University of Delaware alumna Susan Trumbore has been selected to receive the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Since 1824, the Franklin Institute has honored the greatest men and women of science. Trumbore was selected for helping to pioneer a technique to measure the levels of carbon in plants and soil -- an important tool in understanding the role of greenhouse-gas emissions in climate change.
Article describes 2017 Kaul Prize and Distinguished Engineering Fellow awards.
Guang Gao, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware, has received the 2017 B. Ramakrishna (Bob) Rau Award from the IEEE Computer Society. It is awarded annually for an outstanding, innovative contribution to microarchitecture, use of novel microarchitectural techniques or compiler/architecture interfacing.
The American Heart Association awarded its Basic Research Prize for 2017 to Walter J. Koch, Ph.D., of the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, "for basic cardiovascular studies that have identified novel molecular targets for treating heart failure and advanced prospective therapy to the doorstep of clinical trials."
The American Heart Association presented one of its highest honors, the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award, to Gary D. Webb., M.D., of the University of Cincinnati 'for his extensive and successful mentoring of countless pediatric and adult cardiologists, many of whom have gone on to establish and enhance noteworthy congenital heart disease treatment programs throughout the world.'
The American Heart Association has presented its 2017 Chairman's Award saluting excellence in volunteer service to Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D., of the University of California at Los Angeles, for "his many invaluable contributions to the Association's strategic goals and programs while significantly advancing the science and practice of cardiology."
The American Heart Association has named Temple's Walter Koch, PhD, winner of its prestigious "Basic Research Prize" for 2017. Dr. Koch was declared the winner "for seminal contributions to basic cardiovascular research based on molecular signaling of cardiac injury and repair and cardiovascular gene transfer, studies that have identified novel molecular targets for treating heart failure and advanced prospective therapy to the doorsteps of clinical trials." The award was announced at the AHA Scientific Sessions.
A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University recently won the Gauss Award at the International Supercomputing conference for their paper about using machine learning to automatically diagnose problems in supercomputers.
The American Heart Association awarded its Clinical Research Prize for 2017 to Robert A. Harrington., M.D., of Stanford University School of Medicine, 'for his leadership of research initiatives leading to the development of new anti-thrombotic agents that have dramatically improved everyday medical practice.'
The American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology presented its James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology to Arthur J. Moss, M.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y., "in recognition of his wide-ranging scientific achievements elevating understanding of critical aspects of coronary disease, thereby positively impacting cardiology patient care."