Honor Roll – Spring 2019

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin received the 2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science Philip Hauge Abelson Prize for significant contributions to the advancement of science in the U.S. In addition, he was honored among the “100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut” for 2018 by the State Conference of NAACP Branches.

Rheumatologist Dr. Naomi Rothfield, a founding faculty member of the UConn School of Medicine who retired in 2016, was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Arthritis Foundation. The award will be named in her honor going forward: The Naomi Rothfield Physician Exemplar Award.

Dr. Carla Rash received the G. Alan Marlett Mid-Career Award from The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of addictions research.

Susan Reisine, professor emeritus of the School of Dental Medicine, was named a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dr. Vijay Rathinam was named a 2018 Milstein Young Investigator Award winner. Awards are bestowed upon individuals who have made an impact on interferon and cytokine research early in their careers.

Dr. Nancy Day Adams, professor emeritus in the Department of Medicine, received the 2018 Robert G. Naris Award from the American Society of Nephrology. The award honors those who have made substantial and meritorious contributions in education and teaching.

UConn Health faculty researchers Dr. Emily Germain-Lee, Dr. Se-Jin Lee, Dr. Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo, and Riqiang Yan are among 24 newly elected members of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.