Navigation Links
President Barack Obama recognizes outstanding scientists at the Smithsonian
Date:9/27/2011

Two scientists at the Smithsonian Institution have been honored with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for their innovative research and scientific leadership. It is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The awards were announced Monday, Sept. 26.

Justin Kasper, an astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., was recognized for his work with Solar Probe Plus―the first mission to the sun, scheduled for 2018. Kasper's creation, SWEAP (Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons) is one of the four instrument packages that will be on the spacecraft; it will help scientists learn how the sun's corona, or atmosphere, is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated to supersonic speeds.

"By flying a spacecraft through the upper atmosphere of the sun we will expose the fundamental physics responsible for the million degree corona and help understand and forecast space weather," said Kasper. "I am honored to have received this recognition and encouragement to pursue the mysteries of our sun."

Pierre Comizzoli, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, received the award through a nomination from the National Institutes of Health. It is for his contributions to the field of fertility preservation to save endangered species while generating knowledge that also has relevance to improving human reproductive health. Comizzoli is exploring innovative approaches for drying and using only the DNA of egg cells rather than the far more complex and expensive approach of freezing the entire ovum. This could have enormous efficient and low-cost reproduction applications for many species, including humans.

"I am highly honored to receive this Presidential award," said Comizzoli. "It is a huge recognition for comparative medicine and the development of cutting-edge approaches for preserving and extending the fertility in animals and humans."


'/>"/>
Contact: John Gibbons
gibbonsjp@si.edu
202-633-5187
Smithsonian
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. ADA president Raymond Gist, D.D.S., comments on Harvard study examining fluoride levels in bone
2. TGen/VARI president Dr. Jeffrey Trent appointed Foreign Trade Counselor by Luxembourg
3. AADR applauds President Obamas support for maintaining biomedical research in FY11
4. ACP applauds President Obamas call for state innovation on health insurance coverage
5. First Lady Says President Obama Has Quit Smoking
6. UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender receives Presidential Award
7. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientist receives Presidential Early Career Award
8. UCSFs Prusiner receives Presidents National Medal of Science
9. O. Marion Burton, M.D., F.A.A.P., addresses American Academy of Pediatrics in new term as president
10. AAP president discusses impact of health care reform
11. Presidential election outcomes directly influence suicide rates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
President Barack Obama recognizes outstanding scientists at the Smithsonian
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June ... sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, ... of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, ... work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors ... Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green ... hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex ... as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and ... a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas ... , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) announced ... Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with respect to ... CPXX ) expired effective June 24, 2016, ... previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and ... Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer for all ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components ... replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: