Research Recognition Awards

Each year, the Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies invites faculty and staff of the College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to submit nominations for the Faculty Research Recognition Awards.

The 2018 awards will be presented immediately following the Dean’s spring lecture May 22.

Started in 2014, the Faculty Research Recognition Awards honor the outstanding research achievements of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center investigators.

The event highlights investigators who have distinguished themselves in several areas of research.

The culmination of the event is the announcement of the Career Research Excellence Award, honoring an individual who has dedicated their career to enhancing the research mission through education, mentorship and collaborative efforts to further advance science.

See previous recipients here

Outstanding Research Publication

This award recognizes a groundbreaking research publication highlighting originality and impact that has contributed to the advancement of research.

Distinguished Early-Stage Investigator

This award recognizes the work of an assistant professor within five years of appointment to Penn State, demonstrating significant growth and impact in one or more subject areas.

Outstanding Collaborative Research

This award recognizes the research efforts of a group of investigators that transcend the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines to further the research mission.

Excellence in Education Research

This award recognizes scholarly inquiry and investigation related to education, educational processes, and dissemination and practical application of research results.

Career Citation Milestone Award

This award recognizes a career citation milestone of 500 or more citations for a primary article where the recipient was first or last author. Review and guideline articles are excluded.

Career Research Excellence Award

This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of an investigator who has dedicated their career to enhancing the research mission through education, mentorship and collaborative efforts to further advance science. Nominations are initiated through the Research Team.