Honors News Archive

The following items were reported more than four months ago.

 Assoc. Prof. Ken Wright Wins Provost's Faculty Achievement Award
Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Ken Wright for receiving a Provost's Faculty Achievement Award. These awards are presented annually to selected faculty who have offered recent significant publication or creative contributions in their academic fields.

 Prof. Doug Seals Awarded CU New Inventor of the Year
Prof. Doug Seals is to be awarded CU New Inventor of the Year by the CU Technology Transfer Office. The award will be presented on April 1, 2013. For more information see https://www.cu.edu/techtransfer/.

 Ruth Heisler Receives ASSETT Award of Excellence
Senior Instructor Ruth Heisler has received an Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching. She was cited by students in Introduction to Human Anatomy as an instructor who uses technology in outstanding ways to support student learning, such as animations, videos, and interactive homework with games and other features. In addition to the award, her teaching soon will be highlighted on a new college website devoted to technology, teaching and learning in A&S, http://sparc.colorado.edu. ASSETT is Arts & Sciences Support of Education through Technology, a student-funded initiative supporting the use of technology in advancing the teaching and learning mission of the College of Arts and Sciences.

 Teresa Foley Receives Marinus Smith Award
Dr. Teresa Foley has received the Marinus Smith Award from the CU Parents Association. The purpose of the award is to identify and recognize CU-Boulder faculty, staff, coaches, and administrators who have made a significant impact on the lives of CU undergraduate students. For more information, see http://parents.colorado.edu/cupaprograms/marinus-smith/.

 Alaa Ahmed receives DARPA Young Faculty Award
Assistant Prof. Alaa Ahmed has been selected to receive the DARPA Young Faculty Award, a program that seeks to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions across the country. As part of the award, Dr. Ahmed will be investigating the influence of threat on movement control under risk. For more information: http://www.darpa.mil/Opportunities/Universities/Young_Faculty.aspx

 Dean's Fund for Excellence Travel Award Bestowed on Janet Casagrand
Description: Funding for travel to 12th Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science.

 Prof. Roger Enoka receives Muybridge Award
Prof. Roger Enoka has recently been honored by his colleagues as the recipient of the Muybridge award. This is the most prestigious award of the International Society of Biomechanics and is awarded for career achievements in the field. The award is named after Eadward Muybridge (1830-1904), who was the first to use cinematography for the study of human and animal movement. Only one award is given every two years. The International Society of Biomechanics was founded August 30, 1973 to promote the study of all areas of biomechanics at the international level, although special emphasis is given to the biomechanics of Human Movement. The Society encourages international contacts amongst scientists, promotes the dissemination of knowledge, and forms liaisons with national organizations. The Society's membership includes scientists from a variety of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, engineering (mechanical, industrial aerospace, etc.), orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, sport science and medicine, ergonomics, electro-physiological kinesiology and others.

 Prof. Monika Fleshner elected president of two professional societies
Her colleagues have recently honored Prof. Monika Fleshner by electing her as president of two professional societies. She is 2011-2012 president of the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society (PNIRS), which comprises individuals who study the interactions between the immune and nervous systems and the consequences for behavior and health. The ~400 members in the Society comprise scholars with expertise in behavioral medicine, endocrinology, immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, psychiatry, psychology, and rheumatology. Dr. Fleshner's responsibilities as President-Elect are to serve on a number of committees for the Society that shape the scientific content of the annual meeting, manage the budget, and chart its future development. The annual meeting will be held in San Diego during the time that Prof. Fleshner is President. Prof. Fleshner is also President-Elect for the International Society of Exercise and Immunology, which comprises ~200 members from 20 countries. As the name suggests, the purpose of the Society is to foster the exchange of information and the development of knowledge on the influence of exercise on the function of the immune system. The Society organizes a biennial scientific meeting with the 2009 meeting held in Tubingen, Germany, the 2011 meeting to be held in Oxford, UK, and the 2013 to be held in Australia. As Prof. Fleshner will be President at the time of the 2013 meeting, she will unfortunately have to travel to Australia for that meeting.

 Prof. Rodger Kram receives BFA Faculty Excellence Award
Prof. Rodger Kram has been awarded the 2011 Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Teaching. Prof. Kram is one of four recipients of this award university-wide. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding educational faculty who have inspired their students with their dedication to teaching and innovative teaching methods both inside and outside the classroom.

 Prof. David Allen joins JAP editorial board
Description: Elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

 Prof. David Allen elected ACSM Fellow
Description: Elected as Fellow to the American College of Sports Medicine.

 Prof. Chris Lowry receives NARSAD Young Investigator Award
NARSAD announces that Prof. Lowry is one of the recipients of their 2010 Young Investigator Awards. NARSAD is dedicated to investing in research to unravel the complexities of schizophrenia, depressions, and other psychiatric diseases. Prof. Lowry's award will fund a project entitled: "Evaluation of tryptophan hydroxylase 2 expression in bipolar depressed patients". More details here: http://www.narsad.org/index.php?q=node/12077/press-release-details/12137

 Prof. Pei-San Tsai Receives Provost's Faculty Achievement Award
Prof. Pei-San Tsai has received the 2010 Provost's Faculty Achievement Award. This new award of $1,000 is granted in recognition of a coherent body of work, such as a publication or series of related publications, that has made a significant impact on the field.

 Dr. Tom Johnson receives Denham Harman Research Award for the Lifetime Achievement in Research
Established in 1978, this award was named in honor of Dr. Denham Harman, a co-founder of the American Aging Association and honors a person who has made significant contributions to biomedical aging research.

 Monika Fleshner Elected President
Professor Monika Fleshner was elected to a two-year term as president of the International Society for Exercise Immunology (http://www.isei.dk). The Society provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among researchers interested in exercise and immunology and its members include biochemists, exercise physiologists, hematologists, immunologists, neuroscientists, physicians, and traumatologists. The Society organizes a biennial convention and the next meeting will occur on July 11-13, 2011 in Oxford, England.

 Dr. Tom Johnson receives BFA Faculty Excellence Award
Dr. Tom Johnson has been awarded the 2010 Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work. This award of $3,000 emphasises work of high quality that does not receive recognition through the usual channels, such as interdisciplinary research, work accomplished with undergraduate students, or integrated long-term achievements.

 Dr. Tom Johnson awarded distinction of AAAS Fellow
Prof. Tom Johnson has been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow for his contributions in developing the C. elegans model for the understanding of the genetics of longevity. The AAAS is the largest scientific membership organization in the world. Each year a few hundred are nominated by their peers for elevation to Fellow status which is one of the highest honors conferred by the AAAS and ranks among the major awards and recognitions that can be obtained in the United States.

 Dr. Tom Johnson Receives Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging
Description: Paul Glenn Foundation.

 Dr. Thomas Johnson Receives Schober Award for Aging Research
The Schober award was given to Thomas E. Johnson on Sept. 15, 2009 at the Biomarkers of Ageing program in Martin Luther University, Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, in Halle, Germany. Dr. Johnson spoke on "Life Span as a Biomarker of Aging: What Does It Tell Us?" The Schober Award is given annually to a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of aging research.