UH Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service
Service Award Winner
A secretary in the UH medical school’s Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Reproductive Biology, Juliana Siu joined the medical school staff in 1994, and soon thereafter assumed administrative responsibility for the school’s Willed Body Program that receives human cadavers donated for educational purposes.
In the immediate aftermath of the October 2004 flood that hit the Biomedical Science Building especially hard, Siu "stepped forward with clarity of thought, focus and determination" (the words of her nominators) to organize departmental response in the areas of instruction, research, communication and administration "to keep the place running."
Siu also was the prime mover in developing and nurturing a memorial service for surviving family members of those who donate their bodies to the medical school. The service has turned into a positive and uplifting experience for those who participate each year.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service honors Manoa staff members who demonstrate outstanding work performance, service and leadership. Criteria include record of competence and efficiency, exceptional contribution in the attainment of program objectives, creative solutions to difficult problems, integrity and dedication to the mission of a program.