Two Kansas University professors — one a genetics researcher and the other a geography professor — have received 2009 Chancellors Club awards for teaching and research.
James P. Calvet, professor in the School of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the KU Medical Center, and James R. “Pete” Shortridge, professor of geography, will each earn a $7,000 award as part of the honor.
Calvet’s research has focused on polycystic kidney disease. He has been at the KU Medical Center since 1981.
Shortridge has taught geography at KU since 1971, and has directed 87 students through master’s and doctoral theses — the most of any professor in the department’s history.