Faculty Achievement Awards

The Faculty Senate Council and the Chancellor have established the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award and the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award.

The Compton Award is given to a distinguished member of the faculty from one of the six Danforth Campus Schools and the Cori Award to a faculty member from the School of Medicine.

  • Outstanding achievement in research and scholarship;
  • Recognized prominence within the community of scholars;
  • Service and dedication for the betterment of Washington University;
  • Respected accomplishments in teaching.

The awardees are announced in the spring of each year.  In the fall, both recipients are asked to give an address summarizing his/her outstanding scholarly work. At the time of these presentations, the awardees each receive a $5,000 honorarium.

Arthur Holly Compton Awardees

2019 Fiona Marshall
2018 Sarah C. R. Elgin
2017 Leila N. Sadat
2016 Deanna M. Barch
2015 Paul Michael Lützeler
2014 David A. Balota
2013 James V. Wertsch
2012 Nancy L. Morrow-Howell
2011 Erik Trinkaus
2010 Gary J. Miller
2009 Enola K. Proctor
2008 Henry L. Roediger, III
2007 Carl M. Bender
2006 Michael W. Sherraden
2005 Stephen H. Legomsky
2004 Jonathan S. Turner
2003 Lee Epstein
2002 Barbara A. Schaal
2001 Raymond E. Arvidson
2000 Patty Jo Watson
1999 Gerald L. Early


Carl and Gerty Cori Awardees

2019 Gary Stormo
2018 Samuel I. Achilefu
2017 David C. Van Essen
2016 Timothy J. Leyn
2015 David M. Holtzman
2014 Steven L. Teitelbaum
2013 Richard H. Gelberman
2012 Robert P. Mecham
2011 Wayne M. Yokoyama
2010 John C. Morris
2009 Jeffrey I. Gordon
2008 Robert D. Schreiber
2007 Helen Piwnica-Worms
2006 Emil R. Unanue
2005 Alison Goate
2004 Philip D. Stahl
2003 Eugene M. Johnson, Jr.
2002 Stuart A. Kornfeld
2001 Robert H. Waterston
2000 Carl Frieden
1999 Marcus E. Raichle