Members to Receive National Medals of Science, TechnologyMembers to receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation:
Jan. 30, 2013 -- President Obama will award the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation on Feb. 1 to several members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. The National Medal of Science honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering, and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen the nation’s technological work force.
Members to receive the National Medal of Science:
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NAS Member Shares 2012 Nobel in Economics
Oct. 15, 2012 -- National Academy of Sciences member Lloyd Shapley has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics together with American economist Alvin Roth "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design."
Members Receive Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Oct. 10, 2012 -- Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. They were awarded the prize "for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors." Both are members of the National Academy of Sciences; Lefkowitz is an Institute of Medicine member as well.
Academy Members Receive Nobel Prize in Physics
Oct. 9, 2012 -- American David Wineland and Frenchman Serge Haroche have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics. They were awarded the prize "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems.” Wineland is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and Haroche is a foreign associate.
Members Receive Nobel Prize in Medicine
Oct. 8, 2012 -- Briton John Gurdon and Japan's Shinya Yamanaka have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. They were awarded the prize "for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.” Both are foreign associates of the National Academy of Sciences; Gurdon is also a foreign associate of the Institute of Medicine.
Members Awarded 2012 Kavli Prizes
Four members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine have been awarded this year’s Kavli Prizes, which recognize scientists with $1 million awards for seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. The Kavli Prizes are a partnership between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Foundation, and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.
David C. Jewitt, an NAS member and professor in the department of earth and space sciences and Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles, shares the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics with two other scientists, Jane Luu and Michael E. Brown.
Mildred S. Dresselhaus, NAS and NAE member and emeritus professor of physics and electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been awarded the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience.
Cornelia Isabella Bargmann, NAS member and professor at Rockefeller University in New York City, and Ann M. Graybiel, NAS and IOM member and professor in MIT’s department of brain and cognitive sciences, share the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience with Winfried Denk.
Two NAS Members Share 2011 Nobel in Economics
Oct. 10, 2011 -- National Academy of Sciences members Thomas J. Sargent and Christopher A. Sims have been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics for their research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy.
NAE Member Wins 2011 Nobel in Chemistry
Oct. 5, 2011 -- National Academy of Engineering member Daniel Shechtman has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of quasicrystals.
NAS Members Share 2011 Nobel for Physics
Oct. 4, 2011 -- National Academy of Sciences members Saul Perlmutter, Briand P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess have won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for their research on the accelerating expansion of the universe.
NAS, IOM Members Receive Nobel Prize in Medicine
Oct. 3, 2011 -- Bruce Beutler and the late Ralph Steinman, members of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, were recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, together with Jules A. Hoffmann, a foreign associate of the NAS. Beutler and Hoffmann were awarded half the prize "for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity," and Steinman received the other half "for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity.”
Several Members Win National Medals of Science, Technology
Sept. 28, 2011 -- Members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine are well-represented among the winners of the 2010 National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation. All seven recipients of the National Medal of Science are members of NAS, NAE, and/or IOM -- winner Shu Chien is a member of all three. Of the five recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, three are members of the National Academy of Engineering.
Members honored are:
National Medal of Science
Jacqueline K. Barton (NAS)
California Institute of Technology
Ralph L. Brinster (NAS, IOM)
University of Pennsylvania
Shu Chien (NAS, NAE, IOM
University of California, San Diego
Rudolf Jaenisch (NAS, IOM)
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter J. Stang (NAS)
University of Utah
Richard A. Tapia (NAE)
Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan (NAS)
New York University
National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Rakesh Agrawal (NAE)
B. Jayant Baliga (NAE)
North Carolina State University
Yvonne C. Brill (NAE)
RCA Astro Electronics (retired)
Other winners of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation are C. Donald Bateman of Honeywell and Michael F. Tompsett of TheraManager.
Richard Alley Receives Outstanding Climate Science Communication Award
August 29, 2011 –National Academy of Sciences member Richard B. Alley has been awarded the first Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication. The $10,000 prize, presented by Climate One at the Commonwealth Club, recognizes a natural or social scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions and communicated that knowledge to the public in a clear and compelling fashion. Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and Associate of the EMS Environmental Institute at Pennsylvania State University, is the host of “Earth: The Operators’ Manual,” a three-part documentary nationally televised on PBS, and has recently co-authored The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change. Alley also chaired a Research Council committee that authored the 2001 report Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises. The award is named after the late NAS member Stephen H. Schneider, an internationally acclaimed scientist recognized for research, policy analysis, and outreach in climate change.
Several IOM Members Voted Among Most Influential Physician Execs
May 9, 2011 – Twenty-two of the 50 individuals recognized by Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare as the most influential physician executives of 2011 are members of the Institute of Medicine. These 22, including IOM’s president Harvey V. Fineberg, and their positions on the list follow:
- Donald Berwick (2)
- Carolyn Clancy (3)
- Regina Benjamin (4)
- Thomas Frieden (5)
- Francis Collins (6)
- Margaret Hamburg (7)
- Harvey Fineberg (8)
- Mark Chassin (9)
- Glenn Steele Jr. (13)
- Gary Gottlieb (18)
- Paul Tang (21)
- Tadataka Yamada (25)
- Brent James (26
- Christine Cassel (30)
- Georges Benjamin (31)
- Darrell Kirch (32)
- Jonathan Perlin (33)
- William Roper (35)
- Robert Brook (37)
- Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (38)
- Arnold Milstein (40)
- David Blumenthal (41)
Vest to Receive Prestigious Vannevar Bush Award
March 31, 2011 - NAE President Charles Vest will receive the National Science Board's 2011 Vannevar Bush Award "for his outstanding contributions to both his scientific field and to the scientific community at large," the board announced. Vest will be presented with the medal on May 10 at a ceremony to be held at the U.S. Department of State. NSB is the policymaking body for the National Science Foundation and advises the U.S. president and Congress on science and engineering issues.
Members Receive National Medals of Science, Technology
Nov. 18, 2010 – President Obama awarded the 2009 National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation to several members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. The National Medal of Science honors individuals for pioneering scientific research that has led to better understanding of the world around us, as well as to innovations and technologies that give the United States its global economic edge. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness, standard of living, and quality of life through technological innovation.
Members who received the National Medal of Science:
- Yakir Aharanov (NAS)
- Stephen J. Benkovic (NAS/IOM)
- Esther M. Conwell (NAS/NAE)
- Marye Anne Fox (NAS)
- Susan L. Lindquist (NAS/IOM)
- Mortimer Mishkin (NAS/IOM)
- David B. Mumford (NAS)
- Stanley B. Prusiner (NAS/IOM)
- Warren M. Washington (NAE)
- Amnon Yariv (NAS/NAE)
Member who received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation:
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