Congratulations to our SOM Above and Beyond nominees and winner

Dean Kleinhenz Post-Award Specialist, Research Administration Service SOM Above and Beyond Staff Award recipient

SOM Above and Beyond Award: This award recognizes and honors an Emory University School of Medicine staff member who–through their exceptional performance–demonstrates outstanding acts of character, including integrity, passion, teamwork, productivity, and cultural diversity.

This year, nine of the 16 nominees were Department of Medicine employees:


Pictured (L to R): Ashley Freeman, Katie Davis, Kelly Frazer Johnson, and Gina Critchet

Allison Beck
Gina Critchet
Katie Davis
Kelly Frazer Johnson
Ashley Freeman
Dean Kleinhenz (Med RAS)
Eileen Osinski
Marcela Santamaria-Appling
Patricia Woodard

This year’s winner, Dean Kleinhenz, received the award at the annual School of Medicine Staff Appreciation Event on August 14 in WHSCAB.

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Emory Department of Medicine
Emory Department of Medicine
The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.