BMI OrganBank, Atrium Health and LifeShare Carolinas Partner to Launch Nation’s First Organ Banking Technology

Atrium Health’s Division of Abdominal Transplant, Carolinas Medical Center (DAT Atrium), LifeShare Carolinas, one of nation’s leading Organ Procurement Organizations, and BMI OrganBank, a developer of organ perfusion systems based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, announced today that their organizations have partnered to develop and launch the nation’s first Organ Banking technology, which will greatly expand the possibilities for organ preservation and reconditioning.

Advocating for Equitable Cancer Care: A Call to Establish Comprehensive Survivorship Programming and Enhance Genetic Testing Discussions

Two new measurements have been added to the Health Equity Report Card (HERC)—a tool for improving the quality and equity of cancer care. This expansion is part of ongoing efforts to address the impact of structural and interpersonal racism as a cause of disparities in cancer outcomes in the United States.

Grants Available to Support Initiatives Addressing Nursing Work Environments and Health Equity

AACN, AARP, and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action partner to offer the 2024 Health Equity and Nursing Innovations Project Grants: Nursing Workforce and Healthy Work Environments. Awards of up to $25,000 will be given for projects that will be completed in one year. Projects require 1:1 matching funds. Proposals due by April 5.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine Launches Translational Eye and Vision Research Center

Wake Forest University School of Medicine has launched a new Translational Eye and Vision Research Center, located inside Biotech Place, in Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Leaders envision the center serving as a visionary hub that will redefine the landscape of eye and vision research.

$2 million grant from The Roe Green Foundation catalyzes multidisciplinary research building in Uganda

For the past 38 years, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and University Hospitals (UH) have worked closely with a variety of institutions in Uganda to advance medical research and education across a range of fields.

Their facilities have remained scattered across the campuses of local partners but now, the collaboration will have a permanent home.

A $2 million gift from The Roe Green Foundation, jointly awarded to CWRU and UH, will advance global health initiatives from each institution and establish a state-of-the-art research hub and gathering place in Uganda’s capital, Kampala: the Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Roe Green Medical Education and Research Building.

Ochsner Children’s Hospital advocates to close the gap in pediatric heart care

As the only pediatric heart transplant program in Louisiana and the only program in the state to offer advanced mechanical support options for pediatric cardiology patients, Ochsner Children’s Hospital is committed to advocating for additional medical devices to enhance its high-quality care to pediatric patients awaiting transplant.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $61 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced awards totaling $61 million for small businesses in 17 states. The 50 projects funded by DOE’s Office of Science include the development of advanced scientific instruments, advanced materials, and clean energy conversion and storage technologies that will conduct climate research and advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of a net-zero emissions economy.

Leading Technology Investment Executive Troy LeMaile-Stovall Appointed to University of Maryland School of Medicine Board of Visitors

niversity of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean Mark T. Gladwin, MD, along with UMSOM Board of Visitors Chair Cynthia Egan, announced today that Troy LeMaile-Stovall, MS, MBA, an award-winning technology investment, higher education, and management consulting executive, has been appointed to the School’s Board of Visitors.

Rutgers Computer Scientist Named Sloan Fellow

A Rutgers professor who studies and improves the design of algorithms – human-made instructions computers follow to solve problems and perform computations – has been selected to receive a 2024 Sloan Research Fellowship.

Aaron Bernstein, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, was named one of 126 researchers drawn from a select group of 53 institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

Society of Gynecologic Oncology to Host 2024 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer® March 16-18 in San Diego, California

Since 1970, health care professionals have convened at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer® to discuss the latest in gynecologic cancer care and science, receive educational programming, and network. Members of the entire gynecologic cancer care team who provide treatment and care in the areas of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and palliative care attend the SGO Annual Meeting.

National Breast Cancer Foundation Gives Grant to Help Breast Care Center Patients at Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso

In addition to assisting with access to care, such as transportation and general needs like groceries, the grant will allow the Breast Care Center to screen for mental and emotional distress using tablets. Currently, patients participate in an online distress screening survey that prompts questions about financial and psychosocial stressors in a patient’s life.

Penn4C Announces Awardees for Community-led Partnership Grants

Penn Community Collaboratory for Co-Creation (Penn4C), an initiative led jointly by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (Penn Engineering), has awarded funding to five new research projects that address social justice through designing and implementing solutions to improve health, well-being, and safety. In addition to the involvement of Penn faculty and students, the projects are required to have active and equitable representation of the community in which the project will be completed.

Rutgers Women’s Basketball Partners with RWJBarnabas Health/Rutgers Cancer Institute and Kay Yow Cancer Fund to Establish the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Cancer Support Game Plan

The Scarlet Knights presented a $50,000 check from the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to establish the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Cancer Support Game Plan, which will provide funding assistance for underserved female cancer patients across the State of New Jersey.

Two University Hospitals Physician-Scientists to Receive 2024 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards from the Clinical Research Forum

Two University Hospitals physician-scientists will receive recognition for their profound contributions to advancing clinical research. UH is the only hospital system to have two honorees acknowledged this year by the Clinical Research Forum for the 10 most significant clinical advancements impacting the health and wellness of humanity.

In Memoriam: Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D., renowned immunologist and longtime Chair of Microbiology

Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, who discovered how antibodies are made and developed a technique that led to the early detection of cancer cells, died Feb. 15. He was 96. Dr. Uhr was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The gold standard: Nobel Prize gifted to Tulane University by Dr. Andrew Schally

Former Tulane University researcher Dr. Andrew Schally has donated his Nobel Prize to Tulane’s School of Medicine. Schally won the award in 1977 for identifying the presence of key peptides in the hypothalamus and successfully synthesizing them, research that led to advanced prostate cancer treatment methods.

SLAS Life Sciences and Technology Awards Announced

Science and technology awards were announced during the SLAS2024 International Conference and Exhibition, the annual flagship event of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, which attracted a record-setting 7500 attendees and 400 exhibitors. Each year SLAS recognizes several exceptional presenters and exhibitors who represent the best of the Society’s programs and mission.

Prof. Dr. Thanyavee Puthanakit, National Outstanding Researcher in Medical Science, with Clinical Research on the Treatment and Prevention of HIV in Youth

Prof. Dr. Thanyavee expressed her appreciation and honor for receiving the Outstanding Researcher Award.

Prof. Dr. Chaiyan Chaiyaphorn Awarded National Outstanding Researcher Award 2024 in Political Science and Public Administration with Research Benefitting Society and Politics

Prof. Dr. Chaiyan Chaiyaphorn from the Department of Government, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, was recognized by the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) with the National Outstanding Researcher Award 2024 in the field of Political Science and Public Administration.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer to Host Free Patient and Advocates Education Forum in San Diego

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is pleased to host a free Patient and Advocate Education Forum on​​ Friday, March 15, 2024, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT, in San Diego, CA, at the San Diego Convention Center. The organization welcomes all gynecologic cancer (cervical, endometrial/uterine, ovarian, vaginal, and vulvar) patients, advocates, family members, and providers.

2023 winners of ARVO Advocacy Awards announced

Rockville, Md. – The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced today the 2023 recipients of its annual Advocacy Awards: Achievements in Eye and Vision Advocacy Award ― Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi, RN, PhD, (Moorfields National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre, U.K.) and Rohan Bir Singh, MD (Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, U.S.)