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URI RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Division of Research and Economic Development and the Council for Research sponsor the Research and Scholarship Excellence Awards. The Intellectual Property Committee and the URI Research Foundation sponsor the Intellectual Property Patent Award. These awards recognize the work of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students. All Excellence Awards recipients will be recognized during the spring Commencement and are honored at a University-wide Excellence recognition ceremony.

All research nominations are reviewed and selected by the Council for Research.
All intellectual property patent nominations are reviewed and selected by the Intellectual Property Committee.

2014 Research and Scholarship Excellence Awards Recipients

Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Morgan Breene, Departments of History and Anthropology
Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering 
Sangmin You, Department of Chemistry

Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Jessica Lipschitz, Department of Psychology
Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering 
Abhishek Kantak, Department of Chemistry 

Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Holly Dunsworth, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering 
Mindy Levine, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Nikhilesh Dholakia, Professor, College of Business Administration
Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award  in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
Kerry LaPlante, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Intellectual Property Patent Excellence Award
Walter Besio, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer & Biomedical Engineering

The awardees will receive a certificate, a framed citation, and an Excellence pin. Faculty will receive $1,000, Graduate Students will receive $500 and Undergraduate Students will receive $250 (taxable income).

The awards ceremony will be held on May 14, 2014 in Swan Hall at 3 PM. Light refreshments will be served. The ceremony is open to the public.

For more information, please contact Melissa McCarthy at 401-874-2599 or Melissa@uri.edu


2013 Research and Scholarship Excellence Awards Recipients

Undergraduate Student Research Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities:
Andrew Burnap, Department of Theatre
Undergraduate Student Research Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering:
Teresa Mako, Department of Chemistry

Graduate Student Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities:
Megan Martinelli, Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design
Graduate Student Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering:
Amir Nasrolahi Shirazi, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering:
Rakesh Tiwari, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities:
Carlos Garcia-Quijano, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering:
Jason Dwyer, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities:
Kathleen Davis, Associate Professor, Department of English
Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
:
Yana Reshetnyak, Professor, Department of Physics

Intellectual Property Patent Excellence Award
Qing Yang, Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering

Additional Information 2013 Research and Scholarship Excellence Awards


2012 Research and Scholarship Excellence Awards Recipients

Undergraduate Student Research Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities:
Justin Brown, College of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate Student Research Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering:
Cameron Frament, College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities:
Anne Fairlie, College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering:
Matin Amani, College of Engineering

Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities:
Julie Coiro, Associate Professor, College of Human Science and Services
Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering:
Angela Slitt, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy

Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities:
Lisa Weyandt, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award  in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering:
Zahir Shaikh, Professor, College of Pharmacy

Intellectual Property Patent Excellence Awards
Yana Reshetnyak, Associate Professor, and Oleg Andreev, Professor, Department of Physics, and Donald Engelman, Professor, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Department, Yale University

Ying Sun, Professor, John DiCecco, Professor, Robert Hill, Professor, and Dr. Jiang Wu, College of Engineering

Marta Gomez-Chiarri, Professor, and David R. Nelson, Professor, College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Additional Information 2012 Research and Scholarship Excellence Awards