SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019 |
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships congratulates the following people for their recent awards, honors and achievements.
Nicole Adams, clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing, and Andrew Cabamalan, senior quality advisor for Purdue Healthcare Advisors, were recently honored by the Tippecanoe Recovery Community at the 2019 Tippecanoe Celebration of Recovery for their work in addressing the community’s opioid crisis. Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) is a not-for-profit outreach initiative that is part of Discovery Park’s Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. PHA was created in 2005 by a partnership among RCHE, the Purdue University Technical Assistance Program, and the Indiana Hospital Association.
Sarah Calve, the Leslie A. Geddes Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a 2019 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Young Innovator as a result of her paper published in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, a journal by the Biomedical Engineering Society. Her paper focuses on the development of novel tools, in this case the use of the non-canonical amino acid azidohomoalanine, to study the dynamics of protein expression in the different tissues present in developing mouse embryos.
Ian Kaplan, a professor of entomology, has been selected to receive the 2019 Purdue University Agriculture Research Award. Presented annually since 1982, the award is the highest honor awarded to mid-career faculty members in the College of Agriculture in recognition of research and accomplishments. The award includes a $10,000 honorarium in support of Kaplan’s research program. He will be honored during an award seminar at 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Deans Auditorium (Room 241) in Pfendler Hall. Kaplan will be making a presentation titled “Do Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World? My Career as an Opportunistic Academic.” Read more.
Marian Liu, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, recently received the Rosalie S. Wolf Memorial Award from the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA). The award is given to a person for significant contribution to the knowledge and development in the fields of abuse of elders or persons with disabilities or adult protective services. Liu conducts applied research around elder justice issues, covering topics on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, and also works with Adult Protective Services.
Fabrice Lumineau, associate professor of strategic management, received the Most Influential Article Award from the Academy of Management Conflict Management Division for his paper, “Trust and Collaboration in the Aftermath of Conflict: The Effects of Contract Structure.” He also received a 2019 Ambassador Award from the Journal of Operations Management. Lumineau’s research investigates inter-organizational partnerships, the interplay between contract and trust in collaborative strategies, and dispute negotiation dynamics.
Zoltan Nagy, a professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2019 American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Pharmaceutical Discovery Development and Manufacturing Forum Award for Outstanding Contribution to QbD for Drug Substance in recognition of his field-leading advances in crystallization systems and drug product process intensification. Read more.
David Rollock, professor and head of the Department of Psychological Sciences, recently received the Charles and Shirley Thomas Award from the American Psychological Association for his work in mentoring underrepresented students. Rollock, who was nominated by current and former graduate students, studies acculturation to American mainstream contact and cultural transition among ethnocultural minority group members, especially how their orchestration of emotional and behavioral resources affects mental health.
Brett Savoie, an assistant professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, has been selected to receive the Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. He will receive a one-year grant from ORAU to be matched by Purdue University. Savoie was one of only 36 faculty selected to receive the award, from almost 170 applicants nationwide. Read more.
Zhenhua Zeng, a research scientist in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2019-20 Electrochemical Society Toyota Fellowship in recognition of his research in green energy technology. Zeng was one of only five recipients nationwide to receive this year’s fellowship awards. Read more.
Peristera Paschou, associate professor of biological sciences and associate dean for online and graduate education of science, has been appointed a Showalter University Faculty Scholar, effective July 2019. She joins 11 additional Showalter Scholars appointed in previous years. Additionally, 11 early-career faculty members have received up to $75,000 each in Showalter Trust funding. The recipients and their projects are:
- Chad Carroll, Health and Kinesiology: “Mechanisms underlying tendon dysfunction associated with diabetes”
- Leifu Chang, Biological Sciences: “Molecular mechanism of the augmin complex in mitotic spindle assembly”
- Shelley Claridge, Chemistry: “Transforming the Cell Membrane to Guide Cell Growth”
- Majid Kazemian, Biochemistry and Computer Science: “Immune checkpoint therapy for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated tumors”
- Nadia Lanman, Comparative Pathobiology: “Developing a novel method for predicting drug response in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma using a naturally-occurring canine model system”
- Seung-Oe Lim, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology: “A new immuno-oncology drug development to combat acquired resistance to cancer immunotherapy”
- Stephen Lindemann, Food Science and Nutrition Science: “In vitro and in silico models to identify the role of oligosaccharide metabolism in enteropathogenesis”
- Elizabeth Parkinson, Chemistry: “Discovery of bioactive natural products by inducing biosynthetic gene clusters”
- Joseph Rispoli, Biomedical Engineering: “High b-value diffusion magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy to probe tumor morphometry in different breast cancer subtypes”
- Kevin Solomon, Agricultural and Biological Engineering: “Sequence specific contributions to NgAgo stability and function for gene-editing applications”
- Darcy Trader, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology: “Targeting Cancer Cells with an Immunoproteasome-Selective Prodrug Strategy”
More information about the current competition for the Showalter Trust early-career grants program is available online.