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Rees awarded Bright Spot award

September 21, 2012

Diane Rees, a research associate in the office of Research Services, was awarded the coveted Bright Spot Award at the Vice President for Research's all-staff meeting Sept. 18.

This is Diane.  

This is the tracking mechanism that Diane built.

This is the information that needed to be tracked in the tracking mechanism that Diane built.

This is RCR that streamlines the compliance requirements that need to be tracked in the tracking mechanism that Diane built.

This is ODLAthat supports employee recognition, that heard about Diane’s excellent work from RCR that streamlines the information that needed to be tracked in the tracking mechanism that Diane built.

This is the Office of the Vice President for Researchthat oversees ODLA that heard about Diane’s excellent work from RCR that streamlines the information that needed to be tracked in the tracking mechanism that Diane built.

This is the Bright Spot employee recognition awardthat is supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research, that oversees ODLA that heard about Diane’s excellent work from RCR that streamlines the information needed to be tracked in the tracking mechanism that Diane built.

Diane Rees was awarded the coveted Bright Spot award at the Vice President for Research’s all-staff meeting on Sept. 18. Diane is a research associate in the office of Research Services, providing IT support. Diane is a CSU graduate and has worked at CSU for 20 years.

Exceptional leadership skills

Diane was chosen to receive the Bright Spot award because of her exceptional leadership skills in the development of the compliance initiatives in the Responsible Conduct of Research tracking and the Public Health Service Financial Conflict of Interest training and disclosure. Diane’s efforts in developing an RCR tracking mechanism make it possible for anyone affiliated with CSU to obtain the latest information regarding trainee identification and progress toward RCR training completion. By helping with the PHS FCOI training and disclosure project, CSU now has an information infrastructure that meets PHS federal regulations.

Diane was the fifth recipient to receive the exclusively designed Panther Vision Bright Spot cap. There are only 24 caps in the world designed exclusively for the Bright Spot award. A big congratulations to Diane for her excellent service and creativity in solving a work problem in a very creative way.

About the Bright Spot Award

The Bright Spot Employee Recognition Award seeks to recognize research employees whose work is truly amazing to others. The award is inspired by Derek Sivers, creative entrepreneur, motivational speaker and musician.

The award is supported by the Vice President for Research Organizational Excellence fund. Nominations are encouraged from everyone for all those who work in the research community (at all unit, department and college levels) including, but not limited to, investigators, co-PIs, lab technicians and pre- and post-award support staff.

Be specific in your nomination - why do you think this person should be recognized? What makes them a “Bright Spot” employee?

Again, we are looking for those employees who have discovered new ways of doing things but, more importantly, who have discovered new ways that can be emulated by others! Nominate an employee.