The Melissa Steward Award for Lab Excellence was named for Melissa Steward, who worked as a laboratory technician in the Pulmonary Research Group (PRG) until her death at a young age on January 11, 2005.
The award commemorates Melissa's positive attitude and excellent work in the laboratory. It is awarded annually to one who exemplifies Melissa's work ethic by maintaining and promoting a safe laboratory environment and a positive and productive workplace.
PRG members submit nominations, with a final group vote on a list of three selected nominees.
Past recipients of the Melissa Steward Award for Lab Excellence
2012 - Tae Chul Moon
2011 - Drew Nahirney
2010 - Chris St. Laurent
2009 - Ramses Ilarraza
2008 - Chris Tse
2007 - Rene Dery
2006 - Chris St. Laurent
2005 - Melanie Abel