Awards & Honors

July 30, 2014

Robert Emmons, associate director of the Digital Studies Center, Rutgers University–Camden, has produced a new documentary titled Diagram for Delinquents. Learn more here.

Phoebe Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden, has been named to the Commission on the Future of Legal Services of the American Bar Association.

Alan Shark, associate professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University–Newark, coauthored a book titled Smarter Cities for a Bright and Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective (Public Technology Institute, 2014).

July 23, 2014

Rutgers University–New Brunswick  has been ranked 33rd among the world’s top 1,000 universities this year by the Center for World University Rankings. Learn more here.

Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Robert E. Park Award for best book in community and urban sociology by the American Sociological Association for her book Locked in, Locked Out: Gated Communities in a Puerto Rican City (UPenn Press, 2013). 

Tatiana Flores, associate professor in the Department of Art History and the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Mexico Section Book Award in the Humanities by the Latin American Studies Association for her book Mexico's Revolutionary Avant-Gardes from Estridentismo to ¡30-30! (Yale University Press, 2013).

Kathleen López, associate professor in the Department of History and the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize by the Caribbean Studies Association for her book Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History (University of North Carolina Press, 2013).

Tamara Minko, distinguished professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected a fellow of the Controlled Release Society.

Barbara M. Ostfeld, professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been chosen as a member of the national Expert Leadership Group for the Safe Infant Sleep Systems Integration Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Susan Peck, advanced practice nurse in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been named a member of the 2014 Class of Emerging Leaders by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Kathryn Uhrich, professor and dean of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society.

July 16, 2014

Robert S. DiPaola, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award by the Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation. Learn more here.

Hanaa Hamdi, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at New Jersey Medical School, has been appointed health and human services director by the City of Newark.

John Joergensen, associate dean of the School of Law–Newark, has been appointed co-chair of the Legal Citation Markup Technical Committee of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.

Johan Reyes, chief resident in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at New Jersey Medical School, has been selected as a finalist in the Resident Abstract Awards by the Board of Trustees at the International Anesthesia Research Society for his abstract titled Gestational Propofol Exposure Induces Neuroapoptosis and Long-Term Behavioral Deficits in Offspring Rats. Collaborators for this research include Ming Xiong, Jing Li, and Shawn Puri, all from the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

Daniel J. Van Abs, associate research professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected chair of the N.J. Clean Water Council, a statutory advisory body to the commissioner of the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, for 2014 and 2015. He is a public member of the council, appointed by the governor.

Christopher Woodward, professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Piers Coleman and David Vanderbilt, distinguished professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, were among 57 outstanding mathematicians and theoretical physicists awarded 2014 Simons Fellowships by the Simons Foundation.

July 9, 2014

Deborah S. Carr, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been named editor of The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, effective January 2015. Learn more here.

Kornel Chang, associate professor in the Department of History at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, has been awarded the 2014 Book Prize in History by the Association for Asian American Studies for Pacific Connections: The Making of the U.S.Canadian Borderlands (University of California Press, 2012). He was also honored with a Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence. Learn more here.

Sarah Dadush, assistant professor at the School of Law–Newark, has been appointed vice chair of the International Organizations Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. She has also been named Rutgers faculty representative to the United Nations.

Kenneth J. Gill, chair of the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at the School of Health Related Professions, has been named a 2014 Dincin Fellow by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.

Dorothy L. Hodgson, professor and graduate program director in the Department of Anthropology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected president of the African Studies Association. She serves as vice president in 2014–2015, president in 2015–2016, and past president in 2016–2017. Learn more here.

August D. Pellegrini, assistant professor and assistant dean at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, has been appointed to the Matheny Hospital Board of Trustees at Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, New Jersey.

Joseph Rice, associate professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has recently published a new book titled Organic Chemistry Concepts and Applications for Medicinal Chemistry (Academic Press, 2014).

July 2, 2014

Rutgers Health Services, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has earned accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for three years for providing highest levels of quality care and conduct in business practices.

