The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) will celebrate women in science and tech on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at an intimate awards dinner at Green Hills Country Club, 500 Ludeman Lane, Millbrae, Calif., from 6:30-9 p.m. AFAR will honor Katy Fike, Ph.D., Co-Founder, AGING2.0 and Managing Director, Generator Ventures, and Prachi J. Vakharia, Founder, WOMANIUM. Each will receive AFAR's Icon of Aging award.
For his efforts to make the world's most vulnerable communities safer from earthquakes and other natural hazards, the Seismological Society of America (SSA) honors Brian Tucker with the 2019 Frank Press Public Service Award.
Harvard University Assistant Professor Marine Denolle has been honored with the Seismological Society of America's (SSA) 2019 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award for her important contributions to developing synthetic seismograms that can be used for ground motion predictions for future earthquakes, with particular applications to how seismic waves behave in sedimentary basins.
The Seismological Society of America (SSA) will present its highest honor, the 2019 Harry Fielding Reid Medal, to Brown University Professor Karen M. Fischer, for her pioneering research on Earth's upper mantle structure and dynamics, the structure and evolution of continental lithosphere, and the dynamics of subduction systems.
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the 2019 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars.
The Ecological Society of America recognizes Sara P. Bombaci, Jacqueline J. Peña, and Joshua Scholl for awards for outstanding student research. The Murray F. Buell and E. Lucy Braun awards are given for exceptional oral and poster presentations at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Society in New Orleans, La., in August 2018. The Forest Shreve Research Fund award supports graduate or undergraduate student ecological research in the hot deserts of North America.
The Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation announce a new joint award, the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare. Dr. Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and associate professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, is an immigrant born in the United Kingdom to parents of Iraqi descent; she is receiving the award for research and activism that brought attention to the lead poisoning of children in Flint, Michigan through the public water supply.
UT Austin Professor, John Goodenough, inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has been awarded the Royal Society of London's Copley Medal, an award that predates the Nobel Prize by 170 years, and includes previous awardees like Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein and Dorothy Hodgkin.
A large-scale manufacturing process to improve food packaging and keep groceries fresher longer received the award for best poster during PaperCon 2019.
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) presented its Master Interventionalists of SCAI (MSCAI) designations during the MSCAI Ceremony at the SCAI 2019 Scientific Sessions in Las Vegas, Nevada. The MSCAI designation is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in invasive/interventional cardiology over the course of their career and for their commitment to the highest levels of clinical care, innovation, publication and teaching.