David Alland and Soumitesh Chakavorty from New Jersey Medical School were recognized for developing a rapid automated tuberculosis test that shortens the time it takes to get a diagnosis from seven weeks to two hours.
Outstanding Scholarship Brings Special Distinctions
Rutgers faculty excel as teachers, mentors, innovators, and practitioners. Their dedication prepares students for success and improves the quality of life for thousands. Over the years, their work has garnered the highest honors: Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur “Genius” grants, Grammy Award, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, membership in the National Academies, Nobel Prize, and top international prizes such as the Abel (mathematics), Stockholm (criminology), and Wolf (agriculture). Read about recent recognition below.
Thomas Leustek from Rutgers–New Brunswick and Teresa Wood from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences join 441 other AAAS members named new fellows because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
The RCSB Protein Data Bank headquartered at Rutgers–New Brunswick has been awarded $34.5 million in grants over five years from three U.S. government agencies.
Jinglin Fu, Rutgers–Camden, Jessica Ware, Rutgers–Newark, and Saman Zonouz, Rutgers–New Brunswick, will receive the highest honor given in the United States to beginning scientists and engineers at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The director of Rutgers Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine was honored for his work on gut bacteria and the global consequences of antibiotic overuse.
Gabriel Kotlier, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts and Sciences, and Masayori Inouye, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, are among 100 new members nationwide.
Melissa Cooper, a Rutgers–Newark history professor, is working on a new book that will examine the ideas that shaped interpretations of black suffering in South Carolina’s Low Country from the 1920s to 1970s. Pamela McElwee, an associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is working on an environmental history of the Vietnam War examining how nature shaped military strategy.
David Vanderbilt, a Board of Governors Professor of Physics at Rutgers–New Brunswick, joins more than 200 people elected to the academy this year as a result of their achievements in academia, business, government, and public affairs.
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2019-2020 Faculty Year-End Awards
Faculty Year-End Awards honor outstanding members of the Rutgers community selected by their colleagues for exceptional contributions to teaching, research, or public service through a program of six awards. For each award, the recipient receives a commemorative certificate and an honorarium.