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Office of the Vice President for Research

Breakthrough Magazine

2018 Breakthrough Awards Cover the Academic Spectrum

The Office of the Vice President for Research has named 14 assistant and associate
professors recipients of the 2018 Breakthrough Star awards. Six professors received
the Leadership in Research award.

“We have designed our signature awards program to honor the very best, most dedicated researchers working at every level of career achievement,” says Prakash Nagarkatti, USC’s vice president for research. “We present Breakthrough Leadership in Research awards to established faculty who have made major impacts on their fields of study and Breakthrough Stars awards to early-career faculty who have built impressive scholarly momentum in a relatively short time frame.”

In addition, 13 graduate students received Breakthrough Graduate Scholar awards for their outstanding work in their respective doctoral degree programs. The Breakthrough awards began in 2010 and include faculty from across the university.

 

        Leadership in Research

  1. Subra Bulusu, School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, College of
    Arts and Sciences

  2. Bert Ely, biological sciences,
    College of Arts and Sciences

  3. Kevin Huang, mechanical engineering,
    College of Engineering and Computing

  4. Yiming Ji, mathematics and computational science,
    USC Beaufort

  5. Mitzi Nagarkatti, pathology, microbiology and immunology,
    School of Medicine

  6. Janice Probst, health services policy and management,
    Arnold School of Public Health


    Breakthrough Stars

  7. Mohammed Baalousha, environ-mental health sciences,
    Arnold School of Public Health

  8. Matthew Ballard, mathematics,
    College of Arts and Sciences

  9. Ryan Carlson, counselor education,
    College of Education

  10. Parry Hashemi, chemistry and biochemistry,
    College of Arts and Sciences

  11. Eli Jelly-Schapiro, English language and literature,
    College of Arts and Sciences

  12. Addis Kidane, mechanical engineering,
    College of Engineering and Computing

  13. Susan Lang, School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment,
    College of Arts and Sciences

  14. Thomas Makris, chemistry and bio-chemistry,
    College of Arts and Sciences

  15. Karen McDonnell,
    College of Nursing

  16. Dmitry Peryshkov, chemistry and biochemistry,
    College of Arts and Sciences

  17. Ioannis Rekleitis, computer science and engineering,
    College of Engineering and Computing

  18. Morgan Stefik, chemistry and bio-chemistry,
    College of Arts and Sciences

  19. Brie Turner-McGrievy, health promotion, education and behavior, 
    Arnold School of Public Health

  20. Susan Wood, pharmacology, physiology and neuroscience,
    School of Medicine

 


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