Category: Awards

Congratulations to Susan Houseworth for receiving the Academic Professional Excellence Award from the College of Applied Health Sciences!


Message from the Dean: “Providing high quality service and instruction to our undergraduate students is a point of particular pride in the College of AHS. We are proud of Susan’s commitment to excellence and are pleased to recognize her achievements in this area.  Her accomplishments are a positive reflection on all of us.”


Congratulations to EPL Graduate Research Assistants, Sarah Roberts & Gwenndolyn Porter, for receiving awards at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in Washington, DC.

Gwenn received the Outstanding Graduate Research in Aging Award, which recognizes students for their scientific contribution to the field. Click here to learn more about Gwenn’s research.

Sarah received the Meritorious Abstract Award, which recognizes excellent student authored submissions. Click here to learn more about Sarah’s research.

Congratulations, Gwenn & Sarah, and keep up the great work!


Exercise Psychology Lab alumnus, Jeff Katula, PhD (EPL, 1999) has been awarded the Wake Forest University 2016 Faculty Excellence in Research Award.

Congratulations, Jeff!

Congratulations, Dr. McAuley!

Congratulations to Dr. Edward McAuley, who was honored with the Distinguished Research Mentor Award at the 2014 Society of Behavioral Medicine Achievement Awards in Philadelphia, PA. Congratulations, Dr. McAuley!

Congratulations Dr. McAuley!

Edward McAuley, professor of kinesiology

Congratulations to Dr. Edward McAuley, who will be honored with the Distinguished Research Mentor Award by the Society of Behavioral Medicine at its annual meeting in April this year.  This most prestigious award is well-deserved recognition of the generous investments of time and energy he has made to advancing the work of others.  Congratulations Dr. McAuley!

Congratulations to EPL graduate research assistant, Erin A. Olson, who was recently named as one of two Illinois recipients of the 2013-2014 Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholars for the Study of Aging! For more information on Erin’s dissertation, please click here. Congratulations, Erin!

Congratulations to Undergraduate Research Assistant, Sarah Eid, on recently being identified as a University of Illinois Senior 100 honoree!


Through the Senior 100 Honorary program, the University of Illinois Alumni Association and its Student Alumni Ambassadors recognize undergraduate members of the Class of 2013 for both their past accomplishments and their continued commitment to the University. For more information, click here. Congratulations, Sarah!

Edward McAuley, professor of kinesiology

Congratulations to Prof Eddie McAuley who has been selected by campus’ Social and Behavioral Science Research Council (SBRC) for the Outstanding Career Achievement Award.

Dr. McAuley’s research focuses on the relationship between physical activity participation and psychological, cognitive, and physical functioning in older adults.  His scholarship is directed at developing strategies for healthy aging.  Eddie has published widely across a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals and books, and has been continuously funded by the NIH for most of his career.

The awards ceremony will be on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Presentation  @ 5:00) in the Illini Union Ballroom and is open to all.

It’s well-deserving that the selection for the inaugural SBRC Outstanding Career Achievement Award is Prof Eddie McAuley.

Congratulations to Erin A. Olson on receiving a F-31 predoctoral grant from the National Institute on Aging for Social Cognitive and Neuropsychological Influences on Physical Activity behavior in Type II Diabetes! For more information on Erin’s dissertation, please click here.