Highly revered Cynthia Crawford, Professor of Psychology at CSBS, has been named the recipient of the 2015 California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB).
Dr. Crawford, who has been at CSUSB since 1996, received the award for her research, publication and support for student researchers.
In the letter notifying Crawford of the award, Susan M. Baxter, CSUPERB Executive Director, wrote, "The committee, chaired by San Francisco State University's Dr. Michael Goldman, is recognizing your outstanding research accomplishments and publication record in the biomedical neuroscience and psychopharmacology fields, your enviable federal funding track record, your influential mentoring capabilities, and your support for student researchers throughout your career at CSU San Bernardino."
Robert Ricco, Chair of the CSBS' Psychology Department, praised Crawford for her exceptional work.
"This is a huge accomplishment, because it is a system-wide award and the competition is considerable when you think of the various biotechnology fields and the outstanding researchers working in those fields," Ricco said. "In Dr. Baxter's message, she referred to Cynthia's candidacy as 'undeniable.' We are truly proud of Cynthia."
"I am honored to win this award. It is very gratifying to be recognized by peers in the CSU system," Crawford said.
Crawford is also the recipient of the 2014 CSUSB Outstanding Professor award for her scholarship, teaching and commitment to students.
She is an authority in the use of animal models to study addiction and has published more than 65 papers in prestigious journals, such as "Neuroscience," "Behavioral Brain Research," "Hippocampus," "Synapse," "Psychopharmacology," "Brain Research," "Developmental Neuroscience" and "Behavioral Neuroscience."
She was also praised for including her students in her research. Student authors appear on her publications more than 100 times.