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2022 Year in Review – Phenomenal faculty

A year of groundbreaking growth and accomplishments

by Dhanika Pineda | December 1, 2022
2022 Year in Review – Phenomenal faculty
Susan O’Brien, professor of hematology/oncology and associate director for clinical science at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, is included in both the Highly Cited Researchers list and the top women scientists list. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

This year, UCI faculty continued to distinguish themselves and earn the recognition of national academic communities. Among them, two professors were named as fellows of the National Academy of Sciences; four were elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; one was selected as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow; and one was chosen as a Guggenheim Fellow.

A UCI astrophysicist was chair of the James Webb Space Telescope Users Committee, and one professor won a prestigious Robert Koch Prize for groundbreaking contributions to the creation of mRNA vaccines. Seven more university researchers became fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, making the new campus total 192. UCI’s educators continue to prove themselves lifelong learners, creating a community of faculty scholars imparting knowledge to the student scholars.

Here are a few highlights: