Awards & Honors

October 8, 2014

Jisun Cha, assistant professor of dermatology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, was recognized at the New York Academy of Medicine second annual Emerging Leaders in Dermatology night for her research in Integrating Dermatology Education into the Clinical Curriculum of Medical School.

October 1, 2014

Due Process, the award-winning public television series on law and justice that is produced in partnership with Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has received its 25th regional Emmy Award. Learn more here.

Nancy Chiaravalloti, associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New Jersey Medical School, was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from Muhlenberg College.

Richard De Lisi, university professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded the Richard P. McCormick Award, a Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Award, for his commitment to the Graduate School of Education Alumni Association.

James Murphy, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at New Jersey Medical School, was awarded the Sanctae Crucis Award by the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

September 24, 2014

Physicians at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have been named "Top Doctor" by Inside Jersey magazine. View the full list of awardees here.

Rutgers Food Innovation Center, a food business incubation and economic development program of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, have been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a winner of its first Growth Accelerator Fund competition. Learn more here.

Joan Bennett, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and associate vice president of the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, has been awarded the Stuart Mudd Award for Studies in Basic Microbiology by the International Union of Microbiological Societies.

Ruth Feldstein, associate professor of history and american studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been named the co-winner of this year’s Hooks Institute for Social Change National Book Award for How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement

Cecilia Feeley, transportation autism project manager at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Family Resource Network/Autism Family Services of New Jersey’s Community Partner Award. 

Jawid Mojaddedi, professor of religion, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014–2015 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship.

Joanna Regulska, professor of women and gender studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, vice president of International and Global Affairs, has been awarded Poland’s Commander’s Cross of the Order of the Polonia Restituta. 

September 17, 2014

Roger Hewins, professor emeritus in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Leonard Medal from The Meteoritical Society.

Catherine Lugg, professor of education in the Department of Education Theory, Policy, and Administration at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award by the University Council for Educational Administration

September 10, 2014

Michael P. De Luca, senior associate director of the Institute of Marine and Costal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been named chair of the Public Policy Committee and president-elect of the National Association of Marine Laboratories.

William K. Hallman, professor and chair of the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been appointed chair of the Risk Communication Advisory Committee by the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Michael Lewis, distinguished professor in the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been awarded the 2014 William James Book Award by the American Psychological Association for his book The Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life. He has also published the third edition of his book, The Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology (Springer, 2014).

William Meyer, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology and director of the Rutgers Turfgrass Breeding Project at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Impact Award by the National Association of Plant Breeders. Learn more here.

Keith Weber, associate professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Best Paper Award by the Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of American on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education for his paper "What Is a Proof? A Linguistic Answer to an Educational Question."

September 3, 2014

Rigoberto González, professor in the Department of English at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, has been awarded the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize by the Academy of American Poets for his book Unpeopled Eden (Four Way Books, 2013). Learn more here.

Julia Ritter, chair and artistic director of the Department of Dance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Prix André G. Bourassa for her research paper, "The Flesh Is the Stage: The Impact of Dance Practices on Spectatorship in Immersive Theatres."

August 27, 2014

Max Häggblom, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 SIMB Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award by the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology. Learn more here.

Camie Morrison, director of sponsored research at the Office of Sponsored Research, Rutgers University–Camden, has been named president of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Society of Research Administrators International

August 20, 2014

Rutgers medical and nursing faculty took top honors at the annual Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards ceremony hosted by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. George Heinrich, associate dean at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), received the inaugural Lieberman Legacy Award. Hosseinali Shahidi, assistant professor at NJMS, and Cindy Sickora, associate professor at the School of Nursing, were joint recipients of the Leadership in Humanism Award. Felesia Bowen and Elaine Diegmann, professors at the School of Nursing, were also among 30 honorees from 18 Essex County nursing schools and health care facilities who received Humanism in Healthcare Awards.

Nancy DiTomaso, professor and vice dean for faculty and research at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, has been named runner-up for the 2014 annual best book competition by the Academy of Management for her book The American Non-Dilemma. Her book also won the Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility book award from the American Sociological Association. Learn more here.

Robert A. Emmons, assistant dean at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, has created a new documentary titled Diagram for Delinquents. Learn more here.

Ying Hung, associate professor in the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Tweedie New Researcher Award by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Ivan Rodero, assistant research professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering and the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been selected as a 2014 Young Achiever in Scalable Computing and awarded the Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers by the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing. 

August 13, 2014

Yana Bromberg, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded a TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Fellowship by the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany. Learn more here.

Enrique Curchitser, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been appointed United States Academic Delegate to the North Pacific Marine Science Organization. He is the first person from Rutgers to hold this position and the first faculty member on the East Coast. Learn more here.

Bart K. Holland, associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, has been awarded an Outstanding Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences Award by the American Statistical Association.

Deeksha Singh, assistant professor at the School of Business–Camden, has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Academy of International Business conference for her coauthored paper "Strategic Location in the Global Value Chain and Foreign Subsidiary Performance: Evidence from 105 Countries."

David Troutt, professor at the School of Law–Newark, has published a new book titled The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America (New York University Press, 2014).

August 6, 2014

Edward Arnold, Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences and a resident faculty member of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been named a Fellow of the American Crystallographic Association.

Robert F. Heary, associate professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at New Jersey Medical School, has been named the vice president of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS). Professor Heary ascends to president-elect and then to president at the time of the 44th Annual Meeting of the CSRS in Toronto, Canada, in 2016.

Patricia Suplee, assistant professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, has been elected to the board of directors of the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative.

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