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Public Release: 5-Apr-2017
UH receives USDA grant to fight obesity in nearby neighborhoods
The University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) has received a grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to start the Houston-area Opportunities for Undergraduate Student Training in Obesity & Nutrition (HOUSTON) Academy. Over the next four years, the HOUSTON Academy will provide 40 fellowships to undergraduate students to address health issues related to obesity and nutrition in communities near UH.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Chris Stipes
cdstipes@uh.edu
713-743-8186
University of Houston

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017
Spaulding Rehab receives $10 million lead gift to establish new research institute
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is setting its sights on transforming the field of rehabilitation medicine and unlocking the science of recovery with the establishment of a new research institute and the announcement of a lead $10 million gift from Scott A. Schoen and Nancy W. Adams.

Contact: Tim Sullivan
tsullivan11@partners.org
617-501-5985
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017
USDA announces $1.2 million to support aquaculture research projects
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $1.2 million in available funding for aquaculture research projects in the areas of genetics, disease, production systems, and economics. Funding is made through NIFA's Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program, authorized by the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Selina Meiners
Selina.Meiners@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-3359
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017
USDA announces $6.3 million in available funding to combat childhood obesity
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $6.3 million in available funding for projects to help combat childhood obesity, which affects more than 12 million children in the United States. Funding is made through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017
New initiative explores obesity-brain connection
The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center has launched an initiative to study the relationship between the brain and metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes.
Russell Berrie Foundation

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
ket2116@cumc.columbia.edu
212-342-0508
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017
Exploring the mysteries of the universe
A team of researchers from Cologne, Bonn, the USA, and Canada have formed a consortium to build the new Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope (CCAT-prime) at an altitude of 5,600 meters in Chile's Atacama Desert. A German company is constructing the telescope.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Juergen Stutzki
stutzki@ph1.uni-koeln.de
49-221-470-3494
University of Cologne

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017
DFG to fund 4 new research units and 2 humanities centers for advanced studies
Topics range from plant morphodynamics to Russian lyric poetry in transition. Total of around €17 million for first funding period.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Benedikt Bastong
benedikt.bastong@dfg.de
49-228-885-2376
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017
Liverpool researchers to explore how seabirds navigate using infrasound
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have been awarded a £1million grant to undertake a research project to find out how seabirds capture infrasound.
Human Frontier Science Program

Contact: Sarah Stamper
sarah.stamper@liv.ac.uk
01-517-943-044
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Mexico announces up to $3 million in new funding to save the vaquita porpoise
The Mexican government today announced significant funding of a bold but risky plan (VaquitaCPR.or) to save the most endangered marine mammal on the planet -- the vaquita porpoise.
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico

Contact: Steve Walker
steve.walker@nmmf.org
National Marine Mammal Foundation

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Improving healthcare commissioning for probation: Mapping the landscape
A new research project which examines the healthcare services available to people on probation and how they access them is being launched this month. Researchers say better healthcare could help increase the number of people successfully completing community sentences, potentially reduce the rate of recidivism, and save the NHS substantial sums of money by reducing the unnecessary use of urgent and emergency services.
National Institute of Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit Programme

Contact: Cerri Evans
cevans@lincoln.ac.uk
0044-015-228-86165
University of Lincoln

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Beckman Foundation awards University of Utah $2.5 million for atomic-scale microscope
The University of Utah is one of just five institutions in the world to be awarded a $2.5 million grant to purchase a state of the art cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM), the Beckman Foundation announced today. The microscope, which will be able to visualize the structure of proteins and DNA at an atom-by-atom scale, will be installed in the Crocker Science Center, currently under construction.
Beckman Foundation

Contact: Julie Kiefer
julie.kiefer@hsc.utah.edu
801-597-4258
University of Utah Health

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
NIFA announces $2.4 million to relieve veterinary shortages
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $2.4 million in available funding to relieve veterinarian shortage situations and support veterinary services. Funding is made through NIFA's Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Case Western Reserve named to new national colorectal cancer dream team
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center have been named to a new colorectal cancer dream team that was announced today at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, D.C.
Stand Up to Cancer, American Association for Cancer Research

