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Two staff members to receive Marsh O'Neill Awards for outstanding contributions to Stanford's research mission

The awards ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Faculty Club.

L.A. Cicero Lori McVay and Kathleen Thompson

Lori McVay and Kathleen Thompson

This year, two staff members – one in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and another in the School of Medicine – will receive Marsh O'Neill Awards.

Now in its 20th year, the award honors staff members who have made outstanding contributions to Stanford's research mission.

This year's honorees are Lori McVay, associate director for finance and administration at the Program on Food Security and the Environment, a joint program of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Woods Institute for the Environment; and Kathleen Thompson, director of the Research Management Group in the School of Medicine.

The dean of research established the Marsh O'Neill Award in 1990. It was named for its first recipient, Marshall D. O'Neill, who retired that same year after nearly four decades as associate director of the W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory. A faculty panel chooses the award winner.

McVay and Thompson will be the 30th and 31st staff members to receive the award.

The award presentation – which includes a check for $5,000 for each winner – will take place at 4 p.m. Monday at the Faculty Club. Anyone who knows either of the winners and would like to congratulate them is welcome to attend.