2022 Awards for Creative and Scholarly Activity Announced

June 9, 2022 | News, UToday, Alumni, Library, Arts and Letters, Business and Innovation, Engineering, Medicine and Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
By Kirk Baird



The 2022 Awards for Creative and Scholarly Activity have been awarded to 23 faculty members in recognition of their scholarly or creative activity.

The University of Toledo recognized the faculty members on May 10 for leading the University in contributing new or advanced knowledge through research publications or original contributions in the arts during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 years.

Dr. Emanuela Gionfriddo, assistant professor of analytical chemistry, poses with Dr. Jon Kirchhoff, Dr. Jon Kirchhoff, Distinguished University Professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Gionfriddo was recognized for having three journal articles in Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, in the top 1% of journals.

“I am always impressed by the scholarly and creative contributions of our faculty members that have received national and international recognition,” said Dr. Frank Calzonetti, vice president for research who recognized the faculty at the event along with President Gregory Postel and Provost Karen Bjorkman.

University Libraries assisted a committee chaired by Eva English in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to identify publications in top journals or with high impact and the committee reviewed nominations and other material to identify faculty contributions such as manuscripts or creative works of great significance.

The contributions include articles published in prestigious and widely read journals, papers by UToledo authors that have been highly cited by other researchers, highly acclaimed books written by UToledo faculty members, and creative works that have received widespread recognition and leading to a significant impact in their respective fields of expertise.

The Creative and Scholarly Activity Award recipients are:

•  Dr. Tomer Avidor-Reiss, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, for a high-quality, high-impact journal article in Nature Communication.

•  Dr. Mark Boswell, College of Medicine and Life Sciences, for being a top researcher with high-impact, highly cited journal articles.

•  Dr. Jeffrey Broxmeyer, College of Arts and Letters, for contributions in journal articles, essays and a peer-reviewed book publication.

•  Dr. Ritu Chakravarti, College of Medicine and Life Sciences, for numerous journal articles published in Journal of Biological Chemistry, Immunobiology, Physiological Genomics, Viruses and Proceedings of National Academy of Science.

•  Dr. Allyson Day, College of Arts and Letters, for publication of the manuscript, “Political Economy of Stigma: HIV, Memoir, Medicine, and Crip Positionalities.”

•  Dr. Jon Elhai, College of Arts and Letters, for highly cited journal articles in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Trends in Cognitive Sciences and Computers and Education.

•  Dr. Matthew Foss, College of Arts and Letters, for the publication of the adaption of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” awards and recognition for the collaborative project “20k Leagues Under the Sea” and numerous national awards for screenwriting.

•  Dr. Rafael Garcia-Mata, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, for an article featured on the cover of Cell Reports, a high-impact factor journal.

•  Dr. Collin Gilstrap, John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation, for an article published in the Review of Accounting Studies, one of the top five accounting journals.

•  Dr. Emanuela Gionfriddo, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, for three journal articles in Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, in the top 1% of journals.

•  Dr. Kim Gratz, College of Arts and Letters, for highly cited journal article contributions. Dr. Gratz published 42 peer-reviewed articles from 2019 to 2021.

•  Dr. Blair Grubb, College of Medicine and Life Sciences, for scholarly activity through journal article contributions. Dr. Grubb published 17 peer-reviewed articles from 2019 to 2021.

•  Dr. William Gunning, College of Medicine and Life Sciences, for article contributions in journals such as Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Journal of American Heart Association, Molecular Microbiology and others.

•  Dr. Paul Hong, John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation, for the publication of the manuscript, “Rising Asia and American Hegemony: Case of Competitive Firms from Japan, Korea, China, and India.”

•  Jennifer Joe, University Libraries, for the publication of editorial work on the manuscript, “Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries.”

•  Dr. Dae-Wook Kang, College of Engineering, for an article in the top 1% of journals (Cell), highly cited articles in Scientific Reports and Cell, and for being a top researcher by citation impact.

•  Dr. Kimberly Mack, College of Arts and Letters, for the scholarly monograph, “Fictional Blues: Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White,” which received significant acclaim.

•  Deborah Orloff, College of Arts and Letters, for the photographic series, “Elusive Memory,” and record of domestic and international art exhibitions. “Elusive Memory” was selected for inclusion in more than 30 juried group exhibitions, plus eight solo or two-person exhibitions.

•  Dr. Jason Rose, College of Arts and Letters, for a highly cited article in Psychiatry Research and for being a top researcher by citation impact.

•  Dr. Hossein Sojoudi, College of Engineering, for journal articles — including six cover feature articles — in journals such as Advanced Materials, Materials Horizon, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, and Science Advances, among many others.

•  Dr. Amit Tiwari, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, for two highly cited journal articles in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics.

•  Dr. Matthew Tull, College of Arts and Letters, for a highly cited journal article in Psychiatry Research. Dr. Tull had 37 peer-reviewed publications between 2019 and 2021.

•  Dr. Yanfa Yan, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, for journal article publication record, including seven articles in the top 1% of journals, 10 highly cited articles and one “hot paper” in the Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics.

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