Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Louise McCullough, professor and chair of neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has received the 2019 Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The award provides $100,000 towards an existing NINDS grant to support continuing effort towards fostering the career advancement of trainees.

Dr. McCullough holds a medical doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Tina M. Harris, who holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, has been selected to receive the 2019 Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award from the National Communication Association. Dr. Harris will be honored at the association’s annual convention in Baltimore this November.

Professor Harris joined the Manship School’s faculty this past summer. Previously she taught at the University of Georgia. Professor Harris is the co-author of the textbook Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice (Sage Publications, 2014, Third Edition). Dr. Harris holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.

Alicia Prieto Langarica, associate professor of mathematics at Youngstown State University in Ohio, has been awarded the national Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America. The award is presented annually to recognize extraordinary teaching that has influence beyond the classroom.

Dr. Langarica joined the faculty at Youngstown State in 2012. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas and earned her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Marian Liu, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Purdue University in Indiana, received the Rosalie S. Wolf Memorial Award from the National Adult Protective Services Association. The award is given to a person for a significant contribution to the knowledge and development in the fields of abuse of elders or persons with disabilities or adult protective services.

Dr. Liu is a graduate of National Taiwan University. She earned a Ph.D. in applied developmental psychology at Claremont Graduate University in California. She joined the faculty at Purdue in 2018 after teaching at the University of California, San Francisco.

Cassie S. Mitchell, an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, has been selected to receive the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award in Neuroscience from the American Neurological Association.

Dr. Mitchell earned her Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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