Three Mānoa faculty members make World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds list
Three faculty members at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have been named to Thomson Reuters’ World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds and Highly Cited Researcher lists in 2015—Stephen L. Vargo, Shidler College Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the Shidler College of Business; Loïc Le Marchand, a professor at the UH Cancer Center and Laurence N. Kolonel, emeritus professor in the Office of Public Health Studies.
Thomas Reuters is “the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.” Honorees were selected based on having the most highly cited papers among fellow researchers, which means their peers identified their contributions as being among the most valuable and significant in their respective field.
Repeat recipient Vargo has published more than 100 research publications, plus two books. His research has been accepted in top publications including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal Service Research, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Retailing and MIS Quarterly. He has made more than 200 research presentations around the world, including 35 as keynote speaker for major conferences.
The Hawaiʻi Kai resident currently has more than 23,000 citations, according to Google Scholar. He is the recipient of the American Marketing Association/Harold H. Maynard Award and the AMA/Sheth Foundation Award for outstanding contributions to the marketing field.
Loïc Le Marchand
Le Marchand, a professor in the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center’s epidemiology program, has received international recognition for his research on the genetic and lifestyle factors responsible for cancer disparities among ethnic/racial populations in Hawaiʻi and California.
The Kakaʻako resident has published more than 500 articles in scientific journals that include JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Genetics and The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. He has served on expert panels for a number of federal or international agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization. He is currently the principal investigator of the Multiethnic Cohort Study and of a large multi-institutional project on obesity and cancer.
Kolonel served for 30 years as director of the epidemiology program at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center and is emeritus professor in the Office of Public Health Studies. He is a world-renowned scholar in the fields of epidemiology and prostate cancer, and has published more than 500 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals.
The Waiʻalae-Kāhala resident was honored with an R-37 MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health for his research on diet and cancer. In 2013, he received the prestigious American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention from the American Association for Cancer Research. He is the co-founder of the Multiethnic Cohort Study, which follows more than 215,000 participants for health events in Hawaiʻi and California.
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