Several faculty members in the College of Dentistry’s program in prosthodontics received honors in their field. Professor GARY GOLDSTEIN is the 2014 recipient of the GOLDEN MEDALLION AWARD given by the American Prosthodontic Society. Professor STEPHEN BERGEN received the DAN GORDON AWARD and Clinical Associate Professor GRAZIANO GIGLIO received the PRIVATE PRACTICE AWARD, both from the American College of Prosthodontists.
MAURIZIO PORFIRI, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NYU-Poly, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Controls Division 2013 OUTSTANDING YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD. Professor Porfiri, whose most widely known research centers on biomimetic robotic fish, was honored for his contributions to underwater robotics and collective dynamics of networked dynamical systems.
WEN-JUI HAN, professor of social work and co-director of the Institute for Social Development at the Silver School of Social Work, was the recipient of the 2014 Society and Research EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AWARD for her article entitled, “Bilingualism and Academic Achievement.” In addition, Professor Han and TAZUKO SHIBUSAWA, associate professor of social work and associate dean of professional programs at SSSW, were awarded the 2013 NOBUO MAEDA INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD by the American Public Health Association for their paper, “Trajectory of Physical Health, Cognitive Status, and Psychological Well-Being Among Chinese Elderly.”
PERRY HALKITIS, professor of applied psychology, public health and medicine at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and associate dean of academic affairs at the Global Institute of Public Health, received the WORLD AIDS DAY 2013 COMMISSIONER'S AWARD from the New York State Department of Health. The award honors “unknown heroes” in the fight against AIDS. Professor Halkitis’s research focuses on the synergistic epidemics of HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, and mental health disease.
ELIZABETH CAPEZUTI, the John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging at the College of Nursing, has received the American Academy of Nursing and Hartford Foundation’s NURSE LEADER IN AGING AWARD for 2013. Her work focuses on care of older adults in hospitals and nursing homes.
FRIEDRICH ULFERS, associate professor of German in the Faculty of Arts and Science, was awarded the OFFICER'S CROSS OF THE ORDER OF MERIT of the Federal Republic of Germany. Bestowed by the President of Germany, the decoration honors Professor Ulfers’ commitment to the support of German-American exchange in the areas of culture and education.
JEROME COHEN, Professor of Law, received a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the American Society of Comparative Law, given to legal scholars whose writings have changed the shape or direction of American comparative or private international law. Professor Cohen, a leading scholar in Chinese law and government, was a pioneer in the field.
Four NYU leaders— DEAN MARY SCHMIDT CAMPBELL of TSOA, DEAN PETER BLAIR HENRY of Stern, PRESIDENT KATEPALLI SREENIVASAN of NYU-Poly, and CUSP DIRECTOR STEVEN KOONIN—were among 18 educators named to CRAIN'S NEW YORK'S 2013 “People to Watch in Higher Education” list. The four were praised for, along with other accomplishments, Stern’s nine-day Launch orientation program; TSOA’s program to recruit talented but financially needy students; Poly’s third-in-the-nation ranking for its 30-year financial return to students; and CUSP’s potential to add 4,600 jobs and 200 startups to New York City’s economy.
ANN KURTH, professor and executive director of NYUCN Global at the College of Nursing and associate dean for research at NYU Global Institute of Public Health, and DANNY REINBERG, professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at the School of Medicine, were among 70 new members and 10 foreign associates elected this year to the INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE (IOM). Election into the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
HASIA DINER, profesor in the department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, was elected PRESIDENT of the IMMIGRATION AND ETHNIC HISTORY SOCIETY. The Society's stated purpose is to promote the study of the history of immigration to the United States and Canada from all parts of the world.
LISA DUGANN, professor in the department of social and cultural analysis, was elected PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION. The American Studies Association is the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history.
FEI LI, assistant professor of biology, was selected as a PEW SCHOLAR in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Scholarships -- $240,000 over four years to each recipient -- provide funding to early-carer scientists researching the basis of health problems. One of 22 Pew Scholars in teh Biomedical Sciences, Professor Li will continue his research on teh role of hte centromere in cancer.
