Office of the President

Presidential Distinguished Senior Research Scholar Award Committee

Membership Category Department

Terms expire August 31, 2014:
Infante, Anthony J. Medical Pediatrics
Orihuela, Carlos Basic Science Microbiology & Immunology
Simmonds, Maureen J. Health Professions Physical Therapy

Terms expire August 31, 2015:
Gill, Sara Nursing Family & Community HS
*Gargano, Michael Vice President for AFSA Office of the Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs
Oates, Thomas W. Dental Periodontics


The Presidential Distinguished Senior Research Scholar Award was established by the Executive Committee to recognize and honor current faculty who have distinguished themselves from their peers by their extraordinary, exemplary, and sustained scholarship in any of the following activities: discovery, integration, application, or teaching.

The Committee is charged with the following tasks:

  1. Solicit nominations and identify candidates for the award.
  2. Gather documentation to verify each candidate’s extraordinary scholarship.
  3. Select no more than two candidates to receive the award.
  4. Submit the recommendations of the candidates to the President.

Term of membership: Two years

* Chair
** Vice Chair