The ICIS has chosen Chen Dong, PhD as the recipient of the 2019 BioLegend William E Paul Award for Excellence in Cytokine Research in recognition of his transformative research in immunology, including ground-breaking discoveries in the field of T cell biology and IL-17 family cytokines. Dr. Dong's research focuses on molecular mechanisms whereby immune and inflammatory responses are normally regulated, applying this to the understanding and treatment of autoimmunity, allergy disorders and cancer.
The International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS) announced today that the Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Cytokine and Interferon Research (The 'Milstein Award') has been bestowed on two world leaders in deciphering the fundamental mechanisms of innate immunity in directing cytokine driven responses. Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., and Hao Wu, Ph.D., will share the 2019 Milstein Award at the 31st Milstein Award ceremony on October 20 at Cytokines 2019, in Vienna, Austria.
Sharareh (Sherri) Kermanshachi of The University of Texas at Arlington has won the 2018 Design-Build Institute of America, or DBIA, Distinguished Leadership Award in the faculty category.
Dr. Richard Horton, the 'activist editor' of the international medical journal The Lancet, will be honored June 10, 2019 in London for his accomplishments as one of the world's most 'committed, articulate, and influential advocates for population health.'
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation announces the winning teams in the 2018-2019 Student Design/Build/Fly (DBF) Competition held April 11-14 inTucson, Arizona. The team representing the University of Ljubljana won the event's $2,500 first-place prize, while the team from Georgia Tech won the event's $1,500 second-place prize. The winner of the event's $1,000 third-place prize was Austria's FH Joanneum of Applied Sciences.
UC Santa Barbara professors Alison Butler, José Cabezón, Brenda Major and Rachel Segalman have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They join 210 other new fellows and international members of the prestigious organization. Their selection brings to 41 the number of UC Santa Barbara faculty members who have been named fellows of the academy.
The Bureau of Reclamation's Science and Technology Program focuses on providing innovative solutions for water and power challenges in the western United States. One research project stood out in 2018 and was recently selected as the Project of the Year. The award was presented to Sherri Pucherelli for the project entitled, 'Control of biofouling in hydropower cooling systems using hydro-optic ultraviolet light.'
Two scientists at UC Santa Barbara whose work has contributed in significant ways to our understanding of nature and of our place in it have been recognized by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Three from Penn have been recognized as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Vice Provost for Faculty Anita L. Allen, a faculty member in the Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences, Daniel J. Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine, and Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein of Perry World House were elected for their expertise and significant contributions to their fields.
South African AIDS researcher and scientist, Salim Abdool Karim, Ph.D., CAPRISA Professor of Global Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, has been elected a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society, the world's oldest science academy.