University at Albany

Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 2008 for Excellence in Research.

Lawrence SchellLawrence Schell, Anthropology

Professor Lawrence Schell is Professor of Anthropology and Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences. He joined UAlbany in 1979, and is a founding faculty member of the School of Public Health. In 2004, he was the founding director of the Northeast Regional Forensics Institute and he is currently Principal Investigator and Director of the NIH-funded Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities.

Professor Schell has published widely on the effects of environmental toxicants on human physical growth and development. Many of his papers have been published in the top journals in biological anthropology. Through his research with the Akwesasne Mohawk community, he has developed a strong interest in methods for collaborating with communities impacted by environmental or socio-economic adversity. An internationally recognized expert on child growth and development, he is invited frequently to speak before professional audiences in the U.S. and other countries. Professor Schell has attracted more than $6 million in federal funding. He was recently elected to fellowship status in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Excellence in Research

Pradeep Haldar Lawrence Schell Carolyn Smith Dan Willard

Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Lawrence Schell
Carolyn Smith
Social Welfare
Dan Willard
Computer Science

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