In its ninth year, the Annual Dean's Staff Awards were handed out on the Health Sciences Center Plaza earlier this month. This year's recipients were: Mary Thomas, Program Advisement Coordinator Orthopaedics, Occupational Therapy Program; Barbara Konrath, Department Administrator, Emergency Medicine; April Rodriguez, Director of Academic Affairs, SOM; Glenna Groves, Department Administrator, EMS Academy; and Gabrielle Pierre-Louis, Administrative Assistant, Radiology. There were nearly 40 peer nominees for the awards, who were judged by a group of peers on factors such as departmental contributions, professionalism, innovation and work ethic. Each award recipient received $2,500 and an award certificate.