Employee Recognition  

Congratulations to the 2013 Spirit Award Recipients

Anne Glenister Crowe

Assistant Director
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics


Anne Glenister Crowe

Nominations included the following statements:

Anne is an immensely talented and dedicated individual who not only provides the knowledge to oversee the staff of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, but also models a 'can-do' attitude which inspires all of us. She is absolutely key to the financial management and health of the Center, overseeing a range of funds flow and keeping track of the intricacies of use of funds.

Anne has been a phenomenal and welcoming guide to the School of Medicine. Our meetings have only confirmed her reputation for both an intimate knowledge of the University and for careful attention to associates of the Center, be they visitors or long-term employees. Anne maintains a very high standard throughout all of her efforts.  She is an exemplar of professionalism and dedication that brings great honor to Stanford. Anne never wavers in her commitment to the people she works with and the staff who are in awe of the strength and integrity that permeates all of her work.

Anne is the very life and spirit of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. Her amazing positive attitude and genuine fervor for her position and her work are unparalleled. Stanford is so incredibly lucky to have her in its staff community!

I have worked at some great universities and with wonderful people, but I have met few people who have the determination, dignity and dedication that Anne demonstrates. I know Anne works evenings and weekends, particularly during deadline time, and she is always upbeat, positive and kind. Her Stanford Spirit is contagious!

Anne also is our liaison with Human Resources and is critical to the hiring and training of staff. Without Anne's advice and help, our Program would not have been able to create and recruit for a new key administrative position in our Program.

Anne creates a team spirit at the Center and models the dedication and caring attitude to which we can all aspire. She is flexible with change, and patient with teaching faculty and staff about Stanford policy and procedure. She is a true inspiration and we are extremely fortunate to have her as Assistant Director.

Christopher Dolph

Lab Coordinator and Director of Willed Body Program
Department of Surgery-Anatomy

Christopher Dolph

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!"

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