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Faculty Awards and Honors


Departmental Faculty Awards

Biological Sciences Ellen Fanning Award for Mentorship

Given annually by the students of the Biological Sciences Department, this award recognizes and highlights the recipient's deep commitment to the professional and personal development of students. Recipients are those who have demonstrated excellence in providing academic, research, and professional guidance.

  • Todd Graham (2014)
  • Kathy Friedman (2013)
  • Seth Bordenstein (2012)
  • Denise Due-Goodwin (2011)
  • Patrick Abbot (2010)
  • Kathy Friedman (2010)

Biological Sciences Excellence in Research Award

Given annually by the students of the Biological Sciences Department, this award recognizes and highlights the recipient's deep commitment to the research.

  • Louise Rollins-Smith (2014)
  • Carl Johnson (2013)
  • Antonis Rokas (2013)

Vanderbilt University Faculty Awards

The Faculty Awards listed here are University-wide, or across schools in the case of teaching awards.

Chancellor’s Award for Research

  •  Seth Bordenstein (2014)
  •  Brandt F. Eichman (2011)
  •  Antonis Rokas (2011)
  •  Todd R. Graham (2010)
  •  James G. Patton (2009)
  •  Douglas G. McMahon (2008)
  •  Kenneth C. Catania (2006)
  •  Ellen H. Fanning (2006)
  •  Carl H. Johnson (2005)

Chancellor’s Cup

  • Ellen H. Fanning (2005)

Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching

  • Kenneth C. Catania (2013)

Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

  • Terry Page (2010)
  • Gerald J. Stubbs (1996)

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards

These awards are presented by the College of Arts and Science.

Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

  •  Seth Bordenstein (2014)
  •  Patrick Abbot (2013)
  •  Julian Hillyer (2011)
  •  Terry Page (2008)
  •  Katherine Friedman (2006 )
  •  Gerald J. Stubbs (1994)

Harriet S. Gilliam Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

  • Steven Baskauf (2010)
  • Mark Woelfle (2000)

The Ernest A. Jones Faculty Advisor Award

  • Terry Page (2001)
  • Gerald J. Stubbs (1997)

Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring

  • Todd Graham (2009)

Awards and Honors from External Groups

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow

• Kenneth C. Catania (2014)

Pradel Research Award (National Academy of Sciences)

• Kenneth C. Catania (2013)

Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry & Toxicology (Entomological Society of America)

• Julian F. Hillyer (2012)

Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award

• Brandt F. Eichman (2009)

Searle Scholar Award

•  Antonis Rokas (2008)

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

•  Kenneth C. Catania (2006)

C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy (American Association of Anatomists)

• Kenneth C. Catania (2005)