New college awards: Diversity, faculty winners announced at Fall Forum

Dr. Mark Stetter handing a plaque to Dr. Brian Scansen
Dr. Mark Stetter hands Dr. Brian Scansen a plaque for the new CVMBS Faculty Awards program at the 2017 Fall Forum. (CVMBS photo)

At the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Fall Forum on Oct. 26, Dr. Mark Stetter announced the first winners in two new awards programs: the CVMBS Faculty Awards and the Diversity and Inclusion Award.

The Faculty Awards recognize outstanding faculty in research, teaching, and advising, and will focus on associate professors in all three categories. The Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes a faculty member who embodies the mission to create, sustain, and encourage a college climate that welcomes diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff.

 

CVMBS Faculty Advising Award: Adam Chicco, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Demonstrates a consistent pursuit of excellence in advising undergraduates and/or graduates

CVMBS Faculty Teaching Award: Dr. Catriona MacPhail, Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery

Demonstrates a consistent pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning

Diversity and Inclusion Award: Mark Brown, Associate Professor of Molecular Oncology 

Recognizing a faculty member who creates, sustains and encourages a college climate that welcomes diverse populations of students, faculty and staff

CVMBS Faculty Research Award: Dr. Brian Scansen, Associate Professor of Cardiology 

Displays a record of scholarship that has a major impact nationally and internationally

About the Diversity and Inclusion Award

The awards committee, along with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, has created this annual award to recognize a faculty member who embodies the mission to create, sustain, and encourage a college climate that welcomes diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff.

Diversity includes, but is not limited to, members of any age, culture, mental/physical ability, ethnicity, first generation status, familial status, gender identity and expression, geographic background, marital status, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, or different perspectives and ideologies.

Candidates were asked to write a reflection on how their work has contributed to any of the following areas:

  • Advancing diversity awareness, knowledge and/or resources within the CVMBS community
  • Promoting CVMBS policies and practices that invite and reinforce inclusiveness
  • Serving as an advocate for the interests of under-represented populations
  • Championing recruitment and retention efforts aimed at improving diversity representation
  • Developing or leading diversity programming and other diversity and intercultural engagement efforts

CVMBS Diversity and Inclusion Committee contact: Dr. Gretchen Delcambre

About the CVMBS Faculty Awards

The CVMBS Faculty Awards program will recognize outstanding faculty in three categories: Research, Teaching, and Advising. This year’s awards will focus on associate professors in all three categories. To introduce these new awards, three recipients were honored at the 2017 Fall Forum.

Faculty awards committee members:

  • Biomedical Sciences faculty rep: Noreen Reist.
  • Environmental Radiological Health Sciences faculty rep: Candace Tsai.
  • Clinical Science faculty rep: Michael Lappin.
  • Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology faculty rep: Randall Basaraba.
  • College Office rep: Heather Hall.

CVMBS Awards Committee contact: Gilbert John