Tulane research awards

Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Awards

 

Nominations have closed for the 2023 Tulane University Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Awards.

The Achievement Awards are given annually to honor outstanding scholars and to recognize exceptional research achievement and impact on advancing knowledge, innovation, or creativity in science, engineering, health, arts, humanities, education, and other academic fields of study.

The awards include:

  • Hall of Fame Award
  • Spirit of Tulane Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Entrepreneurship Award
  • IP Innovator Award
  • Galaxy Award
  • Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award
  • Student/Trainee Research Mentoring Award
  • Convergence Award
  • Rising Star Award
  • Funding Awards (2)
  • Publication Award
  • Citation Award

 

The 2023 Achievement Awards were presented at an invitation only event Friday, November 3, 2023.

Please contact Gail Louis, Assistant Vice President for Research at glouis@tulane.edu with any questions regarding the awards.

 


 

 

Annual Awards Event - 2022

 

The Office of Research held the second Tulane University Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Awards on Friday, November 4, 2022, to honor outstanding Tulane scholars and recognize their exceptional accomplishments.  The awards ceremony was held at the Higgins Hotel in downtown New Orleans with Meg Farris, WWL-TV medical and general assignment reporter, as the emcee.

 

Research Hall of Fame Award

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. The awards were presented by Mike Fitts, President.

 

  • JAMES ROBINSON, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, and Director, Tulane University Physician Scientist Program

 

  • 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

 

  • DENNIS P. KEHOE, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Department of Classical Studies, School of Liberal Arts

2022 Hall of Fame

Click on the picture to watch the video tribute for each Hall of Fame recipient.

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.

The awards were presented by Mike Fitts.

Mead Allison

Jesse Keenan

Hua Lu

Tracy Fischer

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, PhD, 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

Innovation Award

This award recognizes a scholar/investigator who develops and explores novel ideas, approaches, and insights through his/her/their interdisciplinary scholarship to address clinical, public health, or societal challenges. The awards were presented by Robin Forman, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Lu Qi

Michael Moore

Maybell Romero

Mayan Excavation Team

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

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

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

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

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. The awards were presented by Robin Forman, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Katherine Mills

Tai Huy Ha for Lisa Fauci

Chad Roy

Thomas Albrecht for Jesmyn Ward

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

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 findings widely to support broad research understanding, and/or innovates social change. The awards were presented by Robin Forman, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Henry Bart, Jr

Marie A. 'Tonette" Krousel-Wood

Adrienne Colella

Stacy Seicshnaydre

Z'etoile Imma

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

MARIE A. 'TONETTE' KROUSEL-WOOD, MD, MSPH, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, and Associate Dean for Public Health and Medical Education, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Professor, Department of Medicine, and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Medicine, and Associate Provost for the Health Sciences

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'ETOILE IMMA, PhD, Michael S. Field Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies, Department of English, School of Liberal Arts

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. The awards were presented by Mike Fitts, President.

Laura Levy

Donald Gaver

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

Funding Awards

These awards recognize a) 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; and b) 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. The awards were presented by Giovanni Piedimonte, Vice President for Research

 

STEM

Jay Rappaport

Jane Bertrand

Robert Garry

NON-STEM

Maurita Poole

Amanda Hill

STEM

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

NON-STEM

MAURITA POOLE, PhD, Director, Newcomb Art Museum

AMANDA HILL, EdD, Executive Director, Cowen Institute

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. The awards were presented by Giovanni Piedimonte, Vice President for Research.

Brian Edwards for Daniel Burnston

Xuebin Qin

Yu-Ping Wang

Tiffany Lin, Emilie Taylor Welty, Lisa Molix

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

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

TIFFANY LIN, MArch, Favrot V Associate Professor of Artchitecture 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

Student/Trainee Research Mentoring Award

This award recognizes an exceptional research mentor. The awards were presented by Marie A. 'Tonette' Krousel-Wood, Associate Provost for Health Sciences.

Cariappa Annaiah

Ryan Glasser

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

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes the work of an assistant professor, within five years of appointment to Tulane, who demonstrates exceptional growth and impact in one or more research areas. The awards were presented by Marie A. 'Tonette' Krousel-Wood, Associate Provost for Health Sciences.

Julia Fleckman

Nicholas Sandoval

JULIA FLECKMAN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Social, Behavioral, and 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

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. The awards were presented by Jessica Shedd, Assistant Provost for Assessment and Institutional Research.

Patrice Delafontaine for A. Oliver Sartor

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

Publication Awards

This award recognizes Tulane scholars/investigators with the best journal article and the best book published in the prior calendar year. The awards were presented by Jessica Shedd, Assistant Provost for Assessment and Institutional Research.

Chad Roy

JOURNAL ARTICLE

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

Golan Moskowitz

Walter Isaacson

BOOK

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, 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