Facts and Fun at Researchpalooza 2022!
Researchpalooza came back, and it was better than ever! A sunny summer day found hundreds of faculty and staff mixing and mingling with team members from over 50 different offices and labs who serve biomedical research across campus. CLICK HERE if you’d like to check out fun photos from the event, and you’ll also find some great pics from the MM Health Lab team HERE.
500 attendees used the Medical School Office of Research's famous "Passport to Prizes" to navigate the event and learn the latest facts and services about the various groups, while having fun and getting the chance to win great prizes. A few of the winners of this year's prize drawings include:Mitra Aliabouzar, Jurassic Park Gift Basket from the Central Biorepository
Yasmin Baig, “Henriettta’s Legacy” artwork from the Research Pharmacy
Michael Callahan, Jamaican Jerk Pit Gift Card from from the Clinical Trials Support Office
Daniel Edwards, Pilar’s Tamales Gift Card from from the Clinical Trials Support Office
Brad Godfrey, $50 amazon gift card from the OoR
Francisco Gomez Rivers, Hybridoma Core Raffle
Mariz Gonzalez-Martinez, gift basket from the Data Office
Charu Gupta, Hybridoma Core Raffle
Tanpreet Kaur, t-shirt from the Research Pharmacy
Brittany Nordhaus, Go! Ice Cream Gift Card from from the Clinical Trials Support Office
Alexis Ploutz Snyder, iPad from the OoR
Shay Robison, Yeti Cooler from the Research Pharmacy
Emily Sargent, Godaiko Gift Card from from the Clinical Trials Support Office
Rashi Singhal, Hybridoma Core Raffle
Mauricio Torres, California Coast Gift Basket from the Grant Services & Analysis Office
Tiffany Wan, $2000 for professional travel from the OoR
Meilin Wang, Stadium Blanket from the Research Pharmacy
In addition to prize drawings, each year the OoR also sponsors a Customer Service Award for the participating organizations. “Secret shoppers” wandered the event, evaluating the tables based on research knowledge and the friendliness of the staff. This year, the Advanced Genomics Core took home the trophy, with the secret shoppers noting that the core’s staffers were very positive and knowledgeable, eager to point out that they’d be excited to have the chance to collaborate with the attendees on their research.
“After two years of working at a distance or remotely, it was wonderful to see so many smiling faces in person,“ noted Teri Grieb, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research Strategy and Senior Director for Research. “We are extremely grateful for all the hard work that’s occurring every day in our labs. Researchpalooza has always been a great chance to celebrate the wide variety of people behind the scenes supporting research, but this year was extra special and a huge success.”
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