The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) last Thursday, Feb. 21st, launched the Salisbury Award for Entrepreneurial Translational Research, inaugurating the program in San Diego in cooperation with renowned biomedical research institute Scripps Research and its drug discovery division Calibr. The Salisbury Award is named in honor of the Bethesda, Maryland-based family whose three members -- Franklin, Sr., Tamara and Franklin, Jr. -- galvanized NFCR into a significant force for cancer research worldwide.
CEO Update has selected Endocrine Society CEO Barbara Byrd Keenan, FASAE, CAE, as its Professional Society CEO of the Year.
This year, the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet for the first time awards a research prize in memory of Professor Dan Grandér, who passed away in 2017. The receiver of the Dan Grandér Memorial Prize for best doctoral thesis in the area of cancer research at Karolinska Institutet is Dr. Nicholas Valerie, Department of Oncology-Pathology.
A vehicle recognition technology for traffic surveillance developed by South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) won an international contest. ETRI announced that its researchers ranked first and third respectively, in the vehicle detection section of the international competition hosted by Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS), the world's largest video security conference. The event was held in Auckland, New Zealand, for four days starting from November 27, 2018.
Basuray is among 66 academic inventors elected to the inaugural class of NAI Senior Members, a group that includes active faculty, scientists and administrators with success in patents, licensing and commercialization.
Dawn Elliott, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Orthopaedic Research Society's Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award.
Dr. Dobryakova conducts clinical research in populations with cognitive dysfunction caused by traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis. She incorporates functional neuroimaging in her research, which focuses on the activity of the fronto-striatal network in fatigue and outcome processing in these populations. Her findings indicate that noninvasive, nonpharmacologic interventions may be useful for addressing deficits in learning processes, and in ameliorating the impact of debilitating cognitive fatigue.
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been named a 'Very High Research Activity (R1)' institution by the Carnegie Classification®, 'the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in US higher education for the past four and a half decades.'
Rice University assistant professors Mark Torres of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, and Ming Yi of physics and astronomy have been selected as 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.