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Pamela Björkman to Receive a Major International Award Recognizing Outstanding Women Scientists

Pamela Björkman to Receive a Major International Award Recognizing Outstanding Women Scientists

The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize is presented by The Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Björkman is being recognized for “discovering key aspects of the immune system that are helping to direct better treatment for infection from viruses and other diseases.” The prize includes a $100,000 honorarium.

Susan Briante of Arizona State University Wins the 2021 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism

Susan Briante of Arizona State University Wins the 2021 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism

The award given by the Poetry Foundation, which includes a cash prize, honors the best book-length works of criticism published in the prior calendar year. The honor can be awarded for biographies, essay collections, and critical editions that consider the subject of poetry or poets.

Vanderbilt University's Consuelo Wilkins Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Vanderbilt University’s Consuelo Wilkins Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Dr. Wilkins is senior vice president for health equity and inclusive excellence at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for health equity and inclusive excellence in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She will be honored during a ceremony at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia on November 4.

Marianne Mithun of the University of California, Santa Barbara Wins Major Award in Linguistics

Marianne Mithun of the University of California, Santa Barbara Wins Major Award in Linguistics

Marianne Mithun, a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received the Neil and Saras Smith Medal from the British Academy for her groundbreaking research into Native American and Austronesian languages. Her work has helped indigenous communities in North America and Austronesia preserve their languages and pass them on to younger generations.

The American Political Science Association Honors the University of Chicago's Cathy Cohen

The American Political Science Association Honors the University of Chicago’s Cathy Cohen

Cathy J. Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor in the department of political science at the University of Chicago, received the 2021 Hanes Walton, Jr. Career Award from the American Political Science Association. The award honors a political scientist whose lifetime of distinguished scholarship has made significant contributions to the understanding of racial and ethnic politics.

Amanda Hinnant Wins the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award

Amanda Hinnant Wins the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award

Amanda Hinnant is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Columbia. The award recognizes a woman who has represented fellow women in the academy through personal excellence and high standards in journalism education. The award is given for exceptional merit, not on an annual basis.

Markita del Carpio Landry Wins a Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Markita del Carpio Landry Wins a Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Markita del Carpio Landry, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored for the development of probes to visualize neurochemical communication in the brain, and for breakthroughs in gene-editing technologies with applications for agriculture and the development of edible biologic drugs.

University of Central Florida Medical Student Honored for Work in Developing Makeshift Ventilators

University of Central Florida Medical Student Honored for Work in Developing Makeshift Ventilators

Lily Chen, a third-year medical student at the University of Central Florida, was awarded the Excellence in Public Health Service Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service for using her bioengineering expertise to create makeshift ventilators for COVID-19 patients.

Michigan State's Tenille Gaines Recognized by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Michigan State’s Tenille Gaines Recognized by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

Tenille Gaines is the associate director for counseling in Michigan State University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services department. She will receive the Harriet Copher Haynes Diversity Leadership Mentoring Award from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. The award honors “talented mental health professionals of diverse identities who aspire to become counseling center directors.”

Katalin Karikó of the University of Pennsylvania Will Share the 2021 Albany Prize for Her Work on a COVID-19 Vaccine

Katalin Karikó of the University of Pennsylvania Will Share the 2021 Albany Prize for Her Work on a COVID-19 Vaccine

Katalin Karikó, an adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine t the University of Pennsylvania and a senior vice president at BioNTech, has been selected to receive the 2021 Albany Prize, She will share the award with Drew Weissman, the Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research at the medical school and Barney Graham, the deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center and the chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health.

Florida State University Scholar Honored by the American Society of Interior Designers

Florida State University Scholar Honored by the American Society of Interior Designers

Jill Pable, professor and chair of the department of interior architecture and design at Florida State University, has received the 2021 Design Luminary Award from the American Society of Interior Designers. The award recognizes Professor Pable’s research on designing healthy spaces that serve homeless people, such as shelters, permanent supportive and transitional housing types.

