The UW School of Medicine and Public Health Tenure Track Promotion Committee voted unanimously to approve UW-CTRI Associate Director of Research Dr. Megan Piper for promotion to Full Professor effective July 1. While Piper already had tenure, the committee promoted her to recognize her academic accomplishments, excellence, and international reputation.
Piper is the reigning president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. In 2019, she was the recipient of the UW Faculty Excellence in Research Award. In 2014, Piper received the Russell-Jarvik Young Investigator Award for her contributions to the field from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. She serves as a standing reviewer on NIH’s Interventions to Prevent and Treat Addictions Study Section and is a co-author of more than 130 papers.
“Her promotion is just one more major accomplishment in a whole string of them that confirms her status as a leading light in the field,” said UW-CTRI Director Dr. Tim Baker. “It is amazing how she has accomplished so much so quickly—we are indeed proud to have her as a colleague!”
“Congratulations to Megan on her promotion to Professor of Medicine,” said UW-CTRI Director Dr. Michael Fiore. “This is such a fitting acknowledgement of her extraordinary contributions to tobacco control—here at UW-CTRI and beyond.”
“I very much appreciate Mike and Tim’s support throughout my career. I also want to thank all of my UW-CTRI colleagues—my work, which is the basis for this promotion, would not have been possible without all of you.”