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Employees Who Go Above And Beyond At Sylvester Earn Special Recognition

Investing In Our People For The Future
Joshua Segal flanked by his mother Joanna Segal on his left, and his father on the right

Melissa Triana was nominated for her work on the new Transformational Cancer Research Building.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Board of Overseers Chair Adam Carlin, Vice Chairs Jayne Sylvester Malfitano and Miguel Farra, Director Stephen D. Nimer, and other leaders gathered on June 10, 2022, to recognize and celebrate cancer center employees who exemplify Sylvester’s mission and the University’s DIRECCT Values.

The Sylvester Employee Recognition Pilot Program is headed by Sylvester’s Board of Overseers. The program, which launched in 2021, recognizes employees who have gone above and beyond their regular duties. Managers are invited each quarter to nominate employees who are exceeding expectations.

“We look forward to the grand opening of the TCRB that will provide our clinical research patients, imaging patients and researchers an avenue to expand translational research at the institution,” Triana said.

Impacting Lives

Nominated employees stand out for the unique and extraordinary alignment between Sylvester’s mission and how they put those goals into action, according to Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., assistant vice president and associate director of administration at Sylvester.

“You are appreciated for who you are and what you do,” Dr. Graves said. “You’ve had an impact on not only the lives of those that you’ve directly touched, but also your colleagues’ and your peers’. It is my belief — my observation — that this is the best of Sylvester.”

The Sylvester Employee Recognition Pilot now continues into its second year, with nominations open quarterly.