The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Andrew Adey, Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2018 Early-Career Award. Dr. Adey is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Molecular & Medical Genetics within the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). This award recognizes the contributions of genetics and genomics scientists in the first 10 years of their careers as independent investigators.
Brian C. Capell, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of Dermatology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a core faculty member of the Penn Epigenetics Institute, and a member of the Abramson Cancer Center, has been awarded a prestigious Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for 2018.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named six new Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators at its spring 2018 committee review. The recipients of this prestigious three-year award are outstanding early career physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research at major research centers under the mentorship of the nation's leading scientists and clinicians. The Foundation also awarded Continuation Grants to three Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators.
Frank Lewis, an electrical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, is the recipient of the 2018 John R. Ragazzini Award from the American Automatic Control Council. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to automatic control education in any form.
The Geological Society of America (GSA) recognizes outstanding scientific achievement and distinguished service to the profession each year at its Annual Meeting & Exposition, held this year in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Highest honors will be presented to Penrose Medalist Kent C. Condie, New Mexico Tech; Arthur L. Day Medalist Jay Quade, University of Arizona; and Donath Medalist (Young Scientist Award) Laurel G. Larsen, University of California, Berkeley.
The annual Nano Research Award, which is sponsored by Tsinghua University Press (TUP) and Springer Nature, was presented to two outstanding scientists on July 1, 2018, in Chengdu, China. Lei Jiang is professor at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Chad Mirkin is the George B. Rathmann professor of chemistry at Northwestern University. Both winners gave keynote talks at the 2018 Sino-US Nano Forum, where they officially received the award.
Professor Shafi Ahmed from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London and The Royal London Hospital has won a prestigious award to mark the NHS's 70th birthday.
To recognize and encourage cutting-edge research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) will present research awards and grants during its Annual Meeting, July 5-8 in San Diego. As a leader in orthopaedic sports medicine, AOSSM annually provides more than $300,000 to research initiatives and projects around the country
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has selected the first group of participants for its six-month course on science advocacy.
The National Kidney Registry has awarded its 2018 'Excellence in Teamwork' Award to the University of Minnesota Medical Center for demonstrating excellence in teamwork for a complex kidney swap. The hospital is one of ten member centers to receive this award.