Diana Downs

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Jason Colquitt

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Distinguished Research Professor 2019 Jason Colquitt, the William Harry Willson Distinguished Chair in the Department of Management, conducts research that clarifies the benefits of managing employees fairly. He has been a major force in growing this research area from...

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Jon Amster

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Distinguished Research Professor 2019 Jon Amster, professor and head of the Department of Chemistry, is a pioneer in mass spectrometry-based analytical approaches to understanding glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). These carbohydrates are essential to organisms from bacteria to humans, binding to proteins...

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Emilie Phillips Smith

William A. Owens Creative Research Award 2019 Emilie Phillips Smith, professor and former department head of Human Development and Family Science, studies the role of sociocultural variables in child and family development. She engages children and families of diverse racial-ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in rigorously tested...

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Lance Wells

Lamar Dodd Creative Research Award 2019 Lance Wells, professor in the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, conducts research that provides a foundation for understanding O-glycans, which play a critical role in determining protein structure, function and stability. Aberrations in these molecules are responsible for certain human diseases...

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Kelly E. Happe

Creative Research Medal 2019 Kelly E. Happe, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the Institute for Women’s Studies, blends the insights of rhetorical research and feminist science studies to address genomic science. She makes a strong case that it is improbable for any...

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Mable Fok

Creative Research Medal 2019 Mable Fok, associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, conducts interdisciplinary research that spans system design, hardware implementation and algorithms in an effort to overcome the future crunch in spectral bandwidth. She has identified some of the bandwidth limitations...

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Nathan T. Carter

Creative Research Medal 2019 Nathan T. Carter, associate professor of psychology, is a leading researcher in the fields of industrial-organizational psychology and personality assessment. His work challenges the traditional assumption that higher levels of personality traits—agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, extraversion and openness—are associated with improved work...

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Justin A. Lavner

Charles B. Knapp Early Career Scholar Award 2019 Justin A. Lavner, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has advanced our understanding of how marriages change and why some relationships succeed and others struggle. He has focused on the newlywed years as a critical period of...

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Hitesh Handa

Fred C. Davison Early Career Scholar Award 2019 Hitesh Handa, assistant professor in the School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, focuses on developing new biocompatible coating materials for medical implant applications. He strives to transform medical device research from a largely trial-and-error process to one...

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