2014 Awardees

  • Joseph Alba, Ph.D. Joseph Alba studies the areas of consumer behavior, marketing strategy, decision making, pricing, and brand equity. Alba is nearing completion of a broad-based examination of free will, or, more specifically, consumer ... Read more
  • Anna Calluori Holcombe, M.F.A. Anna Calluori Holcombe studies ceramics, a field which is at a pivotal place, where tradition has to adjust to a new paradigm that embraces technology and industrial design production techniques. Calluori ... Read more
  • Nico Cellinese, Ph.D. Nico Cellinese’s research lies at the interface of biodiversity science and informatics. Her work aims to more effectively bridge the synergies of plant systematics, evolution, biogeography, and informatics in innovative ... Read more
  • Thomas L. Clanton, Ph.D. Thomas Clanton’s research focuses on the effects of stressful environments such as hypoxia, hyperthermia and fatiguing exercise on skeletal muscles. When normal skeletal muscles move from conditions of rest to intense ... Read more
  • Amy Jo Coffey, Ph.D. Amy Jo Coffey has pursued two primary streams of research: ethnic audiences and media and utilization and effects of new media spaces. Coffey is concerned with how audience valuation by advertisers ... Read more
  • Matthew J. Cohen, Ph.D. Matthew Cohen focuses his research on ecosystem hydrology, and, in so doing, draws on the disciplines of engineering, environmental science, geology, chemistry, and biology. His work falls into three topic areas. ... Read more
  • Valérie de Crécy-Lagard, Ph.D. Valérie de Crécy-Lagard is a pioneer in the field of comparative genomics, a field of biological research in which the genomic features of different organisms are compared. de Crécy-Lagard has performed ... Read more
  • Z. Hugh Fan, Ph.D. Z. Hugh Fan has established himself as a leader in the field of microfluidics, notably for chemical and biomedical applications. Fan also works in BioMEMS (Biomedical MicroElectroMechanical Systems) technologies, including ... Read more
  • Clarence C. Gravlee, Ph.D. Clarence Gravlee is a medical anthropologist, whose research focuses on the social and cultural context of racial inequalities in health, with an emphasis on stress and racism in the African ... Read more
  • Charlie Hailey, M.Arch., Ph.D. Charlie Hailey’s research focuses on how built environments are made. His work investigates material culture and cultural landscapes to discover links between human agency, settlement patterns, and ecology. Hailey continues his ... Read more
  • Jeffrey B. Jones, Ph.D. Jeffrey Jones specializes in bacterial plant pathogens. He has contributed most significantly to the understanding of the bacterial spot pathogens that causes disease on pepper and tomato and citrus ... Read more
  • Christine A. Klein, J.D., LL.M. Christine Klein’s research focuses on the areas of property law, natural resource law, and water law. The field of property law is at a crossroad, and is ripe for reconceptualization by ... Read more
  • Andrey Korytov, Ph.D. The main thrust of Andrey Korytov’s research has been high-energy experimental physics, leading to the discovery of the highly sought-after, and yet very elusive, Higgs boson. The existence of the ... Read more
  • G. Cliff Lamb, Ph.D. G. Cliff Lamb’s research program is identified by three primary focus areas: beef cattle artificial insemination protocols, applied reproductive technologies for beef cattle operations, and collaborative relationships and research affecting ... Read more
  • Yuncong Li, Ph.D. Yuncong Li’s research focuses on developing management practices to improve nutrient use efficiency, characterizing nutrient cycling in soils, and determining impacts of agriculture on South Florida’s natural ecosystems. The unique soils, ... Read more
  • Chen Liu, M.D., Ph.D. Chen Liu works in the areas of liver cancer and hepatitis C (HCV). His research has resulted in the development of potential diagnostics, as well as therapeutic approaches to these ... Read more
  • Michelle Cailin Mack, Ph.D. Michelle Mack’s research focuses on ecosystem ecology, the study of element cycling and energy flow between the biotic and abiotic components of the environment. She is interested in understanding controls over ... Read more
  • Rosanna Marsella, D.V.M., DACVD Rosanna Marsella is a veterinary dermatologist focused on improving our understanding of the complex mechanisms of a very common disease, atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is the first step in the so-called ... Read more
  • Lauren M. McIntyre, Ph.D. Lauren McIntyre’s research is at the interface of genetics, genomics, and statistics, with a focus on understanding the genetic basis of complex phenotypes and phenotypic response to environment: the difference ... Read more
  • Joseph G. Meert, Ph.D. Joseph Meert’s research focuses on the history of the earth’s continents and climate during the Proterozoic time (from 2500 to 541 million years ago). The Paleoproterozoic through Ediacaran interval (2500-541 Ma) ... Read more
  • Lyle L. Moldawer, Ph.D. Lyle Moldawer’s research program focuses on the body’s response to injury, sepsis, and inflammation. He has also played a central role in the development of a clinical trauma and ... Read more
  • Mark E. Orazem, Ph.D. Mark Orazem is recognized as a world expert in impedance spectroscopy, a powerful analytic tool employed in all aspects of electrochemistry, including energy devices, corrosion, and sensors. Orazem’s modeling of multicomponent ... Read more
  • Victoria Emma Pagán, Ph.D. Victoria Pagán is an expert in imperial Latin prose literature, the Roman historians, and the historian, Tacitus. Pagán’s writing effaces the boundary between the expert and the novice, thereby reaching as ... Read more
  • Charles A. Peloquin, Pharm.D. Charles Peloquin is the Director of the Infectious Disease Pharmacokinetics Laboratory at the University of Florida (IDPL). This clinical and research lab is focused on the treatment of patients with ... Read more
  • Catherine Price, ABPP/CN, Ph.D. Catherine Price’s research focuses on the contribution of human brain white matter and subcortical nuclei on the cognitive and memory profiles of older adults with dementia or at risk of ... Read more
  • Jose C. Principe, Ph.D. Jose Principe’s area of research, neural information processing and modeling, is a multidisciplinary area at the frontiers of statistical signal processing, machine learning, and theoretical neuroscience. In 1991, Principe created the ... Read more
  • Rolf Renne, Ph.D. Rolf Renne’s research is aimed at understanding the molecular pathogenesis of Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV), which is the leading cause of AIDS-associated malignancies and also affects organ transplant recipients. One area ... Read more
  • Mark S. Segal, M.D., Ph.D. Mark Segal is an international expert on the health of the endothelial system, the cells which make up the inner lining of blood vessels. He is responsible for defining the ... Read more
  • Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini, Ph.D., R.N. Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini studies mental health in underserved and minority populations, through the development of innovative methods to reduce health inequalities in preventive mental health care. Stacciarini’s research is innovative, as it ... Read more
  • Lukasz L. Stelinski, Ph.D. Lukasz Stelinski’s research goals include a practical application for pest control in both agriculture and forestry. His research program focuses on citrus, but also addresses questions and develops technologies that are ... Read more
  • David J. Therriault, Ph.D. David Therriault’s research focuses on Cognitive Psychology, a discipline which emphasizes the empirical study of mental processes that underpin learning. Therriault’s primary research interests include the representation of text in memory, ... Read more
  • Özlem Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D. Özlem Yilmaz studies host-bacteria interaction in the oral cavity and periodontal diseases. Yilmaz investigates colonization mechanisms of an opportunistic pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, using an in-vitro human primary gingival epithelial model and ... Read more