Awards & Honors

February 11, 2015

S. Sultan Ahmed Honored by Dow University of Health Sciences
S. Sultan Ahmed, professor of medicine at New Jersey Medical School, received a lifetime achievement award from Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan, where he serves as a visiting faculty member. He was named a faculty and staff ambassador by the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs last year. Learn more about the Faculty and Staff Ambassador Program and view application information here. Learn more about Professor Ahmed here.

February 4, 2015

Maureen Esteves, associate dean at the School of Nursing, Rutgers University–Newark, received the 2014 March of Dimes New Jersey Nurse of the Year award in the Nurse Educator category. In New Jersey, 240 nurses representing 40 hospitals and health care facilities were nominated in 18 award categories. The awards recognize the nurses’ contributions to the field, including displaying positive patient care, compassion, and service.

Darcy Clay Siebert, associate professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, became the first Rutgers faculty member to be named a fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research. Fellows are members who have “served with distinction to advance the mission of the society—to advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable, and just society.” 

January 28, 2015

Michael J. Camasso, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been designated as the visiting scholar for the study of youth employment policy by the vice-rector's Office for Scientific Policy and Research at the University of Granada, Spain. Professor Camasso will lecture and lead a research team that will examine the role played by the intergenerational transmission of values on youth labor market participation.

January 21, 2015

Alisa Belzer, associate professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching, director of the Education Doctorate Program, and coordinator of the Adult and Continuing Education Master’s Program, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been named co-editor of The Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education. Learn more here.

Katie Devine, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and resident member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was the 2015 recipient of the Routh Early Career Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology

January 14, 2015

Carolyn K. Burr, deputy executive director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud CenterSchool of Nursing, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Frederick Hersch, instructor of jazz piano in the Department of Music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, had his album “Floating” named a top album of 2014 by New York Times music critic Nate Chinen. Learn more here.

Benjamin P. Horton, professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded the Voyager Award by the Ocean Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union.

James W. Hughes, distinguished professor and dean at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was presented the 12th annual Distinguished Public Service Award by the New Jersey League of Municipalities

Renée Anne Louprette, part-time lecturer in the Department of Music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, had her recording “Bach: The Great 18 Chorales” named one of the top music recordings of 2014 by New York Times classical music critic James R. Oestreich. Learn more here.

Kenneth H. McKeever, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and director for research at the Equine Science Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was recently appointed to the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s Scientific Advisory Board. Learn more here

Nicholi Vorsa, research professor and director of the Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, has been named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Learn more here.

January 7, 2015

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Organic Land Care Certificate Program was awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award by the New Jersey Turfgrass Association. Learn more here.

Bruce G. Haffty, professor and chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey Medical School, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and associate director of the Cancer Institute, is the new board liaison for science of the Radiological Society of North America Board of Directors.

Frederick Hersch, instructor of jazz piano in the Department of Music at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, “Floating,” and Best Improvised Jazz Solo, “You & the Night & the Music.”

Conrad Herwig, area coordinator of jazz studies in the Department of Music at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Latin Jazz Album, “The Latin Side of Joe Henderson,” and Best Improvised Jazz Solo, “Recorda Me.”

Ken Kendall, distinguished professor of management at the School of Business–Camden, has received the 2014 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award from the Decision Sciences Institute. Learn more here.

Gary D. Saretzky, part-time lecturer and internship coordinator in the Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been inducted as a blues music photographer in New Jersey by the Blues Hall of Fame.

Patricia Suplee, assistant professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, was honored as a 2014 Nurse of the Year by the New Jersey March of Dimes. Learn more here.

Miklos Vasarhelyi, distinguished professor of accounting information systems, Rutgers Business School, and director of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center and Continuous Auditing and Reporting Lab, has been reappointed as the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting. Learn more here.

Jerome Williams, distinguished professor and Prudential Chair in Business in the Department of Marketing, research director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Department of Management and Global Business, and Ph.D. program director of the Rutgers Business School, was inducted into the Ph.D. Project’s Hall of Fame. Learn more here.

December 17, 2014

Kim Butler, associate professor of history and Africana studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, received a Fulbright Grant for research and teaching in Brazil. Learn more here.

