Nominations included the following statements:
Chris Dolph is truly that rare gem. Literally "born and brought up" in the Anatomy Division, he has served in his role diligently and conscientiously for 21 years. Prior to his official appointment, Chris helped out as a casual worker for several years during his father, John Dolph's tenure - who held a similar position for 46 years in the Anatomy Division!
Chris often narrates tales from the old times, entertaining his colleagues and creating a harmonious work environment. He is always full of jokes, laughs, and pranks. His Captain Dissector uniform with cape and mask is a hit at many group gatherings!
Chris has carried the sole burden of coordinating the Willed Body Program for many years. It is purely his labor of love. He is on call 24x7 to take body calls, and does that with grace, understanding, and technical finesse. He will often come in on weekends and holidays to finish off work, out of respect for the body donors.
In his role as the Director of the Willed Body program, he manages the process of acquiring 80 to 100 human cadavers each year for purposes such as anatomy instruction and surgery training. He arranges the transportation for the bodies, embalms them and works with students in the anatomy lab. He is highly motivated and very professional. He often comes to the lab on weekends if there is a training group that needs to use the lab. He is available by pager 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond to calls about pre-registered donors who have passed away.
Chris' role to the Anatomy Division's work is crucial. Our medical education and surgical training program rely heavily on his expertise and tireless efforts. He has supported the Division's growth in recent years, as we have gone from 2 courses yearly to 15 courses currently. Chris is truly the life of the Anatomy Division, and keeps everyone's spirits high! Dr. Srivastava has acclaimed, "I cannot think of a better person to be awarded the Spirit Award!"