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Public Release: 26-May-2017
CCNY-UTEP partner to produce next generation Latino professors
The City College of New York is partnering with the University of Texas at El Paso to educate the next generation of Hispanic professors in environmental sciences and engineering. Entitled 'Collaborative Research: The Hispanic AGEP Alliance for the Environmental Science and Engineering Professoriate,' the five-year project is funded by a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. It begins July 1, 2017.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jay Mwamba
jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-7580
City College of New York

Public Release: 26-May-2017
New £3.5 million microscope and ion accelerator now operational
THE completion of a £3.5 million research facility means that the University of Huddersfield is established as one of Europe's leading centres for the use of ion beams as a tool for the investigation of issues ranging from nuclear technology and nanoparticles to semiconductors and the effects of radiation exposure on materials in space.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 26-May-2017
Millions in funding for TU Dresden
The German Research Foundation approves three Collaborative Research Centres -- a new CRC in Humanities explores the phenomena of vituperations and insults.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Kim-Astrid Magister
pressestelle@tu-dresden.de
49-035-146-332-398
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 25-May-2017
USDA invests $17.7 million in plant health and production workforce
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 54 grants totaling more than $17.7 million for plant research that helps optimize crop production, mitigate disease, and increase yield. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 25-May-2017
Georgia State receives $2.3 million renewal grant to study enzyme in diabetic vascular diseases
Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, director of the Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine, has renewed a four-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study the role of an enzyme in causing diabetic vascular diseases and the molecular mechanism that leads to these diseases.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 24-May-2017
Grant to fund research of microplastics in Delaware Bay
University of Delaware researchers have received funding to study the distribution and concentration of microplastics in the Delaware Bay. This small debris can cause problems in the aquatic food chain. The UD team is hoping their findings can help government regulators shape new policy to protect the environment.

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 24-May-2017
MSU doctor to help eradicate malaria in Malawi with $8.5 million grant
Terrie Taylor, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine and an osteopathic physician, will use a 7-year, $8.5 million federal grant to study why previous malaria prevention and eradication methods in Malawi Africa have been unsuccessful and how progress can be made.
NIH.National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Jessi Adler
jessi.adler@cabs.msu.edu
517-355-6469
Michigan State University

Public Release: 24-May-2017
USDA invests $2.5 million in commodity board projects to support Ag industry
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced five grants totaling more than $2.5 million for agricultural research that is funded jointly with national or state commodity boards. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 23-May-2017
Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $2.2 million NIH grant for bone repair research
The Keck School of Medicine of USC has received a $2.2 million NIH grant to fund research on healing difficult bone injuries.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact: Meg Aldrich
meg.aldrich@med.usc.edu
323-442-3941
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-May-2017
American Sleep Medicine Foundation names research award recipients
The American Sleep Medicine Foundation has chosen two sleep scientists to receive research awards, and two dentists also have been selected to receive research awards from the ASMF through a new partnership with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
American Sleep Medicine Foundation

Contact: Corinne Lederhouse
clederhouse@aasmnet.org
630-737-9700 x9366
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Public Release: 23-May-2017
Ferring commits $10 million to March of Dimes to expand research needed to end preterm birth
Ferring Pharmaceuticals and the March of Dimes announced today that Ferring has committed $10 million to support the network of five March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers that are discovering the biological causes of preterm birth, and to establish a new European-based Center.
March of Dimes/Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Contact: Michele Kling
mkling@marchofdimes.org
914-997-4613
March of Dimes Foundation

Public Release: 22-May-2017
Harvard Pilgrim awards Quality Grant funding to 14 providers for 2017
Physician practices in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire will receive grant funding this year from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Quality Grants Program. Harvard Pilgrim's 18th annual grant program will fund 14 initiatives designed to improve care delivery and reduce costs within a variety of care delivery models. Over the past 17 years, Harvard Pilgrim has funded over 270 initiatives totaling more than $19 million dollars
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Contact: Mary Wallan
mary_wallan@harvardpilgrim.org
617-509-2419
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Public Release: 22-May-2017
CNIO researcher funded by Melanoma Research Alliance to study brain metastasis in melanoma
Manuel Valiente, head of the Brain Metastasis Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), has been funded in the 2017 grant cycle by the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest private funder of melanoma research. The research, titled 'Blocking melanoma brain metastasis by targeting the microenvironment', will focus on investigate actionable targets that will lead to more efficient design of anticancer treatments for patients with metastatic melanoma to the brain.
Melanoma Research Alliance

