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Newswise: UC San Diego Receives $1.6 Million to Better Prepare Young Adults for Engineering and Technical Careers
Released: 2-Jul-2020 7:45 PM EDT
UC San Diego Receives $1.6 Million to Better Prepare Young Adults for Engineering and Technical Careers
University of California San Diego

Longtime University of California San Diego supporter Buzz Woolley has pledged $1.6 million over the next three years to fund an innovative new initiative that will significantly expand the region’s engineering and technical workforce.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 3:15 PM EDT
UA Little Rock’s new flexible MBA program offers best of online, face-to-face classes
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is offering Master of Business Administration (MBA) students the opportunity to embrace the best of on-campus and online learning through a new flexible MBA program.

Newswise: Department of Energy awards $3.15 million to Argonne to support collaborations with industry
Released: 2-Jul-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Department of Energy awards $3.15 million to Argonne to support collaborations with industry
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $33 million in funding for 82 projects aimed at advancing commercialization of promising energy technologies and strengthening partnerships between DOE’s National Laboratories and private-sector companies.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University Receive $1.2 Million NIH Award to Recruit Underrepresented Minority Ph.D. Students
Cleveland Clinic

At a time when the national conversation is focused on narrowing the gap of racial equity, two of Cleveland’s anchor institutions have been awarded grant funding that will help them turn words into action. Cleveland State University and Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute received a five-year, $1.2 million T32 training award from the National Institutes of Health to recruit underrepresented minority Ph.D. students and students underrepresented in the science and technology workforce.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
American Academy of Ophthalmology to Launch its First Open Access Journal in Early 2021
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced plans to expand the Ophthalmology family of journals to include Ophthalmology Science, an online open access journal.

Newswise: American Cancer Society awards Research Scholar Grant to Brooke Emerling
Released: 2-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
American Cancer Society awards Research Scholar Grant to Brooke Emerling
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is pleased to announce that the American Cancer Society (ACS) has awarded Brooke Emerling, Ph.D., a Research Scholar Grant to study a new approach to targeting tumors that have a mutation in the p53 gene—the most altered gene in human cancers. The grants are often a career-launching award for “rising stars” in the cancer research arena.

Newswise: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Enters Licensing Agreement with Biogen to Develop Treatment for Inherited Retinal Disorder
2-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Enters Licensing Agreement with Biogen to Develop Treatment for Inherited Retinal Disorder
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a member hospital of Mass General Brigham, is entering into an exclusive licensing agreement with Biogen to develop a potential treatment for inherited retinal degeneration due to mutations in the PRPF31 gene, which are among the most common causes for autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 5:30 PM EDT
COVID-19 seed grants awarded to 7 ISU research projects
Iowa State University

Iowa State's COVID-19 Research Seed Grant program will support the initial stages of high-risk/high-reward projects that address the COVID-19 crisis.

Newswise: TMS and MRS Announce 2020-2021 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow
Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
TMS and MRS Announce 2020-2021 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow
TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society)

Megan Malara, The Ohio State University, has been named as the 2020-2021 TMS/MRS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow.

Newswise: National Science Foundation Awards $5 Million to Develop Innovative AI Resource
Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:15 PM EDT
National Science Foundation Awards $5 Million to Develop Innovative AI Resource
University of California San Diego

The NSF has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego a $5 million grant to develop a high-performance resource for conducting artificial intelligence (AI) research across a wide swath of science and engineering domains.

Newswise: Louis Justement and Mary-Ann Bjornsti begin leadership roles at FASEB
Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Louis Justement and Mary-Ann Bjornsti begin leadership roles at FASEB
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Immunologist Louis Justement, Ph.D., begins his term as president of the largest coalition of biological and biomedical research associations in the United States, FASEB.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Rutgers Institute for Health Names Mariana Figueiro Director for New Center for Healthy Aging
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Mariana Figueiro, director of the Lighting Research Center, joins the Rutgers University community on Sept. 1 to lead two new programs focused on aging and on sleep and circadian research.

