Auburn University Faculty Awards

Creative Research and Scholarship Award

Honors the research achievements and contributions of Auburn University faculty who have distinguished themselves through research, scholarly works, and/or creative contributions to their fields.

Michael Pindzola

Michael S. Pindzola, Professor

Department of Physics, College of Sciences and Mathematics

PhD; 1975 – University of Virginia

BA; 1970 – University of the South

Collaborating with scientists at other national and international institutions, such as ORNL and Queen's University of Belfast, has been a source of inspiration through the years.”

Michael S. Pindzola began working at Auburn in 1977 after serving as an NRC Resident Research Associate at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, fellow of the Institute of Physics, and serves on the steering committee for the EU Atomic Data Analysis Structure Consortium and the US Southeastern Laboratory Astrophysics Consortium. Pindzola’s primary areas of research are photon, electron, and atomic ion collisions with atoms and molecules.

Richard Hansen

Portrait of Richard Hansen

Richard A. Hansen

Sandra Kent Gilliland and David Louie Endowed Professor

Department Head of Health Outcomes Research and Policy, Harrison School of Pharmacy

PhD, Social, Administrative and Clinical Pharmacy; 2003 – University of Minnesota

BS, Pharmacy; 1997 – University of Wisconsin-Madison

“I’ve been at several academic institutions either as a student or faculty member, and there is something very special about this place. I believe the thing that stands out most about Auburn is pride. At all levels of the institution, the Auburn family takes great pride in their work, each other, and just having the opportunity to be a part of Auburn.”

Richard A. Hansen is the Sandra Kent Gilliland and David Louie Gilliland Endowed Professor and head of the Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy. Prior to joining Auburn University, he was associate professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hansen’s research focuses on population-level assessment of the benefits and risks of drug treatments. His work has been funded by numerous organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the National Pharmaceutical Council, and the US Food and Drug Administration. He has worked extensively in the area of comparative effectiveness research and drug safety and since coming to Auburn, he has applied these areas of expertise to studying generic drugs. Hansen is a fellow of the American Pharmacists Association and the University of North Carolina Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He and his wife, Nicole, have two sons: Ayden and Nolan. Hansen will become dean of the Harrison School of Pharmacy effective May 15, 2017.

Richard Hansen Video

Last updated: 03/06/2017