Service and Excellence Celebration

Each year the Service and Excellence Celebration recognizes the many contributions and achievements staff have made to the Department of Internal Medicine. Two types of awards are celebrated - the Staff Award for Excellence and the Milestone Anniversaries of faculty and staff.

Event Program

 

 

2018 Staff Award for Excellence Winners

U-M 2018 Staff Award for Excellence Winners
L to R: Musty Habhab, Mohammed Kabeto, Melissa McInroy, Emily Weatherup, Michelle Fugate, Silvana Janevski, Jeff Cole, Tamara Gay, John Carethers, MD, MACP, Trina Bailey, Crystal Neal, Vicky Vincent, Veronica “Ronnie” Downer

Administrative Excellence Award

  • Silvana Janevski, Office Manager, Chair’s Office
  • Crystal Neal, Fellowship Coordinator, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Vicky Vincent, Administrative Assistant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Clinical Excellence Award

  • Veronica “Ronnie” Downer, Nurse Coordinator, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Dena Fernandez, Manager, Medical Short Stay Unit, Hospital Medicine
  • Michelle Fugate, Administrative Manager, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Melissa McInroy, Exercise Physiologist, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Emily Weatherup, Director, Diabetes Education; Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes

Research Excellence Award

  • Trina Bailey, Administrative Specialist, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Jeff Cole, Research Supervisor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Tamara Gay, Research Administrator, General Medicine
  • Mohammed Kabeto, Research Specialist, General Medicine
  • Andrea Waltje, Research Specialist, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes

Milestone Anniversary Award

In addition, the Service and Excellence celebration recognizes a faculty or staff member’s years of service, dedication, and loyalty by honoring them with the Milestone Anniversary Award.

Past Award Celebrations

2017 Service and Excellence Celebration

2017 Staff Award for Excellence Winners

event program / photo book

Administrative Excellence Award
David Karpenko, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Lisa Miller, Graduate Medical Education
Theresa Nester, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Elizabeth Spranger, Performance Improvement
Cheryl Sweetland, Division of General Medicine
Sharon Walker, Division of Nephrology

Clinical Excellence Award
Joy Diponio, Division of Nephrology
Martha Hubler, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Aleksandar Tomas, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Research Excellence Award
Marilyn Bartow, Division of General Medicine
Judy Carrillo, Sponsored Research and Pre-Award
Katherine Oravecz-Wilson, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Brenda Phillips, Division of General Medicine

2016 Service and Excellence Celebration

The 2nd Annual Department of Internal Medicine Service & Excellence Celebration was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC). Staff Award for Excellence winners were honored in administrative, clinical, and research support activities and over 200 faculty and staff Milestone Anniversaries were recognized.  The Department of Internal Medicine thanks all of these special individuals for their continued contributions, commitment, and dedication.  

Event Program

Staff Excellence Award Winners

Award for Excellence in Administrative Activities

  • Jeni Chapman, Lab Program Coordinator in the Division of Nephrology
  • Delores Mortimer, Administrative Assistant Senior in the Division of Gastroenterology
  • Heather Refalo, Administrative Specialist Intermediate in the Division of Gastroenterology
  • Debra Ventura, Administrative Specialist Senior in the Chair’s Office

Award for Excellence in Clinical Support

  • Susan Olsson, Registered Nurse in the Division of Rheumatology
  • Nancy Polmear-Swendris, Health Educator in the Division of Allergy
  • Lisa White, Call Center Supervisor for the Divisions of Gastroenterology and Infectious Diseases

Award for Excellence in Research Support

  • Colleen Harvey, Research Process Coordinator in the Division of Hematology/Oncology
  • Carole Ramm, Clinical Research Project Manager in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • Kerry Ryan, Research Area Specialist Intermediate in the Division of General Medicine

Milestone Anniversaries

Over 200 Internal Medicine faculty and staff were recognized for achieving milestone anniversaries. Special recognition goes to those who celebrated 40 or more years of service:

  • Karri Looker, RN - Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Michael Shea, MD - Division of Cardiology

2015 Service and Excellence Celebration

The 1st Department of Internal Medicine Annual Service & Excellence Celebration was held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC). Staff Award for Excellence winners were honored and over 200 Milestone Anniversaries of faculty and staff were recognized.

Staff Excellence Award Winners

  

Award for Excellence in Administration

  • Echo Reed, Administrative Specialist Associate, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Donna Boyer, Financial Senior Manager, Division of Pulmonary
  • Marilyn Duron, Financial Senior Manager, Division of General Medicine
  • Joann Sherman, Administrative Assistant Senior, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Award for Excellence in Clinical Support

  • Lisa Sylvest, Patient Placement Coordinator, Division of Gastroenterology
  • Marc Uelmen, Patient Services Associate, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Karen Sabit, Clinical Nurse in Dialysis, Division of Nephrology

Award for Excellence in Research

  • Knoll Larkin, Research Area Specialist, Division of General Medicine
  • Chrysta Lienczewski, Clinical Research Project Manager, Division of Nephrology
  • Valerie Kahn, Research Area Specialist Sr, Division of General Medicine
  • Madhusudan Venkatareddy, Research Lab Specialist, Division of Nephrologyw.med

Milestone Anniversaries

Over 200 Internal Medicine faculty and staff were recognized for achieving milestone anniversaries. Special recognition goes to those who celebrated 40 or more years of service:

  • Cynthia Colwell – Clinic Manager in BMT/Leukemia in Hematology Oncology
  • Roger Grekin, MD – Professor in MEND
  • Janet Griffin-Bell – Financial Specialist Associate in Gastroenterology
  • Theresa Johnson – Clinical Nurse II in Gastroenterology

 

Learn more about the Staff Award for Excellence (for internal use only)