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Deborah Reibe Honored for Contributions to Sports Medicine and Exercise Science

Deborah Reibe Honored for Contributions to Sports Medicine and Exercise Science

The American College of Sports Medicine has recognized Dr. Riebe for her contributions to the field of sports medicine and exercise science. Her research focuses on the development of physical activity interventions for a variety of populations.

Kat Gutierrez Honored for Contributions to Community Engagement in Pajaro Valley, California

Kat Gutierrez Honored for Contributions to Community Engagement in Pajaro Valley, California

Dr. Gutierrez, an assistant professor of history at the University of of California, Santa Cruz, was honored for her contributions to the community-based project, Watsonville is in the Heart, which focuses on the history of Filipino migration and labor in the Pajaro Valley region.

Rolanda Ward Recognized by National Association of Social Workers for Service to Underserved Communities

Rolanda Ward Recognized by National Association of Social Workers for Service to Underserved Communities

The National Association of Social Workers honored Rolanda Ward for her service to underserved and oppressed communities. She currently serves as director of the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity, and Mission at Niagara University.

Margaret Ellis Honored for Contributions to Undergraduate Computer Science Education and Research Opportunities

Margaret Ellis Honored for Contributions to Undergraduate Computer Science Education and Research Opportunities

Ellis is an associate professor of practice in the department of computer science at Virginia Tech. She teaches introductory computer sciences courses and develops undergraduate course curriculum and research opportunities.

Farzana Hoque Named "Unsung Hero" by Society of Hospital Medicine

Farzana Hoque Named “Unsung Hero” by Society of Hospital Medicine

The Unsung Hero award is presented annually to a Society of Hospital Medicine chapter president for their positive contributions to the organization. Dr. Hoque, president of the Saint Louis, Missouri, chapter, is an associate professor of internal medicine at Saint Louis University.

CDC Foundation Honors Ninez Ponce for Data Equity and Racial Health Disparities Research

CDC Foundation Honors Ninez Ponce for Data Equity and Racial Health Disparities Research

Ninez Ponce was recognized for her scholarship and advocacy for data equity which has contributed to the understanding of racial and ethnic health disparities, particularly for Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Honors Leesha Simons for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Honors Leesha Simons for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

Leesha Simons is the assistant director of simulation and lab skills at Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences, where she has taught for the past two years. She previously served as a clinical educator at St. Marks Hospital in Utah.

Smita Bhatia Lauded by American Cancer Society for Contributions to Cancer Prevention

Smita Bhatia Lauded by American Cancer Society for Contributions to Cancer Prevention

The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Cancer Society have recognized Smita Bhatia, professor of pediatric oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, for her contributions to cancer prevention and survivorship.

Columbia Professor Anne Bogart Awarded for Lifetime Achievement in Non-Profit Theatre Production

Columbia Professor Anne Bogart Awarded for Lifetime Achievement in Non-Profit Theatre Production

Anne Bogart, professor of theatre at Columbia University and co-artistic director of the SITI Company in New York City, has been honored for her over five decades of contributions to non-profit theatre.

National Academy of Sciences Honors Jennifer Trueblood for Experimental Psychology Research Contributions

National Academy of Sciences Honors Jennifer Trueblood for Experimental Psychology Research Contributions

Jennifer Trueblood, a psychological and brain sciences professor at Indiana University, has been honored for her work in developing mathematical models of cognitive processing to better understand how humans make decisions.

Texas A&M Professor Jennifer Griffith Recognized for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Texas A&M Professor Jennifer Griffith Recognized for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

“Witnessing undergraduate students realize their passion and love for the field of public health has been and continues to be the most rewarding aspect of my career,” said Dr. Griffith, a professor in the department of health policy and management in the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University.

Shawna Patterson-Stephens Honored for Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

Shawna Patterson-Stephens Honored for Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators honored Central Michigan University vice president Shawna Patterson-Stephens for her career-long contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion.

Paola Ehrmantraut Honored for Establishing a Master's Degree Program in Diversity Leadership

Paola Ehrmantraut Honored for Establishing a Master’s Degree Program in Diversity Leadership

CBIZ, a national financial and insurance services company, has honored Paola Ehrmantraut with a 2024 Women Transforming Business Award for establishing the master of arts in diversity leadership program at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

Columbia University Professor Nabila El-Bassel Receives Research Award From the National Institutes of Health

Columbia University Professor Nabila El-Bassel Receives Research Award From the National Institutes of Health

“I’m honored to accept the NIH HEAL Initiative Director’s Research Award,” said Dr. El-Bassel. “I knew early in my research career that I wanted to direct my studies toward addressing society’s most pressing social and health problems.”

Princeton University's Effie Rentzou Honored by French Government for Contributions to French Literature and Art

Princeton University’s Effie Rentzou Honored by French Government for Contributions to French Literature and Art

The French government has bestowed Effie Rentzou with the title of Chevalier in l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for her contributions to French education, culture, and art.

Ruby Mendenhall Named Poet Laureate for the City of Urbana, Illinois

Ruby Mendenhall Named Poet Laureate for the City of Urbana, Illinois

Dr. Mendenhall currently serves as the Kathryn Lee Baynes Dallenbach Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she teaches sociology, African American studies, and urban and regional planning.

