Leslie Willis, MS, is the recipient of the 2016 Duke School of Medicine Research Staff Appreciation Award in Clinical Research. This award, along with staff appreciation awards in Basic Science Research and Translational Research, is given in recognition of exemplary support in the conduct of clinical research projects. The School of Medicine launched this new annual award program in 2015. Each award recipient receives a plaque and $250.00.
DMPI faculty member Cris Slentz summed up Leslie’s contributions: “Leslie has all the character traits that are important for being an "award winning" research team member. She is intelligent with the desire to learn new things. She is always reliable and willing to help other team members whenever she can. Leslie cares about her research participants and she wants the best for them, and her participants really care about Leslie. She has a great attitude toward people, about the importance of the research she is involved in and about growing in her job. . . . I can say without reservation that she has been a major part of the overall success of the Kraus team and she has been a real joy to work with.”
Congratulations Leslie on this well-deserved honor!