The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick is the 2014 Hermes Creative Award platinum winner by the Hermes Creative Awards for its animated video, A Journey through Ethics. Learn more here.

Charles Auffant, clinical associate professor at the School of Law–Newark, has been appointed co-chair of the Clinical Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Carlos Ball, professor at the School of Law–Newark, recently published the book Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Lisa Calvo, aquaculture extension program coordinator at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, has been awarded the Outstanding Marine Educator of the Year Award by the New Jersey Marine Education Association. Learn more here.

Michael Fitzgerald, assistant director of housing operations at University Facilities and Capital Planning, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 CHESS Knighthood Award of Commendation presented by the New Jersey College Health and Environmental Safety Society.

Nancy R. Kirsch, professor and program director in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences at the School of Health Related Professions, has been named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow by the American Physical Therapy Association

James Simon, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Special Service Award by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development. Learn more here.

Zoltan G. Turi, professor and associate director of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension in the Department of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been selected to be part of the inaugural class of Master Interventionalists of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Learn more here.

June 25, 2014

The New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) Faculty Organization hosted its annual Faculty Awards to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments by NJMS faculty in areas of research, clinical enterprise, teaching, and mentoring. Learn more and view the full list of awardees here.

Chantal Brazeau, interim chair for the Department of Family Medicine at New Jersey Medical School, has been named a fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program. Learn more here (PDF).

Rigoberto González, associate professor in the Department of English at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, has been awarded the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. Learn more here.

Oscar Holmes IV, assistant professor at the School of Business–Camden, has been elected to serve a three-year term (2014–2017) as a representative-at-large on the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Executive Committee of the Academy of Management. He has also been selected to serve a three-year term (2014–2017) on the editorial review board of the Africa Journal of Management.

Sophia Jones, training and consultation specialist at University Behavioral Health Care, has been awarded a scholarship by the American College of Healthcare Executives New Jersey. She has also been appointed to the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Hospital Association for a two-year term.

Leonard Y. Lee, interim chair of the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been named the James W. Mackenzie Chair in Surgery by the Board of Governors at Rutgers. 

Claire S. Philipp, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Hematology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been named the Melvyn, Ab and Yetta Motolinsky Chair in Hematology by the Board of Governors at Rutgers. 

Alice Seneres, instructor in the Department of Mathematics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded a fellowship by Education Pioneers.

Patricia Suplee, assistant professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, has been awarded the March of Dimes Margaret Comerford Freda “Saving Babies, Together” Award from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses

June 18, 2014

Evan T. Cohen, associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences at the School of Health Related Professions at Stratford, has been awarded the Labe Scheinberg Award presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) Annual Meeting by the foundation of the CMSC. David Kietrys, associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences, and Susan Gould-Fogerite, associate professor at the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, were co-investigators for this study. 

Timothy Corlis, head of preservation at Special Collections and University Archives at Rutgers University Libraries, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Susan Swartzburg Memorial Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of library preservation by the New Jersey Library Association.

Jay Feinman, distinguished professor at the School of Law–Camden, has been awarded the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service from the New Jersey Association for Justice. Learn more here.

David J. Foran, executive director of biomedical informatics and computational imaging at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been appointed as a charter member for the Study Section for the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Director Foran, who is also chief informatics officer at the Cancer Institute, serves in this new role through June 2020. 

Don Klock, supply chain management professor at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Procurement Leaders Global Awards ceremony held in London, England. Learn more here.

The School of Social Work has been awarded the 2014 Academic Excellence Award from the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). The award was presented at the annual APHSA Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., on June 16 for Outstanding Education and Training in Human Services and recognizes work done with the N.J. Department of Human Services.

June 11, 2014

Asunta Beardsley, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, has received the Dean's Award for Nursing Leadership presented at the School of Nursing Convocation on May 29.

Savitri (Savi) Bisnath, associate director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded a 2014 Ford Foundation Public Voices Fellowship. The Fellows Program is part of a national initiative undertaken by the OpEd Project in partnership with leading academic institutions and foundations.

