Brown Research Achievement Awards
Vice President for Research Jill Pipher and Provost Richard M. Locke presented awards to six Brown professors, among whom we are proud to announce was Kali Thomas, at the annual Celebration of Research on April 23.
Brown’s annual Research Achievement Award program is supported by the Office of the President and the Provost to recognize the extraordinary research contributions of some of our faculty. It comes with a one-time $5,000 research stipend. Nominations were reviewed by a panel of distinguished Brown faculty. Ultimately, it was very challenging to select a small number of awardees from among a truly outstanding group of researchers.
Kali Thomas received the Early Career Research Achievement Award. Her research focuses on identifying ways to improve the quality of life of older adults needing long-term services and support. Professor Thomas has led projects related to care delivered in long-term care facilities and the role of home- and community-based services in preventing or postponing nursing home placement. She has published 65 peer-reviewed papers. In 2016, she received the Gerontological Society of America Carroll L. Estes Rising Star Award.