Awards & Honors

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.

November 19, 2014

Ousseina Alidou, director for the Center for African Studies and associate professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, and Abena Busia, chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and associate professor of English, both in the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, were recipients of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. Learn more here

Grigore (Greg) Burdea, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded the 2014 New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Award for his development of BrightBrainer

Ronald Clarke, distinguished professor at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University–Newark, was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology for developing the innovative theory of situational crime prevention. Learn more here.

Aaron F. Hajart, senior director of administration for the Departments of Neurological SurgeryOtolaryngology, and Neurology and Neurosciences at New Jersey Medical School, was elected president-elect of the American College of Neuroscience Administrators, a member college of the American Academy of Medical Administrators

Deborah Scheibler, assistant director of housing and residence life for Housing and Residence LifeDivision of Student Affairs, Rutgers University–Camden, was awarded the James Hurd Outstanding Service Award and elected to a two-year term as director of annual programs for the Mid-Atlantic College and University Housing Officers.

Rasheda L. Weaver, graduate assistant in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University–Camden, was awarded a Commendation of Excellence for her poster presentation entitled South Sudanese Asylum Seekers in Israel at the National Society of Experiential Education’s 43rd Annual Conference.

November 12, 2014

Shabbar Danish, director of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and assistant professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, along with the neurosurgery team, became the first hospital in the country to pass the 100 mark for MRI-guided laser treatments in the brain. The team was one of the first in the country to initiate the program and remains the country’s busiest program.

Anthony (Tony) Forrester, professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs and administration in the School of Nursing and clinical professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Karen T. D’Alonzo, associate professor and associate dean of the Ph.D. program at the School of Nursing, were inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing. Learn more here.

Salim A. Nathoo, assistant clinical professor, and Mahnaz Fatahzadeh, associate professor, both at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, were inducted into the International College of Dentists-USA Fellowship.

Tom Rudel, distinguished professor in the Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded the 2014 Gerald L. Young Book Award from the Society for Human Ecology for his book, Defensive Environmentalists and Dynamics of Global Reform. Learn more here.

November 5, 2014

George Brice Jr., instructor and trainer in the Integrated Employment Institute, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions, School of Health Related Professions, was awarded the Alan Lunt Consumer Advocate Award from the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Deeksha Singh, assistant professor of strategy, international business, and entrepreneurship, Rutgers School of BusinessCamden, was awarded the Douglas Nigh Best Paper Award at the 2014 Academy of Management conference.

Robert W. Snyder, associate professor of media studies: journalism, Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, and associate professor in the graduate program in the Department of American Studies, Rutgers University–Newark, has published a new book, Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City (Cornell University Press, 2014).  

Peggy (Margaret) Swarbrick, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions, School of Health Related Professions, was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award at the New Jersey Psychiatric Association Program for Excellence. 

October 29, 2014

Rutgers Business School–New Brunswick has been recognized by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NJ) with an AIA NJ Honor Award for Architecture. Learn more here (PDF).

Thomas Bennert, associate professor and program director of the pavement resource program at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, was named winner of the K.B. Woods Award

Jisun Cha, assistant professor of dermatology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been recognized as an emerging leader in dermatology by the New York Academy of Medicine. Learn more here.

Phoebe Haddon, chancellor, Rutgers University–Camden, has been named among the 2014 Women of Distinction by Philadelphia Business Journal. Learn more here.

Penelope Lattimer, director of Rutgers Institute for Improving Student Achievement, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded the Ernest Boyer Outstanding Educator Award. Learn more here.

October 22, 2014

Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Board of Governors distinguished service professor of public policy and administration, Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden and director of the Community Leadership Center, Rutgers University–Camden, was honored as a 2014 New Jersey General Assembly Hispanic Heritage Month honoree. 

Angus Kress Gillespie, professor and undergraduate director of the Department of American Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been selected to receive the New Jersey Historical Commission’s 2014 Richard J. Hughes Award.

Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, division director of gastroenterology and hepatology at New Jersey Medical School and medical director of liver transplantation for University Hospital in Newark, was appointed chief of service for medicine at University Hospital. 

October 15, 2014

Ken Able, distinguished professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and director of the Rutgers University Marine Field Station, is the recipient of the Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award from NOAA Fisheries, Office of Habitat Conservation.

Benjamin Justice, associate professor in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association.

Joel Lebowitz, George William Hill professor of mathematics and physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Grande Médaille from the French Academy of Sciences.

Alan Robock, distinguished professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has received the 2015 Jule G. Charney Award from the American Meteorological Society.

Mark G. Robson, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology and dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has received the Sullivan Award from the New Jersey Public Health Association.

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