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Faculty Awards

National and international faculty awards are an important component of institutional reputation. Each year, Michigan State University faculty members earn a variety of honors for their scholarly contributions. Some receive prizes and awards from learned societies or government agencies for specific work or career contributions. Others are elected to fellowship in major learned societies as listed below. A selection of background stories follows the lists.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

National Academy of Education (NAEd)

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Visit the MSU Honored Faculty website to read about MSU Endowed Chairs and Faculty as well as MSU Foundation Professors.

Cotten Named Gerontology Fellow, Given Sociology Career Achievement Award

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Shelia Cotten

Shelia Cotten, a professor in the Department of Media and Information, has received a lot of good news lately surrounding her research in Gerontology. Cotten was awarded Fellow…

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MSU’s Drzal Honored with Two National Awards

Friday, June 3, 2016
Lawrence T. Drzal

University Distinguished Professor Lawrence T. Drzal will receive national acclaim in 2016 when two of his field’s most prestigious honors will be presented to him: the Medal of…

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MSU Researcher Working to Improve Electrical Communication with Brain

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Erin Purcell

A researcher in the Michigan State University College of Engineering will use a $413,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore why devices implanted in…

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MSU Researchers Honored for Outstanding Genetics Article

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Richard Lenski

A team of Michigan State University researchers has been honored for having one of the top three articles published in the journal Genetics in 2015. Richard Lenski, MSU…

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Jes Asmussen: MSU 2016 Technology Transfer Award

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Michigan State University’s intellectual property office, MSU Technologies, selected Jes Asmussen work for the Technology Transfer Achievement Award for 2016. Asmussen, University Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer…

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Gemma Reguera: MSU’s 2016 Innovator of the Year

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Michigan State University’s intellectual property office, MSU Technologies, selected Gemma Reguera as Innovator of the Year. Reguera, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, received the award for her…

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Bruno Basso: MSU’s 2016 Innovation of the Year

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Michigan State University’s intellectual property office, MSU Technologies, selected Bruno Basso‘s work for the Innovation of the Year Award for 2016. Basso, professor in the Department of Geological Sciences,…

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MSU’s Gossain Receives National Endocrinologist Award

Friday, May 6, 2016
Ved Gossain

Ved Gossain, MSU Swartz professor of medicine, will receive the Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award presented by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists on May 27. The presentation will…

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Three MSU Researchers Named Mott Endowed Professors of Public Health

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The first three Charles Stewart Mott Endowed Professors of Public Health were honored during an investiture ceremony in the College of Human Medicine building in Flint, Mich., May…

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MSU Researcher One of Only Four to Receive Cancer Research Grant

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sophia Lunt

MSU’s Sophia Lunt is one of only four young investigators nationally to receive a 2016 NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research. Lunt’s…

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