Faculty Achievement Award nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for Washington University’s annual Faculty Achievement Awards, known as the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award and the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award.

The Compton Award is given to a distinguished member of the faculty from one of the six Danforth Campus schools and the Cori Award to a faculty member from the School of Medicine.

All full-time, active Washington University faculty members are eligible to receive the Faculty Achievement Award. Any full-time, active member of the faculty may submit a nomination to the Advisory Committee. The nomination packet should include:

• A nomination letter detailing the rationale for the nomination;
• The nominee’s curriculum vitae;
• Three supporting letters from individuals acquainted with the nominee’s contributions as a scholar/researcher and teacher.

The ideal candidates for the Faculty Achievement Award
will show excellence in both the research and the service/teaching
domains. While outstanding achievement in research and scholarship are
weighed most heavily, the awardee must also show a strong record of
service to the university and respected accomplishments in teaching,
whether that be in the classroom, in mentoring or in other pedagogical

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 15. Submit nominations and supporting letters to Gerhild S. Williams, PhD, vice provost and associate vice chancellor, at Campus Box 1080 or by email at gerhildwilliams@wustl.edu.

The awardees will be announced this spring. The recipients will receive their awards and give presentations of their scholarly work during a ceremony in December. At the time of these presentations, the awardees will each receive a $5,000 honorarium.

Robert P. Mecham, PhD, a pioneering cell biologist, and Nancy L. Morrow-Howell, PhD, a leading national scholar in gerontology, received Washington University’s 2012 Faculty Achievement Awards during a Dec. 1 event.

Mecham, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, received the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award, and Morrow-Howell, the Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work at the Brown School, received the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award.

An Advisory Committee will review nominations and make recommendations to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, who, with the Faculty Senate Council, established the awards in 1999.

To see a list of the Advisory Committee members, click here.

To see a list of previous award recipients, click here.