Chancellor Award to Lisa Kellett

Satoru Izutsu, Ph.D. and Ivica Zalud, M.D., Ph.D. awards recipient Lisa Kellett, (Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Administrator, Medical Student Education Administrator and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Conference Coordinator) the 2016 University of Hawai`i Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service by an Administrative, Professional and Technical Employee.





Congratulations Lisa!

Who says hard work isn’t rewarded? An employee with more than two decades of service to the University of Hawai’i medical school is so well-appreciated that she has been named a winner of the 2016 “Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service”at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Lisa Kellett, a 23-year employee, has served as Medical Student Administrator at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) since 2008, and recently took on the additional role of Administrator of JABSOM’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program.

Lisa is described as the “heart and soul” of the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health (OBGYN) Department, one of JABSOM’s largest departments. She is responsible for orienting students in the medical clerkship of the OBGYN program to both the hospital setting and their patient care responsibilities. She also organizes the OBGYN interest group for medical students, and single-handedly runs the faculty presentations that are oftentimes scheduled after-hours. Said one nominator of her diligence and institutional memory, “Our department and multiple programs and projects would fall apart if she ever left.”