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Released: 3-Dec-2021 3:45 PM EST
Claim that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are global superspreaders of the new omicron variant is misleading
Newswise

Kim Iversen, a popular political talk show host with over 27K followers on Twitter, claimed that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are global superspreaders of the new omicron variant. “I can’t believe that after fully vaccinated travelers have been found to be the global spreaders of the omicron variant, we’re STILL talking about forcing people into being vaccinated,” she wrote on Twitter. We find this claim to be misleading. There is very little data on how the new variant is being spread.

Released: 1-Dec-2021 11:30 AM EST
Biophysical Society Implements Ethics Guidelines and a new Policy for Revocation of Awards and Fellows
Biophysical Society

ROCKVILLE, MD – At their fall meeting, the Council of the Biophysical Society (BPS) discussed several orders of business important to a culture of inclusion. Specifically, the Council focused on the approval of a new set of Ethics Guidelines, created by an appointed Task Force for BPS Policy, for which the Society expects all members to comply.

30-Nov-2021 2:45 PM EST
COVID-19 pandemic puts spotlight on science misinformation ‘triggers’
University of Sydney

Pandemic highlights existing issues in our health information ecosystem.

Released: 18-Nov-2021 12:20 PM EST
ASCB leads network to address persistent challenges to enhance inclusivity in scientific societies
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of more than $701K to establish a collaborative network of experts to identify evidence-based inclusion strategies that can be employed by scientific societies to address persistent cultural challenges that prevent inclusive practices from taking root.

Newswise: New Center for Literacy fellowship focuses on engaging community
Released: 18-Nov-2021 12:00 PM EST
New Center for Literacy fellowship focuses on engaging community
University of Illinois Chicago

The fellowship is designed as an 18-month program that will begin with a pilot group of four scholars this spring semester

Released: 17-Nov-2021 12:45 PM EST
Over $600K in funding to support UChicago clinical researchers with caregiving responsibilities
University of Chicago Medical Center

Thanks to funding from the Walder Foundation, UChicago is building a new resource to support the careers of researchers navigating family caregiving responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Released: 17-Nov-2021 11:20 AM EST
Commentary highlights reasons for lack of diversity in cancer research
Mayo Clinic

A commentary by researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Southern California suggests that agencies funding biomedical research must strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in research decisions, and that these agencies will only be successful if they address bias in the research funding process. The commentary is published in Nature Medicine.

Released: 16-Nov-2021 4:05 PM EST
FSU professors among most cited researchers for their academic work
Florida State University

Several Florida State University researchers are among the most cited academics worldwide, according to the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list from Clarivate, a data and analytics company.

Newswise: Five UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Scholars Among Most Highly Cited Researchers for 2021
Released: 16-Nov-2021 1:30 PM EST
Five UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Scholars Among Most Highly Cited Researchers for 2021
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

The world’s most influential researchers include 43 UCLA scholars - and five of them are faculty at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Newswise: St. Jude researchers are again among the world’s most highly cited scientists
Released: 16-Nov-2021 9:55 AM EST
St. Jude researchers are again among the world’s most highly cited scientists
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The thirteen scientists were named to the 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate, reflecting the international reach of St. Jude research.

Newswise: Sanford Burnham Prebys professors among the world’s most highly cited researchers
Released: 16-Nov-2021 3:05 AM EST
Sanford Burnham Prebys professors among the world’s most highly cited researchers
Sanford Burnham Prebys

Over the last decade, the publications of Jerold Chun and Randal J. Kaufman are among the top 1% in the world for number of citations

Newswise: Kington, Ginther to receive Public Service Award for reports on racial inequities in federal funding
Released: 2-Nov-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Kington, Ginther to receive Public Service Award for reports on racial inequities in federal funding
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to announce that Donna Ginther and Raynard Kington have been selected by the society’s Public Policy Committee to be the recipients of the 2021 ASCB Public Service Award. Ginther and Kington were the lead authors on two important research papers that highlighted the lack of racial equity within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research community. The two are receiving their awards “for leadership in alerting the scientific community to significant racial disparities in research funding at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).”