The Business Office at the School of Nursing has been awarded the Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence. Members of the Business Office team are Michele Beckford, senior financial analyst; Ragini Darshan, budget analyst; Maria Peralta, chief business officer; Maureen K. Puzio, senior financial analyst; and Alysse Congiusta, financial coordinator.

John J. Farmer, senior vice president and general counsel of Rutgers, has been named the General Counsel of the Year by NJBiz in the category of nonprofit or government. Learn more here.

Joyce Hyatt, associate professor at the School of Nursing, has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Foundation of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She had been nominated by the Midwifery Class of 2014. She also received the Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award by the Midwives of Color Mentoring Program.

Peter Oates, director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center at the School of Nursing, has been awarded the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Community Service.

The 2014 School of Arts and Sciences Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education were held on May 6, honoring 17 teachers–from faculty members to graduate students–for accomplishments both within and beyond the classroom. These awards recognize how important instruction of undergraduates is to a strong arts and sciences program. See the full list of award winners, who cover the spectrum of fields from biology and classics to economics and geography, here.

June 4, 2014

Fourteen Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty members have received 2014 Excellence in Teaching or Excellence in Research Awards from the New Jersey Health Foundation in recognition of outstanding contributions during the academic year. Each award includes an honorarium to be used to advance the recipient’s teaching or research.

Excellence in Teaching Awards recipients:

Andrew Russell Berman, associate professor, medicine, New Jersey Medical School;
Molly Bradshaw, instructor, family and women’s health nurse practitioner, graduate programs, School of Nursing;
Gerard Fluet, instructor, rehabilitation and movement sciences, School of Health Related Professions;
Bart K. Holland, associate professor, preventive medicine and community health, New Jersey Medical School;
Wilbur J. Pan, assistant professor, pediatrics, Division of Hematology Oncology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;
Joel Pascuzzi, clinical professor and director, undergraduate periodontics, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine;
Nancy C. Walworth, professor and interim chair, pharmacology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Excellence in Research Awards recipients:

Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, professor and chair, neurology, director, Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;
Yuri T. Jadotte, assistant professor, Department of Capacity Building Systems, assistant director of education, Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation, School of Nursing;
Scott Kachlany, associate professor, oral biology, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine;
Sandra Kaplan, professor, rehabilitation and movement sciences, School of Health Related Professions;
Smita S. Patel, professor, biochemistry and molecular biology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;
Jeannette Rogowski, university professor, health systems and policy, School of Public Health;
Luis Ulloa, associate professor, surgery, New Jersey Medical School.

Karen D’Alonzo, associate professor and associate dean of the Ph.D. program at the College of Nursing, and David Anthony (Tony) Forrester, professor and senior associate dean of academic affairs and administration of the School of Nursing and clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Induction will occur at October’s national meeting of the American Academy of Nursing in Washington, D.C.

May 28, 2014

Calvin Chatlos, associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Specialized Addiction Treatment Services at University Behavioral Health Care, has been awarded the honor of Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association.

Benjamin F. Crabtree, professor and director of the Division of Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been awarded the 2014 Curtis G. Hames Research Award. The award is granted jointly by the North American Primary Care Research Group, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Radha Jagannathan, professor I at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to work at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Petros Levounis, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at New Jersey Medical School, has been awarded the 2014 Schonfeld Award given by the New York Society for Adolescent Psychiatry. As a Schonfeld awardee, he delivers a lecture entitled “Emerging Drugs of Abuse: From Ecstasy to Bath Salts, Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Beyond” during a reception on May 28 at the New York Academy of Medicine.

The Office of Communication and Public Affairs at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has earned awards for two of its publications. The Robert Wood Johnson Medicine magazine, Fall 2013 issue, was granted a Gold Award in the Healthcare Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report, and a Bronze Award in the 2014 Aster Awards. The medical school's Viewbook (PDF) received the 2014 Gold Aster Award and a Silver Award from the Healthcare Advertising Awards.

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, held their 21st annual Celebration of Excellence Awards to honor individuals and teams who have advanced the mission and vision of SEBS and NJAES. View the full list of award winners here.

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