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Awards recognize service, teamwork, accountability and resourcefulness

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) recognized the outstanding service of three employees on June 7 with “STAR” awards. STAR stands for “Service, Teamwork, Accountability, and Resourcefulness.” The awards are presented annually at GCSOM’s Faculty and Staff Recognition Day. At the celebration, 28 employees also received 10-year service awards and 15 employees were given five-year awards.

GCSOM’s 2018 faculty STAR award winner is associate professor of pathology, Carmine Cerra, M.D. In addition to the faculty award, two staff STAR awards were given. They went to Heather Davis and Gina Osif. Ms. Davis was recognized for her work as director of marketing and communications at GCSOM, while Ms. Osif was honored for her work as assistant registrar.


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STAR Award Winners 2018
The 2018 STAR Award Winners: Gina Osif, assistant registrar; Carmine Cerra, associate professor of pathology; and Heather Davis, director of marketing and communications.
Ten-Year Service Awardees 2018
Ten-Year Service Awardees
Five-Year Service Awardees 2018
Five-Year Service Awardees

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