The Department of Anesthesiology administrative staff is composed of many talented people who are a very important part of the success of the department. In order to express our appreciation and recognize their many accomplishments, we have instituted an Employee of the Quarter award (EOTQ). 

An employee can be nominated for performing duties, and/or demonstrating capabilities that extend beyond their normal job expectations, such as: Exceptional performance or cooperation, Outstanding leadership, a Tremendous attitude, or Quality service.

Current FAS Employee of the Quarter

Linda Yun

Linda Yun

Manager of Clinical Trials and Operations

Linda is a clinical research professional with experience in project management, clinical trial feasibility review, trial design, as well as study start-up and execution. She began her WashU tenure as a clinical research coordinator (CRC) in Radiation Oncology. Since joining the Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR) in 2018 as a CRC, Linda has grown into an administrative management role as the division manager of clinical trials and operations. She supports the DoCTR research faculty and staff on a variety of research studies, collaborates with division peers and leaders, as well as works closely with the research business and financial teams on staffing and allocations.

In addition to her core responsibilities as the clinical trials manager, Linda is also a graduate of WashU’s Institute of Leadership Excellence’s inaugural Leadership Excellence and Development Program, a member of the Women of WUDA Steering Committee, and an incoming member of the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Anesthesiology Task Force.

Prior to starting at WashU, Linda spent nearly ten years on the West Coast, and then five years living abroad. She spent a month backpacking around Europe before returning to her family and hometown. Since returning to St. Louis, she has spent her time re-acclimating to Midwest weather (she says it’s a long-term work-in-progress that may never end!), and eating lots St. Louis favorites like toasted ravioli and Imo’s. In her spare time, Linda enjoys trying out overly ambitious cooking recipes, reading mystery/thriller novels, and Olympic weightlifting.

Linda hopes to continue her ongoing journey of developing her leadership skills, as well as promoting equity and safe space culture in the division. She is grateful for the awesome colleagues, leaders, and mentors around her who provide the support and guidance to achieve success in her role! She gives the greatest thanks to all those in anesthesiology for nominating her as the Employee of the Quarter in October 2023!

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Employee of the Quarter Archive
October 2023Linda Yun
July 2023Amira Hodzic
January 2023Ann Stone
October 2022Meredith McLaughlin
April 2022Patrick Yursik
January 2022Karen Moore
October 2021Hannah Graczyk
July 2021Maggie Litteken
April 2021Erin Wood
January 2021Emily Irvine
October 2020Patrick Yursik
April 2020Amber Spies
January 2020Jean Shim

Employee of the Quarter Nomination Form

If you know a staff employee in the Department of Anesthesiology that deserves this honor, please fill out the form below. All nominations will be kept confidential. A selection committee will select the Employee of the Quarter from the nominations which will be announced at the FAS Quarterly Staff Meeting. 

Note: Faculty and CRNA’s cannot be nominated.

The nominated staff employee will earn this award by demonstrating exceptional capabilities extending beyond his/her normal job expectations, such as: Exceptional performance, Outstanding leadership, Tremendous attitude, or Quality service. The selection process will be based on the “best” as determined by its importance and effect upon the department, clients and/or colleagues. Help your nominee win this recognition by being brief and specific about the reason(s) for the nomination.

For winning the “Employee of the Quarter” the nominee will receive the following:

  • the respect of their peers,
  • recognition from management, and
  • a plaque with the name of the Employee of the Quarter and the recognition/appreciation for the winner’s outstanding performance.
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