Faculty Research Investigator Award

2013 Announcement (PDF)

The University of Kansas Medical Center is pleased to announce the request for nominations recognizing outstanding researchers for the Faculty Research Investigator Award. The recipients of this award last year were Gustavo Blanco, M.D., Ph.D., Robin Maser, Ph.D., and Dough Wright, Ph.D.

The Annual Faculty Research Investigator Awards recognize and honor significant research accomplishments by the faculty of the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Salina and Wichita. The awards are made in conjunction with Faculty Research Day, which is held each year at KUMC Kansas City. Recipients of awards will be selected in advance and each will be asked to give a presentation of their research as part of the Research Day activities. They will also be eligible for a cash award.

These awards are given to investigators who display evidence of significant research accomplishments and a high potential for sustained productive research in the future. Excluding previous winners of the Chancellors Club Research Award, the Senior Investigator Research Award, or the Faculty Investigator Research Award, all faculty who have had appointments at the University of Kansas Medical Center or School of Medicine Salina and Wichita for at least 2 years are eligible. All recipients must have established a substantial research program as evidenced by:

  1. A consistent record of publications of data-based research in peer reviewed journals.
  2. Presentations and invited lectures at regional, national and/or international meetings.
  3. External grant support for research.
  4. Peer recognition in the form of elected offices in professional societies, memberships on journal editorial boards, journal reviews, study section memberships or consultantships, and invited lectures.
  5. Previous recognition as a recipient of honors and awards.
  6. Involvement in the mentoring of graduate students and fellows who have published research that the candidate has supervised.

Investigator Research Awards ($1,000): It is possible that one or more awards could be made in each of the schools: Health Professions, Medicine (KC/Salina/Wichita) and Nursing. Previous winners are not eligible.

Submission of Material: The Committee strongly encourages self nomination, nomination by colleagues, or by a Department Chair or other interested party. The nominating material should include:

a. The candidate's complete/current;
b. A one-page statement of the nominee's research accomplishments (This statement should be made by the nominator(s), and is of critical importance in facilitating the Committee's evaluation of the merits of the application. It should be based on material containedwithin the CV, but it is intended as a supplement);
c. Copies of the candidate's most significant publications (maximum-5);
d. Three letters of support from scientific peers

Submissions will then be reviewed and ranked by the appropriate school’s research committee (see contact names below). The Faculty Assembly Research Committee will review all the school’s applications and rankings to make recommendations to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration for a final decision.

2013 DEADLINE: Applications are due on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by 5:00 PM

Please submit supporting documents in an electronic PDF to your appropriate school's research committee:

School of Health Professions, Tiffany Johnson, PhDtjohnson7@kumc.edu
School of Medicine, Russell Swerdlow, MDrswerdlow@kumc.edu
School of Nursing, Jill Peltzer, PhD, RN, APRN jpeltzer2@kumc.edu

For questions or additional information contact Kelly Robertson at 913-588-5436, krobertson@kumc.edu

Previous Awardees

1982
Bruce K. Kimler, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Kathleen O'Connell, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing
Michael J. Parmely, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Sheldon H. Preskorn, Ph.D., School of Medicine

1986
Joseph Lutkenhaus, Ph.D., School of Medicine

1987
Susan J. Norton, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Andrew Parkinson, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Sue Popkess-Vawter, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing

1988
Glen K. Andrews, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Deborah E. Kipp, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Carol E. Smith, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing

1989
Winifred W. Dunn, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Michael J. Soares, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Roma L. Taunton, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing

1990
Analee Beisecker, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Bala Chandran, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Sharon Summers, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing

1991
Chuck Biddle, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Edna Hamera, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing
Joan S. Hunt, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Wichita

1992
Richard H. Alper, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Chia Y. Lee, Ph.D., School of Medicine

1993
John S. Davis, Ph.D., School of Medicine-Wichita
John A. Ferraro, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
George Melnykovych, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Geri Neuberger, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing

1994
Paul F. Terranova, Ph.D., School of Medicine

1995
Nancy E. Berman, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Marc F. Fey, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Janet D. Pierce, DSN, School of Nursing

1996
Chukuka Enwemeka, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Nancy Hoffart, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing
Michael S. Insana, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Peter Smith, Ph.D., School of Medicine

1997
Michael P. Sarras, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Judith Widen, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Phoebe Williams, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing

1998
Mark E. Chertoff, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Mark T. Fisher, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Norberto C. Gonzalez, M.D., School of Medicine
William H. Kinsey, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Carol E. Smith, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing

1999
Lisa Stehno-Bittel, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Diane K. Boyle, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing
Leslie L. Heckert, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Amy O'Brien-Ladner, M.D., School of Medicine

2000
Jasjit Ahluwalia, M.D., School of Medicine
Paul Cheney, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Carol J. Fabian, M.D., School of Medicine
Sarah Forbes, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing

2001
Ann K. Cobb, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing
Barry Festoff, M.D., School of Medicine
Joan McDowd, Ph.D., School of Allied
John Wood, Ph.D., School of Medicine

2002
James L. Voogt, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Lauren S. Aaronson, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing
Charles D. Little, Ph.D., School of Medicine

2003
Catana Brown, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA,School of Allied Health
Helen R. Connors, RN, Ph.D., DrPS (Hon), FAAN, School of Nursing
Kenneth R. Peterson, Ph.D., School of Medicine

2004
James P. Calvet, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Wen Liu, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Randolph J. Nudo, Ph.D., Center of Aging, School of Medicine
Karen A. Wambach, RN, Ph.D., School of Nursing

2005
Edward B. Stephens, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Cynthia S. Teel, RN, Ph.D., School of Nursing

2006
Linda M. Frazier, M.D., Ph.D., School of Medicine, Wichita
Barbara E Langner, Ph.D., RN, School of Nursing
Debra K. Sullivan, Ph.D., RD, LD, School of Allied Health
Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D., School of Medicine

2007
Nancy Dunton, Ph.D., School of Nursing
Christophe Nicot, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Irina V. Smirnova, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Joseph S. Tash, Ph.D., School of Medicine

2008
Shilpa J Buch, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Patricia S. Pohl, PT, Ph.D., School of Allied Health
Kristine Williams, RN, Ph.D., School of Nursing

2009
Richard Barohn, M.D., School of Medicine
Sandra Bergquist-Beringer, RN, Ph.D., School of Nursing
Hartmut Jaeschke, Ph.D, School of Medicine
Hao Zhu, Ph.D, School of Allied Health

2010
Bruno Hagenbuch, Ph.D., School of Medicine
T. Rajendar Kumar, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Valmi Sousa, RN, Ph.D., School of Nursing

2011
Indranil Biswas, Ph.D., School of Medicine
Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, RN, Ph.D., School of Nursing

2012
Gustavo Blanco, M.D., Ph.D. School of Medicine
Robin Maser, Ph.D., School of Health Professions
Doug Wright Ph.D., School of Medicine

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