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Released: 7-May-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Headwaters to Baywaters: A Future of Urban Resilience Launches
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

The goal of the Headwaters to Baywaters initiative is to ensure healthy lands, healthy waters, and healthy communities for the greater Houston region. The Headwaters to Baywaters initiative was launched by five partner organizations: Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC), Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP), Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF), Houston Audubon Society (HAS), and Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC).

Newswise: UIC climbs to 11th among public universities in ‘QS World University Rankings: USA’
Released: 7-May-2021 1:25 PM EDT
UIC climbs to 11th among public universities in ‘QS World University Rankings: USA’
University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC moved to the 11th spot from 14th among U.S. public universities, and to 36th from 43rd among all doctoral universities

Newswise: Donald and Nancy Ross Support SLU’s
Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship With $1 Million Gift
Released: 7-May-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Donald and Nancy Ross Support SLU’s Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship With $1 Million Gift
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University has announced that Donald and Nancy Ross have made a $1 million gift to the University in support of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.

Released: 7-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
CUR Geosciences Division Announces 2021 Awardees for Excellence in Student Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announced the 2021 awardees for excellence in student research: Zoe Lacey (Trinity University) and Hanna Szydlowski (Grand Valley State University)

Released: 7-May-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Greater Aircraft Efficiency Sought Through Improved Air Flow Control Techniques
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

With the support of a three-year, $1.1 million contract from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will study flow separation on existing planes with complex three-dimensional geometries — like the jets the Air Force currently uses —and what can be improved for aircraft of the future. Through improved aerodynamics, researchers aim to increase the efficiency, range, and even the stealth of aircraft.

Released: 7-May-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth Receives Top Quality and Safety Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth (BID Plymouth) has received five-out-of-five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its annual quality and safety assessment of more than 4,500 hospitals across the country.

Released: 7-May-2021 10:20 AM EDT
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham Receives Top Quality and Safety Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham (BID Needham) has received five-out-of-five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its annual quality and safety assessment of more than 4,500 hospitals across the country.

Released: 7-May-2021 10:20 AM EDT
Mount Auburn Hospital Receives Top Quality and Safety Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Mount Auburn Hospital has received five-out-of-five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its annual quality and safety assessment of more than 4,500 hospitals across the country.

Released: 7-May-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New England Baptist Hospital Receives Top Quality and Safety Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Beth Israel Lahey Health

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) has received five-out-of-five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its annual quality and safety assessment of more than 4,500 hospitals across the country.

Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Welcome Howard M. Ross, M.D. as Chair of Surgery/Surgeon-in Chief
Released: 7-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Welcome Howard M. Ross, M.D. as Chair of Surgery/Surgeon-in Chief
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to welcome nationally recognized Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Howard M. Ross, M.D., as Chair of Surgery/Surgeon-in-Chief of Hackensack University Medical Center, and as Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.

Newswise: CUR Chemistry Division Selects 2021 Outstanding Mentorship Awardees
Released: 7-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
CUR Chemistry Division Selects 2021 Outstanding Mentorship Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Chemistry Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has announced the 2021 recipients of its Outstanding Mentorship Award: Tarek Abdel-Fattah (Christopher Newport University); Fadi Bou-Abdallah (SUNY Potsdam); Loretta Jackson-Hayes (Rhodes College)

Released: 6-May-2021 7:05 PM EDT
UCLA School of Nursing Master's Programs Jump to #16 in 2022 U.S. News Rankings
UCLA School of Nursing

The UCLA School of Nursing master of science in nursing (MSN) degree programs jumped four spots this year, ranking No. 16 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Graduate Schools for 2022. Nationally, the school is currently ranked No. 7 among public schools of nursing, and No. 2 in the state of California.

