UC Davis Faculty Honors

  • James Ames, Professor of Chemistry, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology Simon Cherry was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Professor Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, (right, with Distinguished Professor Stephen Kowalczykowski), was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Professor Neil Hunter (center, with lab members) has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Professor Emeritus Peter Moyle, of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Statistics Francisco J. Samaniego has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Dean Tantillo, Professor of Chemistry, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Bennet Omalu, Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Chief Medical Examiner of San Juaquin County, was named a 2016 "Great Immigrant" by the Carnegie Corp., and received the US Sports Academy's Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award.

  • Anthropologist and Assistant Professor Margaret Crofoot has been named a 2016 Packard Foundation Fellow.

  • Geerat Vermeij, Distinguished Professor of Marine Ecology and Paleoecology, was awarded the Addison Emery Verrill Medal of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

  • Distinguished Professor Simon Cherry (left), 2016 recipient of the IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award, at the honors ceremony in Strasbourg, France.

  • Professor of Chemistry Frank E. Osterloh has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

  • John Morrison, Professor of Neurology and Director of the California National Primate Research Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

  • The UC Davis Health System Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMS) program, led by Dr. Amparo Villablanca (far right), has won the 2016 AAMC GWIMS Leadership Award.

  • Siobhan Brady

    Assistant Professor and Plant Biologist Siobhan Brady has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar.

  • Jack Gunion

    Jack Gunion, Professor Emeritus of Physics, has been awarded the APS J.J.Sakurai Prize in Theoretical Particle Physics.

The University of California, Davis is proud to count amongst its faculty recipients of a broad spectrum of top awards for exceptional scholarship and community engagement, teaching, mentoring, and service to the professions. Click here to see the honorees. For more distinctions by discipline and related stories, please visit the colleges and schools listed to the right.

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