The Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies invites faculty and staff of the College of Medicine and the Penn State Hershey Medical Center to submit nominations for the second annual Faculty Research Recognition Awards. This year’s Awards Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Dean’s Spring Lecture on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. in Junker Auditorium.
Started in 2014, the Faculty Research Recognition Awards honor the outstanding research achievements of Penn State Hershey investigators. The event highlights investigators who have distinguished themselves in several areas of research. Faculty are recognized through awards for the following categories: Outstanding Research Publication, Distinguished Early Stage Investigator, Outstanding Collaborative Research, Outstanding Research Mentor and Excellence in Education Research. The culmination of the event is the announcement of the Career Research Excellence Award honoring an individual who has dedicated their career to enhancing the research mission through education, mentorship and collaborative efforts to further advance science.
Outstanding Research Publication
This faculty award recognizes a leader, original thinker and individual whose groundbreaking research publication has contributed to the advancement of research.
Distinguished Early Stage Investigator
This award recognizes the work of a faculty member (assistant professor, instructor, research associate) within five years of appointment at Penn State, demonstrating significant growth and impact in one or more subject areas.
Outstanding Collaborative Research
This award recognizes the research efforts of a group of investigators that transcend the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines to further the research mission.
Excellence in Education Research
This award recognizes scholarly inquiry and investigation related to education, educational processes, and dissemination and practical application of research results. This award is offered every two years, not accepting submissions for 2015.
Outstanding Research Mentor
This award recognizes outstanding research mentoring. It is intended to be a cumulative award for consistently successful mentoring that yields publications, funded training or research proposals and career advancement of pre-doctoral or post-doctoral trainees or junior faculty.
Career Research Excellence Award
This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of an investigator who has dedicated his/her career to enhancing the research mission through education, mentorship and collaborative efforts to further advance science. Nominees are initiated by the Research Team.