SIOP Fellow Michele Gelfand was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on April 17, 2019. Gelfand is a part of an illustrious group including Former First Lady Michelle Obama and more than 200 other luminaries elected.
A 14-year-old's innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first place Addiction Science Award at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) -- the world's largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Friends of NIDA, a coalition that supports NIDA's mission.
A richly illustrated book on insects by a University of Kansas entomologist, recently published to critical praise, has just earned two Nautilus Book Awards.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) will present Dr. Christopher J. Freitas, a program director in Southwest Research Institute's Mechanical Engineering Division, with the 2019 Patrick J. Higgins Medal.
Nurses from UTHealth and UT Physicians are recognized for their outstanding service.
Spyridon Fortis, MD, of the University of Iowa has been awarded The ATS Foundation/Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Research Award in Respiratory Support with Nasal High Flow (NHF) in Patients with COPD. The $100,000 award will help fund Dr. Fortis' study, 'The Effect of Heated, Humidified High-Flow Air in COPD Patients with Chronic Bronchitis.'
A series of public events in New York will bring together writers, scholars, and artists to explore how technologies can be used to promote or thwart human flourishing.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced that Chelsea Finn receives the 2018 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation, 'Learning to Learn with Gradients.' In her thesis, Finn introduced algorithms for meta-learning that enable deep networks to solve new tasks from small datasets, and demonstrated how her algorithms can be applied in areas including computer vision, reinforcement learning and robotics.
Geoffrey K. Mumford, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director for Government Relations in the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association (APA), received the Senator Harold Hughes Memorial Award today from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The Hughes Award recognizes the contributions of an individual whose work translates research into practice, and builds bridges across the alcohol prevention, treatment and policy-making communities.
Two UC Santa Barbara physics professors -- Cristina Marchetti and Leon Balents -- are among the newest members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). They join 98 others so honored, and 25 foreign associates, recognized for their 'distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.'