People Awards

Alicia Vonderheid announced as Department of Neurology’s Staff Employee of the Quarter

Ali Vonderheid

The Department of Neurology congratulates Neurology Clinical Research Coordinator II Alicia Vonderheid for being awarded the Neurology Staff Employee of the Quarter for Q3 FY23.

Vonderheid was nominated by faculty and staff because of her exceptional ability to make research participants and their caretakers feel calm and cared for. Those who nominated her, also, highlighted how her conscientious work ethic played a part in Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis having one of the highest clinical trial enrollment rates in the country, contributing to the eventual FDA approval of the drug being tested.

Ali’s positive, humble, professional, detail-oriented and industrious work ethic has been a phenomenal gift in the high-demand environment of pediatric clinical trials in rare diseases and her ability to quickly build rapport with research patients was one of main reasons that distinguished our center as one of the higher-recruiting sites in the nation!

Vonderheid and the dozens of nominees were recognized at Neurology Staff Grand Rounds in April 2023. There was a huge response to the call for nominations for the Neurology Staff Employee of the Quarter. Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a staff member for the outstanding work they do for the department.