Gary D. Grossman

Distinguished Research Professor 2004 Gary D. Grossman, Professor of Animal Ecology, studies freshwater fish ecology and focuses on how complex fish populations interact both with other species and with the ever-changing environment. He has made fundamental contributions in three areas: understanding the role of environmental change on...

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Jan Westpheling

Creative Research Medal 2015 Jan Westpheling, professor of genetics, has made extensive contributions to the emerging field of bioenergy. Working as part of the BioEnergy Science Center, one of three Bioenergy Research Centers funded by the Department of Energy for biofuels research, Westpheling developed genetic methods...

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Peggy Ozias-Akins

[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 2017 Peggy Ozias-Akins, professor of horticulture, is widely recognized as a world expert on apomixis, the asexual production of seeds in plants. Although the phenomenon was intensely studied for decades, there was little to show for...

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Robert Cooper

Creative Research Medal 2015 Robert Cooper, professor of wildlife ecology and biometrics, is recognized for his innovative research involving advanced quantitative and other methods to assess and advance decision making involving the conservation of bird populations. His outstanding work has influenced how this important natural resource is...

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Shiyou Chen

Creative Research Medal 2015 Shiyou Chen, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology, has made numerous important contributions to our understanding of smooth muscle development, which is important for both cardiovascular development and the onset of several major cardiovascular diseases. Chen developed two powerful cell model systems that...

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Scott Ardoin

Creative Research Medal 2015 Scott Ardoin, professor of educational psychology, has been a pioneer in the application of new methods for improving upon a popular reading intervention commonly referred to as repeated readings (RR). Although the procedure is recommended as a best practice by the National Reading...

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Michael Usher

Creative Research Medal 2014 Michael Usher, associate professor of mathematics, is recognized for his breakthrough development of a new tool known as “boundary depth,” which helps mathematicians working in the field of symplectic geometry better understand the intricacies of an important geometric space known as the group...

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John Drake

[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 2017 John Drake, professor in the Odum School of Ecology, is a globally recognized authority on the ecology of infectious diseases. Described by an external evaluator as “possibly the leading ecologist of his generation,” Drake conducts...

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Tianming Liu

[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 Tianming Liu, professor of computer science, is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of brain imaging and mapping. In addition to building a fundamental understanding of the brain, his research has enabled our understanding of...

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Phaedra Corso

Creative Research Medal 2014 Phaedra Corso, professor of health policy and management, has been a pioneer in the application of economic evaluation methods to inform policy making in public health. Economic evaluation refers to applied analytic tools used to systematically assess the impact of policies, programs and...

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