The Manny Genn Prize for 2013

Emanuel (Manny) and Myra Genn, generous supporters of enhancing administrative excellence at Einstein
Emanuel (Manny) and Myra Genn, generous supporters of enhancing administrative excellence at Einstein
Associate Dean Emanuel (Manny) Genn retired from Einstein in 2008 after 36 years of outstanding service to the College. During his entire career at Einstein, and before that, Manny dedicated himself to continuous learning and seeking knowledge to improve himself and to improve the College. Manny, and his wife Myra, very generously pledged $100,000 to establish an endowment to support professional staff development and, as a result, the improvement of Einstein. In 2011, Einstein with Manny’s encouragement and input announced the establishment of the Genn Prize.


The Genn Prize provides financial assistance for the professional and career development of the College’s career managers and administrators. The award’s goal is to aid in developing skills, knowledge and other qualities that prepare career staff employees for career growth within the College. The Genn Prize will be awarded annually to management staff employees who have demonstrated outstanding performance and commitment in improving the College.

Grants of up to $6,000 are awarded annually in support of an executive education or training program. The College endorses paid release time for programs that cannot be scheduled outside of work hours. The Office of Human Resources will administer the application, selection, and reimbursement process.

Who is eligible?

Throughout the application, review and award process, the applicant must be an active Einstein career manager or administrator, who works full time, and has a current performance evaluation rating of outstanding.

For what kind of courses will grants be given?

Einstein is interested in helping our staff gain access and experience to thought leaders and networks in the fields of higher education and medical education and research. We encourage and will support applications to programs such as those offered by Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Other career–related programs will be considered such as those that prepare an employee for additional assignments or positions within the College. Examples include:

  • Degree or certificate-granting programs in such fields as management, finance or biotechnology.
  • Workshops or seminars in areas such as management, human resources or organizational development.
  • Conferences focusing on the latest updates or advances in technology.

What expenses are covered?

The Genn Prize will provide grants not to exceed $6,000 in the fiscal year awarded for expenses related to lodging, travel, and tuition costs to attend the desired career professional education program. The awardee may elect to defer the prize and reimbursement under this program for an entire fiscal year,

What is the application process?

This is a two-step process. Step 1: Fill out the on-line Genn Prize application and click “submit”; your application will be automatically forwarded to your department chair or department head. At this point, your application is "pending". Step 2: Once your department chair/head fills out his/her portion of your application, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that your application is complete and will be forwarded for review.

Choose your program carefully. The Genn Prize is awarded on the basis of the level of executive development and challenge of the desired program you will ask the College to invest and support. Depending on the application pool, one to three Genn Prizes may be awarded each September. Recipients are also featured in Inside Einstein and Einstein Today and will also be publicly recognized at the annual Staff Recognition program in December.

Application Deadline: October 11th

Hector Jimenez, Nancy Garcia, Manny Genn & Najam Hayat
(From left) Hector Jimenez, Nancy Garcia, Manny Genn and Najam Hayat

Last Year's Winners

To view the 2012 winners of the Manny Genn Prize, click this link below and read their stories:
Inaugural Genn Prize Rewards Excellence among Einstein Administrators