Laura Gallitz has been selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of the Month for December 2015!  Laura is an Office Associate II in the Division of Preventive Medicine. 

She was notified today by Jason Daniel, DOM Executive Administrator, Megann Cain, Senior Director of Development and Strategic Planning and DOM Chief of Staff and Dr. Karan Singh, Professor and Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Facility.

Laura provides administrative support to the faculty in the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Facility (BBSF) in the Division of Preventive Medicine.  She has been a member of this team for over 13 years.  She is passionate about doing excellent work and helping others.  Laura can always be counted on to find a solution to a problem and to stay abreast of changing guidelines and procedures.  Her technical abilities with computer software, excellent writing and proofreading skills, and keen attention to detail have made her a valuable resource in many successful submissions of grant and contract proposals, manuscripts and a textbook.   She is uniformly praised for her bright and happy demeanor and willingness to go the extra mile in helping others.  Stories abound of instances where she has gone far beyond the expected to help a lost person or others in need.  Dr. Karan Singh wrote, “Doing the extra things that it hasn’t occurred to anyone to do seems to be Laura’s specialty.”  Laura serves as the Division’s coordinator for the UAB Benevolent Fund and does an outstanding job in raising awareness about the importance of the fund and the value in contributing.   She led the Division’s efforts in 2014 to participate in the UAB Habitat for Humanity House.  Laura is a shining example of what makes our Department great!

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