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Celebrating Staff and Faculty Accomplishments  

The recently appointed Distinguished Professors with Interim President Bernstein.

Interim President Michael Bernstein honored more than 65 faculty and staff at the Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner on October 3, 2019. Dr. Bernstein, joined by Interim Provost Minghua Zhang, celebrated recent faculty achievements, appointments to distinguished professorships and Chancellor’s Awards recipients.

“As a young institution, our rise to excellence has been rapid. We started as a teacher’s college in 1957, eventually evolving to an R-1 university and becoming a member of the AAU by 2001,” said Bernstein as he began his remarks. “How did we transform into an AAU institution in a matter of decades? We excelled in key metrics: doctoral education, program impact and faculty quality.

Interim President Bernstein (center) with this year’s Chancellor’s Award recipients.
Interim President Bernstein (center) with this year’s Chancellor’s Award recipients.

“Our faculty and staff continue to set the standard of excellence at our University,” Bernstein continued, telling the awardees that “your legacy at Stony Brook is defined by much more than these awards and recognitions. It is marked indelibly by the imprint you leave on our next generation of leaders. We are fortunate to have you as educators and mentors at our institution.”

Congratulations to this year’s honorees:

Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence
Adjunct Teaching: Maria Brown, Dmitri Gavrilov

Classified Service: Martha Genao, James Williams

Faculty Service: Michael Dudley, Eugene Hammond, Sheri Levi

Professional Service: Janice Barone, Dorothy Joy Corbett, Jennifer Dellaposta, Diane Fabel, Susan Fioto, Diana Hannan, Edward McFadden, Sheila Routh, Ann-Marie Scheidt

Scholarship and Creative Activities: Axel Drees, Vladimir Korepin, Robert Rizzo, Dimitrios Samaras

Teaching: Brenda Anderson, Paul Foder, Edward Luk

The recently appointed Distinguished Professors with Interim President Bernstein.
The recently appointed Distinguished Professors with Interim President Bernstein.

Faculty Achievements
Anissa Abi-Dargham, Leiber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

Alan Alda, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation National Humanism in Medicine Award; The Novim Epiphany Award for Science Awareness

Harvey Aronson, Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame

Nerissa S. Balce, Best Book in Cultural Studies from the Filipino Section of the Association for Asian American Studies

Steven Beaupré, CFAMS/Robert Schneider Prize

Brooke Belisle, Getty/ACLS (American Consortium of Learned Societies) Fellow in Art History; NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia

Surita R. Bhatia, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Women’s Initiatives Committee Outstanding Contributions to Chemical Engineering Award

Xiaojun Bi, Google Faculty Research Award

Christopher Bishop, American Mathematical Society, Fellow

Michele Bogart, Society of Fellows, the Norman Rockwell Museum’s Center for American Visual Studies

Lena Burgos-Lafuente, Dominican Studies Archives and Research Award (CUNY)

Terri A. Cavaliere, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Fellow

Xiuxiong Chen, Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry

Yu-chen Karen Chen-Wiegart, NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Fu-Pen Chiang, W.M. Murray Lecturer Award

Joanne Davila, American Psychological Association, Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology, Fellow

Mark Andrea De Cataldo, American Mathematical Society, Fellow

Stephanie Dinkins, Soros Equality Fellow

Simon Donaldson, Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry

Jared Farmer, Berlin Prize, American Academy in Berlin; Carson Fellow, Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Heather Findletar, Hines American College of Nurse-Midwives (FACNM), Fellow

Iris C. Fineberg, Association of Oncology Social Work, Fellow

Lori Flores, Winner, Martin Ridge Book Award, Historical Society of Southern California

Jarrod French, Cottrell Scholar Award; NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Bettina C. Fries, President of Infectious Diseases Society of New York

Anshul Gandhi, NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Giselle Gerardi, Jonas Health Policy Scholar; Mary Lou Welch Diversity in Nursing Award

Marvin R. Goldfried, APA/American Psychological Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for the Application of Psychology; Recipient of the 2018 APA/American Psychological Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for the Application of Psychology

Thomas Graf, NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Robert Grubbs, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow

Jessica Gurevitch, Distinguished Professor

Yusuf Hannun, Distinguished Professor

Michael Huang, Distinguished Librarian

Imin Kao, National Academy of Inventors, Member

Arie Kaufman, National Academy of Inventors, Fellow

Kenneth Kaushansky, National Academy of Inventors, Fellow; University Council

Stephanie Kelton, Distinguished Alumni Award, The New School for Social Research; National Academy of Social Insurance, Member

Dmitri Kharzeev, Distinguished Professor

Kedar Kirane, Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grant

Zohar Komargodski, Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences

Lee Koppelman, Dedication of the Preserve by Town of Brookhaven

Stephen Kottmeier, Academic Achievement Award

Mary Kritzer, Distinguished Service Professor

Susan Lane, American College of Physicians Laureate Award

Matthew Lerner, Certificate of Merit; Proclamation of Recognition; SASI Autism Hero Award; Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Early Career Research Award

Marci Lobel, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Fellow

Benjamin Martin, The Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research

Carmen McCoy, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Outreach to Consumers Award

Russ Mittermeier, Indianapolis Prize for Conservation

Ute Moll, Distinguished Professor

Klaus Mueller, Induction to the National Academy of Inventors

Andrew J. Nicholson, Stewart Fellowship, Princeton University Humanities Council

Nick Nikiforakis, Amazon Research Award

Daniel O’Leary, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow

Iwao Ojima, ACS Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products

Alexander Orlov, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering Forum Education Award

Robert Patro, NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Michalis Polychronakis, DARPA Young Faculty Award; NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Kimberly Poppiti, Herbert D. Greggs Award

Suparna Rajaram, Distinguished Professor

Leonardo Rastelli, Best Paper Prize, Journal of Physics A

Eliza Jane Reilly, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow

Lauren Richmond, Association for Psychological Science Rising Star

Georgios Romanos, Great of New York Academy of Prosthodontics (GNYAP), Fellow

Clinton Rubin, National Academy of Inventors, Fellow

Emre Salman, IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation Award

Nicole Sampson, Distinguished Professor

Romeil Sandhu, NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Michael Schwartz, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Trevor Sears, American Physical Society, Fellow

Christopher Sellers, Alice Hamilton Prize for Best Article in Environmental History

Carrie Shandra, Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar

Shobana Shankar, Africa’s Asian Options Fellow, University of Frankfurt

Gary Sherman, Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management

Edward V. Shuryak, APS Herman Feshbach prize for Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Steven Skiena, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow

Francis Stellaccio, American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA), Fellow

George Sterman, Erwin-Schrödinger Guest Professorship Univ. of Viennna; Heinrich Herz Lecture

William Studier, National Academy of Inventors, Fellow

Edward Sun, Alpha Omega Alpha (ΑΩΑ) Honor Medical Society Membership

Esther S. Takeuchi, European Inventor Award in the “Non-EPO countries;” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow

Leon Takhtajan, Distinguished Professor

Joshua Teplitsky, The Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography

Peter Tonge, Distinguished Professor

Christine Vachon, Pink Apple Fest 2018 – Festival Award; The Creative Coalition 2018 Spotlight Initiative Award

Ya Wang, NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Ken Weitzman, The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting

Michelle Whittaker, Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Vincent Yang, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow

Minghua Zhang, Distinguished Professor

Yimei Zhu, Distinguished Scientist Award, Microscopy Society of America

For a complete list of all faculty achievements and Chancellor’s Awards received by Stony Brook faculty and staff through the years, please visit stonybrook.edu/provost/faculty/awards/.

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