Department of Medicine Staff Recognition Program

Elevation Award

The Elevation Award: A monthly recognition for Department of Medicine Staff who go above and beyond their regularly assigned job duties.

Winners will receive a certificate and gift card, in addition automatically nominated for CU Staff Council’s Employee of the Month and automatically nominated for the new PEAK Award, which is awarded at the Annual Department of Medicine Faculty and Staff Award Ceremony.


Any fulltime/PT Department of Medicine Staff Member



  • Going above and beyond expectations
  • Putting ideas into action.
  • Taking the lead.
  • Peer to Peer recognition.

Nomination Process:

Anyone can nominate a staff member, using an online form via a QR Code, a letter of nomination with no more than 3-4 sentences indicating the manner in which the nominee has gone beyond their assigned role. Nomination submissions will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Department of Medicine Chair. Nominations are not required or capped on a monthly basis.

Nominate a staff member

Annual Staff Recognition Awards 

2024 Staff Awardees:

Announced at the May 8, 2024 Department of Medicine Faculty & Staff Award Ceremony.


2022 Staff Innovators

The Staff Innovator Award – mirrors its faculty counterpart. We intend to recognize staff who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements in activities and approaches that go above and beyond the expectations for their jobs. These staff have demonstrated a sustained pattern of high-quality leadership in their duties, going above and beyond their job description and who have contributed constructively to the Department of Medicine's mission through their service and professional activities which enrich the culture in our department and who have championed the causes of equity and justice.

Department of Medicine (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045


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