Chancellor’s Awards

  • 2-16 diversity rosal
  • 2016 civility covello
  • Work Without Limits mission 2015
  • 2016 mentoring schiffer

Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Civility (est. 2011)

The Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Civility recognizes an individual or group that best exemplifies the values described in the UMMS Civility Statement, which calls for individuals to conduct themselves with integrity, courtesy and respect toward fellow members of the UMMS community; hold themselves accountable for their actions; and promote an environment where individuals feel safe and supported.

2016: Anthony Covello, environmental building service supervisor
2015: Janice E. Lagacé, assistant director of grants for the Office of Research
2014: Michael Kneeland, MD, MPH, clinical professor of family medicine & community health and medicine, associate dean for allied health and interprofessional education
2013: Tom Hopkins, director of the Employee Assistance Program
2012: John L. Congdon, administrative manager for the Office of Faculty Affairs
2011: Lori Pbert, PhD, professor of family medicine & community health

Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity (est. 2011)

The Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity Award recognizes an individual or group exemplifying the UMMS Diversity Statement, which calls for individuals to work toward building an inclusive culture characterized by civility and respect; increasing numbers of underrepresented groups in student, faculty and staff positions; improving the cultural competence of the workforce through diversity education and programming; and advancing health equity by making a significant impact on reducing disparities through research, service and practice. 

2016: Milagros Rosal, PhD, professor of medicine in the Division of Preventive & Behavioral Medicine
2015: Brian Lewis, PhD, associate professor of molecular, cell & cancer biology
2014: Jeroan Allison, MD, MSci, professor and vice chair of quantitative health sciences, professor of medicine and associate vice provost for health disparities research
2013: Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology and vice provost for school services
2012: Pranoti Mandrekar, PhD, associate professor of medicine
2011: Warren Ferguson, MD, associate professor of family medicine & community health

Chancellor’s Award for Advancing the UMMS Mission (est. 2013)

The Chancellor’s Award for Advancing the UMMS Mission recognizes an individual staff member or team whose actions make a substantial impact in advancing the mission of the medical school through public service, research, teaching and health care delivery. The honorees do so with commitment to the vision and mission of UMMS; dedication to always supporting what is in the best interest of UMMS; initiative to accomplish goals using new and improved methods; vision to see opportunities for change and develop innovative solutions; and passionfor achieving UMMS goals and mission.

2015: Work Without Limits Employer Engagement Team, Commonwealth Medicine Division
2014: Elaine Martin, DA, director of the Lamar Soutter Library
2013: Jack Luippold, chief of police

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Service (est. 2013)

The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Community Service honors an individual UMMS staff member or team that provides service to the community that reflects dedication toa spirit of commitment to those in need of assistance; passionate engagement resulting in a meaningful impact to our community; and strengthened relationships within the community.

2014: Stephen Colella, disability evaluator for Commonwealth Medicine’s Disability Evaluation Services unit
2013: Bill Tsaknopoulos, director of auxiliary services

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring (est. 2016)

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring honors a UMMS faculty member who exemplifies the role of and demonstrates the qualities associated with an outstanding mentor. Mentorship is a foundational element of the medical, nursing and science professions, and a strong culture of mentoring is essential to the success of UMMS and our rich educational and research environment. This award will celebrate the fundamental importance of mentoring at all levels (peer mentoring, trainee mentoring, student mentoring) within our academic community and across the health and science professions.

2016: Celia A. Schiffer, PhD, professor fo biochemistry & molecular pharmacology

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