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  • Jeanette Conley - January 2017 Employee of the Month

    Jeanette Conley says, “It’s is an amazing feeling to know that you are valued and considered as a member of the team.”…


  • Gernot Kaber - December 2016 Employee of the Month

    Gernot Kaber says, “Whatever machine, animal model or resource is needed for a project, it can be found somewhere [at Stanford]!” As a basic life research scientist in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Gernot would know.


  • La Toya King - November 2016 Employee of the Month

    La Toya King says part of her job as Student Educational Programs Administrator is keeping other people happy. And although it’s tricky, considering one of the tasks is creating the resident ICU schedule, La Toya says she gives it her best shot: “I take pride in my work and hate to let people down.”…


  • Shauna Cruz - October 2016 Employee of the Month

    “I am completely humbled by the [Employee of the Month] award,” says Shauna Cruz. “It feels awesome to know that I have colleagues who are kind enough to outwardly appreciate the work I do. Winning was the cherry on top!” It’s an apt metaphor for someone who is also a professional baker.


  • Loto Reed - September 2016 Employee of the Month

    “Loto Reed does everything for the Primary Care Division,” says Sang-ick Chang, MD, MPH. And he may be right. As administrative associate and physician onboarding coordinator, Loto’s typical day includes work on the following: Sang’s very packed calendar, panel interviews for job candidates, training and orientation for new faculty/physicians, meetings, celebrations, retreats, other Department events and business travel physicians/staff.


  • Denishia Clark - August 2016 Employee of the Month

    Denishia Clark says that throughout her education and career, she's done a dance between health, science and education, but at Stanford, "I don’t have to choose. I can embrace all three interests." This is an incredible understatement.


  • Matthew Franzen - July 2016 Employee of the Month

    Serious question: When do you think about your IT colleagues? Answer: When something goes wrong. Don’t worry. It’s totally normal. We all do it. As Matthew Franzen, computing support analyst, says, “If we do a good job no one thinks about us. It is just when something goes wrong that people think about IT.”…


  • Lisa McPherson - June 2016 Employee of the Month

    The story about Lisa McPherson that’s shared again and again is how she helped a new member of her lab cope with a sudden illness.


  • Vishal Sharma - May 2016 Employee of the Month

    Vishal Sharma wanted to explore a career path in research before committing to a PhD program, so he reached out to professors around the world looking for a mentor. He found one at Stanford: gastroenterologist Aida Habtezion.


  • Misty Mazzarra - April 2016 Employee of the Month

    It is often said that dedicated employees “wear many hats,” but in Misty Mazzarra’s case, it’s more than just a metaphor… she actually has been filling more than one role for the department.



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2016 Annual Report publication

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Employee of the Month program

Each month, the Department of Medicine honors a staff member who contributes to our mission through their exceptional dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude, customer service and passion about their work. Meet the recipients