Gary S. Gilkeson, M.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina was awarded the American College of Rheumatology's Master's Designation, its highest honor. His former mentee, Deanna Baker Frost, M.D., Ph.D., received the ACR's Distinguished Fellows Award.
Ten African scientists have been selected for training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of a new $4 million fellowship program to build research capacity in African countries and develop ongoing scientific partnerships. The NIH, the African Academy of Sciences, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are collaborating to establish the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative.
The National Academy of Sciences will honor 18 individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, and medical sciences.
EarthCam has named the remote-control RGDX experiment at PPPL one of the 25 most interesting Webcams of 2018.
Haydee Bazan, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, will be inducted into the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Fellows Class of 2019 as a Gold Fellow this spring. With about 12,000 members from more than 75 countries, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology is the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world.
Cynthia Keppel, leader of Jefferson Lab's Halls A&C, has been honored with the APS 2019 Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics.
Botond Roska is awarded the 2019 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine 2019, for the discovery of basic principles of visual information processing and the development of therapeutic strategies, such as gene therapy, to restore vision in retinal disorders. As one of the best-endowed awards in Europe (CHF 500,000 for each prize), the Louis-Jeantet Prizes foster scientific excellence.
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has named journalists Virginia Gewin, Katherine Kornei and Martha Henriques as the winners of its 2019 Science Journalism Fellowship. The support will allow Gewin to report on peatland restoration efforts in Scotland, Kornei to follow a team in Taiwan studying the dynamic landscape of Taroko National Park and its landslides, and Henriques to travel to several European countries to explore some of the continent's abandoned uranium mines.
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has taken the top prize at an international competition for providing a better solution to detect malware using artificial intelligence. The AICS 2019 Challenge, organized by the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, tasked researchers from around the world to devise a system that can classify several types of extremely harmful malware which have adapted to evade IT security measures and can remain undetected inside computer systems for years.
A student, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been named a winner of the 2018 prestigious "Red Dot Award" for design concept.