Honor Roll – Spring 2017

Lakshmi S. Nair, M.Phil., Ph.D. has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.


UConn School of Dental Medicine has been awarded by Special Olympics Connecticut a 2016 Golisano Health Leadership Award of the Special Olympics and its major supporter, The Golisano Foundation.


Dr. Marja Hurley has been appointed a member of the Special Programs Committee of The Endocrine Society for a three-year term.


Four UConn professors, including UConn Health Emeritus Professor of Dental Medicine Dr. Arthur Hand, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


UConn John Dempsey Hospital is the only academic medical center in the state to receive an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group, the premier nonprofit hospital safety advocate in the nation, for fall 2016.


Dr. Stormy Chamberlain has been named the new Scientific Advisory Committee Chair for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation.


Dr. Johnny Wu has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.


Laurinda Jaffe, Ph.D., will receive the 2017 Pioneer in Reproduction Research Leadership Award from the Board of Scientific Counselors of the Frontiers in Reproduction Program.


Dr. Bruce E. Gould has been selected by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages.


UConn researcher Jianjun Sun received a $100,000 Grand Challenge Explorations Phase I award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue an approach to contraceptives without extreme side effects.


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