Cedars-Sinai Ranked No. 8 Nationally in U.S. News & World Report

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center once again has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The medical center ranked No. 8 nationally in the magazine’s “Best Hospitals 2019-20” analysis, matching its rank from last year among a select group of 20 Honor Roll hospitals. Cedars-Sinai also ranked No. 2 in Southern California and No. 3 in the state.

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Announces NEUROSURGERY® Publications 2019 Papers of the Year

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) proudly announces the winners of the 3rd Annual Paper of the Year awards, honoring the most impactful papers published in Neurosurgery from July 2018 to May 2019 in select subspecialties. Winners submitted papers that challenged dogma, created a paradigm shift, and/or encouraged surgeons to rethink approaches to patient care, big data, and trial results.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Among the Top “Best Hospitals” for Cancer Care and Ranked First in Gynecology by U.S News & World Report

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has been ranked as the number two hospital for cancer care in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report in its annual listing of Best Hospitals. Since the inception of the rankings 30 years ago, MSK has held either the first or second spot each year for cancer care. In addition to its ranking for overall cancer care, MSK was ranked #1 in Gynecology.

Mount Sinai Ranked Among the Top in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

The Hospital was ranked No. 14 nationally, up four spots from last year. Eight departments within the Hospital were ranked among the top 20 nationally in their specialties, up from five last year

Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award Grants for Big Data Research to Improve Patient Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (the Academy) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) today announced this year’s recipients of the Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS® Registry Research. The grant supports researchers who want to conduct big data research in ophthalmology and blindness prevention.

Mayo Clinic No. 1 in Phoenix and Arizona on U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is again ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area, and No. 18 nationally, by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the third time that Mayo Clinic has been recognized with two hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s”Best Hospitals Honor Roll,” which includes the top 20 hospitals in the nation. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked No. 1 nationally. The results were published July 30 on the U.S. News & World Report website.

Lung Transplant Surgeon Christine Lau, MD, Selected as Next Chair of Department of Surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, today announced that Christine Lau, MD, MBA, the George Minor Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Virginia (UVA), will become the next Chair of the Department of Surgery at UMSOM, and the Chief of Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Approves $1 Million Gift to the CNS Foundation

The Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) voted unanimously during its winter Executive Committee meeting to approve a $1 million gift to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation (CNS Foundation). The CNS Foundation’s mission is to improve worldwide patient health by supporting innovative programs that allow neurosurgeons to collaborate globally as researchers, learners, educators and caregivers.

Anesthesia Health Care Groups Join American Academy of Pediatrics in Endorsement of Guidelines for Deep Sedation and Anesthesia During Dental Procedures

In a joint statement, ASA, SPA, ASDA, and SPS join the AAP in endorsing guidelines that recommend that at least two people with specific training and credentials should be present with a pediatric patient undergoing deep sedation or general anesthesia for dental treatment in a dental facility or hospital.

Alexander Martin

TMS and MRS Announce 2019-2020 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow

Recipient to serve a one-year term as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. June 26, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA (USA): The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) and the Materials Research…


Tufts adds new solar energy systems, expands its commitment to clean energy

New additions will increase energy savings, reduce costs MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 26, 2019) – Two new roof-mounted solar photovoltaic installations on buildings located on the Medford/Somerville campus of Tufts University will generate 161,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy for the…

Heather J. Lynch, PhD

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Announces 2019 National Laureates

An ecologist from Stony Brook University, a theoretical physicist from University of Colorado Boulder and a chemical biologist from Harvard University Three female scientists have been named Laureates of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, each receiving $250,000, the…

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FAU Receives $1.5 Million to Train Veteran Nursing Students to Care for Other Veterans

Project Funded by HRSA will Serve Veterans in Rural, Underserved Communities Florida is home to approximately 1.5 million military veterans and has the third largest veteran population in the United States. Now, veterans will care for other veterans with a…


New Patient Resource from NCCN Helps People with Bladder Cancer Make Informed Treatment Decisions

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Bladder Cancer explains the lengthy surveillance process that follows active treatment for the sixth most-common cancer in the United States. PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA [June 26, 2019] — The treatment landscape for bladder cancer has changed…

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ECS Partners with IOP Publishing for Journal Services

Pennington, NJ – (June 26, 2019) – The Electrochemical Society (ECS) has selected IOP Publishing (IOPP) as its journals publishing partner. Starting in 2020, IOPP will partner with ECS in the publication of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society and…

LLNL, NNSA, LFO and Hensel Phelps officials

LLNL breaks ground on new facilities in support of stockpile stewardship

Leadership from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Livermore Field Office (LFO) and contractor Hensel Phelps broke ground June 5 on the Applied Materials and Engineering (AME) campus at LLNL. The ground breaking was for…

Wake Forest Baptist Health Unveils The Birth Center and The Dale and Karen Sisel Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 25, 2019 – Mothers-to-be now have a new option when it comes to their prenatal care and birth of their babies. Wake Forest Baptist Health today revealed a two-floor, state-of-the-art labor and delivery center and a leading-edge neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) on its Winston-Salem campus.…

Discovery’s Science Channel Partners With Mount Sinai Health System to Create Digital Series Featuring Innovations in Science and Medicine

Discovery’s Science Channel has teamed up with Mount Sinai Health System, one of the country’s leading academic medical institutions, to showcase some of the groundbreaking innovations in science and medicine that are transforming health care and providing new treatments for…

UVA Darden Taps Innovation Expert to Lead Degree Programs

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced the appointment of Professor Jeanne Liedtka to the role of senior associate dean for degree programs. Liedtka, who is United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration and has taught at Darden since 1990, will…

Research to Prevent Blindness and Partners Award $1.2 Million In Grants for Novel AMD Research

Research to Prevent Blindness, the American Macular Degeneration Foundation and the International Retinal Research Foundation announce four new grantees for the Catalyst Awards for Innovative Research Approaches for AMD. New York, NY, June 24, 2019 — Research to Prevent Blindness,…

Cutting Edge Research Grants Announced by The American Macular Degeneration Foundation

Co-funded with Research to Prevent Blindness Northampton, MA – The American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), in partnership with Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), has announced the recipients of the RPB/AMDF Catalyst Awards for Innovative Research Approaches for Age-Related Macular Degeneration,…