1999 Awardees

  • Karen A. Bjorndal, Ph.D. Karen A. Bjorndal is an internationally renowned sea turtle biologist and leading authority in nutritional ecology of herbivores. Bjorndal’s research program in sea turtle biology has focused on the role ... Read more
  • Mary T. Brownell, Ph.D. Mary T. Brownell’s research focuses on general and special education teachers. Her first large-scale study investigated the variables contributing to attrition of special education teachers in Florida. High teacher attrition ... Read more
  • James E.T. Channell, Ph.D. Jim Channell studies the record of the ancient geomagnetic field in rocks and sediments. Such studies impact a wide range of the Earth Sciences. “Fossil” (remnant) magnetism in rocks and sediments ... Read more
  • Kathleen A. Deagan, Ph.D. The earliest European settlement in the New World. The oldest symbol of Christianity found in the Western Hemisphere. The first refuge for free blacks in what is now the United ... Read more
  • Nancy E. Dowd, J.D. Nancy Dowd has long been interested in work and family policy, and her research over the past several years has focused on two increasingly important family issues: single-parent families and ... Read more
  • Ben M. Dunn, Ph.D. Ben M. Dunn is an internationally recognized leader in the field of proteolytic enzyme structure and function. His work focuses on enzymes from organisms that cause disease, including the HIV ... Read more
  • Robert J. Ferl, Ph.D. Rob Ferl is a molecular biologist who specializes in the molecular mechanisms involved in gene expression. As a professor in horticulture, he is an expert in the genetic responses of ... Read more
  • Gregg H. Gilbert, D.D.S., M.B.A. Gregg Gilbert’s research involves improving our understanding of why diverse population groups seek specific dental services, and what long-term benefits are derived from that care. Gilbert’s research has attracted more ... Read more
  • Jesse F. Gregory III, Ph.D. Jesse Gregory is an expert on the chemistry, metabolism and nutritional function of B-vitamins. Much of his work focuses on vitamins B6 and folate. Adequate intake of both of these ... Read more
  • Jaber F. Gubrium, Ph.D. Jaber F. Gubrium, a professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is one of the world’s leading qualitative methodologists. Gubrium works empirically at the border of ... Read more
  • Richard Heipp, M.F.A. Richard Heipp, professor of painting in the School of Art and Art History, is active as an exhibiting artist as well as a public artist. His artwork incorporates large-scale, mixed-media ... Read more
  • Susan K. Jacobson, Ph.D. Susan Jacobson’s research explores the human dimensions of wildlife management. Her work provides the interdisciplinary data necessary for natural resource managers to understand and measure over time the human context ... Read more
  • Satya P. Kalra, Ph.D. Within the human brain, everything is connected with everything and yet there are fundamentally distinct pathways that regulate the species’ basic instinct for survival though crosstalk with physiological processes. For ... Read more
  • Tracy R. Lewis, Ph.D. Tracy Lewis’ research focuses on how economic activity and individual behavior can be made more efficient and directed to increase social welfare. “I am principally interested in designing incentive systems inducing ... Read more
  • J. L. Mehta, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Mehta was the first researcher to describe the important role platelets play in the formation of occlusions in coronary arteries narrowed by atherosclerosis. This concept, developed more than 20 ... Read more
  • John H. Moore, Ph.D. John H. Moore is currently chair of the Human Genome Diversity Project in North America, a research effort funded by the National Science Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation to organize ... Read more
  • Mark E. Orazem, Ph.D. Research that Mark Orazem and his colleagues began several years ago to prevent parts of the Trans-Alaska pipeline from corroding has opened up new horizons for using electrochemical engineering principles ... Read more
  • Stephen J. Pearton, Ph.D. Steve Pearton develops new processing techniques for the next generation of semiconductor and magnetic storage devices. These devices are at the heart of the information age and form the “brain” ... Read more
  • Carl J. Pepine, M.D. Dr. Carl Pepine is a nationally recognized leader in cardiovascular research and education programs. His interests focus on developing and evaluating new and traditional therapies for ischemic heart disease, hypertension ... Read more
  • M. Ian Phillips, D.Sc., Ph.D. Millions of people with hypertension take angiotensin- converting enzyme inhibitors, such as Catapres, or angiotensin receptor blockers such as Cozaar. M. Ian Phillips, an internationally recognized researcher in hypertension physiology and ... Read more
  • Jose C. Principe, Ph.D. Jose Principe’s research is directed toward the development of new paradigms for information processing. He has been investigating ways to conquer the difficulties found in capturing information of faint signals ... Read more
  • Jack E. Rechcigl, Ph.D. Jack Rechcigl is recognized internationally for his research on the beneficial uses of industrial by-products as fertilizers for agricultural crops. The primary focus of Rechcigl’s research has been on evaluation of ... Read more
  • K. Ramesh Reddy, Ph.D. Ramesh Reddy and his group conduct research on biogeochemical cycles of nutrients and other contaminants in wetlands and aquatic systems as related to water quality and ecosystem productivity. Biogeochemistry is ... Read more
  • Mark A. Reid, Ph.D. Mark Reid’s research focuses on recent French fiction films depicting two generations of African diasporic communities in France. Reid is interested in the way fiction films portray the social integration ... Read more
  • John R. Reynolds, Ph.D. John R. Reynolds is an international leader in the field of electrically conducting and electroactive conjugated polymers. In contrast to typical insulating plastics, these organic materials exhibit optical and electrical ... Read more
  • Bruce Schaffer, Ph.D. Bruce Schaffer, professor of plant physiology at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, is internationally recognized for his work on whole-plant physiology of subtropical and tropical horticultural ... Read more
  • Richard Segal, Ph.D. Richard Segal is widely recognized for his work in explaining why clinical practice is so often inconsistent with evidence-based best practices. During the past five years, Segal has led a ... Read more
  • Gary Siebein, M.Arch. Gary Siebein’s interest in acoustics was sparked during summers working as a stage and theater electrician at the American Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Conn. “Seeing plays, operas, musical performances and concerts ... Read more
  • Frank A. Simmen, Ph.D. Frank A. Simmen of the Department of Dairy and Poultry Sciences has for the last 14 years pioneered the application of molecular biology to livestock models. The major focus of this ... Read more
  • Nan-Yao Su, Ph.D. Nan-Yao Su, professor of entomology at the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, is the world authority on the behavioral ecology and control of subterranean termites. Subterranean termites cost ... Read more
  • Thomas J. Wronski, Ph.D. Thomas J. Wronski is widely recognized for establishing the ovariectomized rat as a suitable animal model for postmenopausal osteoporosis, a bone disorder that afflicts millions of elderly women. Wronski and ... Read more