Dr. Sallie Permar, a physician-scientist who investigates the prevention and treatment of neonatal viral infections, and Dr. Stephen Patrick, a neonatologist focused on the impact of the opioid epidemic on pregnant women and infants, have been jointly awarded the fifth annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children's Health Research, Weill Cornell Medicine announced today.
- Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children's Health Research
The Department of Energy has awarded $60 million to a new solar fuels initiative - called the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) - led by Caltech in close partnership with Berkeley Lab. LiSA will build on the foundational work of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
BioMedSA, the non-profit corporation founded in 2005 to promote and grow San Antonio's leading industry, healthcare and bioscience, will present its 2020 BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience to Dr. Rena Bizios, the Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair in the UTSA Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences are leading a new €3m study to investigate the real-world effects of the newest cystic fibrosis medications as they become available for people with CF.
The Faraday Institution has selected its first six Industry Fellowships in an innovative new programme to strengthen ties between battery researchers working in industry and academia.
The University of Ottawa's Faculty of Medicine has awarded 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists in a five-year, $40 million investment to drive clinical research excellence and enhance health and patient care.
A study by researchers at Lehigh University seeks to analyze the relationship between stress and the way internal and social protective resources, also known as 'personal capital,' affect the health of reproductive-aged women in vulnerable communities.
- Pennsylvania Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program (CURE)
The University of Pittsburgh's Jingtong Hu received NSF funding to develop deep neural networks that can identify pneumonia caused by COVID-19 on CT scans. This approach has the potential to drastically speed up the screening process and reduce the burden on radiologists, who are challenged to accurately screen the volume of incoming images. The ultimate goal of this work is to develop a mobile scanning device.
Bob May's career-long aspiration has been to keep people from all walks of life and in different work environments safe from radiation in the workplace. Now, the deputy director of Environment, Safety and Health at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has been honored for his dedication to the field by being named a fellow of the Health Physics Society.
- Health Physics Society
Sachin Velankar, professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, received $291,968 from the National Science Foundation for his collaborative research that seeks to better understand how surface tension affects flow behavior.
Boston Medical Center's StreetCred program has been named to the second cohort of the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, an Aspen Institute initiative for breakthrough innovations and collaborations that position families to reach educational success, economic prosperity, and health and well-being.
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation