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Tulane’s 2022 Research Awards honor outstanding achievement across campuses

November 08, 2022 11:00 AM
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Tulane’s 2022 Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards were presented on Nov. 4, honoring outstanding scholars and recognizing “exceptional research achievement and impact on advancing knowledge in science, engineering, health, education, or creativity in the arts, the humanities and other academic fields of study.” (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer)

 

Tulane’s 2022 Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards were presented on Nov. 4 at the Higgins Hotel in New Orleans. The awards are given annually “to honor outstanding scholars and to recognize exceptional research achievement and impact on advancing knowledge in science, engineering, health, education, or creativity in the arts, the humanities and other academic fields of study.” This is the second year Tulane has honored the outstanding achievements of its researchers, with many deserving recipients across campuses. Hall of Fame Award recipients included Dr. James Robinson, Dr. Paul Whelton, and Dennis Kehoe, PhD.

The recipients are selected from a pool of nominees submitted by the schools, which are then reviewed by members of the Tulane Research Council and confirmed by the Tulane President and Provost. The awards are sponsored by the Office of Research. Read more about the awards at the Office of Research website.

2022 HALL OF FAME AWARDS
This prestigious lifetime achievement award recognizes a nationally and internationally renowned scholar/investigator who has made substantial contributions to advancing knowledge over his/her/their academic career.

JAMES ROBINSON, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, and Director, Tulane University Physician Scientist Program
View the video about James Robinson

PAUL K. WHELTON, MD, Professor, Show Chwan Health System Endowed Chair in Global Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
View the video about Paul Whelton

DENNIS P. KEHOE, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Department of Classical Studies, School of Liberal Arts
View the video about Dennis Kehoe

2022 SPIRIT OF TULANE AWARD
This award recognizes outstanding achievement during the prior calendar year of a scholar/investigator whose work embodies Tulane’s motto: Non sibi, sed suis (Not for oneself, but for one’s own) while enhancing the research mission through education, creative expression, mentorship, and collaborative effort to advance knowledge.

MEAD ALLISON, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering, School of Science and Engineering

JESSE KEENAN, PhD, JD, LLM, Favrot II Associate Professor of Sustainable Real Estate, School of Architecture

HUA LU, MD, Professor and Chair, Reynolds and Ryan Families Chair in Translational Cancer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine

TRACY FISCHER, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, and Division of Comparative Pathology, Tulane National Primate Research Center

2022 INNOVATION AWARD
This award recognizes a scholar/investigator who develops novel ideas, approaches and insights through his/her/their interdisciplinary scholarship to address clinical, public health, or societal challenges.

LU QI, MD, PhD, HCA Regents Distinguished Chair and Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Director, Tulane University Obesity Research Center

MICHAEL MOORE, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Science and Engineering

MAYAN EXCAVATION TEAM
MARCELLO CANUTO, PhD
, Professor, Department of Anthropology, School of Liberal Arts, and Director, Middle American Research Institute
FRANCISCO ESTRADA-BELLI, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, School of Liberal Arts, and G.I.S. Lab Manager, Middle American Research Institute
LUKE AULD-THOMAS, Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology, School of Liberal Arts

MAYBELL ROMERO, JD, Felder-Fayard Associate Professor, and Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar, School of Law

2022 GALAXY AWARD
This award recognizes substantial achievement of a scholar/investigator who has a strong five-year history of funding and of enhancing Tulane’s research mission through scholarship, education, mentorship, and collaborative efforts.

KATHERINE MILLS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

LISA FAUCI, PhD, Pendergraft Nola Lee Haynes Professor, Department of Mathematics, School of Science and Engineering

CHAD ROY, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Associate Dean for Research,  School of Medicine, and Director, Infectious Disease Aerobiology, Tulane National Primate Research Center

JESMYN WARD, MFA, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Department of English, School of Liberal Arts

2022 PROVOST’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
This award recognizes a scholar for excellence in research that addresses societal inequalities and promotes social change. Some indicators of excellence include extramural support of related research and dissemination of findings through high-quality peer-reviewed publications and national or international presentations that address societal inequities and promote social change. Broader impacts of EDI refers to the extent to which research advances participation of historically marginalized groups, promotes understanding of EDI, addresses societal inequities, develops community engagement and partnerships, distributes finding widely to support broad research understanding, and/or innovate social change.

