About the Department

Honors and Awards

Our faculty has received numerous teaching and research excellence awards illustrating our commitment to education and research.


  • Dr. Sarah Spiegel honored by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Avanti Award in Lipids http://www.news.vcu.edu/news.aspx?v=detail&nid=2891
  • Tomasz Kordula, Ph.D. received the Faculty Excellence Award, the school’s highest teaching recognition.



  • Dr. Sarah Spiegel receives University Distinguished Scholarship Award.
  • Women in Science, Dentistry & Medicine Professional Achievement Awards, which recognizes strong role models and mentors for women was awarded to Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D.


  • Robert F. Diegelmann, Ph.D., was awarded the VCU School of Medicine faculty teaching excellence award.
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