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Employee Recognition and Appreciation

Recognizing employees of the School of Medicine is a priority and important part of the Staff Advisory Committees’ work. It is accomplished through a variety of ways and various programs.

School of Medicine

Staff Advisory Committee organizes and sponsors two annual awards specifically for School of Medicine employees:


Outstanding Staff Award

Each year an individual is chosen for this award. The recipients receive a $75 gift card and a plaque award. Recipients are announced and honored at the School of Medicine Staff Appreciation Program, generally held in the Spring.

Are you interested in nominating someone for this award? Download the form below:

Nomination form

Criteria for nominees

  • Must be a School of Medicine (SOM) staff member 
  • Must have worked for the SOM for at least 6 months and be in good standing 
  • SOM Staff Advisory Committee members cannot nominate or be nominated for these awards 

Instructions for nominator

2016 Winner

Pam Garr (pictured right), a business support specialist II in the Department of Health Management and Informatics, received the 2016 Outstanding Staff Award.

Past Recipients

  • Danita Rife, NP, Child Health
  • Debbie Taylor, Deans Office
  • Koby Clements, Center for Healthcare Quality
 

Excellence in Teamwork Award

Each year a team is chosen for this award. The recipients receive a $25 gift card and a certificate. Recipients are announced and honored at the School of Medicine Staff Appreciation Program, generally held in the Spring.

Are you interested in nominating someone for this award?

Learn more here »

Criteria for nominees

  • Nominated team must consist of a minimum of three members
  • All team members must be School of Medicine (SOM) staff members
  • Must have worked for the SOM for at least 6 months and be in good standing
  • SOM Staff Advisory Committee members cannot nominate or be nominated for these awards

Instructions for nominator

2016 Winners

Excellence In Teamwork Award 2016

The Missouri Cancer Registry Team received the 2016 Excellence in Teamwork Award. Team members include Nancy Rold, Rebecca Francis, Debra Smith, Deborah Douglas, Kirsten McDowell, Jennifer Sedovic, Jeffrey Steffens, Shari Ackerman, Saba Yemane, Sue Stulgo, Chester Schmaltz, Christine Ireland, Jiang Du, Awatef Ben Ramadan and Richard Waudby.

Past Recipients

  • MU Student Health Center Staff
  • Division of Urologic Surgery Staff, Department of Surgery
  • Simulation Center Staff, Shelden Clinical Simulation Center
 

SOM SAC Committee Work - Staff Recgonition

Welcome Wagon

This SAC working group reaches out to new School of Medicine employees monthly to welcome them. Individual members deliver handouts, a small token, and information on School of Medicine Staff Advisory Committee to these individuals.

S.T.A.R. Award

The Special Thanks And Recognition (S.T.A.R.) is designed to recognize any staff member, system wide, who contributes substantially to the School of Medicine, its employees, and its mission. Through exceptional service, passionate work, or by going above and beyond, these individuals are surprised with a small token of our appreciation for their work.

Past Recipients

  • Stacey Hodler. Surgery
  • Travis Masten, Surgery
  • Barb Montgomery, Deans Office
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