American Bar Foundation Honors Suzette Malveaux with Outstanding Service Award

American Bar Foundation Honors Suzette Malveaux with Outstanding Service Award

“I am incredibly honored to receive this lifetime achievement award. I’m so grateful to belong to a community committed to studying and using the law for the public good. Especially now, it’s important to support each other and work together to defend democracy,” said Malveaux, a professor of law at the University of Colorado.

Kimberly Enard Receives John D. Thompson Prize From the Association of University Programs for Health Administration

Kimberly Enard Receives John D. Thompson Prize From the Association of University Programs for Health Administration

The Association of University Programs for Health Administration has honored Kimberly Enard, associate professor at Saint Louis University, with the 2024 John D. Thompson Prize, making her the first African-American to receive the award.

National Institutes of Health Honors Cecelia Valrie With an Award for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

National Institutes of Health Honors Cecelia Valrie With an Award for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Virginia Commonwealth University psychology professor Cecelia Valrie was honored by the National Institutes of Health’s HEAL Initiative for her collaborative research into improving pain management for pediatric patients with sickle cell disease.

Annie Mendenhall Honored with 2024 Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication

Annie Mendenhall Honored with 2024 Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication

“It is a major career achievement and a huge honor to be recognized by the CCCC with this award and to have my work included with so many other outstanding scholars who have won this award in the past,” said Dr. Mendenhall, associate professor of English at Georgia Southern University.

Susan Solomon Honored with 2023 VinFuture Award for Female Innovators for Contributions to Climate Change Research

Susan Solomon Honored with 2023 VinFuture Award for Female Innovators for Contributions to Climate Change Research

The Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Susan Solomon, was honored for her contributions to understanding the chemical properties of the ozone layer which have influenced international climate change policies.

Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan Receive Teaching Literature Book Award

Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan Receive Teaching Literature Book Award

“The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study” examines historical English teaching practices in an effort to provide an accurate account of the discipline’s history.

Marialuisa Di Stefano Receives Book of the Year Award from American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

Marialuisa Di Stefano Receives Book of the Year Award from American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

The award-winning book, Integrando STEAM: A Guide for Elementary Bilingual and Dual Programs serves as a guide for implementing bilingual and dual language curriculums in elementary school programs.

Karen Bullock Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Palliative Medicine

Karen Bullock Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Palliative Medicine

As an endowed professor at Boston College and scholar at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Bullock’s new award honors her dedication to improving care for underrepresented patient populations in hospice and palliative medicine.

Jo Ann Miller Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Choral Arts

Jo Ann Miller Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Choral Arts

Dr. Miller, director of choral activities at North Dakota State University for the past 35 years, has received the Weston J. Noble Lifetime Achievement Award from the Midwest Region of the American Choral Directors Association.

National Academy of Sciences Honors Nancy Hopkins for Lifetime Contributions to Women's Representation in STEM

National Academy of Sciences Honors Nancy Hopkins for Lifetime Contributions to Women’s Representation in STEM

President Emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Susan Hockfield, says Dr. Hopkins’ award “celebrates her critical role in increasing the participation of women in science and engineering as a significant national achievement.”

Linda Tropp Awarded for Contributions to Psychological Research and Social Action

Linda Tropp Awarded for Contributions to Psychological Research and Social Action

Dr. Tropp, professor of social psychology at the University of Massachusetts, stated “this award means more to me than any other award in psychology, given how central the goal of conducting socially relevant research has been to my own professional development and career trajectory.”

Sylvia Houghteling Honored With Two Awards For Her Book <em>The Art of Cloth in Mughal India</em>

Sylvia Houghteling Honored With Two Awards For Her Book The Art of Cloth in Mughal India

The Textile Society of America and the College Art Association have both presented Sylvia Houghteling with an award for her book, “The Art of Cloth in Mughal India”

Bernadine Marie Hernandez Receives Three Literary Awards for New Book

Bernadine Marie Hernandez Receives Three Literary Awards for New Book

Border Bodies: Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital, and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands has earned author Bernadine Marie Hernández two Book of the Year awards and an honorable mention from three national literary associations.

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker, assistant professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University has been honored by the American Association for Anatomy for her outstanding contributions to the field comparative neuroanatomy.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Mary Boyce Receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

Mary Boyce Receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

“I am deeply honored to receive the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal,” said Dr. Boyce, professor and former provost of Columbia University. “I feel that this recognition reflects my collaborative work with so many talented students, postdocs, and colleagues over many years.”

United States Department of Agriculture Honors Ozzie Abaye for Excellence in Teaching

United States Department of Agriculture Honors Ozzie Abaye for Excellence in Teaching

Ozzie Abaye, the Thomas B. Hutcheson Jr. Professor of Agronomy at Virginia Tech, has received with the 2023 Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Abaye states, “Teaching is not what I do for a living, but what I do to live.”

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honors Jennifer Wayne With Dedicated Service Award

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honors Jennifer Wayne With Dedicated Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award “honors the unusual dedicated voluntary service to the society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness.” 

Modern Language Association Honors Jody Enders With Lois Roth Award

Modern Language Association Honors Jody Enders With Lois Roth Award

Professor of French at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Jody Enders, has received the Lois Roth Award from the Modern Language Association for one of her many collections of translated French plays