CHRI Program Coordinator Hosna Omarzad receives Donna Schurr Spirit Award

The Donna Schurr Spirit Award was given to Ms. Hosna Omarzad at the Annual Pediatrics Awards Day at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Auditorium (Photo credit: Stanford Department of Pediatrics)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Stanford Child Health Research Institute is proud to announce Ms. Hosna Omarzad as the recipient of the 2018 Donna Schurr Spirit Award, given by the Department of Pediatrics at the Stanford School of Medicine.

This award honors an outstanding staff member for their outstanding performance, consistent dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude, and exemplary customer service. The award was given to Ms. Omarzad at the Annual Pediatrics Awards Day on Friday, June 8 at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Auditorium.

“We cannot think of a better person who embodies the spirit of the Donna Schurr [award] more than Hosna,” the nomination letter for Ms. Omarzad noted. “She consistently shows outstanding performance, having recently received a Personal Victory Award for her work on the RedCap reviewer and application system. Hosna consistently takes initiative to improve the reviewer and applicant experience through her technical knowledge and a deep understanding of the review process.” She was nominated by the CHRI Review Panel Chairs for her exceptional work contributions.

Ms. Omarzad has been with Stanford University for over three years and is currently the program coordinator for the CHRI. In her role, she oversees the Institute’s pre-award research administration, including funding announcements and applications management and review. She coordinates 12 groups of review panels, over 100 reviewers, and a large intake of applications each cycle totaling up to $8M worth of funding per year, a complex task that she embraces with the utmost dedication, her nominators commented.

For more information about the Donna Schurr Spirit Award, visit the Department of Pediatrics staff and faculty awards website.

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