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Past Recipients of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Research honors a distinguished Institute faculty member who has a sustained distinctive program of research that is recognized nationally and internationally. The award is presented at the fall Faculty Convocation. The award was first given in 2016.

In 2021, Yael Arbel, a professor of communication sciences and disorders, received the 2021 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, the Institute’s highest research award. A co-director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group, she has an outstanding research program which has gained national recognition, most recently when she received R01 funding from the NIH. Using research strategies based on out-of-the box ideas, she is bringing a transformational impact at the national level as well as benefitting local schools and school children. She also has been a mentor to early investigators, postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, CSD graduate students, and undergraduate interns. Read news story on Convocation awards.

In 2020, Patrice Nicholas,  a professor of nursing, received the 2020 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. Her scholarship and research efforts have focused on global issues, quality of life, and climate and health. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, two textbooks, and many invited and peer-reviewed presentations, along with a continuous record of scholarly accomplishments. Read news story on Convocation awards.

In 2019, Teresa Kimberley, a professor of physical therapy and director of the Brain Recovery Lab, received the fourth annual Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. Dr. Kimberley, who also has an appointment at Mass General Hospital as a research staff in the Department of Neurology and as a research faculty at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, was recognized for her being a pioneer in the use of neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation. Kimberley, who also directs the Brain Health & Recovery Research Cluster at the Institute, was awarded the MGH SPARC Award along with several of her hospital colleagues. Read news story on Convocation awards.

Teresa interacts with a patient, doing a hands on exercise where the client squeezes a small ball

 

  • 2018: Tiffany P. Hogan, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of the Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research for her work on understanding causal mechanisms associated with developmental language disorder, dyslexia, speech sound disorders, and their co-morbidities. Hogan’s research has been funded by the NIH, Institute of Education Sciences, and many private foundations. She authored or co-authored 67 publications, 45 of which include student co-authors. Read news story on Convocation awards.
  • 2017: Jordan Green, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Provost for Research, Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Director of the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab, received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research for his body of research to significantly improve the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of people who have developmental disorders like apraxia and progressive disorders like ALS.
  • 2016: Diane Mahoney, PhD, ANP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, Professor in the School of Nursing.