Lawrence E. Cornett PhD Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research

Dr. Kyle Quinn Receives Lawrence E. Cornett Award

The Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) announced Dr. Kyle Quinn as the recipient of the Lawrence E. Cornett PhD Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research. This annual accolade is bestowed upon individuals who have made, or are positioned to make, significant strides in amplifying the impact of biomedical research across Arkansas.

“This year’s awardee sets a high bar and is positioned to have an out-sized impact on the Arkansas biosciences research landscape,” said Bryan Barnhouse, ARA President and CEO. “Dr. Quinn is deserving of recognition for both current efforts and the ability to have a lasting impression the state as his career continues to grow.”

Dr. Kyle Quinn’s work in multiphoton microscopy, cell metabolism, wound healing, biomechanics, and aging has not only advanced the field of biomedical engineering but has also garnered international recognition with over 3,650 citations. He has demonstrated the potential to make significant contributions to the state’s biomedical research.

The Lawrence E. Cornett PhD Award honors Dr. Cornett, an esteemed researcher and administrative leader from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and his commitment to expanding biomedical research opportunities in Arkansas. Dr. Quinn’s achievements resonate with this spirit, showcasing a dedication to research that has far- reaching implications for the biomedical community both locally and globally.

Eligibility for this prestigious award is reserved for research-focused faculty at institutions in Arkansas who have made or are positioned to make, outstanding contributions to advance biomedical research either at their local institutions or statewide.

Award Description:

This annual award is given by the Arkansas Research Alliance. It is intended to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to enhancing the impact of biomedical research across Arkansas. The award is intended to honor the commitment of Dr. Lawrence E. Cornett for expanding opportunities for students, faculty, and institutions in Arkansas to conduct biomedical research within the mission of the National Institutes of Health.

Eligible Individuals:

Research-focused faculty at institutions in Arkansas, who have made outstanding contributions to advance biomedical research at their local institutions or across the state.

Nomination/Selection Process:

A selection committee comprised of members of the Arkansas Research Alliance is responsible for soliciting nominations and selecting the award recipient. This Nomination and Selection Committee will hold the applications received annually for consideration for three years.

Nomination materials should include:

All nomination materials must be submitted in electronic form and directed to the Arkansas Research Alliance.

The 2024 nomination period is currently open and will close on May 31, 2024 at 5 p.m. CST, to ensure adequate time for committee deliberation and advance notification of the recipient. The award recipient is recognized at the 2024 Arkansas INBRE Conference on November 8th & 9th in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. Please use the form below to submit your nomination. Contact Michelle Barnes at mbarnes@aralliance for questions.