Published May 9, 2011
Three faculty in our school have received UB’s Exceptional Scholar or Teaching Innovation Awards for 2011:
Marc Halfon, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry, has received a Teaching Innovation Award.
The Exceptional Scholar, Sustained Achievement Award is presented to faculty who have completed a body of scholarly work that has garnered public and professional accolades beyond the norm for the field, indicating that the work is of enduring importance.
Rasmusson was selected to receive this honor in recognition of his “impressive and accelerating record of major funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), his steady publication of highly cited articles in the top journals in his field, and his growing stature in his field as demonstrated by his service on several NIH study sections and AHA (American Heart Association) peer review panels.”
Dubovsky was selected to receive this honor “due to his being recognized as a foremost expert in the field of psychopharmacology and for his leadership on funded clinical trials that have led to improved treatments for psychiatric patients.”
The Teaching Innovation Award recognizes outstanding teaching innovations that have had a demonstrable effect on enhancing student-learning outcomes.
Halfon was presented this award “in recognition of two new courses he has developed and continues to direct: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCH/BIO519) and Gene Annotation (BCH502). The courses have attracted a broad audience and have received outstanding student reviews since their inception.”