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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research

Research Medal Award Winner

Bruce Chorpita, headshot

Bruce Chorpita

An associate professor of psychology at Manoa, Bruce Chorpita is a nationally recognized leader in research, policy and practice related to the implementation of clinical practice technologies for children.

His work focuses on understanding the nature of anxiety disorders in youth as well as developing innovative ways to analyze existing research to improve professional practice and policy. His efforts have resulted in the development of new service delivery platforms for scientifically tested intervention strategies.

Preliminary findings suggest that Chorpita’s ideas on how to improve mental health services for youth are extremely effective and may revolutionize psychological treatment of children as well as adults.

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching.

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Current awardees and links to archives.


Milton Garces, headshot
Milton Garces
Geophysics and planetology
Albert Kim, headshot
Albert Kim
Civil and environmental engineering
Tobias Owen, headshot
Tobias Owen


Bruce Chorpita, headshot
Bruce Chorpita
Ho-min Sohn, headshot
Ho-min Sohn
Korean language
Paul Lucey, headshot
Paul Lucey
Geophysics and planetology


Alexander Krot, headshot
Alexander Krot
Geophysics and planetology
John L. Tonry, headshot
John L. Tonry


Andrew Harris, headshot
Andrew Harris
Laurence N. Kolonel, headshot
Laurence N. Kolonel
Cancer epidemiology
James B. Nation, headshot
James B. Nation


Margaret McFall-Ngai, headshot
Margaret McFall-Ngai
Marine organisms
Stephen Olsen, headshot
Stephen Olsen
High energy physics
 Edward Ruby, headshot
Edward Ruby
Marine organisms