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by Jim Patterson | Posted on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 — 8:19 PM
John Gore accepted the Earl Sutherland Prize for achievement in research and Gordon Bernard won the Thomas Jefferson Award for distinguished service to Vanderbilt University at the Fall Faculty Assembly.
“John’s pioneering scholarship in the field of magnetic resonance imaging and research has transformed Vanderbilt in numerous and important ways,” said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, who also delivered his biannual state of the university address Aug. 22 at the Student Life Center.
“(Gore’s) work has laid a strong, enduring foundation for the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science, which is nationally recognized as a highly successful research enterprise,” Zeppos said.
Gore is University Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, the Hertha Ramsey Cress Chair in Medicine, professor of biomedical engineering, professor of physics and astronomy, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, and director of the Institute for Imaging Science. He received an engraved pewter cup and $5,000 with the honor, which recognizes a faculty member whose achievements in research, scholarship or creative expression have received significant critical acclaim and are recognized nationally or internationally.
Bernard, associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational research, won the Thomas Jefferson Award for extraordinary contributions in the councils and in the governance of the university. The honor comes with $2,500 and an engraved pewter goblet.
“Gordon works extremely hard to obtain grant funding to support the vital research that defines Vanderbilt’s position as one of our nation’s top institutions of research,” Zeppos said. “Among his most significant accomplishments is cinching a $50 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.”
Five Chancellor’s Awards for Research were bestowed to recognize faculty members for excellence in research, scholarship or creative expression. Each winner received $1,000 and an engraved pewter julep cup. Those winners were:
Also honored at the Fall Faculty Assembly were faculty members marking 25 years of service to Vanderbilt. By school, those were:
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