Slavin was a finalist for a University Teaching Excellence Award and named a Teacher of Distinction. Slavin mentors undergraduate and graduate students in her research activities and was recognized for her exceptional teaching and commitment to teaching-related activities. Slavin is an assistant professor formally trained in both food science and clinical nutrition. While her expertise spans a wide range of methodologies used in evaluating food and diet composition, Slavin’s research interests are primarily focused where food science and nutrition overlap.
Howard was a finalist for the Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award and received an Adjunct Teachers Distinction. This award recognizes candidates for their growth and development as an educator; student and learner engagement; assessment of student learning and achievement; and teaching effectiveness and impact. Howard has global field experience in HIV, TB, and malaria; maternal, neonatal, and child health; and reproductive health, nutrition, and environmental health. She combines theoretical models and evidence-based research with her practical field experience in more than 20 countries to help students understand systemic solutions to complex health and environmental problems.
Huang was also a finalist for the Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award and received an Adjunct Teachers Distinction. Huang’s work is in the area of multi-site clinical trials and epidemiological studies aimed at informing and guiding clinical practice. He has a multidisciplinary background with particular emphases in biostatistics, epidemiology, behavioral medicine, and medical psychology. He currently oversees a national network of clinical research centers conducting approximately 30 active protocols addressing various diseases and health conditions.