Academic Accolades

Hare Named PA Educator of the Year

Jason Hare, assistant professor of physician assistant studies in SHRS, has won the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistant 2020 Pennsylvania Educator of the Year award.

Lewicka Named Fellow of the AMS

Marta Lewicka, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been named to the Fellows of the American Mathematical Society Class of 2021.

Murrell Interviewed on Food Insecurity

Audrey J. Murrell, acting dean of the University Honors College, was interviewed by WQED Multimedia for a new documentary on the topic of food insecurity.

Allen Named AAAS Fellow

Colin Allen, a distinguished professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Alikhani Wins Grant to Support Underrepresented Students

Malihe Alikhani, assistant professor of computer science, received a Google ExploreCSR grant to support students from URGs to pursue graduate studies and research careers in computing.

LRDC Scientists Receive $900,000 Grant

Erin Walker, associate professor in SCI and LRDC research scientist has been named PI for an NSF grant to study the use of robots in middle school math classrooms.

Rosenzweig Wins Nursing Award

Margaret Rosenzweig, Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Nursing, is the 2020 recipient of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research’s President’s Award.

Cape Awarded Grant to Study Immigration and Job Market

Joshua Cape, assistant professor of statistics, with collaborators at Johns Hopkins University, has received a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundationfor the proposal “Methods and Applications for Massive One-mode and Bipartite Social Networks.”

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives Grant for Nerve Cell Research

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center recently received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, which will continue a lab-computer collaboration that accurately simulates communications between nerve cells and muscle cells.

Cudd Delivers Presidential Address for AMINTAPHIL

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd delivered the presidential address at the October 2020 biannual conference of the American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.

Godley Recognized with Teacher Development Award

Amanda Godley, vice provost for graduate studies, received the 2020 Richard A. Meade Award from the National Council of Teachers of English for “outstanding research in English and language arts teacher development.”

Chong Joins Open Science Fellows Program

Lillian Chong, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been chosen as one of five members of the 2020 Silicon Therapeutics Open Science Fellows Program.

NSF Grant Funds Madison's Research Efforts

Michael Madison, professor of law, is co-leading The Governing Knowledge Commons Project research collaborative, which received a National Science Foundation award to support efforts to build a research coordination network.

Whitfield Receives NIMH Health Grant

Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield received a $443,533 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the relationship between psychosocial factors and adherence and persistence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among young Black gay, bisexual and other men.

Shroff Inducted as IAMBE Fellow

Sanjeev Shroff, distinguished professor and Gerald E. McGinnis Chair of Bioengineering, was elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.

More Academic Accolades

Read more Academic Accolades from academic year 2020-2021, from AY 2019–2020, and from AY 2018–2019.