The annual Dean’s Staff Awards recognize exemplary staff supporting the School of Medicine’s mission and values.
For the inaugural Dean’s Staff Awards, please complete the nomination form for each staff person you would like to nominate by April 21, 2023. When making a nomination, please nominate someone in the award category that you think best aligns with their accomplishments, rather than submitting them for multiple awards. The Dean’s Staff Awards will recognize outstanding staff members in the following categories:
Dean’s Excellence Staff Award
Recognizes a staff member who consistently demonstrates excellence in one or more of the following areas: education, research, patient care, or community partnership. This staff member lives the School of Medicine values, and consistently demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond in the performance of their work duties, dedication to the institution, collaboration with others, and contributions to the community.
Professionalism and Integrity Staff Award
Recognizes a staff member who demonstrates professionalism and integrity in all aspects of performance and effort. This staff member exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism, and consistently exhibits honesty, integrity, and ethical responsibility.
Champion of Inclusion Staff Award
Recognizes a staff member who demonstrates exemplary leadership towards inclusive excellence, and exhibits a high level of respect for and service to others. This staff member
s carries the ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion into practice.
Valued Service Staff Award
Recognizes a staff member who has positively enhanced the lives of others within the School of Medicine, working behind the scenes with an enthusiastic attitude in whatever capacity is necessary. This staff member demonstrates outstanding reliability in the execution of vital duties, without which the School of Medicine could not function.
- Must be employed at Duke for at least one year (including contract staff at Duke)
- Must be either permanent, full-time, or part-time benefits eligible staff
- No active corrective actions
Selection Criteria and Nomination
We encourage you to recognize your outstanding colleagues by completing the brief nomination form. Any staff member who works at the School of Medicine, or whose work materially contributes to the School of Medicine, may be nominated. Supplemental materials (ie letters of support) will not be accepted, but anyone wishing to support a nominee may complete their own nomination form. Please nominate someone in the award category that you think best fits their accomplishments, rather than submitting them for multiple awards. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
The Dean will select the recipient of the staff awards, after initial review by committee.
April 21, 2023
Should you have any questions, or need any assistance, please contact SOMStaffAwards@duke.edu, or 919-613-4892.