Dean's Staff Awards

Our staff work tirelessly to support our students, faculty and programs in service to advancing the health of all New Mexicans. Their critical contributions deserve to be celebrated and recognized. Created by Dean Emeritus, Paul B. Roth, MD, MS, the UNM School of Medicine Dean's Staff Award program has been highlighting their outstanding work and invaluable contributions for more than 25 years.

2020 Dean's Staff Awards

Call for Nominations!

Selection Process

The Dean's Staff Awards Committee is comprised of seven staff members, including a recent award recipient and representatives from various School of Medicine departments. 

A call for nominations is sent out throughout the UNM School of Medicine each autumn. Nominees are graded by each committee member and ranked collectively by the committee to determine each year’s recipients.

The committee looks particularly closely for staff who exemplify the School of Medicine's core values of excellence and accountability, compassion, diversity, integrity, professionalism and ethical behavior, social responsibility, creativity and innovation. 

Awards Ceremony

The School of Medicine dean's office hosts an awards luncheon attended by all nominees. Award recipients receive a trophy and $1,000.

2019 Dean's Staff Award Recipients

Ashley Gilbert
Pediatrics

Bettie Kaehele
Family & Community Medicine

Courtney Padilla
Office of Faculty Affairs and Career Development

Gilbert Cordova
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lalita Lopez de Gauntt
Dermatology

Mari Sol De Leon
Surgery

Mary Boehm
Pediatrics, Center for Development and Disability

Robyn Viera
Pediatrics, Prevention & Population Sciences

Sandra Bauman
Office of Education, Office for Continuous Professional Learning

Sarah T. Martinez
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Stephanie Cockrell
Family & Community Medicine

2019 Dean's Staff Award Nominees

Ashley Gilbert
Pediatrics

Azucena Villa
Emergency Medicine

Bettie Kaehele
Family & Community Medicine

Carita Cook
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Cindy Salazar
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Courtney Padilla
Office of Faculty Affairs and Career Development

Gail Case
Orthopedics

Gilbert Cordova
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Kathy Breckenridge
Office of Education - Office for Continuous Professional Learning

Kristine Gonzales
Pediatrics

Lalita Lopez de Gauntt
Dermatology

Mari Sol De Leon
Surgery

Mary Boehm
Pediatrics - Center for Development and Disability

Nancy Risenhoover
Pathology

Robyn Viera
Pediatrics, Prevention & Population Sciences

Rosalia DeLeon
Pathology

Sandra Bauman
Office of Education - Office for Continuous Professional Learning

Sarah T. Martinez
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sharon Pruitt
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Stephanie Cockrell
Family & Community Medicine