Interdisciplinary Scholarship Awards

The Vice President for Research is soliciting nominations for the FY20 Interdisciplinary Scholarship Awards. Three awards will be given that recognize either a faculty member or research team whose interdisciplinary scholarship has had a major impact nationally and/or internationally, or who have demonstrated their potential to do so. One individual faculty member and two groups of scholars will be recognized. Each awardee will receive a plaque of recognition and funding in the amounts below to support the recipient’s research program. In addition, each awardee will be featured on the Research Wall sponsored by the Office of the VP for Research in the Lory Student Center. The award will be presented at the spring Celebrate! Colorado State Awards Ceremony.

Nominations due: 5:00 p.m. MST on January 20, 2020 and must be submitted through the CSU InfoReady Review system.

Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award IDSA Call for Nomination 2020

2019 IDSA Recipients:

Individual Award

George Barisas: Dr. George Barisas has poineered analytical chemical methods to understand fundamental mechanisms of complex biological or biomedical systems in a quantitative way. The impact of the work is large, in terms of the number of students trained, number of publications, funding secured to support the work, and international collaborations. Dr. Barisas has signifcant interdisciplinary contributions that bridge chemistry and biology.

Team Award

Asa Ben-Hur and Anireddy SN Reddy: Dr. Asa Ben-Hur and Dr. Anireddy S.N. Reddy have developed a long term interdisciplinary collaboration that combines the fields of computer science (bioinformatics) and biology. The impact of this interdisciplinary collaboration is large, and the effort has trained graduate and post-doctoral students, produced a number of archival publications, invited conference presentations, and secured funding. The effort was a catalyst for the creation of an international consortium involving 20 researchers from 7 countries with the goal to develop a gold standard database.

Team Award

Christian Puttlitz, Jeremiah Easley, Kirk McGilvray, Brad Nelson, Ross Palmer, Dan Regan, Howard Seim, Eileen Hackett: This interdisciplinary team encomasses the Orthopaedic Engineering Research Laboratory and the PreClinical Surgery Research Laboratory, witha 15 year trajectory of collaboration in the implementation of surgical, experimental, and computational techniques to study the etiology of orthopaedic disease states which drive the design of treatment strategies.  The innovative basic and applied research products this team develops have already had important impacts on human and animal orthopedic surgeries, with more impacts likely in the future. In the last 5 years, the team has produced over 30 publications with $26M+ in external funding .