Grant and Award Announcement
The Alzheimer’s Association, Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), and the UK-based Alzheimer’s Society have united to address global challenges in dementia through a competitive funding program for emerging leaders in brain health and dementia.
Anand Devaiah, MD, professor of otolaryngology-head & neck surgery and neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), was elected to the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Board of Governors representing the Fellows in the Society of University Otolaryngologists. As a Specialty Society Governor, he will serve a three-year term as a liaison between the Fellows of the College and the members of the Board of Governors including participating in workshops and meetings.
Thirteen St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists working in laboratories and clinics have been named to the 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers. The list, based on the Web of Science citation index, reflects how often scientists’ published research is cited by other investigators, which is a measure of their professional impact.
Binghamton University Chemistry Professor Eriks Rozners has received a two-year $428,330 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a research project which explores the "switch" behind the coronavirus.
Researchers and students in the Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group (CATCO) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) are using vibrational spectroscopy to gain new insights into molecules with the help of SMU’s powerful high performance computer. CATCO is led by Elfi Kraka, the Dedman Family Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry at SMU.
Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) has been named a Fellow by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society. Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases. It recognizes distinguished clinicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession.
Topics range from pancreatic cancer and urban development to the movement of the Earth’s crust / A total of approximately €76 million approved for the first funding period
Collective behaviour researcher Prof Iain Couzin from the University of Konstanz has been included in the 2021 list of the “Global Highly Cited Researchers” for the fourth time in a row.
Salk Professors Joanne Chory, Joseph Ecker, Rusty Gage, Satchidananda Panda, Reuben Shaw and Kay Tye have been named to the Highly Cited Researchers list by Clarivate. The list identifies researchers who demonstrate “significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers.”
Two researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys have been included on Clarivate’s 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list, a ranking of influential researchers around the world based on the number of times their work has been cited in peer-reviewed publications over the last decade.
As part of an effort to expand ethnic diversity in research, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, will use a $500,000 grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to study Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation. It is one of several similar projects funded by CZI that aim to increase ancestral representation of genomes profiled for the Human Cell Atlas Project — a worldwide effort to characterize every type of cell in the human population.