Released: 1-Nov-2021 11:20 AM EDT
With awards totaling $446M, UIC sets record for annual research funding 
University of Illinois Chicago

The University of Illinois Chicago received $446 million in sponsored funding during the 2021 fiscal year, setting a record for research awards.  The total amount represents an 8.6% increase over fiscal year 2020, with funding supporting over 3,500 research projects that move research to practical application.

Released: 1-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Medical research reduces deaths in areas where it is created
Ohio State University

A new study provides a novel way of showing that medical research does indeed save lives, starting in the local communities where it is produced.

Newswise: Journal of Experimental Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Collaborate on New CME opportunities
Released: 28-Oct-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Journal of Experimental Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Collaborate on New CME opportunities
The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine is now presenting opportunities to engage in Continuing Medical Education (CME) in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Each Journal-Based CME activity consists of a full-text article that is free to read, a multiple-choice question test, and an evaluation/self-assessment.

Newswise: National Italian American Foundation Awards Fauci Scholarships at Annual Gala
Released: 28-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
National Italian American Foundation Awards Fauci Scholarships at Annual Gala
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

NIAF Board Member and SHRO Director Antonio Giordano leads scholarship committee.

Released: 28-Oct-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Gender gap revealed in academic journal submissions during first COVID-19 wave
Elsevier

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, a study of 2,329 academic journals has found that fewer manuscripts were submitted by women than by men, with this gender gap being especially prominent in the medical field and for women in earlier stages of their careers.

Newswise: Moving Past Conflation of Race and Genetics
Released: 27-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Moving Past Conflation of Race and Genetics
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Race is not genetic. Race is a social and political construct. However, the conflation of race and genetics is one way that racism persists in medicine and research.

Newswise: Penn State receives $25 million to enhance medical research, human health
Released: 20-Oct-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Penn State receives $25 million to enhance medical research, human health
Penn State College of Medicine

Expanded partnerships, access to clinical trials and new medical and behavioral treatments and interventions reaching individuals more quickly will benefit communities in Pennsylvania and beyond thanks to the renewal of Penn State’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Released: 15-Oct-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Misinformation on stem cell treatments for COVID-19 linked to overhyped science, researchers argue
University at Buffalo

The global race to develop new stem cell-based COVID-19 treatments during the pandemic was filled with violations of government regulations, inflated medical claims and distorted public communication, say the authors of a new perspective.

Newswise: UT Southwestern joins Dallas, the state, and the nation in mourning the loss of Peter O’Donnell Jr., a visionary philanthropist and catalyst for progress
Released: 11-Oct-2021 4:15 PM EDT
UT Southwestern joins Dallas, the state, and the nation in mourning the loss of Peter O’Donnell Jr., a visionary philanthropist and catalyst for progress
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Peter O’Donnell Jr., whose vision, legendary generosity, and cherished friendship graced UT Southwestern Medical Center for many decades, passed away Oct. 10 at the age of 97.

Released: 11-Oct-2021 12:20 PM EDT
Grant & Fellowship Opportunities in Health Policy Research
Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

The Neiman Health Policy Institute is accepting applications for its new grants and fellowship programs to fund novel research to inform health policy and radiology practice. Grant topics include payment models, AI/emerging technology, and practice advancements to improve efficiency, outcomes, or equity. For full details, please see the Grants & Fellowship page.

Released: 8-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
American Thyroid Association Announces Women Advancing Thyroid Research Award Recipients
American Thyroid Association

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) celebrates the recipients of the 2021 Women Advancing Thyroid Research Award. This award recognizes and honors the work of young women that are leading outstanding thyroid research.

