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Scott Stangenes Receives SPH Award of Excellence

Research Coordinator Scott Stangenes was recognized at the annual SPH Awards of Excellence for exemplary work on the STAT 911 project.
Scott Stangenes Receives SPH Award of Excellence

Scott Stangenes (right) is congratulated by interim Dean Joel Kaufman and other officials for receiving the Outstanding Staff Award. Photo courtesy of Elizar Mercado.

Research Coordinator Scott Stangenes was recognized at the annual SPH Awards of Excellence for exemplary work on the STAT 911 project.

May 25, 2017

NWCPHP’s Scott Stangenes has received the Outstanding Staff Award from the UW School of Public Health Department of Health Services for exemplifying the commitment to excellence, collaboration, respect, innovation, and responsibility that defines the department.

The award was presented to Stangenes during the annual SPH Awards of Excellence celebration at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture on May 12. The celebration recognized students, faculty, and staff for their outstanding achievements.

Stangenes was recognized for his work as Research Coordinator on the STAT 911 project, which included conducting over 300 training sessions for 911 dispatchers over a 12-month period. The project tested a training program to improve 911 dispatchers’ ability to identify patients in cardiac arrest and provide telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation (T-CPR). The training was later found to be effective.

“It is nice to be recognized for my work on this project,” said Stangenes. “I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work on the STAT 911 project and to be a part of this successful team.”

Stangenes, a native of Eagan, Minnesota, has been part of NWCPHP since 2010 and has held the role of Research Coordinator for the last five years.

“I like working at NWCPHP because my colleagues are dedicated, talented, and supportive,” he said.

Health Services Department Chair Jeffrey R. Harris, MD, MPH, MBA, thanked Stangenes “for who you are and all that you do to share your talents.”

Since 911 dispatchers work various shifts, Stangenes would accommodate these schedules, by conducting the training sessions late at night and on the weekends. He also showed flexibility on occasions when training sessions were canceled just minutes before they started, due to staffing challenges brought on by public safety crises.

“His dedication, professionalism, and collegiality have been nothing short of remarkable,” said Harris. “His efforts were vital to the success of the trial. This is just one example of the fine work Scott contributes on a regular basis.”

Stangenes is the latest NWCPHP staff member to be recognized with the Outstanding Staff Award for their work. Continuing Education Coordinator Trudy San Jose White and Learning Technologies Specialist Sarah Manchanda received the honor in the past.

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