Career Achievement Research Award

Recognize faculty at the professor level for their distinguished contributions to research. Awardee(s) is provided with a plaque and recognized at the department’s annual academic forum.

2021: John C. Rutledge, M.D., Distinguished Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine

Previous Recipients

Faculty Research Award

Recognize faculty at the assistant and associate level for their distinguished contributions to research.  Awardee(s) is provided with a plaque and recognized at the department’s annual academic forum.

    

2021: Justin M. Oldham, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep  Medicine

Previous Recipients

John C. Rutledge Trainee Research Award

John C. Rutledge, M.D.Dr. John (Jack) Rutledge, M.D. was an outstanding cardiologist and physician scientist who dedicated 45 years of his life to a distinguished career in academic medicine contributing greatly to elevating the standing of the University. He held many leadership roles and served as the department's Vice Chair for Research. He was admired by his colleagues for his many qualities including his intellect, creativity, and selflessness in advancing the careers of others having mentored over 70 health science trainees during his long and distinguished career including graduate students, residents, and fellows. The Trainee Research Award is named in his honor to acknowledge his remarkable legacy of dedication to mentoring and developing science trainees and early career faculty.  Awards are given for outstanding papers or manuscripts published, submitted, or in preparation during current academic year. 

Each awardee is presented with a $1,500 travel award and plaque.  Each mentor is presented with a $500 travel award. Awards are distributed at the department’s annual academic forum.  The award is intended to:

  • Recognize and reward trainees (residents, clinical fellows, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars) for excellence in research
  • Encourage scientific academic careers
  • Attract research-oriented medical students to our residency program
  • Encourage trainees’ scholarship by pairing them with the highly successful mentors
  • Increase departmental cohesion around trainee scholarship
  • Encourage philanthropic support from the community for our department’s academic mission because of our commitment to developing medical scientists

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Richard C. Woodard Diabetes Research Trainee Award

  • Reward trainees (residents, clinical fellows, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars) for excellence in diabetes research
  • Encourage trainee scholarship

Awards are given for outstanding papers or manuscripts published, submitted, or in preparation during current academic year. Awardees are presented with a $250 monetary award and plaque at the department’s annual academic forum.    

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Professional Research Awards

2020 Recipients

Contribution to Science Award

Ken Chmiel, Staff Research Associate
Yao-Hui Sun, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist

Poster Awards

Yankun Lyu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar
Tzu-yin "Cindy" Lin, Ph.D., Assistant Researcher