Navigation Links
NAS receives $3.5 million gift to establish Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

WASHINGTON Richard C. Atkinson has made a gift of $3.5 million to the National Academy of Sciences to establish the National Academy of Sciences Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. Beginning in 2014, the $200,000 prize will be given biennially to an individual (or may be shared by two individuals) responsible for significant advances in the psychological and cognitive sciences with important implications for formal and systematic theory in these fields.

"Because of the dedication of many brilliant researchers, the psychological and cognitive sciences have seen incredible advances in the past decades," said Atkinson, president emeritus of the University of California and professor emeritus of cognitive science and psychology at the University of California, San Diego. "This award is intended to recognize and support scientists in improving our understanding of how the mind works."

Although the psychological and cognitive sciences are long-established fields and many senior scientists are deserving of the award, the intent of the prize is to honor recent work in these areas of research. Recipients will be selected by NAS members in these disciplines, and prizes will be awarded at the NAS annual meeting.

"Dr. Atkinson's generous gift enables the National Academy of Sciences to recognize outstanding individuals who are making fundamental contributions to the advancement of these important areas of science," said Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences.

Richard Atkinson was president of the University of California system from 1995 to 2003. Before becoming president he served for 15 years as chancellor of UC San Diego. He is a former director of the National Science Foundation and was a long-term faculty member at Stanford University. An internationally respected scholar and scientist, his tenure as UC president was marked by innovative approaches to admissions and outreach, research initiatives to accelerate the university's contributions to the state's economy, and a challenge to the country's most widely used admissions examination the SAT that paved the way for major changes in the way millions of America's youth are tested for college admission. Atkinson is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.


Contact: Molly Galvin
National Academy of Sciences

Related medicine news :

1. New Book, ‘Why Most Women Die’, Receives Rave Reviews from the Media, Medical Professionals and Women Concerned About Their Health
2. Yaohua Wang receives Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Best Paper Award 2012
3. Premium Astrology Client Care Team Receives New Reviews Despite Online Myths
4. Dr. Robert Barr of Barr Family Dentistry in San Jose, CA Receives Top Reviews for Painless Laser Dental Procedures
5. DNDi Latin America receives 2013 Carlos Slim Health Award
6. Laura Rosenfield, M.D., Receives InTone Specialist Certification To Treat Female Urinary Incontinence From InControl Medical, LLC
7. San Bruno, CA Dentist Dr. Bradley Parker Receives Top Reviews for New Laser Assisted Dental Treatments
8. Dr. Daniel Strader of Dallas Designer Smiles Receives Top Reviews as Local Dallas, TX Dentist for Biological Dentistry
9. Dr. Jerome Crayle of Jerome M. Crayle DDS PLLC Receives Top Reviews as Local Graham, NC Dentist
10. UCIs Gavin Herbert Eye Institute receives $3 million for retinal degeneration research
11. UTSA engineering dean C. Mauli Agrawal receives award from Society for Biomaterials
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... CognisantMD and Cambridge ... imaging in the Waterloo region. Using the Ocean Platform, family physicians can now ... their electronic medical record (EMR) without the need for redundant patient entry or ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Jobs in hospital medical laboratories and in the imaging field ... agency Aureus Medical Group . These fields, as well as travel ... for healthcare jobs through the company’s website, , The leading healthcare ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 ... ... users a new set of retro-fused, self-animating trailer titles with ProTrailer: Vintage. This ... style options. These classically-influenced trailer titles work with any font, giving users limitless ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Additional breast cancers ... on mammography, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers ... mammography may necessitate a change in treatment. , Breast MRI is the most ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Finnleo, a leader in the traditional and far-infrared ... traditional and far-infrared saunas. , For traditional saunas, Finnleo is offering ... sauna wood, and Finnleo uses only European Grade A Nordic White Spruce from sustainably ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , 26 november 2015 AAIPharma ... de geplande investering aan van ten minste ... laboratoria en het mondiale hoofdkantoor in ... zal resulteren in extra kantoorruimte en extra ... de groeiende behoeften van de farmaceutische en ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 --> ... use SyMRI to find optimal contrast weighting of MRI ... and has signed a research agreement with SyntheticMR in order ... Using SyMRI, it is possible to generate multiple contrast images ... the patient has left, thus making it possible to both ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nov. 26, 2015 Research ... addition of the "2016 Future Horizons and ... (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive ... --> --> ... analysis of the Japanese therapeutic drug monitoring market, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: