Staff Recognition and Awards

In honor of the ongoing efforts of so many staff within the VUMC Department of Pediatrics, the STAR Awards of Employee of the Month and Spotlight Award are created as a new tradition in our department as monthly employee recognitions. These awards recognize and reinforce the behaviors and values that are important at VUMC and described in the Vanderbilt Credo. Link to nominate

Employee of the Month
The nominee must have outstanding performance and demonstrate consistent dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude, and customer service to those they support and with whom they interact. All nominees must be active regular staff employees, with at least 50% FTE and employed in the Department of Pediatrics for the past year. The award is $100 and awardees will further be honored by having their photo displayed in the Chairman’s Office on the Employee of the Month plaque.

Employee of the Month - July


July 2017

Natalie Brewer
Lead Administrative Assistant


Employee of the Month - June


June 2017

Sandra Yoder
Senior Research Specialist
Vaccine Research Program


Employee of the Month - May


May 2017

Morgan Mills
Clinical Trials Associate II


 Prior Employees of the Month

Spotlight Awards
These are designed to recognize special contributions, as they occur, for a specific project, tasks or acts of service. Spotlight Awards are generally for a special contribution accomplished over a relatively short time period. A Spotlight Award lets employees know that someone has noticed their noteworthy contribution. In appreciation and recognition, this award is $25 and public acknowledgement within the Pediatric Department. 

June 2017

Ally Mai, Research Analyst III, General Pediatrics

May 2017

Mattie Goosetree, Senior Administrative Assistant, General Pediatrics

Prior Spotlight Awardees