Ann Marie Deer Owens
THOMAS JEFFERSON AWARD
Viscusi was one of 11 faculty members honored during Fall Faculty Assembly. The others were: Aimi Hamraie, Sarah Igo, Mark Jarman, Nicole Joseph, Timothy McNamara, Todd Rice, Wesley Self, Matthew Semler, Sharon Weiss and Kimberly Welch.
Members of the faculty with 25 consecutive years of service also were recognized and will receive a chair with the Vanderbilt logo and a brass plate engraved with their name.
The Thomas Jefferson Award is accompanied by $5,000 and an engraved goblet.
Disability. “Aimi’s work explores how science, technology and architecture have converged as approaches begin to shift toward inclusion,” Wente said. “Critically, Aimi’s book also looks into how these practices have impacted racial segregation, disability law, citizenship and other pressing themes.”
Nicole Joseph, assistant professor of mathematics education, was the other recipient in this category for her article “Black Girls’ and Women’s Persistence in the P-20 Mathematics Pipeline: Two Decades of Children, Youth and Adult Education Research.” “Nicole’s piece explores persistence of black women and girls in the field of mathematics and their impact on shaping new paradigms, policy and pathways for success,” Wente said. “Her article has received significant critical attention after being published in the Review of Research in Education.”
Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine; Wesley Self, associate professor of emergency medicine; and Mathew Semler, assistant professor of medicine, for their co-authored work, “Balanced Crystalloids versus Saline in Noncritically Ill Adults.” Their research examines the inner-workings and effectiveness of crystalloids in common medical therapies. “Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the work has made a significant impact on clinical trials and physicians’ practices, and has garnered important media attention among the medical community and public,” Wente said.
Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Electrical Engineering, received an award for her co-authored work, “Experimental Realization of Deep-Subwavelength Confinement in Dielectric Optical Resonators,” which was published in Science Advances. “Sharon’s research on the spatial confinement of light marks an enormous leap forward in the interplay of optics and electronics,” Wente said. “Sharon’s work has received significant praise from both technical and mainstream media outlets for its groundbreaking discoveries.”
25 YEARS OF SERVICEFaculty members who have achieved 25 years of continuous service to Vanderbilt were recognized at the assembly.
Each will receive a chair with the Vanderbilt logo and a brass plate engraved with their name. They are:
L-r: Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, Chancellor’s Award for Research winner Sarah Igo and Faculty Senate Chair John McLean. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)
Chancellor’s Award for Research winners Todd Rice, Wesley Self and Matthew Semler with Faculty Senate Chair John McLean (second from right). (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)
Chancellor’s Award for Research winner Sharon Weiss (left) with Faculty Senate Chair John McLean. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)
Chancellor’s Award for Research winner Kimberly Welch. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt)
Thirty-two faculty were recognized for 25 years of continuous service to the university at the fall assembly on Aug. 22 . (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)