More than 100 UH Faculty Members Recognized for National Recognition and Publications Achievements
At the first in-person 50-in-5 celebration event, 116 University of Houston faculty members were honored. Thirty-four honorees were from the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.
President Renu Khator, Provost Paula Myrick Short and Vice President for Research Amr Elnashai recognized faculty achievements for Year 2 and Year 3 of UH’s 50-in-5 Program. The event was held November 29 at Wortham House.
The University of Houston launched the 50-in-5 program to increase research and scholarly activity by 50% over the course of five years, aligning UH with other top research universities in the Association of American Universities (AAU) and supporting the University’s rise to become a Top 50 public university.
Faculty were celebrated for achievements in two 50-in-5 categories: Impact 50 and National Recognition.
Impact 50: Publication Achievements - 31 NSM Faculty Honored
Impact 50 recognizes UH faculty with the highest impact factors on peer-reviewed journal publications. For Years 2 and 3 of the 50-in-5 program, 31 NSM faculty members were included in the Impact 50 group. Seven of the 31 NSM faculty members were recognized for publication achievements in both years.
National Recognition: Seven NSM Faculty Honored
Seven NSM faculty were honored for national awards received in Years 2 and 3 of the 50-in-5 program.
“These achievements bring incredible recognition to our colleges and the University of Houston,” said Short. “We are very proud to see our faculty earn such prestigious and distinguished awards. I have been at two AAU top research universities and know firsthand what quality in research and scholarship at that level of institution should be. We have that here at UH and faculty honored at the event have demonstrated such quality.”
“The list of accomplishments recognized in this 50-in-5 event could have been from any Top 10 U.S. university,” said Elnashai. “It is so impressive to see the scholarly accomplishments by faculty from a university on the rise, even an ambitious one like UH. It proves what I have always known; that our top faculty are world-class, as distinguished and competitive as any faculty worldwide.”
Faculty members who earned patents and major grant awards during Year 2 and 3 of the program will be celebrated at the Wortham House in February.
- Lindsay Lewis, UH Division of Research