What is this award?

This award's purpose is to recognize the vital role honors thesis or project mentors perform in the education of honors students. Over three-quarters of honors students are involved with research and projects, and that work would be impossible without the guidance of their mentors. 

The University Honors Program will send out a call for nominations to students through the Honorable Messenger, our weekly electronic newsletter. The nomination form will ask for the nominator's information, the nominee's information, and an explanation of how your honors mentor has benefited you and your experience as an Honor's student at Iowa.

2023

Dr. Sarit Smolikove

Sarit Smolikove is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Iowa. Raised in Israel, she earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree from the Tel-Aviv University followed by post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Boston MA. Dr. Smolikove teaches at the field of Genetics. Her research focuses on the mechanisms of repair of DNA damage in the germline which ensure that chromosomes are transmitted to the embryo without any mutations and structural defects. For her studies she is using the model system Caenorhabditis elegans.

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2022

Anna Stanhewicz

Assistant Professor, Health and Human Physiology

Anna Stanhewicz is an Assistant Professor of Health and Human Physiology and is the director of the Microvascular Physiology Lab at the University of Iowa. Originally from New York, she earned her bachelors degree from the University of Rhode Island and completed her doctoral and post-doctoral training at Penn State University. Dr. Stanhewicz's research and teaching focuses on the cardiovascular system in health and disease, and how intervention strategies can improve healthy lifespan in people with elevated cardiovascular disease risk.

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2021

Melissa Bates

Assistant Professor

Human Physiology 

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2020

Amrita Nain

Associate Professor

Finance 

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2019

Lori Branch

2018

Not awarded

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2017

Kris DeMali

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry

 

2016

Andrew High

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Studies

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2015

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

Professor

Journalism & Mass Communications

2014

Stephen Vlastos

Professor

History 

2013

Brooks Landon

Professor

English