Newswise: UIC Business announces the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
UIC Business announces the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate joins the accounting, finance, information and decision sciences and managerial studies departments in serving the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration’s more than 3,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
CHOP’s Center for Applied Genomics Receives Funding to Study Risk of Disease Specifically in African Americans
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are among the recipients of a multi-million dollar grant that focuses on the use of genomics to improve risk assessment for diverse populations and integrate the findings into clinical care.

Newswise: UIC and UIS announce guaranteed pathway for undergraduates to earn UIC nursing degree
Released: 1-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
UIC and UIS announce guaranteed pathway for undergraduates to earn UIC nursing degree
University of Illinois at Chicago

Under the program, first-time freshmen will have a guaranteed place in the UIC College of Nursing BSN program

Newswise: Researchers tracking COVID-19 in wastewater to join forces on framework for translating data into a public health response
Released: 1-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Researchers tracking COVID-19 in wastewater to join forces on framework for translating data into a public health response
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Researchers from four institutions will create a "startup blueprint" that cities can use to implement SARS-CoV-2 surveillance at their area's wastewater treatment plants. Funded by the Sloan Foundation, the action plan they develop could be used to monitor COVID-19 and other pathogens.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Kidneycure Announces 2020 Grant Recipients
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Kidney diseases affect more than 850 million people worldwide. • KidneyCure continues to propel positive change in public health, once again funding more than $3 million to support research that changes lives. • This year’s grant recipients, among the best and the brightest in the field, bring energy, innovation and expertise to areas undergoing rapid change: acute kidney injury and repair, home dialysis, and post-transplant care.

Newswise: Free Webinar: Economic Impact of COVID and Implications for the Future of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Free Webinar: Economic Impact of COVID and Implications for the Future of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The COVID pandemic has not only had a devastating humanitarian impact, but it also has shocked health care system finances. In this webinar, STS President Joseph A. Dearani, MD, will talk with cardiothoracic surgeons, a hospital executive, and a health care consultant about various important topics.

Newswise: Epigenetics Researcher Yang Shi Appointed Member of Ludwig Oxford
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Epigenetics Researcher Yang Shi Appointed Member of Ludwig Oxford
Ludwig Cancer Research

It is with great pleasure that Ludwig Cancer Research announces the appointment of Yang Shi as Member of the Oxford Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Penn Launches Region’s First Center for Translational Neuromodulation
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Penn Brain Science, Translation, Innovation, and Modulation (brainSTIM) Center brings together a team of leading neuroscientists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and engineers at Penn using neuromodulation techniques to research, repair, and enhance human brain function—the first translational center of its kind in the region.

Newswise: Nobel Prize-winning chemist M. Stanley Whittingham named to “Great Immigrants, Great Americans” list for 2020
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Nobel Prize-winning chemist M. Stanley Whittingham named to “Great Immigrants, Great Americans” list for 2020
Binghamton University, State University of New York

M. Stanley Whittingham, a 2019 Nobel Laureate and distinguished professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has been named to the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s 2020 list of “Great Immigrants, Great Americans.”

Released: 1-Jul-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Journal of the American College of Radiology Increases Impact Factor in New Rankings
American College of Radiology (ACR)

According to the newly released 2020 Journal Citation Report, the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) has achieved a 2019 Impact Factor of 4.268, up from 3.785 last year. This is the journal’s 8th consecutive increase in impact factor year-over-year.

Newswise: NCCN: What People with Cancer and their Caregivers Need to Know about CAR T-Cell Therapy
30-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
NCCN: What People with Cancer and their Caregivers Need to Know about CAR T-Cell Therapy
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published a new NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Immunotherapy Side Effects focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. This is book two in a series that includes another book on irAEs focused on immune checkpoint inhibitors.

Newswise: The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor 
Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. 
Announce 2020-2021 Fellowship Winners for 
Projects in Green Energy Technology
Released: 1-Jul-2020 5:00 AM EDT
The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Announce 2020-2021 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology
The Electrochemical Society

Prof. Dr. Shoji Hall, Prof. Dr. Piran Ravichandran Kidambi, and Dr. Haegyeom Kim have been awarded the 2020-2021 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowships. Through this, ECS and Toyota aim to promote innovative and unconventional technologies borne from electrochemical research. The fellowship encourages young professors and scholars to pursue innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology.