Jenefer Davies Has Been Named the 2021 Outstanding Dance Education Researcher

Jenefer Davies Has Been Named the 2021 Outstanding Dance Education Researcher

Jenefer Davies, professor of dance and theater at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, was recognized by the National Dance Education Organization for her work in creating an academic curriculum in aerial dance through experiential research and developing one of the first educational aerial dance programs in the country.

Alison Gopnik Has Been Awarded the 2021 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization

Alison Gopnik Has Been Awarded the 2021 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization

Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and a world-renowned expert in child development. The Carl Sagan Prize recognizes researchers who “have contributed mightily to the public understanding and appreciation of science.”

Jessie Borgman Shares the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Jessie Borgman Shares the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award

Jessie Borgman is an Instructor in the Writers’ Studio at Arizona State University and an adjunct Instructor at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. is being honored for the book Personal, Accessible, Responsive, Strategic: Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors.

Pennsylvania State University's Kimberly Lau Is a Real "Rock" Star

Pennsylvania State University’s Kimberly Lau Is a Real “Rock” Star

Kimberly Lau, assistant professor of geosciences and an associate in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania State University, received the Pre-tenure Excellence Award from the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America. She will be honored at the society annual meeting in Portland, Oregon in October.

Evelyn Parrish of the University of Kentucky Is the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Evelyn Parrish of the University of Kentucky Is the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Dr. Parrish, an associate professor and the assistant dean of accreditation and strategic outcomes for the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky, will be honored at the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association in Louisville in October. She is being recognized for standout clinical leadership and for providing exceptional mental health patient service and care.

The First Woman to Win the Excellence in Teaching Award From the International Tuba Euphonium Association

The First Woman to Win the Excellence in Teaching Award From the International Tuba Euphonium Association

The first instrument Dr. Swoboda learned to play was the clarinet in fourth grade. In eighth grade, she switched to tuba. Dr. Swoboda has enjoyed a vibrant career as a performer, educator, and entrepreneur and has been teaching full-time at the university level for 17 years.

New Faculty Member at the College of William and Mary Honored by the Society of American Historians

New Faculty Member at the College of William and Mary Honored by the Society of American Historians

Brianna Nofil, an assistant professor of history at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was recognized with the Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians for her dissertation, “Detention Power: Jails, Camps, and the Origins of Immigrant Incarceration, 1900-2002.”

Elizabeth Paul, a Rising Star in Plasma Physics, Wins Award From the American Physical Society

Elizabeth Paul, a Rising Star in Plasma Physics, Wins Award From the American Physical Society

Elizabeth Paul, a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has won the prestigious and highly competitive 2021 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award, presented by the American Physical Society.

Kathleen Condray Is Selected as the Winner of the 2021 Booker Worthen Literary Prize

Kathleen Condray Is Selected as the Winner of the 2021 Booker Worthen Literary Prize

Kathleen Condray, a professor of German at the University of Arkansas is the 2021 recipient of the Booker Worthen Literary Prize for her book on the German speakers who settled in Arkansas. Mining the archive of the German-language newspaper Das Arkansas Echo, Dr. Condray sheds light on how these immigrants navigated their new identity as southern Americans.

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Professor Scheer was honored for her highly cited research and her willingness to help mentor younger members of the academic community. Dr. Scheer’s research has more than 11,000 citations on Google Scholar. She has two papers that have been cited more than 2,000 times.

Professor Rebecca Wanzo of Washington University in St. Louis Has Won Two Book Awards

Professor Rebecca Wanzo of Washington University in St. Louis Has Won Two Book Awards

Rebecca Wanzo, professor and chair of women, gender, and sexuality studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won two major awards in the field of comic book studies.

Carnegie Mellon University Scholar Honored by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon University Scholar Honored by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Fei Fang’s research uses game theory and machine learning to handle real-world challenges such as security, environmental sustainability, food security, and mobility. Her work has helped rangers and local communities combat poaching and to reduce food insecurity. Since 2013, her research has been used by the U.S. Coast to protect the Staten Island Ferry in New York City

Ann Stalter Wins an Award From the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators

Ann Stalter Wins an Award From the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators

Ann Stalter, professor and chair of nursing at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, received the 2021 Outstanding Contributions to Community/Public Health Nursing Research Award from the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators. She was honored for her efforts to promote quality and safety in nursing education and community and public health nursing.

