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Faculty Awards


Neil Osheroff — Lillian B. Nanney Award, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center

David Cortez — 2024 The Hans Neurath Award, The Protein Society

Jennifer Pietenpol — 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology “Science of Oncology” Award

Jonathan D. Brown — Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation


Kimryn Rathmell — Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Kimryn Rathmell — Paragon Award for Research Excellence from the Doris Duke Foundation (DDF)

Neil Osheroff — 2023 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award

Martin Egli — Member, European Academy of Sciences and Art

Jonathan D. Brown — Riven Family Directorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

Steven Damo — PAIR-UP Award

Jashim Uddin — Phi Beta Psi Trust Award

Emily Hodges — Basic Sciences Dean’s Faculty Fellow

Richard Caprioli — Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization Inventors’ Hall of Fame
Master Innovator Award

Kimryn Rathmell — American Society of Clinical Oncology Fellow

Madhvi Venkatesh — Member, Academy for Excellence in Education

Manuel Ascano — 2023 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

Lauren Jackson — 2023 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

Neil Osheroff — Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) Mentoring, Innovation, and
Leadership in Educational Scholarship (MILES) Award.

Larry Marnett — Vanderbilt Graduate School Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award

Scott Hiebert — VUMC School of Medicine Ernest W. Goodpasture Award

Jeff Spraggins — VUMC School of Medicine Richard M. Caprioli Award


Stephen Fesik — Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization Inventors’ Hall of Fame
Master Innovator Award

Craig Lindsley — Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization Inventors’ Hall of Fame
Master Innovator Award

Steven Damo — Chan Zuckerberg Science Diversity Leadership

Kimryn Rathmell — Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Walter Chazin — Appointed to the NIEHS Board of Scientific Counselors

Emily Hodges — Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund

Breann Brown — Best Shadow Mentor, Basic Sciences Juneteenth Mini-Symposium

Marija Zanic — Vanderbilt Chancellor Faculty Fellow

William Wan — Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Neil Osheroff — Association of Medical Educators in Europe Fellow

Jennifer Pietenpol — American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellow

Kevin Schey — Gold Fellow of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Brandt Eichman — AAAS Fellow


Brandt Eichman — Biochemical Society International Award

Breann Brown — NIH Director’s Innovator Award

Will Wan — NIH Director’s Innovator Award

Houra Merrikh — Cohen Innovation Fund Award

Manuel Ascano — Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Award for for ground-breaking cancer research

Neil Osheroff — Elected to serve on the AAMC-CFAS board (Council of Faculty and Academic Societies)

Kevin Schey — Elected to serve on Vanderbilt University Faculty Senate

Craig Lindsley — ACS Hall of Fame, Medicinal Chemistry Division

Chuck Sanders — Armstrong Mentoring Award

Houra Merrikh — Finalist, 2021 Blavatnik Awards

Borden Lacy — Faculty Mentor of the Year

Manuel Ascano, Jr. — Richard M. Caprioli Award

Peter Guengerich — Named to inaugural class of ASBMB Fellows


Kimryn Rathmell — Named AAAS Fellow

Chuck Sanders — President-Elect The Protein Society

Houra Merikh — Finalist, Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists & Inducted Member, NY Academy of Sciences  Award Description

Walter Chazin — Armstrong Mentoring Award Award Description   Photos   Zoom Video Recording

Breann Brown — Named Fellow, Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology

James Dewar — Brown Foundation Healthy Aging Research Initiative for Research and Professional Development

Adrian Olivares — Brown Foundation Healthy Aging Research Initiative for Research and Professional Development

Neil Osheroff — Elected President, International Association of Medical Science Educators


Peter Guengerich — Richard Armstrong Mentoring Award  Photos

Peter Guengerich — Named Fellow, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (FASPET)

Richard Caprioli — ABRF Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomolecular Technologies

Craig Lindsley — Named to National Academy of Inventors

Craig Lindsley — Inaugural winner of ASPET Award Honoring Drug Discovery Research

Craig Lindsley — American Chemical Society Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry

Craig Lindsley — Ancora Innovation Research Award

Neil Osheroff — AAAS Fellowship

Neil Osheroff — International Association of Medical Science Educators, Distinguished Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Scholarship

Cathleen Pettepher — Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award

Vito Quaranta — Faculty Award, IBM

Kimryn Rathmell — Louisa Nelson Award for Women of Vision, Distinction, and Inspiration in Nashville

Kimryn Rathmell — Eugene P. Schoenfeld Award for Career Contributions in Kidney Cancer

Kevin Schey  — AAA Fellowship


Ray Blind — Journal of Lipid Research Junior Investigator Award

David Cortez — Elected AAAS Fellow

D. Borden Lacy (Secondary Faculty) — Elected AAAS Fellow

Neil Osheroff — Elected AAAS Fellow

Kevin Schey — Elected AAAS Fellow


Ray Blind — Journal of Biological Chemistry Herb Tabor Young Investigator Award

Ray Blind — Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research V-Scholar Award

Ray Blind — Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Ambassadors Discovery Award

Ray Blind — American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award

Billy Hudson — The Karl Brändén Award

Tina Iverson — Named to Interdisciplinary University Research Council

Melanie Ohi — 2017 Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship

Neil Osheroff — 2017 Association of Biochemistry Educators Distinguished Service Award

W. Kimryn Rathmell — Cornelius Abernathy Chair, Vanderbilt

W. Kimryn Rathmell — Elected to the American Society of Clinical Oncology Education Committee

Chuck Sanders — Named to VU Science Advisory Board

Kevin Schey — Named Fellow of ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Opthamology)


