The 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 185 and causing widespread damage. University of Auckland engineers conducted extensive testing on concrete walls to understand puzzlingly severe damage to steel reinforcement. The research formed the basis for revisions to structural codes in New Zealand and the US, and its dataset won a NHERI DesignSafe Dataset Award 2021.
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is proud to recognize the outstanding contributions of Malene Hansen, PhD (Buck Institute / Sanford Burnham Prebys) and Morgan Levine, PhD (Yale School of Medicine) to the field of aging research through its 2021 Scientific Awards of Distinction.
Samer Shehata, a faculty member in the David L. Boren College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma's , has received the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars from the Council on Foreign Relations. The prestigious award facilitates practical experience in the foreign policy-making field, providing a 12-month placement at a U.S. federal government agency, in Congress or with an international organization.
Harvard professor Eugene Demler was awarded this year's Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics by the Joachim Herz Foundation, the Wolfgang Paul Centre, and the University of Hamburg.
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) are pleased to announce that the Journal of Dental Research article "Factors Affecting Wound Healing," by Shujuan Guo, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Chengdu, Sichuan, SAR, China, and Luisa A. DiPietro, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, received a 10-Year Impact Award. This article had the second most citations in all SAGE journals from 2010-2020.
Authors of three scientific papers -- two from the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) and one from science, technology, and medicine (STM) -- are receiving SAGE Publishing's second annual 10-Year Impact Awards. The awards recognize the authors of papers published in SAGE Journals 10 years prior that have since received the most citations of all studies published the same year.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates the recipient of the 2021 Trainee Investigator Award, Dr. Omonigho Bubu, and the three individuals who received the honorable mention designation. They were recognized during the AASM annual membership meeting, which was held as a webcast on Monday, June 14.
Andrea Ablasser, Professor at EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the recipient of the EMBO Gold Medal 2021. With the medal and an award of 10,000 euros, EMBO recognizes outstanding achievements of scientists under the age of 40 in Europe.
Lehigh University associate professor of English Mary Foltz has been awarded a Scholars and Society Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to collaborate with regional LGBTQ organizations to build their archival collections, expanding awareness of the history and contributions of these communities. Foltz will serve as the first scholar-in-residence at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pa.
The Blavatnik National Awards today named 31 finalists for the world's largest unrestricted prize honoring early-career scientists. The finalists were culled from 298 nominations by 157 U.S. research institutions across 38 states. They have made trailblazing discoveries in wide-ranging fields, from the neuroscience of addiction to the development of gene-editing technologies, from designing next-generation battery storage to understanding the origins of photosynthesis, from making improvements in computer vision to pioneering new frontiers in polymer chemistry.