Awards for Exceptional Performance by General Staff
Mr Andrew (Drew) Barr, Administrative Officer, Discipline of General Practice, Central Clinical School
Drew was appointed in 1998 and has administrative oversight of the Central Clinical School Discipline of General Practice activities as well as a number of overall Discipline activities. He is an extremely dedicated and effective administrator, supporting all aspects of the Discipline’s activities as well as playing a lead role in the delivery of teaching and learning in the Discipline.
Mrs Honor-Lyn Beck, Manager, Student Support Services, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health
Honor joined the UDRH in Broken Hill in July 2007 She has made exceptional contributions to the provision of a high quality environment for students and the implementation of programs that have led to significant enhancements in Sydney Medical School’s activities in Broken Hill.
Ms Annette Burgess, Executive Officer, Central Clinical School
Annette was appointed to the position of Executive Officer at the Central Clinical School in January 2007. Since then she has been responsible for numerous innovations resulting in major improvements to the provision of services to both students and staff as well as to the quality of teaching and learning in the School.
Ms Vikki Cheetham, Education Support Officer, Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School
Vikki has been employed in the Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health for 10 years and has made outstanding contributions to the Discipline and the Sydney Medical Program at large, in particular in relation to student and clinician interface and as a key coordinator of numerous teaching activities.
Dr Murat Kekic, Laboratory Manager/Curator, Discipline of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences
Since his appointment 10 years ago, Murat has made exemplary contributions to the Discipline of Pathology. He has been extremely effective in securing infrastructure improvements for the Discipline and was instrumental in the digitisation of the entire Pathology Museum collection. For the past five years he has also organised the Veronica James Science Challenge for hearing impaired children.
Mr Izam Mujir, Education Support Officer and Coordinator of Stage 3, Westmead Clinical School
Izam first joined the Westmead Clinical School in 2004 and is described as ‘pivotal’ person in the day to day running of all educational support activities of the School. He has contributed greatly to the improvement of services for both students and staff.
Ms Val Peters, Executive Officer, Concord Clinical School
Val has been Executive Officer and mainstay of administration at the Concord Clinical School for the past 20 years. Her contributions to all aspects of the School’s activities have been enormous. She has proved invaluable to the School in its interaction with the Hospital and its staff and is loved by students for her practicality, loyalty and unrelenting support.
Ms Jackie Ross, Director Operations, Workforce Education and Development Group, Dean’s Office
Jackie first joined Sydney Medical School in 2003. Her professionalism and exceptional performance in her role as Director of Operations within the Workforce Education and Development Group have been central to the success of a number of challenging and strategic programs for Sydney Medical School over the past 18 months, most notably the management of the School’s and other health disciplines’ applications for Department of Health and Ageing and Health Workforce Australia funding for additional training places.
Ms Burcu Vachan, Oncology Program Manager, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
Burcu has been Oncology Program Manager since 2002. She currently leads a team of 50 staff in the coordination of investigator-initiated multicentre clinical trials in oncology in collaboration with national cancer cooperative trials groups. Since her appointment she has greatly enhanced the environment for staff and has developed and implemented numerous initiatives resulting in greater efficiency in work processes.
Mrs Kay Worrell, Education Support Officer, Northern Clinical School
Kay joined the School in 2001 as Education Support Officer and was promoted to Executive Officer in 2003. She recently relinquished this position (for family reasons) in favour of a less senior role. Kay’s exceptional skills as a team leader contributed significantly to the success of the Northern Clinical School as a well-run School and a favoured site of medical student choice for their clinical school allocation.