As one of Tammy Sharp’s nominators wrote her letter of recommendation for Employee of the Month, it was 7:30 p.m. Friday, and Sharp was still at the office — not unusual for someone known to colleagues for being dedicated and passionate about her work.

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“She will not settle for anything less than A-plus,” said Amber O’Connor, Ph.D., program manager in the Office of Laboratory Research Support for the departments of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Urology.

Sharp has worked at UAB for nearly 20 years; she is a financial officer in the Department of Neurosurgery and a CPA. Some of her responsibilities include developing and overseeing budgets for faculty, staff, laboratory personnel, neurosurgical education programs and departmental development initiatives. She also chronicles clinician productivity and procedural efficiency and manages accounts receivable and collections and prepares departmental financial summaries and financial projections.

“Tammy is keen, a stickler for details, accurate and bright and ever kind and understanding,” said Mark Hadley, M.D., Charles A. and Patsy W. Collat Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery. “She is a leader, a self-starter and a valued contributor to other departmental activities beyond finances and balance sheets.”

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