Recognition and Rewards Program (R&R)

What is it?

Vanderbilt Medical Center has established the Recognition and Reward Program in order to recognize the difference great performers make. The Department of Biostatistics will implement this program by acknowledging positive behaviors and results, as well as exceptional performance. We will recognize individuals we work with (peers), individuals we report to (leaders), and individuals who report to us (staff).

Available options

  • Non-monetary recognition: electronic “Thank You” cards that may be given by anyone in the department to faculty and staff. The Vanderbilt Medical Center Award web site is (Note:Only authorized individuals).

  • Monetary awards: to any departmental member (gift certificates, rather than cash) and may be given by designated award givers. Gift certificates are considered taxable income. It is important to be specific about the reasons for recognizing a member; make sure to mention what the prospective recipient did and what the result(s) of his/her contribution was. Committee will review information and make decisions about monetary awards.

How do you nominate?

You may nominate members through Dbconnect's R&R module. If the person works in the Department of Biostatistics, type in the last name and it should auto-complete. Place your comments in the comment box. Emails should be sent to to nominate non-departmental staff members.

Faculty Funding

Information regarding the purpose of faculty funding may be found at:

Additional Information

Additonal information about R&R may be found at:

IDEA! Vanderbilt Medical Center Recognition and Rewards Site

Credo Behaviors

Pillar Goals

Credo Descriptors for Biostatisticians

Recognize and Reward Committee Meeting Agendas
Topic revision: r21 - 16 Jun 2011, LindaStewart

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