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COLUMBUS, OH., 24 February, 2011—Battelle recently won a $36.7 million contract to support the Department of Defense (DoD) in developing medical countermeasures to chemical warfare threats. The three-year contract, with the U.S. Army, includes two option years.

COLUMBUS, OH., 21 February, 2011—Battelle and the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) announced today funding of the Battelle/NOGLSTP Out To Innovate Scholarships.

COLUMBUS, OH., 16 February, 2011—Battelle will continue its important work testing protective equipment for military troops under a new $8 million, two-year contract with the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 February, 2011—Barbara Kunz, Battelle’s President of the Health and Life Sciences Global Business, has been selected to chair The Ohio State University’s Medical Center Board.

HOUSTON, TX, and COLUMBUS, OH., 10 February, 2011—Battelle is helping surgeons at The Methodist Hospital enhance and advance their cutting-edge visualization system called Plato’s Cave, which provides views inside patients before ever lifting a scalpel. Named for the famed philosopher’s allegory describing perceptions of reality, Plato’s Cave offers extraordinary 3-D views of the human body. Surgeons, with or without the use of special glasses and a video game controller, navigate through images of the interior of patients’ bodies. The images are derived from CT, MRI or any DICOM scans, allowing for a virtual pre-surgical “fly through.” Plato’s Cave has earned acclaim from surgeons, clinicians and even patients and families desiring to better understand complex surgical options.

DAYTON, OH., 9 February, 2011—Sustainability in its myriad forms is a subject of critical importance today. At Battelle, a focus on sustainability and other forms of energy efficiency has led Mike Aimone to share his knowledge at Green Energy Ohio (GEO) and the Dayton Development Commissions’ (DDC) Feb. 11-12 conference and trade show in Dayton entitled Ohio Leads the Way: Green Markets and Green Jobs.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., 8 February, 2011—Battelle recently pledged more than $20,000 to local community organizations designed to invest in developing the local workforce, specifically targeting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

COLUMBUS, OH., 4 February, 2011—A trio of researchers on a Battelle project team accepted an Innovation Award Feb. 3 for their groundbreaking work in statistics and human health.

COLUMBUS, OH., 27 January, 2011—Battelle, the world's largest non-profit independent research and development organization, today announced 10 winners of the inaugural Gordon Battelle Prizes for scientific discovery and technology impact.

COLUMBUS, OH., 26 January, 2011—A diverse group of private sector and government researchers in various R&D activities worldwide cite constricted budgets as the most critical challenge facing the global scientific community, with more U.S. than non-U.S. researchers believing they would be impacted.

DUXBURY, MA., 11 January, 2011—When it comes to climate change and its impacts, Battelle’s Paul Kirshen, PhD, is at the forefront of study and leadership. His work since starting with Battelle more than a year ago has led to his inclusion on two important committees.

COLUMBUS, OH., 10 January, 2011—Battelle, a world leader in research and development, has teamed with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at one of America’s premier science and technology universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to create a new postdoctoral associate program.

COLUMBUS, OH., 16 December, 2010—Battelle has been chosen as one of a select number of companies given the chance to bid on $400 million in Army Research Lab contracts over the next five years, Battelle announced today.

COLUMBUS, OH., 15 December, 2010 —Global research and development (R&D) spending is expected to increase by 3.6 percent in 2011 to $1.2 trillion, according to the closely watched Battelle-R&D Magazine 2011 Global R&D Forecast released today.

COLUMBUS, OH., 6 December, 2010—Battelle, with sponsorship from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), is developing a system called Harbor ShieldTM that uses an innovative combination of sensors and computer technology to increase the security of ports.

COLUMBUS, OH., 23 November, 2010—Rich Rosen, Battelle’s Vice President of Education and Philanthropy, has been appointed to the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Advisory Committee. The 19-person committee, filled with leading education experts from around the United States, is tasked with helping the nation’s governors develop comprehensive STEM agendas in their states.

COLUMBUS, OH., 22 November, 2010—A consortium of 11 primary organizations led by Battelle will participate in studies that will evaluate healthcare improvements in practice settings and determine how to implement successful innovations on a broader scale. Known as the Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks II (ACTION II), the program could be funded for as long as five years and up to $100 million. It’s awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

COLUMBUS, OH., 18 November, 2010—Who can resist the Batman-like allure of shooting a grappling hook and line allowing you to cross a gorge or scale a building? Those in the special operations, first responder and maritime communities see this as a must-have tool.

COLUMBUS, OH., 1 November, 2010—Two scientists who work for Battelle-affiliated laboratories have won top prizes from the leading technology publication R&D Magazine. Amit Goyal of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named the 2010 Innovator of the Year. Dick Smith of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is the magazine’s 2010 Scientist of the Year. They will receive their awards on stage at the 48th Annual R&D 100 Awards on Nov. 11, 2010 at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel in Florida.

COLUMBUS, OH., 28 October, 2010 - The word Lokahi describes collaboration, cooperation and working together to achieve more.

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