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ULAM Staff Member Receives OVPR Research Administration Staff Safeguard Recognition Award


Arthur Lupia, PhD (left), U-M Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation, presents Megan Kellepourey (right) with the OVPR Research Administration Staff Safeguard Recognition Award

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) is pleased to announce that Megan Kellepourey, a senior administrative assistant for the ULAM Training Core, recently received an award from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) for her exemplary service and important contributions to the university’s research enterprise.

The OVPR Research Staff Awards Program, “recognizes staff members for their distinguished service to the U-M research community, celebrates exemplary leadership that positively impacts colleagues, and advances the mission of U-M.”

Award recipients must demonstrate both personal and professional growth; a commitment to implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles; engagement with committee work or service within the university or broader community; and advance the U-M research mission through their exemplary performance.

Megan Kellepourey, Senior Administrative Assistant, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Core

Megan has been part of ULAM for many years and has consistently supported the entire U-M animal research community by enhancing and supporting the Animal Care & Use (ACU) Program’s robust training and documentation processes.

She serves two main functions in her role: developing impactful training that enhances the learning experiences of the research community and fulfilling comprehensive administrative tasks to ensure the ULAM Training Core functions smoothly and efficiently.

Among the many achievements highlighted by Megan’s supervisors and colleagues are:

  • Her consistent focus on ensuring a high level of customer service in all interactions
  • A drive to enhance and improve existing processes to increase efficiency and efficacy
  • Her dedication to pursuing personal and professional growth

“I have been incredibly impressed with – and have greatly benefitted from – Megan’s attention to detail and commitment to the mission of animal welfare through appropriate training of animal care and use personnel,” said U-M Senior Associate Attending Veterinarian Melissa Dyson, DVM, MS, DACLAM.

Congratulations, Megan, on this well-earned honor! Your accomplishments and spirit exemplify the qualities celebrated by our Animal Care & Use Program, and the wider U-M research community!

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