We are delighted to announce the Office for Research's 7th annual core facility awards. Selection of award recipients was based upon information provided in 2016 annual reports as well as other considerations pertaining to the operation of facilities during the past year. All facilities will receive detailed feedback on the assessment process and their performance in the coming weeks.
All faculty and staff working in core facilities at Northwestern University are invited to the Core Facilities Colloquium and Awards Luncheon on September 23 (see attachment). All awardees will be honored guests at the luncheon and acknowledged in OR's Fall Newsletter and on the core facilities website.
The Gold Star Award is bestowed on facilities that have placed in the top 10% four or more times. Each of these facilities will receive a commemorative plaque, and each full-time employee will receive $200. The 2016 Gold Star Awardees are
Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center (CAM-NIC)
Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE)
Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC)
The Outstanding Core Facility Award is bestowed on facilities that place in the top 10% (excluding Gold Star Awardees). Each facility will receive a commemorative plaque and a $2,000 voucher for discretionary use related to the operation of the facility (e.g., professional development, workshop, seminar program). The 2016 Outstanding Core Facility Awardees are
RHLCC's Flow Cytometry Facility
Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry Core (ChemCore)
Center for Translational Imaging (CTI)
The following are recognized as Honorable Mention for placing in the top 20%. The 2016 Honorable Mention facilities are
High Throughput Analysis Laboratory (HTAL)
Simpson Querrey Institute's Peptide Synthesis Core
Skin Disease Research Center (SDRC) Core Facilities
Please join us in congratulating all of these facilities for their outstanding achievements!
Let us know if you can join us at the Colloquium, http://www.cvent.com/d/svql1m