Category Archives: awards

National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award

Congratulations Dr. Chapkin on receiving the National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) in cancer research. This very prestigious award is given to “an exceptional and long-established cancer researcher who has been continuously funded by the NIH.” This support is intended to encourage investigators to embark on long-term projects of unusual potential. The award will fund Dr. Chapkin’s cancer research program for 7 years for a total of $6.2 million.

International Polyphenols and Health Conference

Dr. Hyemee Kim, PostDoc of Dr. Susanne Talcott, won a poster presentation travel award at the International Polyphenols and Health Conference in Tours, France, 2015.

2015 Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Excellence

For more than 100 years, Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has maintained a strong tradition of leadership across agriculture, natural resources and life sciences, establishing our college as one of the leading organizations of its kind in the state, nation and world. This distinguished status would not be possible without the dedication of our faculty, staff and students to promote the land-grant mission by feeding our world, protecting our environment, improving our health, and enriching our youth. The Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards, established in 2012,… Read More →

Student Research Week-Shannon Swickard

Shannon Swickard is a pre-medical, senior nutritional science major, graduating this May. She has completed two years of student research in Dr. Turner’s lab. Dr. Turner’s research focuses on the chemoprotective ability of certain foods against colonic diseases. My specific research project involves the protective and preventive qualities of plum against colon cancer. Being involved in research has really improved her understanding of science, hard work, and time that goes into research. This year at Student Research Week Shannon was awarded first place in the life science category… Read More →

2015 Convocation Student Awards

Senior Merit Award Based on leadership, scholarship and service at the department, college and university level, the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Senior Merit Award is the highest award given to undergraduates by the College. To be eligible for the award, students must be projected to graduate during the current calendar year.   Alpha Zeta Award The College also presents three Alpha Zeta Awards to an outstanding freshman, sophomore and junior. This is the highest award given to non-seniors.   Agricultural and natural Resources Policy Internship… Read More →

2015 AgriLife Convocation Faculty Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Murano and Dr. Clinton Allred! Dr.Pete Murano received the 2015 Marion Teaching Award given to a professor who is an exceptional teacher and who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship to underclassmen in our college. Dr. Clinton Allred was the recipient of the 2015 Honor Scholar Award in recognition of his outstanding record of Academic Achievement and Distinguished Leadership.

Dr. Clint Allred Receives Teaching Award from AFS

Congratulations to Dr. Clint Allred, associate professor and associate department head of  nutrition and food science, on receiving The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for College-Level Teaching. Dr. Bill Dugas, acting vice chancellor and acting dean for agriculture and life sciences, Dr. Alan Sams, executive associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Ms. Kelli Hutka, director of campus programs for The Association of Former Students, surprised Dr. Allred during a departmental faculty breakfast to deliver the good news. Each year, The Association… Read More →

Dr. Chapkin Named University Distinguished Professors

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences prides itself in having some of the best faculty in the nation. This was highlighted this spring as two of our faculty members, Dr. Robert Chapkin and Dr. Jeffrey Savell, were named University Distinguished Professors, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Texas A&M University. To become a distinguished professor, faculty must fulfill three criteria: He/she must be considered pre-emenint in his/her own field, indicated when the faculty member is among the top 2-5% of active researchers internationally in his/her area of research, Distinguished professors… Read More →

Chapkin honored as university distinguished professors at Texas A&M University

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Robert Chapkin was recently named university distinguished professor. The title, which is bestowed in perpetuity, is one of the highest honors given to Texas A&M University System faculty. Chapkin is a Regents Professor and University Faculty Fellow in the Program in Integrative Nutrition and Complex Diseases of the department of nutrition and food science, as well as a Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow. He is deputy director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility Core, Center for Translational Environmental Health Research, Texas A&M. In… Read More →

Sharon Robinson Recognized for AgriLife Extension Team Award

Dr. Sharon Robinson, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, along with her Texas GROW! EAT! GO! Team received the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Superior Service Award.  This award is among the highest honors conferred by AgriLife Extension to the faculty and staff who have excelled in their job performance.  The award was presented to the team on January 8, 2014 during the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Centennial Conference.  Congratulations to Sharon and the team!