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Researcher Honorees

In coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Research and University of Utah College Deans, two researchers will be selected from each college to be honored at the CELEBRATE U event.

These two selected researchers are excellent representations of researchers in a College during the 2017 calendar year and are willing to be the face of the College in promotional materials throughout the coming year.

Keith Bartholomew for Metropolitan Transportation Planning

Erin Carraher for Leading Collaborative Architectural Practice

Wendy Chapman for Natural Language Processing to Make Sense of Doctors' Notes

Brian Codding for Human-Environment Dynamics across Western North America

Anne Cook for RI-Val Model of Reading Comprehension

Mollie Cummins for Developing systems and tools that enable health information exchange participation by poison control centers

Lisa Diamond for Sexual Fluidity in Women and Men

Micah Drummond for Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance in Physically Inactive Older Adults

Dr. Rena N. D'Souza for Novel Paradigms for the Treatment of Cleft Palate

Glen Hanson for Assessment of social and health outcomes in substance use disorder patients receiving comprehensive oral care

Marouf A. Hasian Jr. for A Kafkaesque Reading of the Blackwater Trials

Charles Hoy-Ellis for Depression Among Transgender Older Adults: General and Minority Stress

Xan S. Johnson for Theatre-based intervention seeking to increase social functioning in preschoolers with autism

Seth Keeton for SongHelix

Terry Kogan for Published articles in two fields: Copyright Law & Photography; Gender, Sexuality & the Law

Kim Korinek for The Vietnam Health and Aging Project

Steven K Krueger for A fast-response wildland fire modeling framework for prediction and risk assessment

Karl Lins for Social Capital, Trust, and Firm Performance: The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility during the Financial Crisis

Harish Maringanti for Historical Newspapers in Hydra: Building a Platform to Restore Access to Cultural Treasures

Shelley Minteer for Next Generation Materials for Electrosynthesis

Brandon Patterson for Transforming Health Sciences Education with Virtual Reality

Marc Porter for Development of a wide range of diagnostics for human health and security. Recent examples include: "Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy immunoassay for detection of Category A pathogens"; and "Field-deployable platform for prognostic hepatic cancer screening in low-resource settings"

Bart Raeymaekers for Establishment of the $16M NIST-funded Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center

John Ruple for Western Public Lands Research

Michael Simpson for Nuclear Waste Reduction through Pyroprocessing 

William A. Smith for Racial Battle Fatigue

Jonathan Stone for Listening to the Lomax Archive: The Sonic Rhetorics of American Folksong in the 1930s

Scott Summers for Role of Ceramides in Diabetes and Metabolic Health

Wes Sundquist for Mechanisms of HIV Budding

Z. Valy Vardeny for Hybrid organic/inorganic-based Spintronics

Jessi Van Der Volgen for National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Jaehee Yi for Telehealth Photo Storytelling Intervention

Todd Zenger for Corporate Strategy, Strategic Leadership, and Organization Design

Donna Ziegenfuss for Emerald Publishing Awards for Excellence (2017) for article Opening up collaboration and partnership
possibilities: Re-valuing library resources, skill sets, and expertise.

 Last Modified 4/3/18