Feb 12, 2019

2018-19 Distinguished Faculty Awards

From left to right: James Steintrager – Academic Senate, Chair Elect; Linda Cohen – Academic Senate Chair; Elizabeth Cauffman; Richard Chamberlin; Provost Enrique Lavernia; Nicole Mitchell; Amanda Holton; Alessandra Pantano; Georg Striedter; Di Xu; Paolo Sassone-Corsi

The Academic Senate hosted the 2018-2019 Distinguished Faculty Awards, recognizing a number of esteemed faculty members for their remarkable achievements. Since 1976, the Distinguished Faculty Awards have acknowledged UCI faculty for their significant contributions to research, teaching, service, and mentorship.

The faculty members recognized this year were:

  • Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Donald Bren Professor, Director, Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine
    • Distinguished Faculty Award for Research
  • Elizabeth Cauffman, Professor, Department of Psychological Science
    • Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentorship
  • Alessandra Pantano, Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Mathematics
    • Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Service
  • Richard Chamberlin, Chair and Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Chemistry
    • Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Distinguished University Service Award
  • Amanda Holton, Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Chemistry
    • Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Teaching
  • Georg Striedter, Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Behavior
    • Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching
  • Di Xu, Assistant Professor, School of Education
    • Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Research
  • Nicole Mitchell, Professor, Department of Music
    • Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research

With the dedication of amazing faculty, UCI continues its mission to advance knowledge while serving students and the community.