October 24, 2018

Brian Strom, chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was recognized on ROI-NJ’s Health Care Influencers list for having a “good vision for getting more federal medical dollars for research in the state,” “reducing Rutgers health system partners in the state” and for being the “chosen education partner for one of the state’s largest systems.” Read more here.

The New Jersey Climate Adaptation Allianceco-facilitated by Jeanne Herb, executive director of the Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Marjorie Kaplan, associate director, Rutgers Climate Institutereceived the 2018 Coastal and Ocean Champions Award from the Urban Coast Institute and was recognized by a joint resolution of the New Jersey legislature praising its meritorious efforts. New Jersey Governors Thomas Kean and James Florio, Honorary Co-Chairs of the Alliance accepted the award on behalf of the Alliance.

Ann Marie P. Mauro, associate dean, professor and director of the Center for Educational Research and Innovation at the School of Nursing received the 2018 Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Mary Bridgeman, clinical associate professor, department of pharmacy practice and administration, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, received the 2018 Patient Care Provider Award in the Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards program, which recognizes leaders who are defining the future of pharmacy.

Richard Novak, vice president for continuing studies and distance education, Division of Continuing Studies, was awarded the NJEdge Technology Impact Award, which recognizes leadership in higher education technology. 

Sandra Kaplan, professor, department of rehabilitation and movement, School of Health Professions, was awarded the Physical Therapy Special Interest Award by the American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey for her contributions to the profession and her work to shape its future.

Zhixiong Guo, professor, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, School of Engineering, and a recipient of the Board of Trustees Award in 2018, has been appointed as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, a prestigious journal that was founded by late professors Art Bergles and Ralph Webb in 1993. 

October 10, 2018

Brian Strom, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Democritus University of Thrace in Komotini, Greece.

XinQi Dong, director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity, presented by the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health.

Anil Nanda, chair, department of neurosurgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, was invited to be the Jamieson Memorial Lecturer at the Gold Coast 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Neurosurgical Society in Australia. This is the highest honor an international neurosurgeon can receive at the conference.

Cherie Castellano, peer support program administrator, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care National Call Center, received the 2018 Silver Award for Psychiatric Services Achievement from the American Psychiatric Association for her groundbreaking Reciprocal Peer Support model of service delivery and innovative programs for persons living with mental illness or disabilities.

Anne C. Mosenthal, the Benjamin F. Rush Jr. Chair of Surgery at New Jersey Medical School, received the Olga Jonasson Distinguished Member Award for Mentorship from the Association of Women Surgeons. The award is presented to an AWS member who, through outstanding mentorship, enables and encourages women surgeons to realize their personal and professional goals.

Eric Gawiser, professor, department of physics and astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, has been named Fellow of the American Physical Society for exceptional accomplishments and leadership in the study of galaxy evolution and cosmology.

William Halperin, professor, department of epidemiology, School of Public Health, received the 2018 NJPHA Dennis J. Sullivan Award for outstanding advocacy, leadership, service, and research of the health of New Jersey residents from the New Jersey Public Health Association.

September 26, 2018

Elaine Kwon, nucleic acid services and analyses laboratory manager of RUCDR Infinite Biologics, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for exceptional support of her Reserve Component employee who serves in the National Guard.

The Executive Committee of the Anthropology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science has recognized Erin R. Vogel, professor, department of anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences, with the 2019 Robert W. Sussman Award for Scientific Contributions to Anthropology for her scientific contributions to the field and to the understanding of primate evolution.

Kenneth W. Able, longtime director of the Rutgers University Marine Field Station received the Dwight A. Webster Memorial Award from the Northeastern Division of the American Fisheries Society.

Judy Cohn, assistant vice president for information services and director of Health Sciences Libraries, has been selected to receive the NJEdge/VALE Distinguished Service Award for Libraries.

Rutgers Health University Correctional Health Care has been awarded the National Commission on Correctional Health Care’s 2018 Program of the Year Award for its Continuous Quality Improvement Program.

September 12, 2018

Jocelyn Crowley, professor of public policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, received the 2018 Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award given by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration. 

Perry N. Halkitis, dean, School of Public Health, was recognized by the American Psychological Association as a Citizen Psychologist for his expansive work on behalf of the LGBT community spanning three decades.

Shantenu Jha, associate professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, was the lead of an international team that won the IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge for designing a software framework for accurately and rapidly calculating how strongly drug candidates bind to their target proteins.

On behalf of the SIDS Center of New Jersey, Barbara M. Ostfeld, professor, and Thomas Hegyi, professor and vice-chair, Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, received a Public Health Innovators Award from the New Jersey Department of Health for creating a novel and free safe infant sleep app for mobile phones.

Regina Marchi, associate professor of journalism and media studies, School of Communication and Information, and her co-author, Lynn Schofield Clark, won the national 2018 Nancy Baym Annual Book Award, given by the Association of Internet Researchers for Young People and the Future of News: Social Media and the Rise of Connective Journalism.

Caridad Svich, instructor, Writers House, Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences, received the 2018 Ellen Stewart Award for Career Achievement in Professional Theatre from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.