Newswise: OU Professor’s Ongoing Work on Tar Creek Featured in Report on America’s Most Endangered Rivers
Released: 6-May-2021 3:25 PM EDT
OU Professor’s Ongoing Work on Tar Creek Featured in Report on America’s Most Endangered Rivers
University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

The well-publicized Tar Creek Superfund Site in the Tri-State Mining District (an area that also includes portions of southeastern Kansas and southwestern Missouri) originally produced lead and zinc to make bullets during both World Wars. Toxic mining waste, containing lead, zinc and cadmium – known locally as “chat” – was left on the surface of the site when mining operations ceased in the 1970s. Cleanup of the over 30 million tons of chat continues to this day.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Celebrates National Nurses Week
Released: 6-May-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Celebrates National Nurses Week
Hackensack Meridian Health

National Nurses week begins on May 6, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. This annual celebration acknowledges the work nurses do for others and provides an opportunity to thank them for the work they do each day.

Released: 6-May-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $10 Million for Research on Quantum Information Science and Nuclear Physics
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million for interdisciplinary research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) and nuclear physics.

Newswise: Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $150,000 at Golf Outing
Released: 6-May-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $150,000 at Golf Outing
Hackensack Meridian Health

On May 3, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation raised nearly $150,000 at a golf outing that took place at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle in support of the Emergency Department expansion project taking place at Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center. Nearly 100 golfers participated in the event, which followed all CDC, state and local safety guidelines.

Newswise: UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
Released: 6-May-2021 2:00 PM EDT
UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $325,043 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create a rich collection of digitized material integrated into a map-based website that tracks how urban renewal changed the City of Little Rock in the decades following the Central High School desegregation crisis.

Newswise: Biopreparedness Expert Gustavo Palacios, PhD, to Join Mount Sinai, Strengthening Research Collaborations with Department of Defense
Released: 6-May-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Biopreparedness Expert Gustavo Palacios, PhD, to Join Mount Sinai, Strengthening Research Collaborations with Department of Defense
Mount Sinai Health System

Virologist Gustavo Palacios, PhD, is joining the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), where he led the application and development of molecular epidemiology to advance the field of biopreparedness. Dr. Palacios will strengthen existing research collaborations between Icahn Mount Sinai and the United States Army-Department of Defense (DoD), laying a foundation for joint research initiatives to protect national and global public health.

Newswise: New grant-funded research could help improve therapies for sepsis
Released: 6-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
New grant-funded research could help improve therapies for sepsis
University of Kentucky

A University of Kentucky College of Medicine professor has been awarded a $1.9 million NIH grant for his research on the body’s immune response to sepsis, which could potentially help to improve therapies for the common disease.

Newswise: Susan Bukata, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Released: 6-May-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Susan Bukata, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California San Diego Health

Bukata is only the fourth woman in the U.S. to lead a health system’s orthopedic surgery department.

Newswise: ORNL’s Sergei Kalinin elected Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America
Released: 6-May-2021 11:55 AM EDT
ORNL’s Sergei Kalinin elected Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Sergei Kalinin, a scientist and inventor at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America professional society.

Newswise: Top prizes in ethics cartooning contest address COVID-19 and more
Released: 6-May-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Top prizes in ethics cartooning contest address COVID-19 and more
Morgridge Institute for Research

Five prizes were awarded in the fourth annual Morgridge Institute for Research Ethics Cartooning Competition, addressing the social impacts of scientific research, like issues on public health and communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Study to Examine Exosomes in Ovarian Cancer
Released: 6-May-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Study to Examine Exosomes in Ovarian Cancer
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers have been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate more effective ways to identify ovarian cancer earlier.

Released: 6-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Virtual Event Examines Impact and Evolution of the Role of America’s First Ladies
American University

Prominent scholars, archivists, historians, former White House staff members and insiders gather to explore the fascinating lives and evolving roles of America’s First Ladies Symposium. The event is hosted by the White House Historical Association in partnership with American University's First Ladies Initiative.

Released: 6-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
American Society for Nutrition Foundation Announces Class of 2021 Fellows
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) today announced the 15 individuals who will be inducted into its Class of 2021 Fellows. To be inducted as a Fellow of the Society is the highest honor ASN bestows, recognizing individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.