Manuel Ascano, Jr. — VICC Ambassador Discovery Grant

Richard Caprioli — Honorary Membership, Italian Chemical Society

Walter Chazin — Elected Fellow of the Biophysical Society

Stanley Cohen — Induction, Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame

Stephen Fesik — 2016 VUMC Research Award: Grant W. Liddle Research Award

Scott Hiebert — Presidential Appointee to National Cancer Advisory Board (6 year term)

Billy Hudson — 2016 Earl Sutherland Prize

Neil Osheroff — 2016 VUMC Enterprise Teaching Award: Denis O’Day Award for “team-implemented curricular reform” for the foundations of medical knowledge phase of SOM curriculum

Jennifer Pietenpol — 2016 TJ Martell Award: Medical Research Advancement Award

Jennifer Pietenpol — 2016 VUMC Research Award: Charles R. Park Research Award

Jennifer Pietenpol — NCI Blue Ribbon Panel, Presidential appointment to science advisory panel

Charles Sanders — 2016 VUMC Research Award: Stanley Cohen Research Award

Kevin Schey — Awarded TIPs funding in the ViA category


Richard Breyer — Elected AAAS Fellow

Richard Caprioli — VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards, 2015 Leadership of Multi-Investigational Team

Stephen Fesik — Lustgarten Foundation Grant, Research Investigator Award for Discovery of small molecules that target the Ras/SOS complex for the treatment of pancreatic cancer

Emily Hodges — National Cancer Institute Career Transition Award

Borden Lacy — Chancellor Faculty Fellows Program

Borden Lacy — VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards, 2015 Ernest W. Goodpasture Research Award


Richard Armstrong — Selected for the 2014 American Chemical Society Late Career Scholars Award sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund

Richard Armstrong — American Chemical Society’s 2014 Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholars Award sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund

Richard Breyer (Secondary Faculty) — Elected AAAS Fellow

Richard Caprioli — Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry, American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Scott Hiebert — T.J. Martell Research Award

Scott Hiebert — Jacek Hawinger Award for Teaching Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in the Classroom, Lecture, or Small Group Setting

Rafael Radi — National Academies of Sciences Foreign Associate Election


Martin Egli — Delivers the 2013 Alexander Rich Lecture in the Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

F. Peter Guengerich — Shares honors with Rebecca Cook in Cancer Biology, for being named Mentors of the Year of Postdocs at Vanderbilt by the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association

F. Peter Guengerich — Awarded the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) Toxicology Merit Award

Borden Lacy — American Crystallographic Association, Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award

Daniel Liebler — Selected American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow

Nicholas Reiter — National Scientific Development Award, American Heart Association

Charles R. Sanders — Shares with J. Doudna the Protein Society’s Hans Neurath Award, recognizing those who have made a contribution of exceptional merit to basic science protein research

Samuel Santoro (Secondary Faculty) — Elected AAAS Fellow

Kevin Schey — National Foundation for Eye Research Cataract Research Award


Richard Armstrong — Selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Richard Caprioli — Elected an AAAS Fellow

Stephen W. Fesik — AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research

Stephen W. Fesik — AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research

Larry Marnett — George & Christine Sosnovsky Award for Cancer Research sponsored by the George & Christine Sosnovsky Endowment Fund

Jennifer Pietenpol — Elected an AAAS Fellow

Charles Sanders — Anatrace Membrane Protein Society Award, Biophysical Society, for innovative research in the field of membrane proteins structure using NMR spectroscopy

Michael R. Waterman — John H. Exton Award for Research Leading to Innovative Biological Concepts

Michael R. Waterman — AOCS Schroepfer Medal recognizing major advances in the steroid or sterol field


Brandt Eichman —  Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Award for Research

Richard Armstrong — Repligen Award in Chemistry of Biological Processes

Richard Armstrong — Appointed Adjunct Professor in Biochemical Toxicology at Karolinska Institute, The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) for a period of six years

Bruce Carter — Elected Fellow of the AAAS, Neurobiology

Stephen Fesik — Elected Fellow of the AAAS

​Stephen Fesik — 14th Annual Andrew H. Weinberg Memorial Lecture, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

​Tadashi Inagami — Fellow of the Association by the AAAS Council for his role in being the first to purify and identify renin, and in cloning atrial natriuretic peptide (ANF) and angiotension II type 1 and 2 receptors and their variants, research that helped lead to the development of renin inhibitors to treat hypertension

F. Peter Guengerich — American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Toxicology’s Founders’ Award

Charles R. Sanders — 2011 Sidney P. Colowick Research Award for research that serves as a platform for discovery in diverse areas

Michael R.Waterman — 2011 F. Peter Guengerich Award for Excellence in Teaching


Richard Caprioli — HUPO  (Human Proteome Organization) Distinguished Achievement Award In Proteomic Science For 2010

Richard Caprioli — Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry at the Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition in Somerset NJ

Stephen Fesik — SBS Technology Innovation Award, Society for Biomolecular Sciences

Fred Guengerich — R.T. Williams Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award sponsored by Charles Crespi and Family, selected by the ISSX Awards Committee

Charles Sanders — Chancellor’s Award for Research

Michael Stone (Secondary Faculty) — Elected AAAS Fellow


Billy Hudson (Secondary Faculty) — Elected AAAS Fellow

Brandt Eichman — Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award