Dr. Patrick Weigelt, a young researcher in the field of biodiversity, macroecology, and biogeography at the University of Göttingen, will receive the Leopoldina Early Career Award 2020 presented by the Commerzbank Foundation. The prize is endowed with €30,000. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina honors Weigelt for developing biodiversity databases and for his research on plant biodiversity. He is investigating plant species on islands and how humans contribute to their spread outside their areas of origin.
The agroecologist, Professor Teja Tscharntke from the University of Göttingen, has been awarded the Marsh Award for Ecology by the British Ecological Society. The prize is awarded for an outstanding current research record which is having a significant impact on the development of the science of ecology or its application. It is provided by the Marsh Christian Trust and administered by the British Ecological Society.
Robert M. Carey's lifetime of work on high blood pressure has prompted the American Heart Association to name him a Distinguished Scientist.
The Vilcek Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2021 Vilcek Foundation Prizes in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually, the prizes honor the contributions of immigrants to scientific research, discovery, and innovation in the United States.
Two University of Texas at Arlington architecture educators recently won 2020 Honor Awards from the Texas Society of Architects.
Maria Pazi from Russia named European Science Journalist of the Year - 2020. The runners up are Micho Tatalovic (UK/Croatia) and Stan van Pelt (Netherlands).
The European Federation for Science Journalism has announced the winners of a Climate Grant organized in partnership with BNP Paribas Foundation and the CFJ Paris. Grants have been awarded to three projects proposed by teams of journalists.
Recognition from American Heart Association highlights exemplary treatment for stroke, heart failure, and heart attack patients.
The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine & the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals announce that Beverly Hon, MD, is the recipient of this year's Ernest Bors, MD Award for Scientific Development. Dr. Hon is primary author of 'Duplex ultrasound surveillance for deep vein thrombosis after acute traumatic spinal cord injury at rehabilitation admission.' Because of the risk for complications following distal DVT, screening on admission for rehabilitation may be advisable to identify at-risk patients in need of followup.
The University of Texas at Arlington's nursing program is one of 17 nationwide to be named a 2020 NLN Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing (NLN), which also awarded scholarships to two deserving UTA students.