2022 Outstanding Research Award winners announced

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The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation has announced the recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Research Awards.

The awards recognize and celebrate achievements in research and scholarship and highlight notable research activities taking place at the University of Oregon.

A ceremony to recognize award winners will occur early in fall term. Additionally, an article recognizing each recipient in greater detail will be featured on the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation website prior to the event.

The Outstanding Career Award is the UO’s highest award for faculty members to recognize and celebrate a deep and distinguished record of scholarship and research on campus and external recognition and support of such efforts, and national and international prominence in their field of research. This year’s recipients are Stephen Shoemaker, Department of Religious Studies; and Lynn Stephen, Department of Anthropology.

The Early Career Award is the UO’s highest award for early career faculty members to recognize and celebrate an emerging and significant record of scholarship and research on our campus. Recipients are Anne Brown, School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management; and Rhonda Nese, College of Education.

The Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Research Award is given to an individual or team that has demonstrated leadership, impact and advocacy to contribute to a more diverse and inclusive environment. Recipients are Jennifer Pfeifer, Department of Psychology; and Christopher Chávez, School of Journalism and Communication.

The Outstanding Accomplishment NTTF Researcher Award goes to a non-tenure-track faculty member to recognize and celebrate a substantial and impactful scholarly record on campus. The recipient is Scott Watrous, Lewis Center for Neuroimaging.

The Innovation Award recognizes outstanding communication, policy outreach and other entrepreneurial or broader public engagement activity. The recipient is Beth Stormshak, Prevention Science Institute.

The Impact Award recognizes outstanding broader public engagement activity, including communication, policy or outreach. The recipient is Team Duckling.

“These awards represent the top tier of research happening at the UO and impressive contributions to diverse fields,” said Cass Moseley, interim vice president for research and innovation. “The Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Research Award deserves special recognition as our newest award and as a firm step toward aligning with the university priority of increasing representation in research and higher education.”

By Kelley Christensen, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation