Archive Tag: Recognition

UCLA was named as a leader in climate science research in a report released by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) in November 2019 titled Climate Science Research in the United States and U.S. Territories: Survey of Scientific Publications from Selected Public Universities. NCSE examined 80 public universities focused on climate-related science across all 50 states during a five-year period between 2014 and 2018, during which UCLA contributed 247 papers on climate change impacts.

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UCLA had 47 faculty members included on the Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 (“Highly Cited List”) list that is published annually. And of the world’s most influential researchers, several are faculty members whose research contributes to the Depression Grand Challenge and the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. The Highly Cited List is comprised of scientists ranking in the top 1% by citations in their respective fields, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

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Climate scientist Daniel Swain will take part in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) $19 million Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS) program. NSF awarded a total of 14 grants to support research on natural disasters. Swain will study the weather conditions that cause grouped events like back-to-back flooding episodes in order to improve our abilities to withstand extreme floods and droughts.  

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awarded Steve Hinshaw, (UC Berkeley professor of psychology and UCSF professor of psychiatry), with the 2019 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research on November 1, 2019, in New York City. Professor Hinshaw leads the Depression Grand Challenge’s Awareness & Hope Action & Research Team (ART). His research includes exploration of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as reducing mental illness stigma.

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