Awards & Honors

May 21, 2014

Delores Benn, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, has been awarded the Educator of the Year Award by Concerned Black Nurses of Newark, Inc.

Jon C. Dubin, associate dean of clinical education and professor at the School of Law–Newark, has been awarded the 2014 Award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers by the Clinical Legal Education Association. Learn more here.

Carrie Ferraro, program coordinator at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 4-H Educator of the Year Award by the New Jersey Association of 4-H Agents. Learn more here.

Sage Lichtenwalner, research project coordinator at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 4-H Educator of the Year Award by the New Jersey Association of 4-H Agents. Learn more here.

Patrick Mattis, assistant dean of integration of academic, instructional, and distance education technologies and services at the School of Nursing, has been awarded the Education Administrator of the Year Award by Concerned Black Nurses of Newark, Inc.

Malin Pinsky, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources and the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has won an Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). He is the first Rutgers faculty member to win this prestigious honor, instituted in 2008. It provides a $5,000 grant from ORAU, which the university will match.

Beryl Satter, professor I in the Department of History at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, has been awarded the 2014 Bridge to Brick City Community Leader Award by the Hetrick-Martin Institute. Learn more here.

Helene R. White, distinguished professor at the Center of Alcohol Studies and the Department of Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been named a fellow of the Society for Prevention Research.

May 14, 2014

The Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes (CACP) Human Dignity Awards honor those demonstrating extraordinary achievement and commitment to social justice by promoting equity, access, and inclusion at Rutgers and in the broader communities. CACP would like to congratulate the 2014 Human Dignity Awards Recipients:

The Conversation Tree, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Rick H. Lee, associate director, Tyler Clementi Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Polly McLaughlin, director, Newark Alcohol and Other Drugs Assistance Program, and associate director, Newark Counseling Center, Rutgers University–Newark
Jonathan Muse, assistant dean II and director, School of Business–Camden, Rutgers University–Camden
Ralph Normandia, grounds maintenance staff, University Facilities and Capital Planning, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Barry V. Qualls, university professor, Department of English, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Learn more about the honorees here.

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has been awarded a Silver Aster Award for its recent advertising campaign, How Did a Zebrafish Help David Fight Cancer?  by the Aster Awards. The winning entry was selected from over 38,000 submissions and will be published in an upcoming issue of Marketing Healthcare Today magazine.

May 7, 2014

Elliot J. Coups, behavior scientist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and associate professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has been appointed to a three-year board term as a member delegate for the Society of Behavioral Medicine at its annual meeting. He also served as the program chair for the meeting, which was attended by more than 1,700 national and international behavioral medicine professionals. 

Jay Feinman, professor II at the School of Law–Camden, has been awarded the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service by the New Jersey Association for Justice.

April 30, 2014

Daniel Friedan, distinguished professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. With this new appointment, 24 Rutgers faculty have been elected members of the academy.

April 16, 2014

Julie Amon, associate chancellor of undergraduate education and student success, Rutgers University–Camden, has been appointed to the Academic Advising Consulting and Speaker Service Advisory Board at NACADA for a two-year term.

Helen M. Berman, Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences by Bioinformatics.org. Learn more here.

Robyn Carroll, communications manager at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been awarded the Special Tribute Award by the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First. Learn more here.

Kayo Denda, librarian and head of the Margery Somers Foster Center at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been selected to receive the 2014 Douglass Medal Award from the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. Learn more here.

Kenneth McGill, a senior training consultation specialist at the Behavioral Research and Training Institute at University Behavioral Health Care, was appointed president-elect serving the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Mia Sena, director of the Office of Training and Education Programs for the Institute for Families at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been appointed by the Governor's Office as a public member on the Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners.

April 9, 2014

Executive producers Raphael J. Caprio, Ron Chen, John Farmer, and Sandy King have been awarded two New York Chapter Emmy Awards for the Rutgers-produced public TV series, Due Process. Due Process is a presentation of School of Law–Newark and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. One Emmy is for Best Public Affairs Programming on the Good Samaritan bill, and a second for Best Criminal Justice Programming. Due Process has now won 24 NATAS NY and Mid-Atlantic Chapter Emmys.

Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and director of the Center for Strategic Urban Community Leadership, Rutgers University–Camden, has published a new book titled The Miracle on Cooper Street: Lessons from an Inner City (Archway Publishing/Simon & Schuster, March 2014).

Stanley Cohen, professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of the Center for Biophysical Pathology at New Jersey Medical School, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Gold-Headed Cane Award by the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP). This is ASIP's lifetime achievement award.

Tamara Minko, distinguished professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected a distinguished fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Learn more here.

Richard Schroeder, professor in the Department of Geography at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Doctoral Teaching Award by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.

Rudolph Wagner, clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at New Jersey Medical School, is the editor of the book Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Ophthalmology (Slack Incorporated, March 2014).

April 2, 2014

George Hamilton, extension specialist and chair of the Department of Entomology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Herbert T. Streu Meritorious Service Award from the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

David Livingston, professor in the Department of Surgery at New Jersey Medical School, was appointed president of the Western Trauma Association for 2013–2014 and presided over the 44th Annual WTA conference in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Charlene Mires, associate professor in the Department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden and director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, has been appointed to the Distinguished Lectureship Program at the Organization of American Historians.

Tim Oswald, head coach of men's soccer at Rutgers University–Camden Athletics, has been honored as the Division III Men's Soccer National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Lorrin Thomas, associate professor in the Department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden has been appointed to the Distinguished Lectureship Program at the Organization of American Historians.

Michael Vogelius, distinguished professor in the Department of Mathematics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been named a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Learn more here.

March 26, 2014

The Neuromuscular and ALS Center of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has achieved recertification as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence through the ALS Association’s Certified Center Program. It is one of only 34 such Centers of Excellence in the nation.

Keith Green, assistant professor in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, has received the Elizabeth Agree Prize in American Literature from the University of Alabama Press for his book manuscript, Bound to Respect: Early Narratives of African American Imprisonment, Captivity, and Servitude, 18161861. Learn more about Professor Green here.

Louis Levine, head gymnastics coach at Intercollegiate Athletics, has been named the Coach of the Year by the East Atlantic Gymnastics League. Learn more here.

Alexander V. Neimark, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been appointed the editor of the new Elsevier journal Colloids and Interface Science Communications. Learn more about Professor Neimark here.

March 19, 2014

Gregory Borah, chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been selected to serve as the Advisor for Plastic Surgery Program Requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International, the subsidiary of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education that accredits graduate medical education training outside the United States.

Joachim Messing, director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Promega Biotechnology Research Award by the American Society for Microbiology. Learn more here.

Martha Soto, associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been selected to serve as a member of the Intercellular Interactions Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health for the term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.

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