Recognition of Our Dedication to Research

National Scientific Achievement Awards

2019 Kellogg Prize for Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition Supported by Kellogg Company: Marie Ruel, PhD, '90; International Food Policy Research Institute

2019 Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award Supported by Pfizer: Katherine L. Tucker, PhD, '86; University of Massachusetts Lowell

Engaged Curriculum Grants fund teams who are integrating community engagement into new and existing majors, minor and course - putting community-engaged learning at the very heart of the university.

2018-2019 awardees:

Tashara Leak, Julia Finkelstein, Jeanne Moseley, David Pelletier, Rebecca Seguin, Kate Dickin for the Global and Public Health Sciences Major: Reaching under-served communities with health prevention and treatment information through a major that promotes cultural sensitivity and community engagement.

The George D. Levy Faculty Award recognizes a Cornell University faculty member whose collaborative efforts within the community have resulted in exemplary and sustained community-engaged projects. It supports a faculty member whose courses, research and other activities best demonstrate:

  • Shared/collaborative decision-making that incorporates community voice and reciprocity into the design, implementation and evaluation of the project
  • Community capacity building
  • Integrating engaged student learning outcomes into course design and delivery
  • Planning for sustaining the community partnership

2019 awardee: Jeanne Moseley, director of the Global Health Program and senior lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences

In the news: Moseley receives Engaged Cornell faculty award

The purpose of the Engaged Graduate Students Grant is to enable PhD students to initiate or build research or scholarship that is community-engaged, or to develop strategies for incorporating community engagement into existing research and scholarship.

2018-2019 awardees:

Elizabeth Centento Tablante (special committee chair: Saurabh Mehta) for Zika During the First 1,000 Days of Life

Ibukun Owoputi (special committee chair; Kate Dickin) for Gender Influences on Maternal and Child Nutrition

When undergraduates do traditional research, they discover new ways of thinking, learning and working with faculty and fellow students. By creating new opportunities or expanding the number of students involved in existing research that is community-engaged, Engaged Undergraduate Research Grants further enhance the student experience and its potential impact on partners and their communities.

2018-2019 awardees: Rebecca Seguin and Karla Hanson for Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Assessment: Measuring the effectiveness of nutrition education and outreach at NYC farmers' markets

The PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grant, administered by the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), was established in 1990 to help the university increase the number of women in tenured faculty positions. It provides grants up to $10,000 for non-tenured Cornell female faculty members to complete research already underway or in initiating new research projects that will provide the evidence of scholarship necessary for successful tenure submission. To date, more than $1.3 million has been awarded to more than 250 female researchers at Cornell.

2019 awardees:

Joeva Barrow for "High-Throughput Screening Approaches to Combat Mitochondrial Disease"

Martha Field for "Novel methods to detect uracil misincorporation in mitochondrial DNA at near base-pair resolution"

Angela Poole for "The Impact of Gene-Diet-Microbe Interactions on Host Health"

2018 awardee: Tashara Leak for “Facilitators and Barriers to Participating in After School Activities: Perspectives of Low-Income Urban Youth”

In the news: 2018 Affinito-Stewart research grants awarded