Several members of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine community were honored recently at the Tulane’s 2022 Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards.
The awards are given annually “to honor outstanding scholars and to recognize exceptional research achievement and impact on advancing knowledge in science, engineering, health, education, or creativity in the arts, the humanities and other academic fields of study.” This is the second year Tulane has honored the outstanding achievements of its researchers, with many deserving recipients across campuses.
Hall of Fame Award recipients included Dr. Paul Whelton.
The recipients are selected from a pool of nominees submitted by the schools, which are then reviewed by members of the Tulane Research Council and confirmed by the Tulane President and Provost. The awards are sponsored by the Office of Research. Read more about the awards at the Office of Research website.
2022 HALL OF FAME AWARDS
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.
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
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2022 INNOVATION AWARD
This award recognizes a scholar/investigator who develops novel ideas, approaches and insights through his/her/their interdisciplinary scholarship to address clinical, public health, or societal challenges.
LU QI, MD, PhD, HCA Regents Distinguished Chair and Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Director, Tulane University Obesity Research Center
2022 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.
KATHERINE MILLS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
CHAD ROY, PhD (MSPH ENHS '93), Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine, and Director, Infectious Disease Aerobiology, Tulane National Primate Research Center
2022 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 finding widely to support broad research understanding, and/or innovate social change.
MARIE A. KROUSEL-WOOD, MD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Associate Provost for the Health Sciences
2022 RISING STAR AWARD
This award recognizes the works of an assistant professor, within five years of appointment to Tulane, who demonstrates exceptional growth and impact in one or more research areas.
JULIA FLECKMAN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Social, Behavioral & Population Science, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
2022 FUNDING AWARD – STEM
These awards recognize 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.
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
2022 PUBLICATION AWARD – JOURNAL ARTICLE
These awards recognize Tulane scholars/investigators with the best journal article published in the prior calendar year.
CHAD ROY, PhD (MSPH ENHS '93), 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