Bárány Student Award

Philip L. Hawley, PhD (1928-1993)
Dr. Kate Bárány (1929-2011)

In recognition of a graduate student who is diligent, conscientious, punctual, well organized and displays a high degree of integrity

A renown muscle physiologist, Dr. Kate Bárány joined the faculty of the department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1974. At UIC, Kate continued her scientific accomplishments, while at the same time displaying a unique and avid dedication to classroom teaching, and to helping women students and faculty cope with the special issues facing their pursuit of careers in science, medicine, and education. She received the coveted Golden Apple Award from medical students and University wide teaching recognitions. As an active member of the UIC Committee on the Status of Women, she saw no barrier too big to overcome. Kate was instrumental in establishing the UIC Children's Center and fought for flexible tenure and career guidance for women in science and for an end to the practice of paying lower pensions to women who had invested the same rate as men. In recognition of her active efforts as well as her history as a role model going back to a period when very few women chose a scientific profession, Kate was named Woman of the Year at UIC in 1996.*

Kate Bárány Graduate Student Award

  • 1998 – Miroslav O. Stojanovic
  • 1999 – Christian C. Evans
  • 2000 – Michael C. Risk
  • 2001 – Veronica L. Rundell
  • 2002 – Roli Prasad
  • 2003 – Haytham Mansour
  • 2004 – Aurora Shehu
  • 2005 – Patti Engel
  • 2006 – Sarah Scruggs
  • 2007 – Witchuda Saengsawang
  • 2008 – Yalda Afshar
  • 2009 – Jamie Le
  • 2010 – Sudarat Nimitvilai
  • 2011 – Jill Bennett
  • 2012 – Leonid Serebryannyy
  • 2013 – Sarah Baumgarten
  • 2014 – Jada Domingue
  • 2015 – Scott Convissar
  • 2016 – Bertha Vandegrift
  • 2017 – David Ryba

*Adapted from: Solaro, RJ and Rao, MC, Kate Bárány: a life of science, teaching, and service J Muscle Res Cell Motil (2012) 33:369?371