Yale's Sharon Hammes-Schiffer Recognized for Her Pioneering Work in Chemistry Research

Yale’s Sharon Hammes-Schiffer Recognized for Her Pioneering Work in Chemistry Research

The Willard Gibbs Award, established by the American Chemical Society in 1910, is named for pioneering Yale scientist Josiah Willard Gibbs. Past winners include Marie Curie and Linus Pauling. The award honors pioneering work that opens new fields of chemistry research.

Ann Robinson Honored by the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

Ann Robinson Honored by the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

Dr. Robinson serves as founding director of the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. It is one of only 25 centers in the nation dedicated to the development of gifted students and is also home to the university’s graduate programs in gifted and talented education.

National Council on Problem Gambling's Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Rachel Volberg

National Council on Problem Gambling’s Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Rachel Volberg

Rachel Volberg is a research professor in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. In 1988, she was the first investigator to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health to examine the prevalence of problem gambling in the United States.

Susan Ferguson of Grinnell College Honored by the American Sociological Association

Susan Ferguson of Grinnell College Honored by the American Sociological Association

Susan Ferguson, professor of sociology at Grinnell College in Iowa, has been awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award from the American Sociological Association. This is the highest award offered in sociology for teaching. Dr. Ferguspn has taught at Grinnell College for more than 25 years.

Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University Is the 2020 Hooks National Book Award Winner

Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University Is the 2020 Hooks National Book Award Winner

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis has named Marcia Chatelain, a professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., as the 2020 Hooks National Book Award Winner for her book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.

A New Mineral Is Named for Priscilla Grew, Professor Emerita at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A New Mineral Is Named for Priscilla Grew, Professor Emerita at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

There are approximately 5,700 minerals that have been identified worldwide. Of these only 100 or so are named for women. Now there is one more. A mineral discovered near Amman, Jordan, will be named in honor of Priscilla Grew, a professor emerita of geology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Katalin Karikó, a Hero of the Battle to Fight COVID-19, Honored by the Vilcek Foundation

Katalin Karikó, a Hero of the Battle to Fight COVID-19, Honored by the Vilcek Foundation

Katalin Karikó, an adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the scientific team whose innovative research established the foundation for COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, will receive the 2022 Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Biotechnology.

Vanderbilt University's Clanitra Nejdl Honored by the American Association of Law Libraries

Vanderbilt University’s Clanitra Nejdl Honored by the American Association of Law Libraries

Clanitra Nejdl, head of professional development and research services librarian at the law school Vanderbilt University in Nashville, won the Emerging Leader Award and shared the Spectrum Article of the Year Award from the American Association of Law Libraries.

Valzhyna Mort of Cornell University Wins the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize

Valzhyna Mort of Cornell University Wins the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize

The Griffin Prize is awarded by the Griffin Trust in Oakville, Ontario, to first edition books of poetry written in, or translated into, English and submitted from anywhere in the world. The prize was founded in 2000 to encourage and celebrate excellence in poetry. With the prize comes an award of $65,000 Canadian dollars.

Virginia Commonwealth University's First Novelist Award Given to Raven Leilani

Virginia Commonwealth University’s First Novelist Award Given to Raven Leilani

Raven Leilani, who has served as an Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence at New York University, is the recipient of the 2021 Cabell First Novelist Award given by the creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University. The award, now in its 20th year, honors an outstanding debut novel published during the preceding calendar year.

Loralee Songer of Taylor University Wins the American Prize in Vocal Performance

Loralee Songer of Taylor University Wins the American Prize in Vocal Performance

Loralee Songer, an assistant professor of music at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, has won the 2021 American Prize in Vocal Performance. The award recognizes and rewards the best performances by classically trained vocalists in America, based on submitted recordings.