Camille Mrozowski Award for Service Excellence in Research

Camille MrozowskiCamille Mrozowski’s career in the U-M Medical School Office of Research spanned 27 years. She performed various roles during her years of service, and to each of them Camille brought her personal warmth, integrity, sincerity, and an unwavering commitment to supporting the research mission of the school. She took pride in her work, and always went above and beyond in helping her faculty, co-workers and the diverse customers of the Office of Research. Camille made everyone she interacted with feel important and appreciated.

Camille passed away prematurely in 2016, and her colleagues in the Office of Research created this award to honor the memory of their beloved coworker. The award is intended to recognize research support staff who bring a personal touch to their interactions, exhibit a positive attitude, demonstrate professionalism and perseverance, and inspire coworkers.


Administrative staff* who support U-M Medical School research are eligible for this award of $500 that will be presented in the Fall of 2018, and feature a small celebration reception for the recipient and their colleagues. The ideal candidate for this award brings empathy, a positive attitude, personal touch, and enthusiasm to their role, and demonstrates professionalism and exemplary customer service in interactions with faculty and colleagues in other units; builds relationships and makes personal connections. 

*Personnel within the Medical School Office of Research units and those classified as “managerial” within the university HR system are not eligible for this award; classifications of “professional” and below, outside the Medical School Office of Research, are eligible.


SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION TODAY! Nominations are due by Friday, June 28, 2019.

Applications should be submitted via Competition Space, and include name, title, department, years employed, as well as one nomination letter and two letters of support.


Shoutbox image of Ari Bhaumik with event date: September 21We are proud to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Camille Mrozowski Award is Arijit K. Bhaumik, Research Administrator for the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC), Department of Neurology.

This award recognizes Ari’s passion, professionalism, tireless commitment, and extraordinary care for both researchers and their patients. As the Research Administrator of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Ari supports countless research activities, from managing research projects to training study coordinators to balancing complex research budgets. Ari is an excellent communicator, emphasizing creative and dynamic strategies for multicultural, cross-generational and multipurpose understanding of research within the MADC. He has managed neurodegenerative clinical trials and longitudinal studies at the MADC for more than 12 years.

The Office of Research will celebrate Arijit Bhaumik and remember Camille Mrozowski at an award reception from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM on Friday, September 21 at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), Building 520, Room 1122.


2017 - Kristen Hug

Kristen HugWe are proud to announce that the inaugural recipient of the Camille Mrozowski Award is Kristen Hug, Program Manager in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology.

This award recognizes Kristen’s professionalism, dedication, passion and integrity in her 13-year career at the university. She provides vital pre-award grant administration in her department, supporting research faculty in the submission of applications, Just In Time (JIT) packages and progress reports, as well as acting as the unit’s student services representative.

She is described by her colleagues as unflappable, unfailingly positive, warm, reliable and efficient, and Interim Chair Kristen Verhey calls her the “best pre-award grants person on campus.”

The Office of Research celebrated Kristen Hug and remembered Camille Mrozowski at an award reception on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in the GAPS Lounge, 2950 THSL. 


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