2018 Employees of the Month


The 2018 Employee of the Month Committee

January

Helen Luikart 
Cardiovascular Medicine

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Helen Luikart, RN, MSN, CCRC, is a fixture in her division. She’s worked at Stanford for 29 years. Coworkers describe her as “the quintessential great nurse manager” and a “consummate professional.” And learning more about her career serves as a lesson in multitasking.

February

Mandy Murphy Carroll
PCOR (Primary Care and Outcomes Research)

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Mandy Murphy Carroll, MPH, RD, is “the glue that holds the CHIVES project together,” according to her friend and colleague Carrie McKinley. 

March

Lauren Arthur
Hospital Medicine

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The level of praise surrounding Lauren Arthur, administrative associate for the division of hospital medicine, is slightly overwhelming. Her colleagues, both doctors and fellow staff, are very fond of her, citing both her efficiency and her positivity.

April

Irina Polusmak
Department of Medicine

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Irina Polusmak, executive assistant to the Chair of the Department of Medicine, is “the definition of a perfectionist,” according to her colleagues.

May

John Wolf
Department of Medicine

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John Wolf, clinical financial analyst for the Department of Medicine, is what one of his colleagues calls an “unsung hero.”  

June

Sara Clark
BMT (Blood and Marrow Transplantation)

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Sara Clark, a New Zealand expat who’s been at Stanford since 1990, is described by colleagues as “exceedingly pleasant.” 

July

Natalie Venancio
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Natalie Venancio, administrative associate to the division manager for pulmonary and critical care medicine, is what her colleagues describe as a “mood elevator.” 

August

Dulce Garcia
Medicine/SPRC

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Dulce Garcia, social science research professional for the Stanford Prevention and Research Center, or SPRC, is “as sweet as her name suggests,” according to colleague Sandi Winter. 

September

Amir Shaghafi
Primary Care and Population Health

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Amir Shaghafi, accounting associate for primary care and population health, is the hero of many anecdotes.  

October

Kathleen Gallagher
Cardiovascular Medicine

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Kathleen “Kat” Gallagher, administrative associate for cardiovascular medicine, “has a heart of gold,” according to Francois Haddad, MD, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine.  

November

Lan Duncan
Immunology and Rheumatology

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Lan Duncan, grants manager for immunology and rheumatology, is “the solid rock of the division.”