Special Recognition Award (Posthumous)—Vincent Santana, department administrator and chief financial officer, Department of Neurology
Beloved by colleagues, the late Vincent Santana was remembered as a leader, mentor, role model, adviser, problem-solver, and friend. He oversaw several areas of neurology, including research and clinical operations, infrastructure, human resources, and IT.
Nominators recalled his generosity and how much he enjoyed mentoring his staff. “Vinny was the type of boss that could have three feet of papers in front of him, but if you showed up to his office … he invited you to sit down,” said one nominator.
VP&S has presented the Awards for Excellence since 2008 to employees to recognize exceptional performance and contributions by individuals who contribute to the success of departments, institutes, and laboratories, which translates into success for the entire school. [watch the full event recording] [read more]