Tufts MC True Blue Recipient: John Gonsalves, Director, Research Administration (Medical Specialties & Tufts Children's Hospital)
Nomination from Jill Maron, MD, MPH, Neonatologist, Mother Infant Research Institute:
“John epitomizes the spirit of Tufts Medical Center. He consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that all members of our research community are fully supported. Whether he’s staying late to upload a grant as the deadline approaches or miraculously balancing a seemingly impossible budget, John not only consistently gets the job done, but does so with impressive skill and ease.
“John is the first person to step up to the plate to fill any role asked of him. When there was a plumbing malfunction on Tupper 9, John was the first to roll up his sleeves (and pant legs!) and ‘dive’ in to help. However, the best aspect of John’s personality is his overwhelming kindness. He goes out of his way to get to know each and every member of the Tufts MC community–from physicians and researchers to maintenance workers, and security officers to cleaning staff. For example, John repeatedly expressed great concern for the well-being of a night cleaning staff member who was out of work for a time. John is a special person who, simply put, makes Tufts MC better.”