The Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award recognizes outstanding IUPUI Associate Professors whose work promises to bring national and international recognition to the campus. An eligible nominee must be a full-time faculty member at IUPUI, and within the first three years of promotion or appointment to the rank of Associate Professor.

Trailblazer Award Winners
Haitao Guo Christopher Harle Andy Q. Yu
Medicine Fairbanks Public Health Medicine
Microbiology and Immunology Health Policy and Management Microbiology and Immunology
Carmella Evans-Molina, Medicine, Endocrinology
Gavriil Tsechpenakis, Science, Computer and Information Science
Yiqing Song, Fairbanks Public Health, Epidemiology
Molly Scheel, Medicine, Medical and Molecular Genetics
Jian Xie, Engineering and Technology, Mechanical Engineering
Alexey Kuznetsov, Science, Mathematical Sciences
Yuichiro Takagi, Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Michelle Salyers, Science, Psychology
Shaun Grannis, Medicine, Family Medicine
Jason Kelly, Liberal Arts, History
Malaz Boustani, Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Anna Malkova, Science, Biology
Alexander Niculescu, Medicine, Psychiatry
Alexander Robling, Medicine, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Kelly Hayes, Liberal Arts, Religious Studies
Daniela Matei, Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Stuart Warden, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Physical Therapy
Theresa Bourus, Liberal Arts, English
Irina Petrache, Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Debbie Thurmond, Medicine, Pediatrics