Best in show: A bark out to


… The Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Community Health program, which received a Shining Star Award for outstanding contributions to medical education on regional medical campuses from the Group on Regional Medical Campuses.


… June Gary Hopps, Thomas M. “Jim” Parham Professor of Family and Children’s Studies in the School of Social Work, who was named a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers.

… Debra Mohnen, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and Robert A. Scott, professor of chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology and associate vice president for research, both in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, who were named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

.... Julie Rushmore, a doctoral student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, who received the Volterra Award for the Best Student Presentation in Theoretical Ecology from the Ecological Society of America.


… Somanath Shenoy, associate professor of pharmacy, who was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association Council of Atherosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

… Alfie Vick, associate professor in the College of Environment and Design, who was named a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council.

… Robert Warren, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, who won The Wildlife Society’s 2013 Excellence in Wildlife Education Award recognizing exemplary teaching.

… Michael Wetzstein, professor of agricultural and applied economics in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, who received a National Teaching Award for Food and Agriculture Science by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.