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Ralph Stevens

  • Ralph Stevens
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • 302p Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4775
  • rstevens@odu.edu
  • University Professor, Advisor for Alpha Episilon Delta, Prehealth club as well as the advisor pre-health curriculum (medical, dental, physical therapy and others)
  • Education

    University Of Texas - Health Science Center - Houston, 1983
    Major: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Wayne State University Medical School, 1977
    Major: Physiology and Neuroendocrinology
    Degree: M.S.
    Michigan State University, 1972
    Major: Biochemistry
    Degree: B.S.
  • 2014: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Quincy Cheesman, Honors Graduate), and Outstanding College Scholar.
  • 2013: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Hassan Elzein, Honors Graduate), and Outstanding College Scholar.
  • 2013: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Kristin Anglin, Honors Graduate), and Outstanding College Scholar.
  • 2013: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Mairi Buchan, Honors Graduate and Kaufman Award Finalist), and Outstanding College Scholar.
  • 2013: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Nauras Hwig, Honors Graduate), and Outstanding College Scholar.
  • 2011: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Sara Anne Peoples, Honors Graduate), and Outstanding College Scholar.
  • 2010: University Professor Award & Stipend, Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
  • 2010: Shining Star Award , Division of Student Affairs
  • 2009: Advisor of the Year Award, Division of Student Affairs Leadership Recognition
  • 2009: Shining Star Award, Division of Student Affairs
  • 2008: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University, (Nicholas S. Rister, Honors Graduate), and Outstanding College Scholar
  • 2007: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (Vassiliki Pravodelov, Honors Graduate) Kaufman Finalist, and Outstanding College Scholar
  • 2007: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University, (Brittany E. Fields, Honors Graduate) Kaufman Finalist
  • 2006: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University, (Marcelino Latino, Honors Graduate) Kaufman Finalist
  • 2005: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University, (Debochi Chaudhuri, Honors Graduate, Entering EVMS in the Fall) Dominion Scholar
  • 2005: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University, (Monique Cifferani, Honors Graduate) Kaufman Finalist and eventual Second Place Award winner
  • 2003: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (Juila Sharp, Top Honors Graduate in the College of Sciences)
  • 2003: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University, (Candice Gabriel, Honors Graduate and BSMD) Kaufman Finalist and eventual Second Place Award winner, Dominion Scholar
  • 2003: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University, (Krishna C. Chaudhuri, Honors Graduate, Entering EVMS in the Fall) Presidential Scholar
  • 2003: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University, (Kristina C. Burri, Honors Graduate and BSMD) Dominion Scholar
  • 2002: Armada Hoffler Weekend College Teaching Award
  • 2002: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (Lien Thi Phan, Dominion Scholar and Outstanding College Scholar and University Scholar, Top Honors Graduate in the College of Sciences)
  • 2002: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (Mily Joy Kannarkat, Honors Graduate and BSMD) Rhodes Scholarship State Finalist, Kaufman Finalist and eventual Second Place winner, Dominion Scholar
  • 2001: Honorary Member of Golden Key International Honor Society
  • 2001: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (Angelique Thai Nguyen, Dominion Scholar, Honors Graduate and BSMD)
  • 2001: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (Anshu Mahajan, Honors Graduate and BSMD) Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Nominee
  • 2001: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (Rhonda Spring Houpt, Dominion Scholar, Honors Graduate and BSMD)
  • 2000: Most Inspiring Faculty Award in the University, Old Dominion University (Honors Graduate and Kaufman Award Winner, Sharifa Charley's)
  • 1999: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (Chris Libby, Top Honors Graduate in the College of Sciences), Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Nominee
  • 1999: Most Inspiring Faculty Award in the College of Sciences, Old Dominion University (Chris Libby, Top Honors Graduate in the College of Sciences)
  • 1999: Outstanding Faculty Award, Office of Student Activities, Nancy B. Lindgren & Dana Burnett received the award from 4 honors graduates, (Ron Tallento, Errica Lawson, Michael Hogan, Jason Schumidine)
  • 1997: Favorite Professor, Delta Sigma Lambda, (Beth Farris)
  • 1997: Most Inspiring Faculty Award in the College of Sciences, Old Dominion University (Don Kineston, Top Honors Graduate in the College of Sciences)
  • 1996: Outstanding Faculty Award, Office of Student Activities, (Tamica Givens)
  • 1994: Outstanding Faculty Award, Office of Student Activities, (Shakira Freckelton)
  • 1993: Most Inspiring Faculty Award in the College of Sciences, Old Dominion University (Brian Kann, Dominion Scholar and Top Honors Graduate in the College of Sciences
  • 1990: Order of Omega, an Honorary Award for service, Beta Beta Chapter of the Order of Omega Honor Society, which is made up of Old Dominion University Honor Students who are affiliated with Greek Letter Organizations
  • 1989: Most Inspiring Faculty Award in the College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 1983: Excellence in Research in Anatomy and Physiology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Course Integration Guide, to accompany Anatomy and Physiology 5th Edition
    Sponsoring Organization: Seeley, Stephens, and Tate, W.C.Brown McGraw-Hill Publishing
    Date: 1999 - 1999
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Stevens, R.
    Assessment of Osteoinductivity and Processing of Allograft Bone and Soft Tissues
    Sponsoring Organization: Life Net Transplant Services
    Date: 1995 - 1996
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Stevens, R.; Wolfinbarger, D. L.; Osgood, D. C.
    Assessment of Osteoinductivity and Processing of Allograft Bone and Soft Tissues
    Sponsoring Organization: Life Net Transplant Services
    Date: 1994 - 1995
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Stevens, R.; Wolfinbarger, D. L.; Stillwell, D. E.
    Evaluation of Four CD-ROM packages for Anatomy and Physiology
    Sponsoring Organization: Mosby Publishers, St. Louis, MO
    Date: 1994 - 1995
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Stevens, R.
    Student learning aids for Wm. C. Brown Publishing. This involves two classroom and self-study videotapes. The video tapes are entitled "The cat circulatory system and internal organs, Dry lab of blood drawing and typing
    Sponsoring Organization: Wm. C. Brown Publishing
    Date: 1990 - 1991
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Stevens, R.
    MAIDS, Murine Animal Model for Aids: Evaluation of the Sexual Transmission of the Murine Leukemia Virus LP-BM5 and its location in the Male and Female Reproductive Tract. Contraceptive Research and Development Program. CSA-89-047
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University, Department of Biological Sciences
    Date: 1989 - 1990
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Stevens, R.
    Student Learning Aids for Wm. C. Brown Publishers. This involves three self-study videotapes and a section of the Hole Laboratory Manual. The video tapes are entitled "Introduction to Cat Dissection with Reverence to the Human Cadaver, Dry Lab of Blood Drawing/Typing and A Review of Biology. The section in the Lab Manual is "The Cat Dissection"
    Sponsoring Organization: Wm. C. Brown Publishing
    Date: 1989 - 1990
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Stevens, R.
    An investigation into the role of albumin in maintaining intratesticular testosterone levels and spermatogenesis: The effects of cirrhosis on intratesticular testosterone levels
    Sponsoring Organization: Summer research award, ODURF PROJ. 899010. Old Dominion University
    Date: 1989 - 1989
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Stevens, R.
    National Cancer Institute Fellowship
    Sponsoring Organization: University of Michigan Medical School Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nuclear Medicine
    Date: 1986 - 1987
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Stevens, R.
    National Research Service Award
    Sponsoring Organization: University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Reproductive Medicine and Biology
    Date: 1977 - 1982
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Stevens, R.