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Research Staff Awards

OVPR Staff Recognition Awards Program Recipients

View a list of current and past recipients for the OVPR Staff Recognition Awards Program. 

The U-M Office of the Vice President for Research has established three awards to recognize excellence among research staff.

Research Staff Awards

Join us October 28 at 3:30 pm. OVPR will honor four staff members with its annual recognition awards for their expertise and support of research and scholarship activity across U-M. April Pepperdine will receive the Exceptional Service Award and Becky O’Brien is the recipient of this year's Research Administrator Recognition Award. David Paris and Caleb Smith each will receive the Research Technical Staff Recognition Award.

Research Technical Staff Recognition Award

  • Recognizes staff members who have, independently or along with faculty, advanced the research mission of their unit in a way that extends beyond the ordinary fulfillment of a position's duties.

Research Administrator Recognition Award

  • Recognizes research administrators in any unit across campus, and honors exemplary service to the research community over a number of years.

UMOR Exceptional Service Award

  • Recognizes staff members in Office of Research units for important contributions to the university’s research mission through exceptional performance and by going beyond the ordinary fulfillment of position duties.


For more information about the OVPR Staff Recognition Awards Program, please contact Wendi Mohl.