Kyoung-Shin Choi receives Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award

May 8, 2019 By Chris Barncard
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Forty two faculty were honored with Vilas awards and professorships, including Kyoung-Shin Choi, from the Department of Chemistry. Extraordinary members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been honored during the last year with awards supported by the estate of professor, U.S. senator and UW Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908).

Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Awards

Sixteen professors received Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Awards, recognizing research and teaching excellence. The award provides flexible research funding for one year.

The recipients are:

  • Kyoung-Shin Choi, Chemistry
  • Nan Enstad, History
  • Jason Fletcher, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
  • Scott Gehlbach, Political Science
  • Krishnapuram Karthikeyan, Biological Systems Engineering
  • Jee-Seon Kim, Educational Psychology
  • Neil Kodesh, History
  • Chaeyoon Lim, Sociology
  • Steven Loheide, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • John Orrock, Integrative Biology
  • Dominic Parker, Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Linn Posey-Maddox, Educational Policy Studies
  • Bulent Sarlioglu, Engineering Professional Development
  • Margaret Schwarze, Surgery
  • Douglas Soldat, Soil Science
  • Weiping Tang, School of Pharmacy

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships

Ten professors were named to Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships, an award recognizing distinguished scholarship as well as standout efforts in teaching and service. The professorship provides five years of flexible funding — two-thirds of which is provided by the Office of the Provost through the generosity of the Vilas trustees and one-third provided by the school or college whose dean nominated the winner.

The recipients are:

  • David F. Anderson, Mathematics
  • Stefania Buccini, French and Italian
  • Pupa Gilbert, Physics
  • Francine Hirsch, History
  • Alfonso Morales, Planning and Landscape Architecture
  • Mitchell Nathan, Educational Psychology
  • Adam Nelson, Educational Policy Studies
  • Christine Schwartz, Sociology
  • Eric Shusta, Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Shiyu Zhou, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Awards

Sixteen professors received Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Awards, recognizing research and teaching excellence in faculty who are relatively early in their careers. The award provides flexible research funding for one year.

The recipients are:

  • Thulani Davis, Afro-American Studies
  • Ramzi Fawaz, English
  • Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, School of Nursing
  • Lea Horowitz, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
  • Jiaoyang Jiang, School of Pharmacy
  • Mikhail Kats, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Richard Lankau, Plant Pathology
  • Qin Li, Mathematics
  • Kimberly Palladino, Physics
  • Miriam Seifter, Law School
  • Eftychios Sifakis, Computer Science
  • Haley Vlach, Educational Psychology
  • Yang Wang, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
  • Robert Yablon, Law School
  • Sunny Yudkoff, German, Nordic and Slavic
  • Xuehua Zhong, Genetics

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