Newswise: The 2020 July Issue of Neurosurgical Focus Examines the Brain-Machine Interface
24-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
The 2020 July Issue of Neurosurgical Focus Examines the Brain-Machine Interface
Journal of Neurosurgery

Announcement of the contents of the 2020 July issue of Neurosurgical Focus.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 11:05 PM EDT
NUS Asia Research Institute launches Asian Peace Programme
National University of Singapore

Today, the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced the launch of the Asian Peace Programme (APP), to initiate and support policy research that will work towards generating an enduring peace in Asia.

Newswise: Springer Named Director of UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center
Released: 30-Jun-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Springer Named Director of UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Jan P. Springer, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named the new director of the George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.The Emerging Analytics Center (EAC) is a research center that is home to an energetic group of researchers, faculty, and students performing innovative research and development in technology, infrastructure, and applications for virtual and augmented realities, immersive visualization, interactive technologies, as well as cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.

Newswise: Chicago professor, nurse to lead National Institute of Nursing Research
Released: 30-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Chicago professor, nurse to lead National Institute of Nursing Research
University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago professor Shannon Zenk has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to lead its National Institute of Nursing Research, or NINR.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
The Impact Factor of AACC’s Clinical Chemistry Journal Increases to 7.292
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that the impact factor of its journal, Clinical Chemistry, has risen to 7.292 in the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports. This impact factor places Clinical Chemistry in the top 4.2% of 12,838 ranked academic journals and speaks to the significant influence of the science it publishes on laboratory medicine and patient care.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT
AACI Welcomes University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cancer Center at Brown University to Membership Roster
Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

This month the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) welcomed University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UPRCCC) and Cancer Center at Brown University, bringing the association’s total number of members to 102.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Sorenson Impact Center names impact investor Geoff Davis CEO
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Geoff Davis will take on the new role of CEO for the Sorenson Impact Center at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He begins his new position on July 13, 2020.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Chicago Cubs player Jason Heyward supports COVID-19 response for UChicago Medicine healthcare workers and South Side community
University of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward is donating $100,000 to University of Chicago Medicine to help alleviate hardships experienced by frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand contact tracing efforts on Chicago’s South Side.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic experts to help guide Delta Air Lines COVID-19 safety measures
Mayo Clinic

Delta Air Lines and Mayo Clinic, a global leader in serious and complex medical care, are deepening their relationship to provide additional safety and COVID-19 infection control measures for customers and employees. The collaboration is another significant step in Delta’s efforts to build upon its foundation of care and cleanliness, known as the Delta CareStandard, to mitigate the risk of transmitting COVID-19 during travel.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 9:35 AM EDT
NSF Grant Supports Search for Plastic Polymer That Can Be Broken Down and Reused
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

With the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation, chemical engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute aim to develop a new polymer that can replace polystyrene, a commonly used plastic that is inexpensive and easy to make — but is difficult to break down into its original components for reuse, a process called depolymerization.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS (MSVirtual2020) Meeting to Be Held Virtually September 11-13, 2020 with an Encore Event on September 26th with Late Breakers and Special Session on COVID-19
Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS)

Registered media to MSVirtual2020 will have access to the full program including plenary sessions, invited speakers and platform presentations of abstracts, poster presentations, teaching courses, and industry supported satellite symposia, both scheduled and on-demand

Released: 29-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
$2.7 million gift by Arnold Ventures to UCI funds most comprehensive prison violence study to date
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 29, 2020 — The University of California, Irvine has received a $2.7 million gift by Arnold Ventures to conduct the most comprehensive study to date into the sources and consequences of prison violence in seven states. Findings from the three-year, multi-strategy investigation will be used to create an evidence-based framework for reducing and preventing incidents of violence.

Newswise: USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center receives $5 million for cancer drug discoveries
Released: 29-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center receives $5 million for cancer drug discoveries
Keck Medicine of USC

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center receives $5 million for cancer drug discoveries

Released: 29-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Infant heart-assist device gets new life with $4.7M grant
Cornell University

After being defunded by a company with rights to its intellectual property, development of a pediatric heart-assist device has been revived at Cornell with the help of a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Lerman Named AACI President-Elect; Three Other Cancer Center Leaders Added to Board of Directors
Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

The members of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) have elected Caryn Lerman, PhD, as vice president/president-elect of AACI’s board of directors. Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD, and Robert Winn, MD, have been elected as new board members, and Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH, has been appointed to fill the remainder of Dr. Lerman’s board term.

