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Past Awardees

Distinguished RSCA Staff Award

4th Annual Distinguished Research Staff Award

Desiree Vera

Institutional Review Board Staff

Congratulations to Desiree Vera who received the Distinguished RSCA Staff Award on March 2 nd 2018. Vera has worked in the Institutional Review Board office for three years as the compliance analyst. She supports faculty and student research by helping to ensure that their research plans are ethical and comply with federal law. She truly cares about the CPP mission and goals of faculty and students.

Desiree Vera

Desiree Vera


3rd Annual Distinguished Research Staff Award

Jon Olson

Research Associate

Bruce Kennedy

Compliance Associate

John Olson, and Bruce Kennedy

From Left to Right: John Olson ( Biological Sciences), and Bruce Kennedy ( Office of Research)


2nd Annual Distinguished Research Staff Award

Cynthia Tessler

Animal Care Coordinator

Cynthia Tessler, Dr Yao Olive Li, and Dr. Ruth Ahn

From Left to Right: Cynthia Tessler, Dr. Yao Olive Li ( URFAC Co-Chair), and Dr. Ruth Ahn (Associate Professor, Department of Education)


1st Annual Distinguished Research Staff Award

Victoria Pantoja

Institutional Review Board Staff

Bruce Kennedy, Victoria Pantoja, President Soraya Coley, and Dr. Yao Olive Li

From Left to Right: Bruce Kennedy ( Institutional Review Board - IRB), Victoria Pantoja ( IRB), President Soraya Coley, and Dr. Yao Olive Li ( URFAC Co-Chair)