Category: Awards

UF Research Foundation names 2024 professors

The University of Florida Research Foundation, or UFRF, has named 34 of the university’s most productive and promising faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2024.

The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from their department chairs, a personal statement and an evaluation of their recent research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, external funding, honors and awards, development of intellectual property and other measures appropriate to their field of expertise.


HEO scholarship awarded to 150 children of TEAMS employees

UFHR recently awarded 150 eligible TEAMS employees’ children the Higher Education Opportunity, or HEO, scholarship. The scholarship program provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at UF — or at any public community or state college in Florida if the student is not accepted to UF.


Juan Gilbert elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UF computer science professor and National Medal of Technology and Innovation laureate Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., elected as a 2024 Academy member.


Carolyn M. Tucker receives Florida Blue Sapphire Award

Carolyn M. Tucker, Ph.D., director of the UF Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program and director of the UF Health Cancer Center Cancer Disparities Research Collaborative, has dedicated her career to supporting under-served communities, inspiring new generations toward community-based participatory health and health care research, public service and scholarship — a record of achievement that was recently recognized with a first-place Sapphire Award from the Florida Blue Foundation.


Explore ways to elevate your research

Faculty are encouraged to submit their research to SCM’s Research Promotion Initiative to promote their work with top media outlets.


AAAS honors 12 UF faculty as Lifetime Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected 12 faculty from the University of Florida to its newest class.

The honor, which includes alumni such as Thomas Edison and W.E.B. DuBois, is among the most distinguished in the scientific community and recognizes extraordinary impact and achievement across disciplines.


2024 Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize outstanding and meritorious service

Twenty staff and faculty members representing a wide range of experience and hailing from UF locations throughout Florida were recognized for their outstanding service in a ceremony held yesterday at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. 


Wayne Wanta receives award for excellence in research

UF College of Journalism and Communications journalism professor emeritus receives 2024 AEJMC Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research.


Linda Stump-Kurnick recognized for wellness efforts

UF Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police Linda Stump-Kurnick was named one of this year’s Campus Safety Director of the Year finalists.


UF Career Influencer Awards nominations due April 1

The UF Career Influencer Awards celebrate collaboration and innovation on the part of UF Career Connections Center partners who have had an exceptional impact on career development and career engagements during the preceding academic year. Nominations, including self-nominations, are due April 1, and award winners will be announced during the annual Faculty & Staff Career Symposium on April 26.


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