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.
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.
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.
Department of Biochemistry