Spring 2006 Table of Contents
Celebrating Our Community
Ms. Emilie Godfrey is a Give a Violet Award Winner

President John Sexton and Emilie Godfrey

Emilie Godfrey, Research Administrator for the multi-center, NIH-funded, NYU Oral Cancer Research for Adolescent and Adult Health Promotion (RAAHP) Center, is the recipient of a 2005-2006 "Give A Violet Award." The award recognizes NYU administrators and staff for their exceptional ability to give quality service within the framework of their jobs. These special awards reflect the appreciation that members of the NYU community feel for their colleagues. Winners are invited to a reception by President Sexton and are presented with a violet pin and a gift.

In nominating Ms. Godfrey, Dr. Ralph V. Katz, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the NYU Oral Cancer RAAHP Center, wrote: "At the time of her job interview in 2000, Ms. Godfrey already had a rich work history as a coordinator of multi-center health research studies in major medical centers in New York City, some as large as 300 collaborating sites.

Ms. Godfrey was so impressed by the energy and potential for research at NYUCD that she signed on for a much-lower paying position than she was accustomed to in order to join the team that was writing and preparing the major NIH-funded, seven-year, $8.3 million multi-center grant that was ultimately awarded to NYUCD to establish the NYU Oral Cancer RAAHP Center. Few make this type of financial sacrifice. She is the true engine that drives all the administrative activities of the Center and, more than anyone else, is able to overcome all logistical hurdles in order to ensure the grant's forward momentum. I can think of no one more deserving of this award."