AURI Research Awards

Each year in the Fall, we take the time to recognize Augusta University faculty members who have contributed significantly to research in the following categories:

  • Emerging Scientist Award
  • Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Award
  • Distinguished Research Award(s)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

 

2021 Recipients  Previous Recipients

2021 Recipients

award icon Emerging Scientist Award

photo of Gokila Dorai, PhD

Gokila Dorai, PhD

  • School of Computer and Cyber Sciences
  • Department of Computer & Cyber Sciences

Education

PhD, Computer Science, Florida State University, 2019

Research Interest

  • Use of Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
  • Analysis of Threats to Mobile and Internet-of-Things Devices
  • Privacy and Security Issues in Applications and Emerging Technologies

award icon Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Award

photo of Eric Belin de Chantemele, DSc

Eric Belin de Chantemele, DSc

  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Vascular Biology Center

Education

DSc, Cardiovascular Physiology, University Claude Bernard Lyon I, 2005

Research Interest

  • Involvement of metabolic disorders such as obesity, diabetes and lipodystrophyy in cardiovascular disease and hypertension with special focus on leptin effects and sex specificity.
  • Mechanisms of vascular disease and hypertension in HIV.

 


award icon Distinguished Researcher Award

photo of Jennifer C. Sullivan, PhD, FAHA

Jennifer C. Sullivan, PhD, FAHA

  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Physiology

Education 

PhD, Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Albany Medical College, 2000

Research Interest

  • The overall goal of the laboratory is to better understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate blood pressure (BP) and renal health and function in males and females under physiological and pathophysiological conditions.

Previous Recipients

  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Kenneth Sang-Ho Kwon, PhD
    Kumar Vaibhav, PhD
  • Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Award
    Mary-Kate Lizotte, PhD
  • Distinguished Researcher Award
    Yuqing Huo, PhD
    Nahid F. Mivechi, PhD
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    David Munn, MD
    Sylvia Smith, PhD, FARVO
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. Teal W. Benevides
    Dr. Sangeetha Sukumari Ramesh
  • Distinguished Researcher Award
    Dr. Wendy B. Bollag
    Dr. Mark W. Hamrick
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. Ruth B. Caldwell
    Dr. R. William Caldwell
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. Gabor Csanyi
  • Distinguished Scientist Award
    Dr. Rudolf Lucas
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. Cheryl Newman
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. Megan McGee-Lawrence
  • Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Ruth Harris
    Dr. Satish Rao
  • Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Paul McNeil
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. Nilkantha Sen
  • Mahesh Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele
  • Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. David J. Fulton
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. II-Man Kim
  • Mahesh Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Wen-Cheng Xiong
  • Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Lin Mei
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. Clinton Webb
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. Ryan Harris
  • Mahesh Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Adviye Ergul
  • Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Javier Stern
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. Darrell Brann
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. Brian Miller
  • Mahesh Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. David Munn
  • Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Katherine "Katie" Davis
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. Dennis Ownby
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. Jay Hegde
  • Mahesh Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Gregory Harshfield
  • Distinguished Research Awards
    Dr. Avid Hess
    Dr. Martha Tingen
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. Gary Whitford
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. Jennifer Sullivan
  • Mahesh Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. William Rainey
  • Distinguished Research Awards
    Dr. Carlos Isales
    Dr. Jin-Xiong She
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. David Pashley
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. Arun Sreekumaar
  • Mahesh Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. David Stepp
  • Distinguished Research Awards
    Dr. Edward Inscho
    Dr. David Pollock
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. Robert Yu
  • Mahesh Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Darrell Brann
  • Distinguished Research Awards
    Dr. R. Clinton Webb
    Dr. Gregory Harshfield
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. George S. Schuster
  • Emerging Scientist Awards
    Dr. Kalu Ogbureke
    Dr. Haidong Zhu
    Dr. Jeannette Andrews
  • Mahesh Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Sylvia B. Smith
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards
    Dr. William B. Strong
    Dr. Paul G. McDonough
  • Emerging Scientist Award
    Dr. Yanbin Dong
  • Mahesh Distinguished Research Award
    Dr. Robert Yu
  • Distinguished Research Awards
    Dr. David Pashley
    Dr. John Catravas
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Dr. Virendra Mahesh