Awards & Honors

December 7, 2016

William L. Holzemer, dean and distinguished professor, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). He was recognized for his outstanding contributions to ANAC and his global leadership in the battle against HIV/AIDS.

Barbara Pachter, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business–Camden, published her 11th book, The Communication Clinic: 99 Proven Cures for the Most Common Business Mistakes, a comprehensive common sense guide to business communication.

Maria Voigt, research associate, and David S. Goodsell, research professor, RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, are among the winners in this year’s BioArt competition of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, selected for their molecular graphics of three human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) enzymes.

November 30, 2016

A book about Swiss landscape architect Dieter Kienast by Anette Freytag, associate professor and new faculty member, Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was selected as one of the 10 best architectural books of 2016 by the German Architectural Museum in Frankfurt, the book's fourth prize since its publication in February. The English translation, The Landscapes of Dieter Kienast, will be published next spring.

Sean Stein Smith, assistant professor of professional practice, Rutgers School of Business–Camden, is one of 17 faculty members from New Jersey university business schools to receive a Bright Idea Award from the New Jersey Policy Research Organization Foundation and the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, recognizing the best papers from business school faculty from 2015. Smith was cited for his research on emerging opportunities for accounting practitioners to make better and more strategically oriented business decisions.

Christopher Uchrin, professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an honor held by fewer than 3.5 percent of ASCE members and given to individuals who have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world.

The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBTQ Communities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, received two awards at the recent Region VII Association of College Unions International Conference. The Theresa D. Drummond Memorial Award, for Language Matters, recognizes a program that emphasizes promotion of cross-cultural communication and acceptance, in addition to advocating for inclusion. The Outstanding Community Building Program Award, for Building Campus Communities (August Student Leaders), recognizes a program that fosters the enhancement of the campus community. Both programs were division initiatives and represent collaborations among several departments.

November 23, 2016

Thea Abu El-Haj, associate professor, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, received the American Educational Studies Association 2016 Book Critics Award for her book Unsettled Belonging: Educating Palestinian American Youth After 9/11. Learn more here
 

Lee B. Reichman, executive director, Global Tuberculosis Institute, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, received the Union Medal, the highest honor of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, awarded to members who have made an outstanding contribution to the control of tuberculosis or lung health by their scientific work and/or actiions in the field.

Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers Honors:

  • Deborah Scheibler, assistant director, housing and residence life, Rutgers University–Camden, was elected vice president/president-elect;
  • Kathryn Lonczewski, area coordinator, housing and residence life, Rutgers University–Camden, received the Commitment to Social Justice award, which recognizes individuals who serve as an example to others through a commitment to diversity and social justice beyond the scope of their full-time professional responsibilities;
  • Courtland James, residence life coordinator, became the first Rutgers University–New Brunswick recipient of the Ann Webster New Professional Award, which recognizes significant contributions by an individual who has worked in housing and residence life for less than four years.

November 16, 2016

Julia Ritter, chair and artistic director, Dance Department, the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presented the 2016 Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund Lecture, based on her research on dance and immersive performance, at the recent 39th annual Fulbright Association conference in Washington, D.C.

November 2, 2016

Joseph A. Barone, dean and professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, received the Pharmaceutical Industry Award from the New Jersey Pharmacists Association, which recognizes an individual “who has advanced the profession through educational efforts and support of the practice.”

Tony Doody, senior director of student engagement, Division of Student Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was named to the ACPA–College Student Educators International Foundation Diamond Honoree Class of 2017. The honor recognizes his 24 years of dedication to innovation and inspirational leadership and his contributions to higher education and student affairs.

October 19, 2016

Frank J. Thompson, Distinguished Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University–Newark, was named Board of Governors Professor, the university’s highest academic ranking. 

October 12, 2016

Laura Byham-Gray, professor and director of research, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Health Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was named a National Kidney Foundation fellow, recognized for her educational activities and community service in promoting the mission of the National Kidney Foundation

Frank Ghinassi, president and CEO, University Behavioral Health Care, and chair, Quality Committee, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), attended the recent invitation-only White House event on suicide prevention. A report released at the event provides an update on “Progress in Research, Prevention, Coverage, Recovery and Quality."

Al Heuer, professor and program director, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Respiratory Care, School of Health Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, became a fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), one of three New Jersey AARC fellows and one of fewer than 400 conferred AARC fellowships worldwide in 2016.

Inaugural New Brunswick Chancellor Excellence Awards
Congratulations to the first recipients of the New Brunswick Chancellor Awards for Faculty Excellence who were celebrated at the inaugural event on October 4, recognizing awards and honors bestowed upon faculty whose exceptional work in their particular areas has been recognized by peers in the previous year. Those honored also include recipients of new awards created by the chancellor: Excellence in Teaching, Siobain Duffy, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), and Camilla Stevens, School of Arts and Sciences (SAS); Excellence in Service, Emily Allen-Hornblower, SAS, and Kathleen Scott, SAS; Excellence in Research, Henry Iwaniec, SAS, and Shantenu Jha, School of Engineering; and International Impact Award, Mark Gregory Robson, SEBS. (Shantenu Jha was omitted in last week’s listing of recipients of the chancellor’s newly created awards.) 

October 5, 2016

Inaugural New Brunswick Chancellor Excellence Awards
Congratulations to the first recipients of the New Brunswick Chancellor Awards for Faculty Excellence who were celebrated at yesterday’s inaugural event recognizing awards and honors bestowed upon faculty whose exceptional work in their particular areas has been recognized by peers in the previous year. Those honored also include recipients of new awards created by the chancellor: Excellence in Teaching, Siobain Duffy, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), and Camilla Stevens, School of Arts and Sciences (SAS); Excellence in Service, Emily Allen-Hornblower, SAS, and Kathleen Scott, SAS; Excellence in Research, Henry Iwaniec, SAS, and Saurabh Jah, SAS; and International Impact Award, Mark Gregory Robson, SEBS.

September 28, 2016

Jeanne Herb, associate director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is one of 40 applicants and the only individual from New Jersey selected to join Culture of Health Leaders, a new leadership development program co-led by the National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth ACTION with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Participants will address issues in health and equity, including food systems, racial stress in urban communities, and immigrant trauma.

Susan Keith, chair and associate professor, Journalism and Media Studies, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, graduated from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Institute for Diverse Leadership. The institute aims to identify, recruit, mentor, and train people of color and women to become future leaders and administrators.

Michael Rein, deputy chief, Rutgers University Police Department, received an International Association of Chiefs of Police 40 Under 40 Award. Law enforcement professionals under the age of 40, representing all levels of law enforcement agencies, including state, local, university, military, and federal from around the world, are honored for their leadership, commitment to the profession, and commitment to the communities they serve.

September 14, 2016

Helene White, distinguished professor, Center of Alcohol Studies and Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, received the honorary title of fellow from the American Society of Criminology for her scholarly contributions to the field of criminology.

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