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Seven CALS faculty honored with Vilas professorships, awards

Seven CALS faculty members, listed below, were among 40 UW-Madison faculty selected to receive Vilas professorships and awards this year. The awards are supported by the estate of professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908).

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships
Twelve professors were named to Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships, an award recognizing distinguished scholarship as well as standout efforts in teaching and service. The professorship provides five years of flexible funding — two-thirds of which is provided by the Office of the Provost through the generosity of the Vilas trustees and one-third provided by the school or college whose dean nominated the winner.

  • Joel Pedersen, Soil Science

Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Awards
Sixteen professors received Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Awards, recognizing research and teaching excellence. The award provides flexible research funding for one year.

  • Jeri Barak, Plant Pathology
  • Audrey Gasch, Genetics
  • Xuejun Pan, Biological Systems Engineering
  • M. Zachariah Peery, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Awards
Eleven professors received Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Awards, recognizing research and teaching excellence in faculty who are relatively early in their careers. The award provides flexible research funding for one year.

  • Christelle Guédot, Entomology
  • Chris Hittinger, Genetics

 

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