Valerie Winston has been selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of the Month for January 2016! Valerie is a multi-talented employee in the Division of Preventive Medicine.

Valerie is a multi-talented employee in the Division of Preventive Medicine. She was notified this week by Jason Daniel, DOM Executive Administrator, and Dr. Mona Fouad, Division Director.

Valerie has served with distinction for over 10 years in several different areas of the Division of Preventive Medicine including the Division’s Multi-Studies Coordinating Center, the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE), and currently in the Division’s Business Office. Valerie has a wide range of experience in clinical trials research and administrative support. She is quite knowledgeable of UAB policies and procedures. With the Division’s many large community-based research studies that frequently have unusual needs and expenses, she is a tremendous help to faculty and staff as she ensures adherence to fiscal guidelines as well as articulating the needs of the funded projects. She is adept at discovering options available to secure the needed supplies and resources while staying compliant with the university and funding agency guidelines.

Valerie volunteers for special projects and is always willing to assist co-workers during the crunch times or when folks must be out of the office. Her versatility and ownership of projects and issues have enabled her to assume a wide variety of responsibilities. She is skilled at knowing how to find solutions to problems and will follow-through and follow-up. When given a task, she will not only complete the task, but will also seek to understand the issues involved in order to provide the highest level of service. She excels at making everyone with whom she comes in contact feel important and valued and is known for her radiant smile and cheerful demeanor. Valerie is a shining example of what makes our Department great!

Please join us in congratulating Valerie Winston for being selected as Department of Medicine Employee of the Month for January 2016! A reception will be held in her honor on February 3rd at 10:30am in Medical Towers 634.