Daniel Hoffman, associate professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, received a Fulbright Grant for research and teaching in Brazil. Learn more here.

Yuri T. Jadotte, assistant professor in the Division of Nursing Science, School of Nursing, and instructor in the Department of Quantitative Methods: Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, was the recipient of the Best Oral Presentation Award at the ninth biennial Joanna Briggs International Colloquium in Singapore.

Eric Lam, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology and director of the Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University­–New Brunswick, received a Fulbright Grant for research and teaching in Brazil. Learn more here.

Martin Lin, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, received a Fulbright Grant for research and teaching in India. Learn more here.

James A. Murphy, extension specialist at the Center for Turfgrass Science, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, and Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was named a Crop Science Society of America Fellow. Learn more here.

Federico Sesti, associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, received a Fulbright Grant for research and teaching in India. Learn more here.

Daniel Shain, associate professor of zoology in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden, received a Fulbright Grant for research and teaching in Iceland. Learn more here.

Mark Weiner, professor of law, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, received a Fulbright Grant for research and teaching in Austria. Learn more here.

December 10, 2014

Rutgers University was awarded the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization from NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Learn more here.

Annie's Project New Jersey received the 2014 Rutgers Cooperative Extension “Best of the Best” Team Award. View a full list of awardees and learn more here.

Andrew Baker, associate professor of astrophysics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Robert Bartynski, professor and chair in the Department of Physics and AstronomySchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Susan J. Carroll, professor of political science and women’s and gender studies, School of Arts and Sciences, and senior scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded the Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies from the Political Studies Association. Learn more here.

Maria Torchia LoGrippo, postdoctoral associate at the School of Nursing, is one of 10 recipients of the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Award by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Learn more here.

Peter Oudemans, associate professor in blueberry and cranberry pathology, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded the 2014 Rutgers Cooperative Extension Specialist of the Year. Learn more here.

Alan Robock, director of the undergraduate meteorology program and distinguished professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was the winner of the Jule G. Charney Award of the American Meteorological Society. Learn more here.

Lisa A. Rodenburg, associate professor of environmental organic chemistry in the Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Excellence in Review Award from Environmental Science and Technology. Learn more here.

Ashaki A. Rouff, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, has been awarded the Excellence in Review Award from Environmental Science and Technology. Learn more here.

December 3, 2014

Deena Centofanti, pediatric nurse manager in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Paulette Forbes, inpatient pediatric nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

William L. Holzemer, dean and distinguished professor at the School of Nursing, received the 2014 Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing. Learn more here.

Susan Pillet, advanced practice nurse in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Donna Plaxe, inpatient pediatric nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Beth Savage, advanced practice nurse in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Todd Wolfson, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, and digital media coordinator for the Master of Communication and Information Studies program, School of Communication and Information, has published a new book, Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left (University of Illinois Press, 2014).

Dawn Yuhas, staff nurse in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

November 26, 2014

Robert Barchi, president of Rutgers University, was honored as the 2014 Educator of the Year by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey.

John C. Chatlos, clinical associate professor in the Department of PsychiatryRobert Wood Johnson Medical School, was awarded the New Jersey Psychiatric Association Distinguished Fellowship.

James W. Hughes, distinguished professor, dean, and director of the Rutgers Regional Report, and Joseph J. Seneca, distinguished professor of economics, both at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has published a new book, New Jersey’s Postsuburban Economy (Rutgers University Press, 2014).

Humberto Marin, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, was awarded the New Jersey Psychiatric Association Remarkable Achievement Award.

Mariana Spatareanu, associate professor in the Department of Economics, Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, and core faculty in the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University–Newark, and Ibrahim Bostan, doctoral student at Rutgers Business School, were awarded the Best Paper Award by the Southern Finance Association for their paper, Financing Innovation through Minority Acquisitions

Richard VanVranken, county extension department head in the Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, was the recipient of the 2014 Northeast Region Excellence in Extension Award from the United States Department of Agriculture. Learn more here.

Darrin York, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was named New Jersey Professor of the Year. Learn more here.

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