Released: 7-Oct-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Council on Undergraduate Research Issues Updated Definition of Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

.The Undergraduate Research Definition Task Force of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) announced an updated definition for undergraduate research, reflecting the broadened scope for undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry as well as attention to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Newswise: Sloan Kettering Institute’s Justin Perry Honored with Distinguished NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Released: 5-Oct-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Sloan Kettering Institute’s Justin Perry Honored with Distinguished NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Justin Perry, PhD, cell biologist and immunologist of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s (MSK) Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) has been named one of 64 recipients of the prestigious 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. As part of the award, Dr. Perry will receive $1.5 million in direct costs split into two multi-year segments.

Released: 4-Oct-2021 4:25 PM EDT
AAN Issues Ethics Position Statement on Costly Drugs and Health Care
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest association of neurologists with more than 36,000 members, is issuing a position statement which considers the ethical implications related to high drug costs. The statement is published in the October 4, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and was developed by the Ethics, Law, and Humanities Committee, a joint committee of the AAN, American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society.

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Released: 1-Oct-2021 2:00 PM EDT
The latest research news in Archaeology and Anthropology
Newswise

“Throw me the idol; I’ll throw you the whip!” - From Raiders of the Lost Ark

Released: 1-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Failure to reach long-term budget deal disrupts biomedical research
Endocrine Society

Congress missed an opportunity to secure long-term funding for life-saving medical research in the midst of the pandemic.

Released: 27-Sep-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Rockefeller University Press Secures Transformative Journal Status from cOAlition S
The Rockefeller University Press

Rockefeller University Press (RUP) has attained Plan S compliant Transformative Journal status from cOAlition S. Authors receiving funding from members of cOAlition S may be eligible to have their Immediate Open Access (OA) fees covered in Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), and Journal of General Physiology (JGP).

Newswise: Chemical Biologist Eric Wang joins Sanford Burnham Prebys
Released: 17-Sep-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Chemical Biologist Eric Wang joins Sanford Burnham Prebys
Sanford Burnham Prebys

Eric Wang, Ph.D., has joined Sanford Burnham Prebys as an assistant professor in the Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program. Wang comes to Sanford Burnham Prebys from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he was a postdoctoral research fellow.

Newswise: Texas A&M project to create a more inclusive scientific community
Released: 17-Sep-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Texas A&M project to create a more inclusive scientific community
Texas A&M AgriLife

Engaging underrepresented students to create diversity in agriculture and life science fields represents a pressing challenge for the scientific community.

Released: 13-Sep-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Columbia Awarded $61.7 Million to Accelerate Development of New Medical Treatments
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A five-year, $61.7 million grant to the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons will help medical researchers speed the application of scientific discoveries, so that new treatments can be delivered to patients faster.

Newswise: Article of the Year!
Released: 8-Sep-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Article of the Year!
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) honors research led by Anne Teitelman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Associate Professor Emerita in Penn Nursing’s Department of Family and Community Health, as the 2021 JANAC (Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) Article of the Year.

Newswise: Exploring the Role of Gender in Scholarly Authorship Disputes
Released: 2-Sep-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Exploring the Role of Gender in Scholarly Authorship Disputes
Georgia Institute of Technology

A new paper co-authored by Georgia Tech found that women — as compared to their male counterparts — receive less credit for the work they put into academic publications, more frequently experience authorship disputes, and often end up losing out on opportunities for future collaboration as a result.

Released: 31-Aug-2021 8:25 AM EDT
Groundbreaking ideas from women scientists get less attention
Ohio State University

Scientists are less likely to adopt important new ideas in biomedicine introduced by women researchers, a new study has found.

