Faculty receive Higuchi awards
The 2003 Higuchi Endowment Association Research Achievement Awards were
announced during convocation Sept. 11.
John Janzen, professor of anthropology and
director of the African Studies Resource Center, received the Balfour
Jeffrey Research Award in Humanities and Social Science. Janzen is a leading
scholar in medical anthropology whose research has focused on Kongo society
in western equatorial Africa and sub-Saharan Africa in general.
Bala Subramaniam, distinguished professor
and chair of chemistry and director of KU’s new Center for Environmentally
Beneficial Catalysis, received the Olin K. Petefish Award in Basic Sciences.
Subramaniam is an influential researcher in the area of supercritical
fluid processes and reaction engineering.
Carol Smith, professor of nursing at KU Medical
Center, received the Irvin Youngberg Research Award in Applied Sciences.
Smith’s research is in the care and support of patients who are
dependent upon technological therapies. She also is considered a leader
in nursing tele-health.
Robin Denell, distinguished professor of
biology at Kansas State University, received the Dolph Simons Award in
Biomedical Sciences. Denell has written more than 80 research articles,
chapters and other scholarly works. He also has held editorships at BioEssays