University Research Award

Martin R. Hulce, PhD, and J. Chris Gallagher, MD, have earned the 2013 Creighton University Research Award. The awards are presented annually in February during the University's Founders Week.

Hulce is internationally known in the field of synthetic organo-metallic chemistry. Since arriving at Creighton in 1991, he has been the principal or co-principal investigator on 12 funded grant proposals. In addition to his research and teaching duties, he actively mentors junior faculty members and undergraduate students in research. In 1995, students recognized his teaching skills with the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence.

A faculty member for 35 years, Gallagher, a professor in medicine, has brought more than $25 million to the University in research funds. His research has focused on bone and mineral research, with emphasis on understanding the therapeutic uses of vitamin D and its active analogs in the treatment of metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis. He has been the director of the Bone Metabolism Unit in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, since 1984. In 2006, Gallagher received the Career Recognition Award from the International Vitamin D Society.

Past recipients:
2012: Robert Recker, MD, School of Medicine; Juliane Soukup, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
2011: Devendra K. Agrawal, PhD, School of Medicine
2010: Michael G. Cherney, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
2009: Joan M. Lappe, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing

Confidential Research Hotline (402-280-3200)

Research Personnel are expected to report any known or suspected noncompliant conduct related to research or sponsored program activities conducted and/or approved through Creighton University. The confidential Research Compliance Hotline (402-280-3200) is available for any individual who wishes to remain anonymous and/or has found other available reporting mechanisms to be ineffective. Research Personnel may also address their research compliance-related questions or concerns to the Director of Research & Compliance at 402-280-2511.

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