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The Pauline Schmitt Russell Distinguished Research Career Award honors a senior faculty member in the College of Health and Human Development who has made outstanding research contributions to the field across a major portion of his or her career.

Purpose

The College of Health and Human Development and its Alumni Society wish to recognize and reward outstanding researchers for advancing the frontiers of knowledge.

Criteria

  • All faculty are eligible.
  • Candidate must have at least three years of service at Penn State.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated ability to conduct original
    research at Penn State.
  • Candidate must have evidence of scholarly contributions to the
    literature over a major portion of his or her career.
  • Candidate must have evidence (i.e. citations) that his or her research
    has influenced the field.

Nominating Procedure

The nomination shall consist of the following:

  1. A resume or curriculum vita
  2. One comprehensive support letter that details how the candidate’s research contributions meet the award criteria. The letter should be signed by the department head and two other nominators.
  3. Summary of research from the candidate’s career
  4. A list of publications
  5. Other information pertinent to the candidate’s accomplishments

Selection

Selection will be made by a committee, including alumni representation, appointed by the Dean of the College of Health and Human Development.

Frequency

Past recipients are not eligible.

Award

The recipient will receive a monetary award and a plaque.

Deadline

The nomination period for this award is closed.

Submittal Process

Completed nomination packets can be submitted by one of these three ways:

  1. Mail:
    Lindsey Zapletal
    Alumni Relations
    College of Health and Human Development
    325 HHD Building
    University Park, PA 16802-6501
  2. Email:
    Lindsey Zapletal at LMZ13@PSU.EDU
  3. Online:
    Pauline Schmitt Russell Distinguished Research Career Award nomination

Past Recipients

2017 Linda Collins, HDFS
2016 R. Scott Kretchmar, KINES
2015 Anthony D'Augelli, HDFS
2014 Cynthia Stifter, HDFS
2013 Penny Kris-Etherton, NUTR
2012 Susan McHale, HDFS
2011 Roger McCarter, BBH
2010 Peter Molenaar, HDFS
2009 A. Catharine Ross, NUTR
2008 Steven Zarit, HDFS
2007 John Beard, NUTR
2006 Janice C. Light, CSD
2005 W. Larry Kenney, KINES
2004 Mark Latash, KINES
2003 Lynn Kozlowski, BBH
2002 Mark Greenberg, HDFS/Prevention Center
2001 Sherry Willis, HDFS
2000 Leann Birch, HDFS
1999 Karl Newell, KINES
1998 Vladmir Zatsiorsky, KINES
1997 Peter Cavanagh, KINES
1996 Barbara J. Rolls, NUTR
1995 John Milner, NUTR
1994 Gerald E. McClearn, HDFS
1993 K. Warner Schaie, HDFS
1992 Anne C. Petersen
1991 none
1990 none
1989 John A. Lucas, EX SCI
1988 Elsworth Buskirk, EX SCI