2023 Kayla Bell Citizen Award Winner

The Pulmonary Center is happy to announce Mary Lou Beermann as the winner of the 2023 Kayla Bell Pulmonary Center Citizenship Award!

Mary Lou Beermann
Lab Manager, BU Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM)


Mary Lou was selected as this year’s recipient of the award for their exceptional contributions to our research community. Their kindness, helpfulness, and dedication to serving others embodies the spirit of Kayla Bell, in whose honor the award was established.

The Kayla Bell Pulmonary Center Citizenship Award was established to celebrate and commemorate Kayla’s time at the Pulmonary Center, and to encourage others to follow in her footsteps. It is awarded annually to a member of the Pulmonary Center who best embodies Kayla’s kind and helpful nature.

Mary Lou has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving others. They have been a valuable resource for their colleagues, always willing to lend a hand or offer guidance. Their positivity and willingness to go above and beyond have made a significant impact on those around them.

The Kayla Bell Pulmonary Center Citizenship Award was presented to Mary Lou Beermann during the 2023 Kayla Bell Memorial Lecture on March 29, 2023.

“…she goes above and beyond in helping everyone in the CReM.”
“She is also always willing to help anyone with their experiments and always has helpful advice – both science and life advice!”
“Mary Lou routinely goes above and beyond to help anyone who asks for it…”
“…she goes out of her way to identify lab members that are struggling either in science or in life, to improve their quality of life.”
“Mary Lou goes above and beyond to help trainees…”
“…a key player in supporting the mental health of those around her.”
“An invaluable member to the center and lab.”

Congratulations to Mary Lou on this well-deserved honor!