Ralph Garruto, research professor of biomedical anthropology, has been awarded the SUNY Medallion of Distinction, a system-wide recognition of “exceptional individuals who have distinguished careers … but who have never been eligible for appointment to Distinguished Faculty Rank” as outlined by the SUNY Board of Trustees. As a recipient, he becomes an honorary member of the SUNY Distinguished Academy that includes more than 400 active members, nearly 40 of them at Binghamton.
“We could not be more honored or proud to count you among us and to thank you for your meaningful and valued engagement with the University,” wrote SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, in a letter to Garruto, inviting him to an awards ceremony on May 20.
“As an elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Ralph Garruto is internationally recognized for his work,” President Harvey Stenger said. “We are thrilled that the SUNY system is also acknowledging his many contributions advancing the field of biomedical anthropology.”