The following message was sent to all Department of Pediatrics faculty, staff and trainees on April 26, 2021.
As we continue to maneuver through uncharted territory due to COVID-19, I am extremely proud of your commendable commitment to our patients and each other during this time. Although this continues to be a difficult time for all of us, we now have the opportunity to acknowledge our colleagues for outstanding service, dynamic performance, teamwork, scholarly work, excellence in patient care, and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Please consider nominating a member of your staff and faculty for one of the Department of Pediatrics Awards below. Nominations will be accepted through May 16. The award recipients will be announced at our annual Faculty and Staff Awards presentation, following the State of the Department Grand Rounds on June 15.
Staff award categories
|Diane Crayton Administrative Award||Five or more years of service in the Department of Pediatrics, currently in an administrative/management role, individual demonstrates service to others, constant pursuit of excellence.|
|Unsung Hero Award||One or more years of service in the Department of Pediatrics, individual’s work performed contributes to the overall success of the department.|
|Excellence in Leadership Award||
One or more years of service in the Department of Pediatrics, individual currently has at least two direct reports or has/is serving in a leadership role on a project, proven record of promoting professional development and teamwork in their workgroup and/or managing a project to completion with defined results.
|Excellence in Customer Service Award||
One or more years of service in the Department of Pediatrics, individual has a proven record of consistently providing excellent customer service.
|Excellence in Teamwork Award||
Currently in a staff position, the team/group must have demonstrated that they exceeded the goals/expectations of their project/work unit.
|Children's Championship Award||One or more years of service to Duke. Work performed contributes to the overall success of the department. Proven record of consistently advocating for patients while enhancing the work environment.|
To nominate a staff member, please click on the following link and follow the prompts: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8v3RKoXrfobaUHs
Faculty award categories
|Master Clinician Award||Recognizes physician faculty with over five years of patient care service who have demonstrated and modeled a commitment to patient well-being and exceptional efforts to improve delivery of care.|
|Faculty Mentor Award||Recognizes a faculty member who excels as a mentor of faculty and/or trainees, including all aspects of faculty/trainee responsibilities relative to patient care, teaching, research, leadership and advocacy.|
|Michael M. Frank, MD, Research Prize||Recognizes a faculty member who has made significant research contributions to advance child health.|
|William A. Cleland, MD, Diversity and Inclusion Award*||Recognizes faculty, staff and trainees who have excelled in promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusiveness as detailed in the department’s mission statement on diversity and inclusion.|
*Please note that for the William A. Cleland, MD, Diversity and Inclusion Award, all staff, trainees (residents and fellows) and faculty are eligible. Trainees may receive this award following graduation from the training program, provided their contributions are in keeping with the award guidelines.
- To nominate a faculty member/trainee, please click on the following link and follow the prompts: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7O6pHnvrZvt4bX0
Thank you for helping us recognize the amazing faculty and staff in the Department of Pediatrics. I am proud to work with you every day, and I look forward to seeing you all in person again as soon as possible.
Ann M. Reed, MD
Samuel L. Katz Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, Duke Children’s