Newswise: Sandia weapons program meets safety, design requirements
Released: 29-Jun-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Sandia weapons program meets safety, design requirements
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories has successfully completed another milestone in the B61-12 gravity bomb refurbishment program, demonstrating the labs is meeting important nuclear safety and use-control requirements.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Letter from ACTRIMS President on MSVirtual2020
Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS)

I am pleased to announce that the 8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting will be held from September 11-13, 2020, with a special encore featuring Late-Breaking News and a COVID-19 Session on September 26.

Newswise: Rising Latino studies scholars named IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellows
Released: 29-Jun-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Rising Latino studies scholars named IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellows
University of Illinois at Chicago

Presented by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, or IUPLR, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, each fellow will receive a yearly stipend of $25,000, a faculty mentor in Latino studies, monthly teleconferences with other fellows and opportunities to present their research.

Newswise: How to Recognize Side-Effects from Immunotherapy? New NCCN Guidelines for Patients can Help
Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
How to Recognize Side-Effects from Immunotherapy? New NCCN Guidelines for Patients can Help
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Immunotherapy Side Effects - Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors from National Comprehensive Cancer Network and NCCN Foundation shares information for patients and caregivers on how to recognize and manage adverse events from immune checkpoint inhibitors.

28-Jun-2020 7:50 PM EDT
ASA Monitor Relaunched to Reflect More Global, Timely Issues in Perioperative Health Care News
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

To bring a full range of perioperative health care news and information to physician anesthesiologists, surgical care team members and health care executives, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced its expanded partnership with Wolters Kluwer to publish and relaunch its publication the ASA Monitor

Newswise: Sanford Burnham Prebys announces research agreement with Lilly 
for COVID-19 antibody research
Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Sanford Burnham Prebys announces research agreement with Lilly for COVID-19 antibody research
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced a research agreement with Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) to characterize Lilly’s next-generation anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. These collaborative studies aim to build on Lilly’s current portfolio of neutralizing antibodies by exploring novel cocktails, half-life extension technologies and strategies to further enhance potency.

Newswise: Asymptomatic Testing Central to UC San Diego’s Return to Learn for Fall Quarter
Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Asymptomatic Testing Central to UC San Diego’s Return to Learn for Fall Quarter
University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego today announced the next step in its Return to Learn program, which will guide an incremental repopulation of the campus while offering broad, asymptomatic testing for faculty, staff and students on a recurring basis to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Newswise: Analyzing Matter’s Building Blocks
Released: 26-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Analyzing Matter’s Building Blocks
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Nobuo Sato is working to put the know in femto. He’s just been awarded a five-year, multimillion dollar research grant by the Department of Energy to develop a “FemtoAnalyzer” that will help nuclear physicists image the three-dimensional internal structure of protons and neutrons. Now, Sato is among 76 scientists nationwide who have been awarded a grant through the DOE Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program to pursue their research.

Newswise: St. Jude Cloud portal expands access to treasure trove of pediatric solid tumor data
Released: 26-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
St. Jude Cloud portal expands access to treasure trove of pediatric solid tumor data
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital develops the Childhood Solid Tumor Network data portal to speed discoveries and novel therapies for treatment of childhood solid tumors

Released: 26-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Wayne State researchers receive NSF funding to develop COVID-19 risk-prediction system
Wayne State University Division of Research

Due to COVID-19, there is an urgent need for a risk-prediction and update system so that individuals and various entities can be aware of the potential risk of infection when traveling locally, nationally or abroad. Wayne State is working on a system with the help of funding from the National Science Foundation.

Newswise: Poseidon Innovation Announces Funding for Three UC San Diego Researchers
Released: 26-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Poseidon Innovation Announces Funding for Three UC San Diego Researchers
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego and Deerfield Management created Poseidon Innovation to support researchers working to advance disease-curing therapeutics by funding early stage projects and expediting the drug-development cycle. Poseidon announces it is funding three researchers.


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