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  • Mihaela Bozdog - April 2017 Employee of the Month

    Mihaela Bozdog is known by her colleagues as “Miha,” but that’s not the only way they recognize her. They also say she is responsive, dedicated, kind and helpful. Extremely helpful.


  • Arnold Shir - March 2017 Employee of the Month

    Arnold Shir, a research assistant at Stanford Health Policy, says that his work keeps him on his toes… and that he enjoys every second of it. Sometimes, of course, that’s just what people say, but Arnold’s enjoyment of his work is clear to colleagues like Marcella Alsan, who calls him “a ray of sunshine.” Nicole Feldman says, “I have never met a more positive person than Arnold Shir.” Along with colleagues Michelle Zhao and Elena Lucchese, she specifically remarks on Arnold’s “sunny disposition.”…


  • Ines Campero - February 2017 Employee of the Month

    Ines Campero works in the Healthy Aging Research and Technology Solutions (HARTS) Lab within the Stanford Prevention Research Center, which Ines says, “conducts clinical trials to test the effectiveness of innovative programs that promote healthy behaviors and environments among diverse midlife and older adults.” Ines is the lab’s social science research professional, which she says, quite modestly, means, “I lead, help and guide the team. I make sure our studies run smoothly, on schedule and meet objectives.”…


  • 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.”…



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