Manny Genn Prize Bolsters Professional Development
Knowledge is power.
That’s something Emanuel “Manny” Genn, former associate dean of finance and administration, believed and embraced during his 36 years at Einstein. For nearly a decade, a prize he and his wife Myra established following his retirement in 2008, has provided a means for members of the Einstein community to gain knowledge that could help them further their careers.
Established in 2011, the Manny Genn Prize aims to support the professional growth of Einstein administrators and managers.
“Winners have used their awards to take career-oriented courses and attend professional conferences,” noted Yvonne Ramirez, vice president of human resources.
“I’m a great believer in continuing education and I’m sure the winners of this year’s prize will do the College of Medicine proud,” said Mr. Genn.
Learning During a Pandemic
The 2020 award winner was Natasha Muriel, grants administrator for genetics. In spite of limitations posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Natasha managed to identify an online master’s degree program in research administration that would allow her to expand her knowledge and hone new skills.
“It’s always been a goal of mine to further my education,” said Natasha, who already has a master’s degree in business. “I felt I needed something more focused on the field in which I’m working and the research administration program that I found offered just what I needed. I’m grateful for the support from my department and to Mr. Genn and human resources for the generous prize that allowed me to pursue the course of study.”
Make Your Application or a Nomination
The next formal application and nomination process for the 2021 award—to be used by June 2022—is now underway. If you know someone deserving of this opportunity or would like to apply, view this link to learn the full details and make your submission.
Editor’s Note: The Manny Genn Prize is one way that Einstein supports career development among its workforce. For those taking courses toward earning a certificate or degree, there also is tuition reimbursement, so long as there is a connection to one’s professional growth. And, anyone on campus can access the Montefiore Learning Network and LinkedIn Learning tiles under “My Workflow” on the intranet. These sites offer many options for learning about myriad topics and professional skills.
Posted on: Wednesday, October 13, 2021