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DCHS Honors Faculty and Staff at Postponed Awards Night

The Saint Louis University Doisy College of Health Sciences honored three faculty members, one staff member and one clinical preceptor with various awards at its annual DCHS Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony. The ceremony, which usually happens in the spring, was delayed until the fall so members of the college could celebrate in person. Awardees received a certificate of achievement and a cash prize to be used toward a future professional development opportunity.

The awards presented at the DCHS Spring Celebration included:

DCHS Faculty and Staff Award Recipients
The 2021 DCHS Faculty and Staff Award recipients.

Frye, who won the Distinguished Service Award, was honored to win the award and explained why service was important to her.

“Service is a great way to be involved and learn more about the organizations and in individuals I am serving,” Frye said. “Service connects me to the community, raises social awareness and reminds me why I chose to be involved in these organizations and communities.”

Dr. Linsenmeyer, who won the Excellence in Scholarship Award for her research in transgender healthcare, discussed how much of an honor it was for her colleagues to recognize her work and its impact on the community.

“The recognition of the importance of the transgender health research by my colleagues and the DCHS leadership is the most meaningful part of this award,” Dr. Linsenmeyer said. “The Transgender Health Collaborative is advancing this research line at SLU and it has received nothing but support from college and university leadership. I don’t take that for granted and it makes me very proud to call SLU home.”

Kennedy, the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, was thrilled to be celebrated by her colleagues for her hard work.

“Being honored in front of fellow faculty and staff was humbling and very special,” Kennedy said. “DCHS has incredible educators, which makes it such an honor to receive this award.”

DCHS Interim Dean Tricia Austin, Ph.D., PT, ATC, enjoyed the awards night as great way to celebrate the many successes of the college faculty and staff.

“The Doisy College of Health Sciences award celebration is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of college faculty and staff,” Dr. Austin said. “The awardees this year are most deserving and exemplify the range of expertise and contributions that advance our college in meaningful ways.”

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of more than 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.