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Distinguished Research Professors

The title of Distinguished Research Professor is awarded to faculty who are internationally recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline.

Peter Brosius

Distinguished Research Professor

Peter Brosius, professor of anthropology, has been at the forefront of efforts to transform the field of environmental anthropology. He is widely recognized as an authority on the Penan hunter-gather peoples in Malaysian Borneo, and he is also a leading scholar on the political ecology of conservation.

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Noel Fallows

Distinguished Research Professor

Noel Fallows is associate dean of International and Multidisciplinary Programs and the senior professor of Spanish in the department of Romance Languages. He is also a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Literary critic, historian, translator, and editor, Fallows is one of the foremost authorities in the world in the field of Medieval and Renaissance chivalric culture.

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Nancy Manley

Distinguished Research Professor

Nancy Manley, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is one of the leading figures in the field of glycobiology research. Moremen has pioneered scientific techniques that tell us how these molecules function and how they might be exploited in the treatment of human disease.

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Susan Mattern

Distinguished Research Professor

Susan Mattern, professor of history, has established an outstanding national and international reputation as an expert on the history of Rome. Her first book, Rome and the Enemy, is widely regarded as one of the most important contributions to the topic of Roman imperialism and was among the first to emphasize the informal nature of Roman rule that relied more on negotiation and patronage than scholars had previously realized.

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Boris Striepen

Distinguished Research Professor

Boris Striepen, Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator and professor of cellular biology, has made tremendous contributions towards our understanding of the cell and molecular biology of human parasites. His work has focused particularly on Toxoplasma, an opportunistic pathogen that causes severe disease in patients with weakened immune systems, such as AIDS patients or organ transplant recipients.

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Creative Research Awards

Creative Research Awards are comprised of the Albert Christ-Janer Award for distinguished achievements in the Arts and Humanities, the Lamar Dodd Award for distinguished achievements in the sciences, and the William A. Owens award for distinguished achievements in the social and behavioral sciences.

Sunkoo Yuh

Albert Christ-Janer Award

Sunkoo Yuh, professor of art, is a renowned artist and sculptor whose works have been featured in galleries throughout the world. Calling on the rich cultural and artistic heritage of his native Korea, Yuh draws images intuitively and spontaneously with ink and brush. More Information ›

Geert-Jan Boons

Lamar Dodd Award

Geert-Jan Boons, Distinguished Professor in biochemical sciences, is a world leader in glycoscience and synthetic chemistry. His discoveries have provided new insights into a variety of infectious and immunological processes, and many of the compounds developed in his laboratory are entering clinical evaluation.

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W. Keith Campbell

William A. Owens Award

W. Keith Campbell, department head and professor of psychology, is a nationally recognized expert on narcissism, society and generational change. Campbellā€™s research focuses on the role of narcissism in close relationships, organizations, cultural trends and broader sociological and economic issues.

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Jerry Johnson

Inventor's Award

Jerry Johnson, professor of crop and soil sciences, has developed or co-developed a total of 44 new small grain crop varieties, including several wheat and barley cultivars. Johnson continues to release approximately two new wheat varieties of year, and the total gross license revenue received by UGARF from the commercialization of his varieties totals nearly $3 million.

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Steven Stice

Academic Entrepreneur of the Year

Steven Stice, D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and Director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, has led industry and academic research teams in the area of pluripotent stem cells for over 20 years. Prior to joining the University of Georgia, Stice worked for a fortune 500 company and then was a cofounder and served as both CSO and CEO of Advanced Cell Technology, the only US company currently in human clinical trials using human pluripotent stem cells.

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Creative Research Medals

These medals are awarded for outstanding research or creative activity within the past five years that focuses on a single theme idenitfied with the University of Georgia.

This year's recipients are:

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Postdoctoral Research Awards

Created in 2011, these awards recognize the remarkable contributions of postdoctoral research scholars to the UGA research enterprise. The UGA Research Foundation funds up to two awards a year to current scholars.