Staff Awards

Nominations for these annual awards open in late spring/early summer via email announcement from the Chair’s office and postings on the DOM Website. The winners are announced  at the Evans Day Celebration in the fall.

David “Aaron” Freed Award

The David “Aaron” Freed Award has been awarded annually since 2019 and honors a non-faculty member who goes above and beyond their expected duties to pursue professional excellence and exemplary citizenship. It is given in memory of Aaron Freed, a longtime member of the departments IT support team who demonstrated daily a deep commitment to his work and his coworkers.

To Aaron Freed, working in IT didn’t just mean working with computers and solving technical problems. At his heart and soul, Aaron loved his work and the people he worked with. He was not only a valued resource of knowledge and support, but also a selfless friend on whom everyone could depend. Steadfastly dedicated to this community, Aaron regarded everyone he worked with as family and never hesitated to go above and beyond his normal duties to lend a hand (or an ear) whenever he could. The Aaron Freed Award was created in honor of Aaron’s legacy of compassion and excellence and aims to recognize a current non-faculty member of the DOM who shares these qualities.

  1. Who can nominate: Any faculty or staff member can nominate for this award
  2. Who can be nominated: Administrator members who have held a staff appointment for at least 1 year
  3. Nomination requirements: Please upload a one-page nomination letter explaining the rationale for your nomination. Be sure to detail specific examples of how this person has exemplified dedication to the community, selflessness, dependability, compassion and excellence

Nominations NOW OPEN through July 30!!!

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Marie Antoinette Evans Award

The Marie Antoinette Evans Award is awarded to a Department of Medicine non-faculty member who promotes the departmental values of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the Department of Medicine or in the broader community.  This person promotes the culture of diversity through their work, research, teaching or as an ally to underrepresented groups and can include administrators, researchers, clinicians and educators.

  1. Criteria: Nominee should be a non-faculty member of the Department of Medicine for at least a year
  2. Who can be nominated: Nominee should be a non-faculty member of the Department of Medicine for at least a year
  3. Who is ineligible: Any past winner

Nominations NOW OPEN through July 30!!!

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