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Office of the Vice President for Research


Office of Research Honors Faculty with Two Service Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research relies on the support of faculty members throughout the UofSC system to serve as reviewers and mentors for our wide variety of internal research programs. We are so grateful to all of the many faculty members who take time out of their busy schedules to ensure our programs meet the highest standards and serve the best interests of the UofSC research community.

Our slate of internal funding and professional development programs simply would not be possible without faculty members pitching in and volunteering their time and expertise.

— Prakash Nagarkatti

To recognize some of the most dedicated faculty supporters, we have developed two awards programs, each honoring faculty for their unique contributions.

  • Distinguished Research Service Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional commitment to USC’s research community through consistent service as reviewers and committee members for our internal funding and awards programs.
  • Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardees have dedicated extensive time and energy to guiding undergraduate students through the research process, from developing a project to teaching research methods and skills to providing the support needed for the student to see their project through.

UofSC Vice President for Research Prakash Nagarkatti said, “Our slate of internal funding and professional development programs simply would not be possible without faculty members pitching in and volunteering their time and expertise. We are so fortunate to have faculty members from every campus who are willing to serve the USC research community by reviewing proposals, mentoring students and going above and beyond the call of duty every day. It is my pleasure to congratulate the 2019 recipients of the Distinguished Research Service Award and Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.”

 

2019 Distinguished Research Service Awards

Pearl Fernandes, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, USC Sumter

John Grady, J.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Sport and Entertainment Management, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Timothy Lintner, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Professor, USC Aiken

David Mott, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, School of Medicine Columbia

Bettie Obi Johnson, Ph.D., Department of Math, Science, Nursing and Public Health, USC Lancaster

Alexander Ogden, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences

Jason O’Kane, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

Michael Wyatt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy

 

2019 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards

Michael Angel, Ph.D., Carolina Trustee Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Natalia Shustova, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Deanna Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Dawn Wilson-King, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

 

18 March 2019