Newswise:Video Embedded breakthrough-cases-and-covid-boosters-live-expert-panel-for-august-18-2021
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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Newswise: Rockefeller University Press Announces Free Read-and-Publish for Developing Countries
Released: 19-Aug-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Rockefeller University Press Announces Free Read-and-Publish for Developing Countries
The Rockefeller University Press

To address equity in Open Access publishing and promote important global research, publication fees for Immediate Open Access under CC-BY license in Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), and Journal of General Physiology (JGP) are automatically waived for corresponding authors based in eligible developing countries. This includes deposit in PubMed Central (PMC) and archive in LOCKSS/CLOCKSS and Portico.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 9:30 AM EDT
The George Washington University Partners with Student Defense, Columbia University to Launch Higher Education Research Initiative
George Washington University

Today the George Washington University, along with Student Defense and Columbia University, launched the Postsecondary Equity & Economics Research (PEER) Project.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
NYU Langone Health Named Coordinating Center for American Heart Association Health Equity Research Network to Prevent Hypertension in Black Communities
NYU Langone Health

As part of a $20 million award from the America Heart Association, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has been named as the coordinating center for a new collaboration between eight universities to prevent hypertension and reduce racial inequities in cardiovascular disease outcomes in Black communities.

Newswise: DORA receives $1.2M grant from Arcadia to accelerate research assessment reform
Released: 13-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
DORA receives $1.2M grant from Arcadia to accelerate research assessment reform
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), an initiative that operates under the sponsorship of the American Society for Cell Biology, has been awarded a 3-year, $1.2M grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

Newswise: Nationally Recognized Biostatistician Joins Rutgers to Focus on Cancer Research
Released: 9-Jul-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Nationally Recognized Biostatistician Joins Rutgers to Focus on Cancer Research
Rutgers School of Public Health

Hao Liu, PhD, joins the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Rutgers School of Public Health and serves as the Director of Biostatistics Shared Resource at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Released: 7-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT
James Hendler Named Chair of ACM Technology Policy Council
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

James Hendler, the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named chair of the Technology Policy Council for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Newswise: First Research Grants Awarded in UTEP-TTUHSC El Paso Partnership
Released: 25-Jun-2021 5:35 PM EDT
First Research Grants Awarded in UTEP-TTUHSC El Paso Partnership
University of Texas at El Paso

A partnership between The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) designed to expand health research in the Paso del Norte region has identified studies which could have significant impact on the well-being of the community. The two institutions announced the first set of projects to receive funding from their Joint Seed Grant Program.

Released: 25-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
El Cancer Research Institute Lanza Su Website Como Centro De InformacióN en EspañOl, en Su Compromiso De Liderar El Cambio Por La Igualdad Racial en El Cuidado De La Salud
Cancer Research Institute

El Cancer Research Institute anunció hoy que ha lanzado su primer website en español para conectar a los pacientes hispanos y sus cuidadores con la información más reciente sobre la inmunoterapia contra el cáncer y las opciones de tratamiento.

Released: 25-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Launches Spanish-Language Resource Hub in Its Commitment to Lead the Change in Racial Health Equity
Cancer Research Institute

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) announced today that is has launched its first-ever Spanish-language information hub to connect Hispanic patients and caregivers with the latest cancer immunotherapy research and treatment options.

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Released: 24-Jun-2021 11:50 AM EDT
UCI Professor Wins Spain’s Prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Scientific Research
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 24, 2021 — Philip Felgner, Ph.D., professor in residence of physiology & biophysics at the University of California, Irvine, is one of seven scholars worldwide to win Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research in recognition of their contributions to designing COVID-19 vaccines.

Newswise: Wayne State Receives $1.97 Million NIH Grant to Provide Research Training to Undergraduates
Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Wayne State Receives $1.97 Million NIH Grant to Provide Research Training to Undergraduates
Wayne State University Division of Research

Researchers at Wayne State University recently received a nearly $1.97 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health for the T34 program, Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC).

Released: 17-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
SLAS Announces Open Access Journal Publishing with Elsevier in 2022
SLAS

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is pleased to announce the transition of SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology to a Gold Open Access publishing model as of January 1, 2022. SLAS will partner with Elsevier, which will make both journals available through its online platform, ScienceDirect, in turn, making articles instantly and easily accessible to scientific audiences worldwide.


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