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Excellence in Research Award

The DePaul College of Science and Health Award for Excellence in Research is intended to recognize College of Science and Health faculty who have made significant scientific contributions in their area of research and to promote outstanding research in the College of Science and Health.  

There are two awards that recognize outstanding research in the college:  1) Excellence in Research Award:  this award is to recognize a Full Professor’s outstanding contributions to the field over the course of one’s career, and a $2,000 honorarium will be provided; and 2) Mid-Career Excellence in Research Award:  this award is to recognize an Associate Professor’s outstanding contributions to the field, and a $1,000 honorarium will be provided.  Applicants of the Mid-Career Research Award must be at the Associate level and not more than 7 years post-tenure.

Names of recipients of both awards will be engraved on a plaque displayed in the Dean’s Suite.  In any given year, an award will be made for one or the other of these awards, and in exceptional cases, it is possible that both awards will be given.

Competitive nominations that follow the guidelines listed on the nomination form will be kept on file, but each year updated CVs along with a note regarding changes in research record from the person being reviewed must be received in order to be considered in subsequent years.

Nomin​ations are due February 15.

Excellence in Research Award Recipients

  • 2017 - LaVome Robinson, Professor, Clinical and Community Psychology
  • 2016 - Kenshu Shimada, Professor, Environmental Science and Studies and Biological Sciences
  • 2015 - Mona Shattell, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Professor, School of Nursing
  • 2014 - Liam J. Heneghan, Professor, Environmental Sciences and Studies
  • 2013 - Leonard Jason, Director of Center for Community Research; Professor, Clinical and Community Psychology
  • 2012 - Ahmed Zayed, Chair and Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Mid-Career Excellence in Research Award Recipients 

  • 2017 - Suzanne Bell, Associate Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
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