Each year, one women who has developed new knowledge or products, or improvements to products in a corporate or academic setting, is honored with the Research Innovation and Leadership Award. She must exhibit an original approach to her research as well as achieve peer recognition in the technology, science or engineering disciplines. The Research Innovation and Leadership recipient is a woman who has exhibited leadership ability by leading research teams, motivating staff and securing funding or resources to enable her research program.
A look back at past award winners:
2005 – Martha J. Grossel, Assistant Professor of Biology, Connecticut College
2006 – Nancy Hutson, Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc.
2007 – Dr. Nita Maihle, Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
2008 – Diane Jorkasky, Vice President of Global Clinical Research Operations, Pfizer Inc.
2009 – Mingjun Huang, Senior Director of Virology, Achillion Pharmaceuticals
2010 – Baikun Li, Assistant Professor, UConn Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2011 – Lisa Pfefferle, Professor of Engineering, Yale University
2012 – Amy Anderson, Associate Professor, UConn Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2013 – Yvonne Will, Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer Inc.
2014 – Robin Chazdon, Professor, University of Connecticut
2016 – Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo, Linda and David Roth Chair of Cardiovascular Research, University of Connecticut Health Center
Award winners in other categories:
Collegian Innovation and Leadership | Community Innovation and Leadership | Youth Innovation and Leadership
Academic Innovation and Leadership | Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership
Small Business Innovation and Leadership | Large Business Innovation and Leadership