Scientist Specializing In Wetland Biodiversity Wins ASPIRE Science Prize

A scientist specializing in the research of wetland
biodiversity and nature’s contribution to people has won
the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and
Education known as ASPIRE
Prize
in its 10-year anniversary.

Dr.
Huai Chen, a leading researcher focusing in wetland
biodiversity and ecosystem services, was named the
region’s top early career researcher. Wetlands
conservation contributes to important works in climate
change mitigation as one of the most effective carbon sinks.
Dr. Chen’s findings lead to a better understanding of
these wetlands including protecting, developing new
generation models for methane emissions and enhancing
assessment of carbon storage and ecological
value.

“I am honored to receive the ASPIRE award and
share more about our work on wetlands. Knowledge knows no
borders and I am proud to work with a team of international
researchers as we advance our efforts in the
Asia-Pacific,”

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HeroX Launches $500K Prize Challenge on Behalf of the National Institutes of Health to Improve Gender Diversity and Equity in Academia

HeroX Launches $500K Prize Challenge on Behalf of the National Institutes of Health to Improve Gender Diversity and Equity in Academia

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HeroX, the world’s leading platform for crowdsourced solutions and Base 11 today launched a prize competition, the “NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity” on behalf of the National Institutes of Health to improve gender diversity and equity among faculty in biomedical and behavioral fields in colleges and universities. Although there is a near equal number of male and female students in the biomedical science field and in medical schools, women are underrepresented in the faculty, particularly in the mid-career to senior-career positions and challenges remain in ensuring faculty members are treated in an equitable manner.



“We are seeking to foster more inclusive and equitable environments in academia,” said Janine A. Clayton, M.D., Director of the NIH Office of

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