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Joanne Chory wins the 2020 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Rockefeller University

oanne Chory, who pioneered the application of molecular genetics to plant biology and transformed our understanding of photosynthesis, will receive the 2020 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, the preeminent international award recognizing outstanding women scientists.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 1:35 PM EDT
UB awarded grant to help pharmacies build community health worker programs
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo researchers have received a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation to help add community health workers to pharmacies to better connect patients to critical services and lower health care costs.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Arizona State University researchers awarded $4.7M by NIH to expand COVID-19 testing in underserved Arizona communities
Arizona State University (ASU)

In Arizona, as in other parts of the country, data shows that COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the American Indian, African American and Latinx communities, as well as other vulnerable populations. A $4.7 million grant from the National Institute of Health to ASU’s Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) is on the way to help address this by funding a rapid and large-scale increase in COVID-19 testing of underserved communities across Arizona.

Newswise: MSU, USDA Agricultural Research Service celebrate new partnership, “Atlas” supercomputer housed in Starkville
Released: 1-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT
MSU, USDA Agricultural Research Service celebrate new partnership, “Atlas” supercomputer housed in Starkville
Mississippi State University

Building on decades of successful collaborations, Mississippi State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service celebrated the new “Atlas” supercomputer Wednesday [Sept. 30] with a virtual event.

Newswise: Ecological Restoration Institute to lead new center aimed at building a skilled workforce to help with forest management
Released: 1-Oct-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Ecological Restoration Institute to lead new center aimed at building a skilled workforce to help with forest management
Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University forestry professor Han-Sup Han is leading the creation of the Forest Operations Training Center, which aims to make use of abundant forest resources in Coconino County, the need to properly manage those forests and the need for workers who are trained in the necessary skillsets.

Newswise: Student Receives Health Policy Research Scholars Fellowship
Released: 1-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Student Receives Health Policy Research Scholars Fellowship
Rutgers School of Public Health

Grace Ibitamuno, a MD/PhD student at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers School of Public Health, has received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars Fellowship to support her work advancing health equity.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Vanderbilt University Medical Center to Acquire Tennova Shelbyville and Tullahoma Hospitals from Community Health Systems, Inc., and Partner with Tennova Clarksville Hospital
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) today announced plans to purchase Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville and Tennova Healthcare-Harton hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). At the same time, VUMC will acquire minority ownership in CHS’s Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville hospital.

Newswise: France Córdova Named Founding Chair of AIP Foundation, Will Help American Institute of Physics Reach Ambitious Goals, New Levels of Impact
Released: 1-Oct-2020 11:20 AM EDT
France Córdova Named Founding Chair of AIP Foundation, Will Help American Institute of Physics Reach Ambitious Goals, New Levels of Impact
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

France Córdova, former director of the National Science Foundation, NASA chief scientist, and president of Purdue University, has been appointed as the first chair of the newly formed AIP Foundation. The Foundation was established to support the charitable, scientific, and educational mission of the American Institute of Physics by amplifying philanthropic support of the Institute, bolstering and innovating funding models for AIP programs and activities and supporting the Institute’s overarching strategy of advancing the physical sciences with a unifying voice of strength from diversity.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Dean Bonita Stanton Named to NJBIZ ‘Power 50 for Education’
Released: 1-Oct-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Dean Bonita Stanton Named to NJBIZ ‘Power 50 for Education’
Hackensack Meridian Health

Bonita Stanton, the founding dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, was named to NJBIZ’s “Power 50 for Education.”

Released: 1-Oct-2020 10:25 AM EDT
UChicago Medicine, in partnership with Solis Mammography, opens two new breast health centers
University of Chicago Medical Center

Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast health and diagnostic services, is expanding access to 3D mammography and diagnostic breast health procedures through a partnership with University of Chicago Medicine.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Sickness doesn’t fight fair. Neither do we.
University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine launched a new brand marketing campaign that highlights the academic health system’s commitment to advancing healthcare and its relentless quest to finding answers to the most difficult medical problems that patients face.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 9:30 AM EDT
COVID-19 Study Retractions Drive Research Transparency Partnership and Push for Increased Publication of Negative/Null Findings
Wolters Kluwer Health

Together, The Center for Biomedical Research Transparency (CBMRT), the American Heart Association (AHA) and Wolters Kluwer continue to address the issue of publication bias – and the importance of publishing research with negative findings – by launching the Null Hypothesis Initiative for all of the AHA's 12 peer-reviewed, scientific research journals.

Newswise: Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD, named president-elect of the American Pediatric Surgery Association
Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD, named president-elect of the American Pediatric Surgery Association
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD, Surgeon-in-Chief at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow), has been named president-elect of the American Pediatric Surgery Association (APSA). Dr. Barksdale will be APSA’s 53rd President, and will begin his one year term of service in May 2021.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:10 AM EDT
Award-Winning Poet Claudia Rankine to Join NYU
New York University

Claudia Rankine, an award-winning poet and past recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” will join the faculty at New York University as a Professor of Creative Writing.

