Three researchers honored for research achievements

The University of Kansas recognized Life Span Institute researchers John Colombo, Tyler Hicks and Lauren Ptomey last night at the University Research Achievement Awards celebration. 

Colombo, director of the KU Life Span Institute, was honored as one of four recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence.

Hicks, director of quantitative methodology at the KU Center on Developmental Disabilities, was recognized with the Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award, which honors unclassified academic staff researchers.

Lauren Ptomey, associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, received the University Scholarly Achievement Award, which honors mid-career faculty for significant scholarly or research contribution.