Scientist wins university-level Superior Accomplishment Award

Dina Michaels with her award.

Dina Michaels with her award.

Dina Michaels, a senior biological scientist with the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a  university-level Superior Accomplishment Award in the scientific/technical category. She was one of only six UF employees to be selected from unit-level winners in six professional categories.

Each winner received a cash award of $2,000, a commemorative Gator desktop plaque and an invitation to join UF President Fuchs in the President’s Box at a UF football game this fall.

Michaels works in Dr. Dan Brown’s laboratory in the department of infectious diseases and pathology. According to her nomination packet, she brought national and international attention to UF and the college by relocating a collection of bacteria and antiserum to UF and making these samples available to the scientific community.

“As a result of her dedication to this project, we have been invited to join the National Science Foundation-funded U.S Culture Collection Network, and have fulfilled requests for specimens from U.S. and overseas labs,” Brown said.

As part of Michaels’ nomination packet, Brown submitted a testimonial video about her contributions to his laboratory, the college and UF. That video is here:



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