Sidney Kimmel Foundation

Public Release: 26-Apr-2017
UF receives up to $8.4 million from DoD to study brain training using electric stimulation
The US Defense Department is looking for ways to speed up cognitive skills training -- the types of skills useful for specialists such as linguists, intelligence analysts and cryptographers -- and is awarding University of Florida engineers and neuroscientists up to $8.4 million over the next four years to investigate how to do that by applying electrical stimulation to peripheral nerves as a means of strengthening neuronal connections in the brain.

Contact: Michelle Koidin Jaffee
University of Florida

Public Release: 26-Apr-2017
$3.1 million grant to build new data exploration software with statistical controls
Brown University computer scientists will use the funding to build an interactive data exploration system that includes statistical safeguards against false discoveries.

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 26-Apr-2017
Youth binge drinking, cardiovascular disease possibly linked
University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are conducting a study to determine whether binge drinking is related to cardiovascular disease in young adults who are not predisposed to the condition.

Contact: Sam Hostettler
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 26-Apr-2017
Researchers to provide chronic heart failure patients easy access to their own data
A team of researchers is creating new information technology to help older adults with chronic heart failure. For the first time, researchers are capturing and working to empower individuals with their own heart health data. This will enable quick and preventative action to protect those suffering with chronic heart failure.

Contact: Rich Schneider
Indiana University

Public Release: 26-Apr-2017
UT Dallas researchers investigate technique to accelerate learning
Researchers at the Texas Biomedical Device Center (TxBDC) at The University of Texas at Dallas have been awarded a contract worth up to $5.8 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to investigate a novel approach to accelerate the learning of foreign languages.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 26-Apr-2017
Brain boot camp: New technology aims to accelerate learning
UW-Madison researchers are part of an effort to develop a low-cost, easy-to-use system that aims to accelerate learning by stimulating nerves in the head and neck to boost neural activity in the brain.

Contact: Justin Williams
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 26-Apr-2017
USDA announces $800,000 to support distance education in the agricultural sciences
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $800,000 in available funding to support distance education for students in remote geographic regions. Funding is made through a NIFA program that brings food and agricultural science education to United States insular areas.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 26-Apr-2017
USDA announces $1 million to support agricultural science education for insular areas
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $1 million in available funding for projects to strengthen food and agricultural science education in insular areas of the United States. Funding is made through two NIFA programs, the Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (RIIA) and the Agriculture and Food Sciences Facilities and Equipment (AGFEI) program.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 26-Apr-2017
HHMI awards medical research fellowships to 79 students
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program has selected 79 talented medical and veterinary students to conduct in-depth, mentored biomedical research. Each fellow will spend a year pursuing basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at one of 32 academic or nonprofit research institutions across the United States.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, American Society of Human Genetics, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Parkinson's Foundation

Contact: Meghan Rosen
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 25-Apr-2017
USDA announces $4.8 million available to support food safety outreach program
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $4.8 million in available funding to develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance projects. This funding, offered through the Food Safety Outreach Program and administered by NIFA, will address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers.

Contact: Selina Meiners
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 25-Apr-2017
UTA student receives NSF grant for research into ecological drivers of eye, brain size
Shannon Beston, a third-year Ph.D. student in biology at the University of Texas at Arlington, was selected to receive funds from the National Science Foundation's Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants program to further her research into how brains and eyes evolved in response to predation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 25-Apr-2017
Tiffany & Co. Foundation grant to create knowlege-hub on colored gemstones
A new grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation will enable the University of Delaware's Saleem Ali to create a knowledge-hub on colored gemstones, including signature projects in Madagascar and South Asia focused on miner education and health and safety outreach. The $350,000 grant will also be used to target critical research necessary to surmount challenges facing individuals involved in colored gemstone mining and manufacturing.

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
Nemours Research aims to find new way to improve type 1 diabetes compliance in adolescents
Only 21 percent of adolescents with type 1 diabetes maintain the recommended A1C levels, often related to psychological and behavioral impediments. Researchers from Nemours Children's Health System were awarded $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test a new Transdisciplinary Care Model, where an advanced practice nurse, psychologist, and dietitian will work together with the patient either in-person or through telemedicine visits to improve management of diabetes.

Contact: Erin Wallner

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