2008 FRI Awards
Eligible nominees for the Daniel Mendelsohn New Investigator Award are new investigators who show future promise, evidenced by energy and enthusiasm in research that addresses prevention, treatment or education activities, and have demonstrated scholarly research potential compatible with the mission of FRI.
Michael S. Gordon, D.P.A., Research Scientist, who began his career at FRI in 1999, was nominated for this award by Timothy W. Kinlock, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist. It was said that, “Dr, Gordon is in the top 1% with regard to professional accomplishments” and also, “[He] is well on course to become a highly successful investigator.” Thus, it was with great pleasure that FRI awarded Dr. Gordon with the 2008 Daniel Mendelsohn New Investigator Award.
Eligible nominees for the Mentoring Award are Principal Investigators associated with FRI who encourage, enhance, and teach scientists who are new to the field. The mentor assumes the role of a trusted friend and advisor to the new research.
Robert P. Schwartz, M.D., Medical Director/Senior Research Scientist, who began his career at FRI in 2000, was nominated for this award by Shannon Mitchell, Ph.D., Research Scientist; Diana Caldwell, Ph.D., Research Scientist; and Sharon Kelly, Ph.D., Research Scientist. It was said that, “The mentorship process represents a relationship and Dr. Schwartz’s exuberant personality and professional generosity have made that relationship both productive and immensely enjoyable.” Thus, it was with great pleasure that FRI awarded Dr. Schwartz with the 2008 Mentoring Award.
Eligible nominees for the Friend of Friends Award are individuals (who may or may not be employees) whose outstanding work has improved the lives of people spiritually, mentally, and physically, and reflect the mission of FRI, or whose work on behalf of FRI supports FRI in the fulfillment of its mission.
Jerome H. Jaffe, M.D., Senior Research Scientist, who became affiliated with FRI in 2001, was nominated for this award by Dr. Robert Schwartz, Medical Director/Senior Research Scientist. Dr. Schwartz nominated Dr. Jaffe based on “…his lifetime achievements and considerable impact on the field of drug addiction treatment” and said that “…it had been an honor to work beside him.” Dr. Schwartz also stated that “At Friends, Dr. Jaffe has generously provided his encyclopedic knowledge, insight and creativity to our researchers.” Thus, it was with great pleasure that FRI awarded Dr. Jaffe with the 2008 Friend of Friends Award.
Eligible nominees for the FRI Employee Service Award are FRI employees who have had many years of service with FRI, exhibit outstanding work performance as well as dedication and loyalty to FRI, and demonstrate a strong work ethic.
Ms. Carolyn G. Roeth, who began her career at FRI in 1996, was nominated for the FRI Employee Service Award by Manette Mapa, M.S., Clinical Coordinator. It was said that, “With her exceptional work ethic, competence, and professional conduct, Carolyn has provided indispensable support in keeping the front office running smoothly.” Thus, it was with great pleasure that FRI awarded Ms. Carolyn Roeth with the 2008 Employee Service Award.