Seth Davidovits, a 2017 graduate of the Program in Plasma Physics in the Princeton University Department of Astrophysical Sciences, has won the 2018 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award presented by the American Physical Society.
Jennifer Pazour, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Rensselaer, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 24th annual US Frontiers of Engineering symposium.
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Cecilia Lindgren, Ph.D., as the recipient of its 2018 Mentorship Award. This award recognizes ASHG members who have significant records of accomplishment as mentors.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, led by the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, to operate a new oceanographic research ship, one of only three such vessels in the nation.
Psychologist Carolyn Murray at UC Riverside has been awarded the 2018 Dr. William Montague Cobb award for special achievements in public health at the local level, presented annually by the National Health Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The award is given to an outstanding individual in a local community "in recognition of special achievement in areas of social justice, health justice advocacy, health education, health promotion, fundraising, and research."
The US team won first place for the third time in four years at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) which took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on July 3-14, 2018, with 116 countries participating. The six US team members also took home five gold medals and one silver medal for their individual high scores in the competition, known as the Olympics of mathematics competitions for high school students.
ASHG named Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., as the 2018 recipient of the Curt Stern Award. Dr. Kathiresan is the Director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Initiative at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. This annual award recognizes genetics and genomics researchers who have made significant scientific contributions during the past decade.
Physicist Paul Corkum has added another prestigious international award to his impressive roster: the Isaac Newton Medal and Prize, the highest accolade of the United Kingdom's Institute of Physics. The Distinguished Professor at the University of Ottawa and National Research Council-Canada Research Chair in Attosecond Photonics is the first Canadian to receive this distinction, which recognizes 'world-leading contributions to physics by an individual.'
Barbara Kahn, M.D., Vice Chair for Research Strategy in the Department of Medicine at BIDMC, receives the FASEB Excellence in Science Award.
A UMass Lowell researcher dedicated to improving the quality and safety of home health care recently received international recognition for her work.