Faculty and Staff Virtual Awards Ceremony Video Available

Congratulations to James Barrett, senior executive director of Admissions and Financial Aid, who was presented the Olson/Blair Award for Administrative Excellence at the 2021 Faculty and Staff Recognition Event held virtually Friday, March 26. 

The Olson/Blair Award honors a faculty or staff member within the NEOMED community “who has a senior administrative appointment in an academic or service area and is given in recognition for outstanding administrative leadership through demonstrated initiative and innovative techniques including the ability to motivate and supervise, make critical judgments and contribute to the betterment of NEOMED as a whole.”

Congratulations as well to all of the faculty and staff members honored with special awards at the annual event, as well as to those honored for their years of service to the University. 

Olson/Blair Award for Administrative Excellence: James Barrett, Senior Executive Director, Admissions & Financial Aid

Mary Jane Kelly Award for Service Excellence: Cheri Harris, Business Manager, Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Saltzman Community Service Award: Janet Coon, Associate Director, Governmental Relations

Junior Faculty Award: Jeffrey Mellott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology 

Junior Faculty Award: Margaret Sanders, M.A., LSW, Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine

Outstanding Faculty Research Award: Julie Aultman, Ph.D., Professor of Family & Community Medicine 

Outstanding Faculty Research Award: Liya Yin, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Integrative Medical Sciences

Liebelt-Wheeler Award for Faculty Excellence: Amy F. Lee, M.D. (’88), M.P.H., M.B.A., Professor of  Family & Community Medicine

Read more about the faculty awards and winners in additional categories

A special note of recognition goes to LuAnn Stockton, curriculum coordinator for the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine and an instructor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, for her 30 years of service to NEOMED.

Stockton said in an email, “Staying at NEOMED for my career has been an enjoyable journey because of the opportunity to work with all the wonderful and caring people I have interacted with on campus and at our clinical sites, especially those in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, which is where I started all those years ago as a patient recruiter.”

Watch the video of the 2021 Faculty and Staff Recognition Event.

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