Contact: Cristina de Martos
comunicacion@cnio.es
34-917-328-000
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 22-May-2017
UTSA professor receives $250,000 grant to chase the brain's deepest mysteries
Alfonso Apicella, assistant professor of biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $257,250 grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services to support his research in communication between the two halves of the brain.
US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Joanna Carver
joanna.carver@utsa.edu
210-243-4557
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 19-May-2017
Portland State virus study receives major NASA grant
Portland State biologist Ken Stedman has received a $540,000 grant from NASA to study the evolution of viruses, which may shed light on how viruses form, adapt and infect hosts.
NASA

Contact: Ken Stedman
ken.stedman@pdx.edu
503-725-3253
Portland State University

Public Release: 19-May-2017
USDA announces $4.7 million to support university agricultural science programs
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $4.7 million in available funding to support agricultural science programs at non-land-grant universities. Funding is made through NIFA's Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program (NLGCA).

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 19-May-2017
Grant aimed at solving agricultural water issues through community engagement
A group of institutions led by Penn State has received nearly $2.2 million for the first year of a planned four-year, $5 million project aimed at developing a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture.
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Chuck Gill
cdg5@psu.edu
814-863-2713
Penn State

Public Release: 19-May-2017
UTA educator awarded NSF CAREER grant to focus on community college transfer students
Yi 'Leaf' Zhang, an assistant professor in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER grant to help community college transfer students more easily and quickly attain degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM fields.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-May-2017
Scientists to develop life-transforming drugs for Huntington's disease sufferers
Scientists at the University of Sussex have started work on a multi-million pound project to develop drugs to treat the debilitating loss of cognitive function associated with Huntington's disease.

Contact: press@sussex.ac.uk
press@sussex.ac.uk
01-273-678-888
University of Sussex

Public Release: 19-May-2017
DFG to fund 15 new research training groups
Topics range from malaria to contemporary literature. €66 million in funding for an initial four and a half years continues promotion of transferable skills.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Magdalena Schaeffer
magdalena.schaeffer@dfg.de
49-228-885-2130
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 19-May-2017
Penn researchers receive $9.25 million grant to study cellular mechanisms of concussion
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced today it has awarded a $9.25 million grant to Penn researchers to study the underlying mechanisms of concussion and help uncover potential clinical interventions that could improve recovery.
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Contact: Queen Muse
queen.muse@uphs.upenn.edu
267-240-2448
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-May-2017
Nearly $8 million awarded to advance engineered metamaterials research
Doug Werner, John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State, has been awarded nearly $8 million to continue his pioneering work in metamaterials development. The awards come from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the United States Navy and Lockheed Martin.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), United States Navy, Lockheed Martin

Contact: Rebekka Coakley
rac29@psu.edu
814-867-6229
Penn State

Public Release: 18-May-2017
ORNL welcomes Innovation Crossroads entrepreneurial research fellows
Oak Ridge National Laboratory today welcomed the first cohort of innovators to join Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast region's first entrepreneurial research and development program based at a US Department of Energy national laboratory.

Contact: Stephanie G. Seay
seaysg@ornl.gov
865-576-9894
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-May-2017
Star power
UCSB researchers participate in an intercampus project that probes a unique marine animal for insights into human vascular system.

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

Public Release: 18-May-2017
CPRIT grant brings personalized-modeling expert to Rice
Thanks to a new $5 million recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, bone cancer patients facing difficult pelvic surgeries in the Texas Medical Center could soon benefit from Rice University research that will use personalized computer models to predict surgical outcomes for patients.
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

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

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