Newswise: FAU/NCHA Community Health Center First University in Florida to Receive HRSA Designation
Released: 6-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
FAU/NCHA Community Health Center First University in Florida to Receive HRSA Designation
Florida Atlantic University

The FAU/NCHA Community Health Center is the first university in Florida to be designated by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), as a “Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike. To receive this designation, organizations must operate and provide services consistent with HRSA’s Health Center Program requirements to ensure health care for underserved communities and vulnerable populations in the U.S. through service provision to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Released: 6-May-2021 7:00 AM EDT
ARVO Foundation Announces Winner of Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today announced the recipient of the Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award. The award, which recognizes Ludwig von Sallmann, MD, honors awardees with a $1,250 honorarium, an inscribed award and invitations to several special events at the ARVO Annual Meeting. The 2021 recipient of the award is Sai Chavala, MD, of Texas Christian University (TCU) and The University of Northern Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas.

Released: 6-May-2021 7:00 AM EDT
ARVO Foundation Announces Winner of Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today announced the recipient of the Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research. The award, which honors Michael D. Oberdorfer, PhD, recognizes a recipient with a $1,250 honorarium, an inscribed award and invitations to several special events at the ARVO Annual Meeting. The 2021 recipient of the award is Caroline Klaver, MD, PhD of Erasmus Medical Center, Radboud University Medical Center, and the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB).

Newswise: Green Bronx Machine Founder Stephen Ritz Wins 2021 CEA Disruptor Award
Released: 6-May-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Green Bronx Machine Founder Stephen Ritz Wins 2021 CEA Disruptor Award
Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine congratulates its founder Stephen Ritz who has received the 2021 Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Disruptor Award for the organization’s work during the pandemic.

Newswise: UCLA School of Nursing Welcomes New Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Released: 5-May-2021 6:05 PM EDT
UCLA School of Nursing Welcomes New Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
UCLA School of Nursing

Dr. Robert Lucero will join UCLA School of Nursing as the next associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion

Released: 5-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
4DMedical Teaming with ATS Diversity Fund to Improve Access and Equity in American Health Care
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society is recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion and is respected as a powerful advocate protecting the health of the American people by encouraging increased investment in public health care. During the ATS 2021 International Conference starting May 14, respiratory imaging disruptor 4DMedical is partnering with the ATS to make better health care technologies accessible to those who need it the most.

Released: 5-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth awarded an ‘A’ for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group
Beth Israel Lahey Health

For the twelfth time in a row, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth (BID Plymouth) has earned an “A” grade for its continued commitment to patient safety in the Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

Released: 5-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Mount Auburn Hospital awarded an ‘A’ for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group
Beth Israel Lahey Health

For the fourth time in a row, Mount Auburn Hospital has earned an “A” grade for its continued commitment to patient safety in the Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

Released: 5-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton awarded an ‘A’ for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton (BID Milton) has earned an “A” grade for its continued commitment to patient safety in the Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

Released: 5-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham awarded an ‘A’ for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group
Beth Israel Lahey Health

For the second time in a row, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham (BID Needham) has earned an “A” grade for its continued commitment to patient safety in the Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

Released: 5-May-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Carey Thomson, MD, MPH, named Chair of Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Carey Thomson, MD, MPH, has been named Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Released: 5-May-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Wills Eye Physicians Named Best in Ophthalmology on Philadelphia Magazine’s 2021 Top Doctors List
Wills Eye Hospital

Fifty-six Wills Eye ophthalmologists have been named on the new 2021 Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors list. Physicians are nominated by their peers and the magazine publishes the names after a nationwide online physician poll by Castle Connolly.

