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Nominations Open for Dean’s Service Awards

The nominations for the 19th annual Dean’s Distinguished Service Award and the Research Support and Operations Staff Awards are open. The Dean’s Distinguished Service Award remains the highest form of staff recognition at the School of Medicine. 

To be eligible, the nominee must be a full-time staff member with a minimum of three (3) years of continuous service. The award recognizes an employee for displaying ongoing commitment to exceeding job responsibilities, helping to create a positive working environment, and improving the community in which he or she lives. The prizes are $1000 cash, a personalized award, acknowledgement on the Dean’s plaque, and recognition in the Record

To be eligible for the Research Support Award and Operations Staff Award, nominees must be employed at .50 FTE or greater. These awards recognize employees for exceptional performance, outstanding leadership, and superior quality of service.  Winners receive $500 cash, a personalized plaque, acknowledgement on the Service Award plaque, and recognition in the Record.  Research Support and Operations Staff Awards are categorized as:

  • Research Support Award (Basic Science and Clinical)
  • Operations Staff Award (Administrative/Facilities/Teaching)

Further information on these prestigious awards and nomination forms can be found on the Human Resources website at Posters announcing the awards have been distributed throughout the Medical School. Nominations must be submitted to Human Resources, Campus Box 8002, by February 28, 2018. View the nomination form.

For information about the Guiding Star Award, a monthly award given to clinical employees who exceed the expectations of patients, families, and co-workers, please email

Please take this opportunity to actively participate in providing well-deserved recognition to our staff members. All winners will also be recognized at the Annual WUSM Length of Service Award ceremony.