Dr. Janice DeMoor recognized for her outstanding contributions to health research

Dr. Janice DeMoor is the 2020 recipient of the Staff Award of Excellence. Dr. DeMoor began working with Lawson in 2007 as a Scientific Writer on Dr. Frank Prato’s research team, helping to develop grant applications. Although funding for this role eventually ran out, it was obvious that Dr. DeMoor was extremely valuable to researchers and to the institute as a whole. She joined Lawson’s Administration team in 2013 and has established an outstanding Grant Development team, supporting all of Lawson’s researchers. 

Dr. DeMoor now serves as the Manager of Lawson’s Grant Development team where she is responsible for the review and institutional approval of grant submissions. With the goal of increasing grant success, her team works with Lawson researchers to identify grant and award opportunities, develops grant-writing tools and resources, and assists in the preparation of external grant applications. Throughout her time in this role, Dr. DeMoor has been devoted to supporting Lawson scientists, trainees, and residents in advancing their research career, and ensures that her team operates with the same level of drive and efficiency as herself. 

“Dr. DeMoor is a leader who makes a difference. She has molded her team to become more and more efficient in dealing with an ever-increasing load of grant applications,” says Dr. Prato, Lawson Scientist and Dr. DeMoor’s nominator. 

Dr. DeMoor serves as an excellent role model and mentor, openly sharing her knowledge and experience with peers from across the industry. She is a generous manager and has greatly enriched collaborative efforts across the organization, including the establishment of a patient engagement initiative at Lawson. 

“I am honoured to have received this award. Working with Lawson’s researchers and seeing how we can add value is extremely rewarding.  The hard work of my entire team has led to our success, and their dedication is integral to us meeting our goals,” says Dr. DeMoor. 

Dr. DeMoor is highly respected within the research community due to her knowledge of funding opportunities and grantsmanship, her dedication to her work, and commitment to her team. She is an exemplary and supportive manager, fostering her team in developing their skills, finding their passion in the field, and supporting them in related projects. She is a great leader, exemplified by her team’s attitude and work ethic. 

“I thank Janice for all the support she has given Lawson’s Imaging Research Program, and the amazing contribution she has made for all Lawson Scientists,” adds Dr. Prato.