UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Winter 2018 2018 Volume XXXIII Number 3 - Page 34

inside view Pam Alverson UA B E MPLOY EE OF T HE Y E A R Pam Alverson, program director for the Office of Program Review and Monitoring Systems in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named UAB Employee of the Year, the university’s highest non- academic employee award. “I am deeply honored and humbled to receive this recognition,” says Alverson. “To be awarded for a job you enjoy and working with people you love and respect is incredible. I am proud to work for UAB and be a part of the on-mission Comprehensive Cancer Center team.” Alverson, who was selected December 2016’s Employee of the Month, was praised for her calm attitude that provides stability in an overwhelming system and for her dedication to her position. In her role, Alverson oversees the administrative tasks of the scientific review process for cancer-related clinical trials, interacting with investigators, working groups and related committees and essentially moving clinical research protocols through the center’s process. “She has incredible attention to detail working with scores of physicians and scientists performing clinical trials,” says Edward Partridge, M.D., former director of the Cancer Center and one the people who nominated her. “In spite of this challenge — akin to herding not cats, but tigers — I have never once seen he