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Global Resilience Institute receives ‘Outstanding Innovation Award’ from Northeastern University

GRI Founding Director Stephen Flynn (center) accepts the Outstanding Innovation award from Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun (right) and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs James C. Bean (left)
GRI Founding Director Stephen Flynn (center) accepts the Outstanding Innovation award from Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun (right) and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs James C. Bean (left)

The Global Resilience Institute (GRI) is this year’s recipient of the Northeastern University Outstanding Innovation Award.

The Outstanding Innovation Award was established to recognize a team whose work embodies the principles and goals of the University strategic vision (Northeastern 2025) to “accelerate discovery exponentially through the power of networks.” It honors entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity and the drive to further the University’s goal to transform higher education.

The GRI nomination highlighted the success of its collective efforts to establish the Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN). The network, officially launched at the Inaugural GRRN Summit hosted by GRI on March 29, is populated by a group of international universities and institutes committed to building resilience within and across multiple levels and around the world by undertaking collaborative interdisciplinary, multi-institutional applied research projects.

The summit hosted representatives of 20 major universities and research institutes from 14 countries, as well as distinguished practitioners who have provided leadership during some of the major disasters of the 21st century. At the conclusion of the program network partners collectively identified a total of 21 collaborative projects to pursue in the weeks and months ahead.

“This is a very exciting affirmation of the value of our mission and the importance of all that we aim to achieve,” said GRI Founding Director Stephen Flynn. “The team’s hard work is directly responsible for the success of this effort, and this award recognizes in a tangible way the value of their contributions. It is a true honor and privilege to work with such an exceptional group of colleagues.  It is also a wonderful and remarkable early validation of the investment that Northeastern’s leadership has made in the institute initiative generally and the Global Resilience Institute specifically.”

 

04/23/18 - BOSTON, MA. - Scenes during Northeastern's eighth annual Academic Honors Convocation held on the 17th Floor of East Village, April 23, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
04/23/18 – BOSTON, MA. – Scenes during Northeastern’s eighth annual Academic Honors Convocation held on the 17th Floor of East Village, April 23, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

The award was presented during Monday’s Academic Honors Convocation, which began in 2011 as a way to celebrate the highest achievements of the Northeastern University community. It recognized the following team members, who contributed to the founding of the GRRN:

  • Dr. Stephen Flynn, Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute
  • Robin White, Executive Director, Global Resilience Institute
  • Phil Anderson, Associate Director of Research and Innovation, Global Resilience Institute
  • Jennie Stephens, Associate Director of Strategic Research Collaborations, Global Resilience Institute
  • Mark Patterson, Associate Director and Chief Technology Officer, Global Resilience Institute
  • Angie Valencia, Project Manager and Special Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Kyla Van Maanen, Global Program and Outreach, Global Resilience Institute
  • Daniel Aldrich, Global Program and Outreach, Global Resilience Institute
  • Daniel Hiller, Global Program and Outreach, Global Resilience Institute
  • Christine Boynton, Communications & Media Manager, Global Resilience Institute
  • Carlisle Dockery, Staff Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • CJ Grasso, Research Program Manager, Global Resilience Institute
  • Aditya Kelkar, Web Specialist, Global Resilience Institute
  • Kendall Avenia, Undergrad Administrative Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Duo Hong, Research Admin Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Adriell Louis, Research Admin Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Peyton Luxford, Research Admin Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Betul Eksi, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Resilience Institute
  • Robert Knake, Senior Research Scientist in Cybersecurity and Resilience, Global Resilience Institute
  • Elizabeth Moore, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Resilience Institute
  • Rachel Abastillas, Undergrad Research Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Towsif Ahasan, Undergrad Research Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Erin Bourque, Co-op Research Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Amanda Knightly, Undergrad Research Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Alexis Palmer, Undergrad Research Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Maria Robson, Doctoral Research Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Delanie Smither, Co-op Research Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Nathaniel Toll, Research Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Lizzy Warner, Doctoral Research Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Ari Young, Graduate Research Assistant, Global Resilience Institute
  • Stephanie Clark, Administrative Assistant-Temp, Global Resilience Institute
  • Diane Lahey, Finance Manager-Temp, Global Resilience Institute
  • Rob Leahy, Senior Research and Sponsored Programs Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Northeastern University
  • Eva Pasadas. Director, Grants and Contracts, Northeastern University
  • Dana Carroll. Associate Vice Provost, Research Administration, Northeastern University
  • Dan Cohen, Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Libraries, Northeastern University
  • Patrick Yott, Associate Dean, Digital Strategies and Services, Northeastern University

To learn more about the GRRN and the GRRN summit visit GRRNSummit.org