Newswise: ATS Research Program, 4DMedical Announce Grant Opportunities for Research in Asthma, COPD and IPF
Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:05 AM EDT
ATS Research Program, 4DMedical Announce Grant Opportunities for Research in Asthma, COPD and IPF
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today, the ATS Research Program announced three research grant opportunities with support from 4DMedical, a global medical technology company with a focus on lung health. With a total grant support of $150,000, each of the three $50,000 grants will fund research in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or COPD, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or IPF.

Newswise: USF’s Collins Selected as 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee
Released: 1-Oct-2020 7:30 AM EDT
USF’s Collins Selected as 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Jennifer Collins, professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida, has been selected as the 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 3:05 AM EDT
“Counterattack” on Mild Cognitive Impairment launched, announces Dr. Leslie Norins, CEO of MCI911.com
MCI 911

Patients with mild cognitive impairment can aggressively utilize currently available substances and practices to try and delay their brain degeneration

Newswise: Arkansas Press Association names UA Little Rock professor 2020 Journalism Educator of the Year
Released: 30-Sep-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Arkansas Press Association names UA Little Rock professor 2020 Journalism Educator of the Year
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Sonny Rhodes, associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communication, is the 2020 recipient of the Arkansas Press Association Journalism Educator of the Year award.

Newswise: Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center receives $125,000 grant to provide services for high-tech entrepreneurs
Released: 30-Sep-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center receives $125,000 grant to provide services for high-tech entrepreneurs
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $125,000 grant to assist companies pursuing federal Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer grants and contracts.

Newswise: Los Alamos announces details of new Crossroads supercomputer
Released: 30-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Los Alamos announces details of new Crossroads supercomputer
Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, announced the details of a $105 million contract awarded to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deliver Crossroads, a next-generation supercomputer to be sited at Los Alamos.

Newswise: Women's Health Symposium at Mercy Medical Center
Released: 30-Sep-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Women's Health Symposium at Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center

A premier medical education opportunity for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
St. Jude recognized as clinical care center for rare von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been designated as a von Hippel-Lindau Clinical Care Center by the VHL Alliance. St. Jude is the first and only VHL Alliance-recognized Clinical Care Center dedicated solely to children.

Newswise: Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread
Released: 30-Sep-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread
Tufts University

Tufts University will lead a $100 million, five-year program to understand and address threats posed by zoonotic viral diseases that can “spill over” from animals to humans, such as SARS-CoV-2, in an effort to reduce risk of infection, amplification, and spread, USAID announced today.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Duke Clinical Research Institute, UNC Center for Health Equity Research, and Partners Receive $80 Million Award from NIH to Help Expand COVID-19 Testing
Duke Health

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in partnership with the Center for Health Equity Research at UNC-Chapel Hill and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, has received an $80 million award to serve as the coordinating and data collection center for a four-year program that will overcome barriers and increase uptake of testing among underserved and vulnerable populations across the U.S.

Newswise: $5 million NIH grant awarded to reduce COVID-19-related disparities in vulnerable populations
Released: 30-Sep-2020 11:45 AM EDT
$5 million NIH grant awarded to reduce COVID-19-related disparities in vulnerable populations
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

To help reduce COVID-19-related health disparities in vulnerable populations in Texas, a multi-institutional team of researchers led by UTHealth in Houston will identify disease hotspots and testing deserts in racially diverse areas, and then develop and evaluate intervention strategies to increase testing.

Newswise: Advancing Carbon Dioxide Catalysis
Released: 30-Sep-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Advancing Carbon Dioxide Catalysis
University of Delaware

Feng Jiao is a leader in the field of carbon capture and utilization, working on ways to subtract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by capturing the greenhouse gas and transforming it into another substance altogether. And now he's received two major Department of Energy grants, totaling $3.5 million, to advance those efforts.

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Newswise: 2020 $100k Jean Mayer Prize from Tufts Nutrition awarded for tackling COVID-19 food crisis
Released: 30-Sep-2020 11:00 AM EDT
2020 $100k Jean Mayer Prize from Tufts Nutrition awarded for tackling COVID-19 food crisis
Tufts University

The Friedman School at Tufts awards the 2020 $100k Jean Mayer Prize in Nutrition Science & Policy to HEAL Food Alliance, the James Beard Foundation, and World Central Kitchen for their work during COVID-19 to support food equity and nutrition for all. A virtual ceremony will be held on Oct. 14.

Newswise: American Physical Society Announces Five 2020 Fellows Affiliated with Jefferson Lab
Released: 30-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
American Physical Society Announces Five 2020 Fellows Affiliated with Jefferson Lab
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Five researchers who are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility have been selected by their professional peers for the distinct honor of Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Newswise: FAU Receives $5.3 Million NIH Grant to Detect Cognitive Change in Older Drivers
Released: 30-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Receives $5.3 Million NIH Grant to Detect Cognitive Change in Older Drivers
Florida Atlantic University

Testing a readily and rapidly available, discreet in-vehicle sensing system could provide the first step toward future widespread, low-cost early warnings of cognitive change in older drivers. The use of an advanced, multimodal approach involves the development of novel driving sensors and integration of data from a battery of cognitive function tests, eye tracking and driving behaviors and factors. These in-vehicle technologies could help detect abnormal driving behavior that may be attributed to cognitive impairment.

