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Staff Recognition and Development

Inaugural CMS Staff Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners:

CMS Star Award

This award recognizes an individual who creates and sustains an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity, which contributes to the efficiency of their colleagues and promotes a collegial team environment.

  • Sharlene Abbott, Executive Administrative Assistant, Dean’s Office 

Sally Venus Award

This award recognizes an individual at Chicago Medical School who works hard and is a quiet advocate to ensure the success of the school without visible recognition.

  • Lori Wasion, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs and Education

Leadership Impact Award

This award recognizes an individual who exhibits exemplary performance, is an effective leader, mentors others, and positively demonstrates Chicago Medical School’s core values of civility, diversity, excellence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork.

  • Emily Reisenbigler, Research Assistant, Neuroscience
  • Ed Rotchford, Director of Accreditation, Dean's Office
  • Jim Sturino, Administrative Director, Clinical Sciences Department 

Circle of Excellence Award

This award recognizes a team or a group of staff members based on a continuing collaboration by two or more departments, divisions, or programs within Chicago Medical School and RFU. The award promotes the spirit of teamwork within departments of the medical school and across the University.

  • Allegra Bohlen, MEd, Director of Student Affairs and Career Development, Office of Student Affairs and Education
  • Carolyn Gilstead, Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Affairs and Education
  • Fiona McMahon, MEd, Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Education, Office of Student Affairs and Education
  • Danielle Priester, M4 Education Specialist, Office of Student Affairs and Education
  • Jen Southworth, Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Affairs and Education
  • Jacqueline Valkanet, Clinical Affairs and Training Administrator, Dean’s Office
  • Lori Wasion, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs and Education