College of Public Health researcher Dennis Kyle, PhD was recently presented with the University of South Florida (USF) Excellence in Innovation Award for 2012. He shares the award with Roman Manetch,PhD, an associate professor in chemistry for their joint project. Dr. Kyle was one of four honorees recognized by the USF Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. The presentation was made at its 4th Annual Luncheon to honor innovative award recipients on Monday, October 15 in Tampa, FL.
According to the Academy’s website, their mission “is to honor academic invention; recognize and encourage inventors; enhance the visibility of university and non-profit research institute technology and innovation; encourage the disclosure of intellectual property; educate and mentor innovative students; and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.”
Dr. Kyle is a professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health. In 2011, he was named USF Health Distinguished Professor, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the USF Health faculty. Dr. Kyle currently serves as vice president of the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, an active regional affiliate of the American Society of Parasitologists.
Click here to read a story on Dr. Kyle’s Capitol Hill presentation on malaria.