All Researcher of the Year

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April 22, 2024

Researcher of the Year awards for 2023 celebrate excellence in discovery and impact

The annual awards honor the exceptional work of faculty members at the forefront of their fields

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April 19, 2024

Distinguished Researcher Award, Basic Life Sciences: John Nitiss, College of Pharmacy 

How can yeast and genetics reveal how anti-cancer drugs work?

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April 19, 2024

Rising Star Award, Basic Life Sciences: Andrew Riley, College of Pharmacy 

Can plants provide new medicines for pain and addiction?

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April 19, 2024

Postdoctoral Scholar of the Year Award: Zeenat Farooq, College of Medicine 

What are the cellular connections between diabetes and dementia?

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April 18, 2024

Distinguished Researcher Award, Social Sciences: Claire Decoteau, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

How can crises help us better understand community health inequities?

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April 18, 2024

Rising Star Award, Social Sciences: Nicole Nguyen, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

How has U.S. national security policy affected everyday life?

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April 17, 2024

Rising Star Award: Pai-Yen Chen, College of Engineering 

How can new wireless technologies improve health care, security and energy?

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April 17, 2024

Distinguished Researcher Award: Robert Klie, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

How can we see the fundamental building blocks of life and matter?

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April 16, 2024

Distinguished Scholar Award: Christina Pugh, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

How can poetry capture the lived experience?

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April 16, 2024

Rising Star Award: Adam Goodman, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

How did the history of U.S. immigration shape our modern world?

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