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Melissa Gonzales was awarded the SPIRIT of Excellence Award for the first quarter of 2021 during the MHRI Virtual Town Hall. Melissa is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the MedStar Health Research Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The award was presented by Ron Migues, Executive Director, MedStar Health Research Institute.
Melissa was recognized for being a team player that pays attention to detail. Her colleagues appreciate her dedication to ensure our research participants have a positive research experience while also meeting enrollment and financial targets.
"Thank you for always willing to help out even without being asked. You just jump right in when the situations needs it. You just always offer to help the team with no questions asked. You are truly a team player. I commend you for being great with our patients and PI's. Your professionalism and commitment is outstanding." - Patricia Tanjutco, MD
"Melissa is the “secret weapon” that any professional team would be jealous to have in their arsenal. She is always two steps ahead of what needs to be done in a clinical trial, and before everyone else is aware of the need, Melissa has already taken care of the issue and figured out a way to make the process easier for everyone else! She is an excellent Clinical Research Coordinator, with an incredible eye to detail and a confident and caring manner that makes her a valuable asset to any research team." - Maureen McNulty, RN, MS
The SPIRIT Award is given to recognize and reward one associate (management or non-management) each quarter, who excels in Service, Patient First, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork.
Nominations are based on submission to the MHRI Kudos program. Each quarter, the MHRI Executive Team will review the KUDOS submissions and select an associate or manager who best exemplifies all our SPIRIT values.