HENRY L. BART, JR., PhD, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Science and Engineering

MARIE A. KROUSEL-WOOD, MD, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs / Associate Dean for Public Health and Medical Education, School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

ADRIENNE COLELLA, PhD, Professor and James W. McFarland Distinguished Chair of Business, and Area Coordinator-Management, A.B. Freeman School of Business

STACY SEICSHNAYDRE, JD, William K. Christovich Professor of Law, and Robert A. Ainsworth Professor in the Courts and the Federal System, School of Law

Z’ÉTOILE IMMA, PhD, Michael S. Field Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies, Department of English, School of Liberal Arts

2022 SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP
These awards are for individuals who have exercised extraordinary institutional leadership in supporting and promoting excellent research at Tulane University.

LAURA S. LEVY, PhD, Professor Emerita, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine

DONALD GAVER, PhD, Alden J. ‘Doc’ Laborde Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Science and Engineering

2022 CONVERGENCE AWARD
This award recognizes a Tulane scholar or team of scholars who successfully collaborate across schools, units, and departments to surpass traditional academic disciplines and further the research mission.

DANIEL BURNSTON, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, School of Liberal Arts

TIFFANY LIN, MArch, Favrot V Associate Professor of Architecture and Design and Design Program Director, School of Architecture

EMILIE TAYLOR WELTY, MArch, Favrot III Professor of Practice, School of Architecture, and Director of Architecture, Design-Build Manager, Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design

LISA MOLIX, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Science and Engineering

XUEBIN QIN, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, and Division of Comparative Pathology, Tulane National Primate Research Center

YU-PING WANG, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Science and Engineering

2022 RISING STAR AWARD
This award recognizes the works of an assistant professor, within five years of appointment to Tulane, who demonstrates exceptional growth and impact in one or more research areas.

JULIA FLECKMAN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Social, Behavioral & Population Science,  School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

NICHOLAS SANDOVAL, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,  School of Science and Engineering

2022 STUDENT/TRAINEE RESEARCH MENTORING AWARD
This award recognizes an exceptional research mentor.

CARIAPPA ANNAIAH, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, and Division of Comparative Pathology, Tulane National Primate Research Center

RYAN GLASSER, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, School of Science and Engineering

2022 FUNDING AWARD – STEM
These awards recognize the scholar/investigator in the STEM fields who has been awarded the largest combined dollar amount of funding for direct costs during the prior calendar year.

JAY RAPPAPORT, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, and Director and Chief Academic Officer, Tulane National Primate Research Center

JANE BERTRAND, PhD, Professor and Neal A. and Mary Vanselow Endowed Chair, Departments of Health Policy & Management and International Health & Sustainable Development, School of Public Health and  Tropical Medicine

ROBERT GARRY, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, School of Medicine

2022 FUNDING AWARD – NON-STEM
These awards recognize an artist/scholar/investigator in the non-STEM fields who has been awarded the largest combined dollar amount of funding for direct costs during the prior calendar year.

MAURITA POOLE, PhD, Director, Newcomb Art Museum

AMANDA HILL, EdD, Executive Director, Cowen Institute

2022 CITATION AWARD
This award recognizes the Tulane author of the peer-reviewed article with the highest number of citations during the prior calendar year. The recipient must be the corresponding author and Tulane must be the corresponding institution.

A. OLIVER SARTOR, MD, C.E. and Bernadine Laborde Professor of Cancer Research, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Medical Director, Tulane Cancer Center, for “Lutetium-117-PSMA-617 for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer,” New England Journal of Medicine, September 2021

2022 PUBLICATION AWARD – JOURNAL ARTICLE
These awards recognize Tulane scholars/investigators with the best journal article published in the prior calendar year.

CHAD ROY, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine, and Director, Infectious Disease Aerobiology, Tulane National Primate Research Center for “Exhaled aerosol increases with COVID-19 infection, age, and obesity,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, February 2021

2022 PUBLICATION AWARD – BOOK
These awards recognize Tulane scholars/investigators with the best book published in the prior calendar year.

GOLAN MOSKOWITZ, PhD, Assistant Professor and Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Faculty Fellow, Department of Jewish Studies, School of Liberal Arts for Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context, Stanford University Press, 2021

WALTER ISAACSON, MA, University Professor and Leonard Lauder Professor of American History and Values, Department of History, School of Liberal Arts for The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, Simon & Schuster, 2021