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017
Two Penn physicians awarded SU2C Immuno-Oncology Innovative Research Grants
Two doctors in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded Immuno-Oncology Innovative Research Grants (IRG) by Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C). Michael Farwell, M.D., an assistant professor of Radiology, and Gregory L. Beatty, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of Hematology Oncology, and are two of just 10 researchers to receive these grants.
Stand Up to Cancer

Contact: John Infanti
john.infanti@uphs.upenn.edu
215-301-5221
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
American Association for Cancer Research
Stand Up to Cancer innovation grant funds MD Anderson microbiome study
An Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer will help a University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center physician scientist and her team understand how the bacteria in the digestive tracts of melanoma patients affects their response to a common immunotherapy drug.
Stand Up to Cancer

Contact: Scott Merville
smerville@mdanderson.org
713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Multi-university effort to advance materials, define the future of mobility
Three MIT-affiliated research teams will receive about $10 million in funding as part of a $35 million materials science discovery program launched by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). Provided over four years, the support to MIT researchers will be primarily directed at energy storage.
Toyota Research Institute

Contact: Michael Patrick Rutter
mprutter@mit.edu
617-715-2400
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Yale program empowering leaders in tropics receives $4.9 million Arcadia Grant
The new grant represents Arcadia's third gift in support of the Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative, which provides targeted and open access resources that have helped individuals and groups develop local capacity to conserve and restore forest and tree cover that, in turn, supports biodiversity and livelihoods in regions that have endured deforestation and land degradation.
Arcadia

Contact: Kevin Dennehy
kevin.dennehy@yale.edu
203-436-4842
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Vanderbilt clinical trial to assess treatments for rotator cuff tears
Nitin Jain, M.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics, has been awarded a $7.5 million contract to determine whether surgery or non-operative therapy works better for a common age-related injury that costs the health care systems billions of dollars -- rotator cuff tears.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Craig Boerner
craig.boerner@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-4747
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
Case Western Reserve embarks on innovative path to treat infections of drug-resistant superbugs
Case Western Reserve University and Q2 Pharma Ltd., an Israeli biopharmaceutical company, have signed a two-year option to license small molecule, antivirulence technology to potentially treat bacterial infections such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the first known scientific effort of its kind.
School of Medicine's Council to Advance Human Health, The Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
New study to explore the health and socioeconomic factors impacting cancer patient outcomes
How do health and socio-economic factors impact the nearly 1.7 million people diagnosed with cancer each year? RTI International plans to explore this through a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Clemson scientists receive $2.95 million to improve and simplify large-scale data analysis
Clemson University scientists Alex Feltus and Melissa Smith have received a $2.95 million collaborative award from the National Science Foundation to develop cyberinfrastructure aimed at providing researchers around the nation and world with a more fluid and flexible system of analyzing large-scale data.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Melvin
jsmelvi@clemson.edu
864-784-1707
Clemson University

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
RIT researchers win USGS grant to improve Landsat 8 data
Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have won funding from the US Geological Survey to ensure accurate temperature data from NASA's Landsat 8 satellite. The agency awarded Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro, senior scientists in RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, a five-year, $500,000 grant to continue monitoring improvements they made to Landsat 8's Thermal Infrared Sensor, or TIRS.

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
USDA announces $1.9 million for alfalfa and forage research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $1.9 million in funding for research and development to improve the agricultural productivity, profitability, and conservation of the U.S. alfalfa forage industry. Funding is made through NIFA's Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP).

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

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
USDA announces $4.5 million for higher education support
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $4.5 million in funding to help higher education institutions teach the next generation of food and agricultural science professionals. Funding is made through NIFA's Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program.

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

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
UTSA professors receive grant to create water-purifying nanomaterial
Heather Shipley, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Burzik Professor in Engineering Design at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and Kelly Nash, associate professor of physics, have received a $65,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a nanomaterial that can do the work of a water treatment plant.
National Science Foundation

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

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