Newswise: Conrad Prebys Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Support  UC San Diego Department of Music Outreach
Released: 5-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Conrad Prebys Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Support UC San Diego Department of Music Outreach
University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego Department of Music will expand its post-pandemic reach with support from a $500,000 grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation. The grant, which contributes to the Campaign for UC San Diego, helps launch the department’s outreach to both regional audiences, and the international music community.

Newswise: Remembering Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, renowned geriatrician and champion for older adults
Released: 5-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Remembering Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, renowned geriatrician and champion for older adults
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, an internationally renowned geriatrician and executive director of the Consortium on Aging at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), passed away Tuesday, May 4. She was 62.

Newswise: Society for Scholarly Publishing Elects Wolters Kluwer’s Miranda Walker as President
Released: 5-May-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Society for Scholarly Publishing Elects Wolters Kluwer’s Miranda Walker as President
Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer, Health is pleased to announce that Miranda Walker, Associate Director, Medical Journals, for Health Learning, Research & Practice, has been named president-elect of The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Board of Directors. Her year-long term will begin June 1, 2021.

Newswise: Anu and Satya Nadella Family Commit $15 Million to Seattle Children’s to Advance Precision Medicine Neurosciences and Mental Health Care
Released: 5-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Anu and Satya Nadella Family Commit $15 Million to Seattle Children’s to Advance Precision Medicine Neurosciences and Mental Health Care
Seattle Children's Hospital

Anu and Satya Nadella have committed $15 million to advance precision medicine neurosciences and youth mental health care at Seattle Children’s.

Newswise: Heidi E. Conway joins Dana-Farber to lead Human Resources Department
Released: 5-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Heidi E. Conway joins Dana-Farber to lead Human Resources Department
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

New Human Resources and Chief People Officer named at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Newswise: Pitt, WashU Awarded $10.7 Million for Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Research
Released: 5-May-2021 9:15 AM EDT
Pitt, WashU Awarded $10.7 Million for Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Research
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Despite decades of research and investment, the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease are still largely unknown, stymieing drug development and early diagnosis efforts. A new $10.7 million, five-year project aims to change that.

Released: 5-May-2021 9:05 AM EDT
ATA Announces Women Advancing Thyroid Research Award Recipients
American Thyroid Association

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

Newswise: Chula Innovations for Society to Fight COVID-19
Released: 5-May-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Chula Innovations for Society to Fight COVID-19
Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University has taken a bold step in commutating its transformation to an innovation-centric university with its “Innovations for Society” campaign. The campaign uses a short movie to inform the public about the various innovations that Chula has successfully developed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of Chula’s mission to play a leading role in “Creating Knowledge and Innovation to Promote Sustainable Development for Society”.

Newswise: FAU Gets CDC Grant to Test PPE Efficacy and Workplace Virus Transmission
Released: 5-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Gets CDC Grant to Test PPE Efficacy and Workplace Virus Transmission
Florida Atlantic University

With new challenges to keep the workplace safe from COVID-19, a CDC grant will enable FAU scientists to test the effectiveness of various types of personal protection measures against airborne viral transmission. Building on their prior studies, they will evaluate facemasks and other personal protection equipment; physical safety barriers; interior designs of spaces; AC, air filters, humidifiers; safe seating arrangements in a classroom setting and queuing at checkouts, as well as other measures.

Newswise: Palisades Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
Released: 5-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Palisades Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Shane Sullivan to its board of trustees.

Newswise: Musculoskeletal Oncologist Dr. Benjamin “Kyle” Potter Selected to Chair Uniformed Services University Surgery Department
Released: 5-May-2021 12:00 AM EDT
Musculoskeletal Oncologist Dr. Benjamin “Kyle” Potter Selected to Chair Uniformed Services University Surgery Department
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Army Colonel (Dr.) Benjamin “Kyle” Potter, a nationally-renowned musculoskeletal oncologist, was selected to chair the Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Hebert School of Medicine, the U.S. military’s medical school, effective August 2021. Potter succeeds Navy Capt. (Dr.) Eric Elster, who was recently selected as the new Hebert School of Medicine Dean.


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