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Research Excellence Awards

Faculty Research Excellence Awards

The Faculty Research Excellence Award recognizes an investigator’s accomplishments and his/her standing in the national and international scientific community. An awardee’s research must have provided novel insights into important biological processes and/or a better understanding of diseases that can lead to the improvement of human health and well-being. One Senior and one Junior Investigator award may be presented each year. The award consists of a School of Medicine plaque and a cash price of $3,000.

Senior Investigator

An investigator at the rank of associate or full professor must have completed five full years of service in the School of Medicine. Once an individual receives an award, they are ineligible to receive another award for a 10-year period.

Junior Investigator

An investigator must have completed three full years of service in the School of Medicine. Investigators must be at the rank of assistant professor or recently promoted to associate professor.

How to Apply

Award Winners

Research Award

  • Geoffrey Kapler - 2009
  • George E. Davis - 2005
  • Alan Parrish - 2004
  • Farida Sohrabji - 2004
  • Rajesh C. Miranda - 2002
  • Michael J. Davis - 2002
  • Sarah Y. Yuan - 2000
  • Mark A. Satterwhite - 1999
  • J. Martin Scholtz - 1998

Senior Research Award

  • Ashok K. Shetty - 2021
  • Jiang Chang - 2020
  • Shannon Glaser - 2019
  • Samba Reddy - 2015
  • Hubi Amrein - 2014
  • Jon Skare - 2013
  • James E. Samuel - 2010
  • Gianfranco Alpini - 2008
  • George Chiou - 2006
  • Gerald A. Meininger - 2005
  • Arthur E. Johnson - 2001
  • Carlos N. Pace - 2000
  • David N. McMurray - 2000
  • James West - 1998

Junior Research Award

  • Robert O. Watson - 2021
  • Jason Karpac - 2020
  • Yun Nancy Huang - 2019
  • Yubin Zhou - 2017
  • Sarah Bondos - 2015
  • Carl Gregory - 2014
  • Kayla Bayless - 2011
  • Helene L. Andrews-Polymenis - 2010
  • Siegfried Musser - 2006
  • Andreas J. Baeumler - 2001

Research Excellence Award for Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Scientists & Research Track Faculty

The School of Medicine’s research enterprise relies to a large extent on the drive, ingenuity, dedication and perseverance of its most experienced scholars and bench scientists: our postdoctoral fellows, research scientists and non-tenure track faculty (Research Assistant/Associate Professors). This competitive award will pay tribute to this important constituency and honor the accomplishments of up to two such outstanding scholars each year. The awardee will receive a cash prize of $3,000 and be provided with the opportunity to present their research accomplishments in a research talk in a college-wide seminar, in coordination with a talk by a leader in the same field as the awardee.

Award Winners

  • Guolin Ma - 2022

How to Apply

Application Guidelines
Nomination Form