PAULA ENGLAND, professor of sociology, was elected PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. Professor England's research interests include changing family patterns, sexual behavior, contraception, gender, and labor markets.
KATHERINE O'REGAN, professor of public policy and planning at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, was nominted by President Barack O'Bama to be the new ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH at the U.S. State Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The assistant secretary directs HUD's independent research and policy arm, whose activities are designed to have immediate relevance to the policy issues facing the HUD secretary.
ANN MORNING, associate professor of sociology, was named to the U.S. Census Bureau's NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RACIAL, ETHNIC, AND OTHER POPULATIONS. The Committee advises the federal agency on variables that affect the cost, accuracy, and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys.
SAMUEL ESTREICHER, Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law, was the recipient of the 2013 SAMUEL M. KAYNARD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE in the Fields of Lawor & Employment Law from the Hofstra LAwbor & Employment Law Journal. The award is given annually in recognition of those who hold strong ideals, who display keen legal acumen, and who make outstanding contributions to the fields of labor and employment law.
ALINA DAS, assistant professor of clinical law at the School of Law, was the 2013 recipient of the DANIEL LEVY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN IMMIGRATION LAW from LexisNexis. The award honors an individual who demonstrates enthusiastic advocacy on behalf of immigrant clients, deep scholarship in immigration law, and an expansive vision of justice.
MARION NESTLE, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at Steinhardt, received the 2013 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP AWARD for her "research and writing on how science and society influence dietary advice and practice and the impact it has had on our food systems and in improving the way America eats."
PETER WOSH, clinical associate professor of history and director of the Archives and Public History Program, received the 2013 COUNCIL EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for his work as the SAA publications editor.
BART KAHR, professor of chemistry and director of Undergraduate Studies (FAS), is among a number of NYU chemists who were recognized in R&D Magazine's R&D 100 AWARDS honoring "the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year." Professor Kahr was honored along with two former NYU post-doctoral fellows and a scientist at Oregon-based Hinds Instruments, for their creation of an instrument that evaluates the viability of optical displays in consumer and industrial products.
ARISTIDES PATRINOS, CUSP's deputy director for research, is one of five scientists who will be honored with a 2014 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the National Council for Science and Environment in recognition of their work establishing the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
YANN LECUN, professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and director of the Center for Data Science, was named the recipient of the IEEE NEURAL NETWORKS PIONEER AWARD, which is given by the Computational Intelligence Society of hte Instittue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and recognizes contributions to the field at least 15 years prior to the award.
DAVID GARLAND, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and the School of Law and professor in the Department of Sociology, and ROBERT YOUNG, Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature, were elected to the BRITISH ACADEMY as CORRESPONDING FELLOWS. Corresponding Fellow is the designation given to those chosen from universities outside the UK. Professor Garland is considered one of the world's leading sociologists of crime and punishment. Professor Young is an expert in a range of interdisciplnary cultural fields. notably: postcolonial literatures and theory; the history of colonialism and anti-colonialism; and cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries.
E.L. DOCTOROW, The Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Professor in American Letterss, will receive the National Book Foundation's MEDAL FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO AMERICAN LETTERS in November 2013 at the National Book Awards. In its announcement, the foundation praised Professor Doctorow's work "for its vivid depictions of 19th and 20th-century life, trenchant social criticism, and dazzling prose.
J. ANTHONY MOVSHON - professor of Neural Science (Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology, FAS); director, Center for Neural Science; University Professor, NYU; Silver Professor, NYU - received the KARL SPENCER LASHLEY AWARD from The American Philosophical Society. This award recognizes Prof. Movshon's "pioneering work on the neuroscience of vision."
RICHARD A. BONNEAU, associate professor of biology in the Department of Biology (FAS) with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Sciences (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), was named as one of ten "Life Science Superstars 40 and Under," by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) magazine. GEN's list recognizes life sciencee leaders under 40, including promising biopharma executives and researchers. Dr. Bonneau’s lab is focused on two main categories of computational biology: learning networks from functional genomics data and predicting and modeling protein structure.