The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Montana a five-year, $33.4 million award for the development and clinical trials of opioid vaccines. It is the largest such award in University history.
The funded projects will focus on research to underpin the early-stage development of novel regenerative medicine-based therapies for a range of disorders, including, Parkinson's disease, blood disorders and liver diseases, or to utilise stem cells as important medical research tools to study human development.
Economist Joan Martínez Alier from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) considers that ecological economics is more necessary than ever as a way to tackle today's completely "antiecological" economic model which is favouring climate change and destroying our biodiversity. He also assures that political ecology should be at the centre of our political debate if the objective is to put a halt to the current climate emergency.
The National Academy of Engineering today announced the new class of the EngineerGirl Ambassadors program. The 23 new ambassadors will participate in a yearlong program designed to build leadership skills in female high school students by helping them promote engineering to younger students in their community.
DFG recognises mathematician for work on mathematical statistics and machine learning / Award to be presented during the annual conference of the German Mathematical Society
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, a nonprofit organization that creates permanent and positive change in the community through philanthropy, announced Bob Riney, President of Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer at Henry Ford Health System, as the 2020 recipient of The Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership.
Professor Hyeon K. Park, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected, as the 7th Laureate of S. Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics.
The National Academy of Medicine today announced Stephen P. Hinshaw is the recipient of the 2020 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, for basic and applied research on individuals with externalizing disorders, and for efforts to reduce mental illness stigma through youth-based programs and the promotion of humanization.
For his role as a leader of federal research and policy on infectious diseases and, in particular, for his deft, scientifically grounded leadership in shaping an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Academy of Medicine today announced Anthony S. Fauci is the recipient of the 2020 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care.
Jennifer Keir, a uOttawa Ph.D. student and Research Associate whose research investigates firefighters' health and their occupational exposure to hazardous substances, has been named the 2020 Fire Researcher of the Year by the Canadian Fire Chiefs Association.