Nakia's work ethic demonstrates all of the attributes of The Florence Effect and deserves to be recognized for her dedication to Clinical Research. Although our site has never met Nakia in person, she has made a tremendous impact on our site in San Diego. Nakia has on numerous occasions helped our site, and therefore our research clients, with the procurement of a required element for completion of an Amyloid Pet scan. These scans are crucial as they determine if an individual's brain contains a protein (Amyloid) that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's Disease. At times we cannot order this item directly, and at the last minute Nakia has stepped in to ensure we get what we need. This shows compassion, creativity and sincerity. She is empowered to make the decision to allow us to move forward even when we have exceeded the requested lead time for delivery. She is generous in responding to numerous emails and is determined to get the job done! Having a colleague that has a desire to help another team member succeed is the definition of teamwork. Although she is on the perimeter, we rely on her and respect her for her "gutsy' approach to working through any red tape. For all these reasons, and across many miles, I am honored to nominate Ms. Nakia Brown!