Awards

Brain injury lab receives additional federal funding to boost research

Earlier this year, Viji Santhakumar, an associate professor of molecular, cell and systems biology, received funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disaster and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to further pursue research on moderate concussive brain injury. Now three scientists in her lab have received federal...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Biomedical scientist is president of neurochemistry society

Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, a professor of biomedical sciences at the UCR School of Medicine, has been installed as president of the American Society for Neurochemistry. Tiwari-Woodruff will serve a two-year term in the position and is the second School of Medicine faculty member to serve in the role. An expert on multiple sclerosis, or MS, and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR entomologists win grants to develop pesticide alternatives

Kerry Mauck and Chow-Yang Lee both win California Department of Pesticide Regulation grants for innovative projects

By Jules Bernstein |

Physics graduate student receives prestigious NASA fellowship

Ming-Feng Ho, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received a three-year fellowship from Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology, or FINESST, which supports research projects designed and performed by graduate students. Ho is one of 21 students to receive the prestigious fellowship out of...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR wins UCOP safety award

UC Riverside has been awarded the Presidential Award for Campus Excellence in Health and Safety for the second year in a row after achieving the UC system’s lowest incident case rate in 2020. The UC Office of the President presented the award on May 20 to the Environmental Health & Safety department at the systemwide Risk Summit. The incident rate...

By Imran Ghori |

Luat Vuong receives DARPA Director’s Fellowship of the Young Faculty Award Program

Vuong’s unique image processing technology combines arthropod-inspired vision system and artificial intelligence algorithms

By Holly Ober |

Scholar wins award from the Dance Studies Association

Rosalia Lerner, critical dance studies doctoral student, received the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

R’Pantry received the 2020 Charity of the Year award

The pantry distributed over 46,000 pounds of food during the first four months of the pandemic.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Graduate researcher receives fellowships to study sexual assault at ICE detention centers

Cinthya Martinez was awarded $70,000 to support research she has been conducting since 2016.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR Student Affairs among the most promising places to work

UC Riverside has been named among the top 30 “Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.” The Office of Student Affairs’ selection for the honor will be featured in the June issue of “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” magazine. “We are honored to be selected among this year’s top universities and colleges,” said Brian Haynes, vice...

By Imran Ghori |

Systemwide group honors chancellor and UCR trainer

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and Seana Nuñez, a staff employment and development analyst, have been recognized for their contributions to the campus by the systemwide organization representing University of California staff. Wilcox received the Outstanding Senior Leadership Award while Nuñez received the Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding...

By Imran Ghori |

Graduate student receives pre-professoriate fellowship

Jamiela Kokash, a student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at UC Riverside, has been awarded a UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship, which will support her dissertation research on how auditory regions of the brain change after noise-induced hearing loss, and how these changes can be potentially prevented or delayed. Specifically, Kokash...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Ni’Ja Whitson awarded two national fellowships 

Whitson’s work often explores the African diaspora, spirituality, and gender.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Cell biologist receives high honor from Wound Healing Society

The Wound Healing Society, or WHS, has bestowed its Distinguished Service Award to Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell biology at UC Riverside, for her outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the society. The award is given to a WHS scientist, physician, nurse, or administrator who has served the society for at least 10...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Psychology professor named ‘Rising Star’

UC Riverside assistant professor of psychology Jimmy Calanchini has been named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science, or APS. The Rising Star designation is given to “outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD,” according to APS. Rising Stars have published innovative research that has...

By J.D. Warren |

UCR alumna wins 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry

Kate Bolton Bonnici, MFA ’15, won the 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection “Night Burial.” Bonnici was announced as the winner in April 2020 and her book was published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University in November 2020. “‘Night Burial’ is centrally a book of elegies for my mother who died of...

By Michaela Miller |

Doctoral student receives dissertation fellowship

Graduate student Esther Omaiye has received a UC President's Dissertation-Year Fellowship award for the 2021-22 academic year. The fellowship will support her research on the analytical and toxicological evaluations of electronic cigarettes and their constituents, including chemical elements and flavor chemicals. Omaiye, who expects to graduate...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Four students take top honors in EcoSlam

Four UC Riverside students took top prizes in the third-annual EcoSlam on April 22, in which competitors shared research regarding ecology and conservation in “lighting talk” rounds. The event, sponsored by the Center for Conservation Biology, was created as a way to share research across multiple departments. This year marked the first time...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR alumna awarded 2021 Georgia Poetry Prize

Jasmine Elizabeth Smith, MFA ’19, won the 2021 Georgia Poetry Prize for her poetry collection “South Flight.” The University of Georgia Press announced Smith as the award recipient in March 2021 and her collection will be published by the press in February 2022. “I am thrilled that ‘South Flight’ was chosen as a recipient of the 2021 Georgia Poetry...

By Michaela Miller |

GSOE student awarded high-profile fellowship in behavioral health

A third-year doctoral student in school psychology has been awarded a national fellowship with the American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship Program. The fellowship will provide Tyler Womack, a student in the Graduate School of Education, financial support during her fourth year at UCR and the opportunity to participate in a paid...

By Imran Ghori |