Newswise: UVA Children’s Opening Pediatric Liver Clinic in Richmond
Released: 30-Sep-2020 8:25 AM EDT
UVA Children’s Opening Pediatric Liver Clinic in Richmond
University of Virginia Health System

UVA Children’s is opening a pediatric hepatology clinic in Richmond on Oct. 6 that will provide comprehensive care for children with liver disease, including evaluations for liver transplants.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Launches Circle of Compassion, a Financial Assistance Program to Benefit Health Care Heroes
Released: 30-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Health Launches Circle of Compassion, a Financial Assistance Program to Benefit Health Care Heroes
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health has launched the Circle of Compassion program, which provides compassionate, timely and equitable financial assistance to team members affected by a disaster or personal monetary hardship. Built on the existing team member financial assistance programs available through two of the network’s philanthropic entities, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation (Colleague to Colleague Fund) and Meridian Health Foundation (When in Need Fund), the Circle of Compassion program was developed in quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the financial health of team members throughout Hackensack Meridian Health.

Newswise: UIC receives $8M Army Research Laboratory grant for drone fuel sensor research
Released: 30-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT
UIC receives $8M Army Research Laboratory grant for drone fuel sensor research
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois Chicago has received an $8 million award from the Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, to support the development of specialized sensors to enable drones to use different types of fuel. They also will seek to advance hybrid-electric optimization, which has relevance for commercial drones and other vehicle types.

Newswise:Video Embedded animation-to-bring-clarity-to-dense-breasts
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Released: 29-Sep-2020 11:05 PM EDT
Animation to bring clarity to dense breasts
University of Adelaide

A group of Australia’s leading breast cancer researchers is raising awareness about the importance of breast density in detecting breast cancer – and they’ve released a new easy-to-understand animation to help save women’s lives.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 5:30 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Colgate for National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists' Association

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and ADHA and Colgate have partnered to celebrate dental hygienists.

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Newswise: FSU physicist named American Physical Society Fellow
Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
FSU physicist named American Physical Society Fellow
Florida State University

A Florida State University faculty member has been named a 2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society. Ingo Wiedenhöver, a professor at FSU’s Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected for the distinction in recognition of his contributions to the field of physics.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
American Society of Retina Specialists Launches Retina Health for Life Podcast
American Society of Retina Specialists

The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) today announced the launch of a new audio and video podcast series providing consumers with critical information about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of retina disease and the importance of seeing a retina specialist for specialized care.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 12:35 PM EDT
DHS Awards $1.96M to Small Businesses to Develop Network Modeling Tools for Risk Assessment
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Two U.S. small businesses were awarded a total of $1.96 million in funding through the DHS SBIR Program to develop tools that will support dynamic network modeling for risk management to emergency communication networks.

Newswise: Fermilab scientists selected as APS fellows
Released: 29-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Fermilab scientists selected as APS fellows
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Three Fermilab scientists have been selected 2020 fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinction awarded each year to no more than one-half of 1 percent of current APS members by their peers.

Newswise: Center for Nanoscale Science Renewed at $18 Million for Six Years
Released: 29-Sep-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Center for Nanoscale Science Renewed at $18 Million for Six Years
Penn State Materials Research Institute

Penn State's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center has successfully renewed NSF funding for six more years.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Deirdre J. Cohen, MD, MS, Appointed as Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology Program of Mount Sinai Health System
Mount Sinai Health System

Deirdre J. Cohen, MD, MS, an expert in pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers as well as an accomplished clinical trial leader has joined Mount Sinai Health System as Director of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Program and Medical Director of the Cancer Clinical Trials Office at The Tisch Cancer Institute.

Newswise: 5 For The Fight Announces Inaugural Class of Cancer Research Fellows at Huntsman Cancer Institute
Released: 29-Sep-2020 10:55 AM EDT
5 For The Fight Announces Inaugural Class of Cancer Research Fellows at Huntsman Cancer Institute
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

5 For The Fight, a global movement inviting everyone to give $5 for the fight against cancer, today announced the inaugural recipients of the 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Fellowship in partnership with Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.

Newswise: University of Utah reaches 71% renewable energy
Released: 29-Sep-2020 10:35 AM EDT
University of Utah reaches 71% renewable energy
University of Utah

A new solar energy contract drastically reduces the University of Utah's carbon footprint. The new solar contract will bring the university to 71% of all electrical energy coming from renewable sources.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
NBCRNA Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan
National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists

After 15 Years Leading the NBCRNA, Karen Plaus, PhD, CRNA, FAAN, CAE, to Retire August 2021; Board Initiates Search for Successor

Newswise: NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute Releases
Nominees for “Top 10 Works of Journalism of the Decade”
Released: 29-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute Releases Nominees for “Top 10 Works of Journalism of the Decade”
New York University

Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, Anne Applebaum’s “A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come” in the Atlantic, John Oliver’s HBO program “Last Week Tonight,” and Lourdes Garcia-Navarro’s coverage of the Arab Spring protests for NPR are among the more than 120 nominees for the “Top 10 Works of Journalism of the Decade in the United States.”

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