We recognize the outstanding dissertation research and academic accomplishments of our doctoral candidates.
If you are a doctoral candidate in our PhD program, your faculty adviser may nominate you for our Dennis Higgins, PhD, Award for Dissertation Research if your research has culminated in:
Faculty members can nominate any doctoral candidate they mentor. Nominees must have completed all of the requirements for the doctorate.
To be considered for the annual award, nominees should submit the following materials to Arthur M. Edelman, PhD, chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Awards Committee:
If your faculty adviser nominates you for the award, submit all materials by the first Monday in March.
The award is presented at the annual commencement ceremony in May, as follows:
|PhD conferred:|| |
|Feb. 1||year of application|
|June 1|| |
year after application
|Sept. 1||year after application|
Dennis M. Higgins, PhD — an internationally known developmental neurobiologist — joined the pharmacology and toxicology faculty in 1983. During his multi-decade career at the University at Buffalo, Higgins made significant contributions to research on neuronal morphogenesis. Colleagues and students remember him as a model faculty member who demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service. Higgins is known for the high standards he set for himself and the medical school. This award honors his memory. Recipients are committed to community service and collegiality within the scientific community.