Stephen Higgins, PhD, Director of the VCBH, and Sarah Heil, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of UVM TCORS, have each been honored with 2023 UVM Faculty Recognition Awards for their accomplishments in scholarship, teaching, and advising. Dr. Higgins is a recipient of the University Distinguished Professor Award, and Dr. Heil has earned the University Scholars Award.
The University Distinguished Professor Award is the highest academic honor that UVM bestows upon a faculty member, and is reserved for the university's most prominent faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to advancing knowledge in their disciplines. The selection of Dr. Higgins for the award honors his eminence in his field of study and the transformative nature of his contributions to advancing knowledge.
The University Scholars Award recognizes sustained excellent in research, creative, and scholarly activities as well as the encouragement of a climate of scholarship at UVM. Dr. Heil is this year's recipient in the category of Basic and Applied Science, honoring her excellence in her field and her ability to foster academic achievement in others.
The Faculty Recognition Awards allow UVM to honor excellence and academic achievement in its most accomplished faculty members. To learn more about the awards, click here