The Department of Laboratory Medicine held a simple tribute ceremony in honor of outgoing NKTI Executive Director Aileen Riego-Javier at the Doctors’ Lounge last March 15.
Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, Dr. Javier served as the Chairman of the Department of Laboratory Medicine. She was also instrumental in the establishment of the Section of Anatomic Pathology and the Renal Pathology and Electron Microscopy Unit.
Attended by both current and previous employees of the laboratory, the program included a video tribute and photo montage on the life and contributions of Dr. Javier in the establishment and development of anatomic pathology in the department. Senior consultants toasted to her achievements as a mentor, co-worker, and administrator, while others serenaded her. The department gave her several gifts as mementos of her decades of involvement and valuable contribution in the laboratory.
The event was capped by hours of eating, singing, and dancing.