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."