Wright State University recognized researchers at the first Excellence in Grantsmanship awards ceremony on Nov. 17 in the Stein Galleries in the Creative Arts Center.
The award brings attention to Wright State faculty who have been awarded more than $1 million in funding over the past five years.
President Sue Edwards, Ph.D., thanked the recipients for their dedication to their research and to Wright State. She expressed how important it was to recognize the efforts of Wright State researchers and said in the future the university will recognize faculty who have been published in high-impact journals and have received other citations.
Provost Amy Thompson, Ph.D., expressed her pride and gratitude for the efforts of Wright State’s researchers as well as the invaluable support given to faculty by their deans and chairs.
“For those we are recognizing today, I want you to know how incredibly impactful your work is,” Thompson said. “Your commitment to your respective areas of research and study is helping to change the world for the better and is helping to provide answers to some of the world’s most complex issues while also giving our students the hands-on learning and experiences that they so desire.”
Researchers recognized at the inaugural Excellence in Grantsmanship event:
College of Health, Education and Human Services
Jeff Cigrang, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of clinical training
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Michelle Cheatham, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science
Mitch Wolff, Ph.D., professor of mechanical and materials engineering
College of Science and Mathematics
David Look, Ph.D., senior research physicist, Semiconductor Research Center
Silvia Newell, Ph.D., professor of earth and environmental sciences
Ion Juvina, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Mark Rich, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology and professor of neurology
Jo Ann Ford, instructor of population and public health; director of SARDI
Nicole Kinzeler, Ph.D., assistant professor of population and public health
Josephine Wilson, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor of population and public health sciences
Bruce Binder, M.D., Ph.D., interim associate dean for medical education; associate professor of family medicine
Paul Hershberger, Ph.D., associate dean for research affairs; professor and director of the Division of Behavioral Health
Mike Kemp, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology
Jeffrey Travers, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of pharmacology and toxicology; professor of dermatology
Julie Gentile, M.D., professor and chair of psychiatry
Sarah Napier, project manager, Wright State Research Institute
College of Science and Mathematics and Boonshoft School of Medicine
Madhavi Kadakia, Ph.D., vice provost for research and innovation
Michael Leffak, Ph.D., vice chair of research; professor of biochemistry and molecular biology
Sherif Elbasiouny, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology; director of neuroengineering research
Ashot Kozak, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology
Keiichiro Susuki, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology