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Salute to Excellence

5/9/16, 3:00-4:30, Millberry Conference Center, Parnassus

5/18/16, 1:00-2:00, Mission Bay, Genentech Hall Atrium


Salute to Excellence is the annual School of Medicine reception that recognizes the contributions of all staff and faculty. At this year’s informal receptions, we will join together with the school's leadership to celebrate you and your colleagues for another year of hard work and dedication to the school's mission.  At the Parnassus event, Dean King will also present the 2016 Holly Smith Awards.

We know you are busy so feel free to drop in for a few minutes for an afternoon break.  Ben & Jerry's ice cream cones will be provided.

We will also celebrate this past year's School of Medicine internal award recipients!


Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Awards: Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD

Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Awards: Susan Kegeles, PhD, and Sheri Weiser, MD, MA, MPH

Academic Senate’s Faculty Research Lecturers: David Morgan, PhD, and Nancy Adler, PhD

Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women: Nancy Ascher, MD, and Katherine Thompson-Peer, PhD

Chancellor's Award for Disability Service: Lisa Meeks, PhD, and Cricket Fisher

Chancellor's Award for GLBT Leadership: Mitchell Lunn, MD

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award: Markita Mays, Nicolas Barcelo, Sidra Bonner, and Frederick Jamison

Great People Award Winners: Bren Ahearn, Zuleima Aguilar, Christina Chen, Roxanne Espaldon, Eleanor Fiege, Sara Garrigues, HDF Comprehensive Cancer Center Staff Recognition Team, Molly Kirsch, Pediatric Fellowship Program Coordinator Team, Anna Salazar, Marianna Silvestri, Virtual Home Team-CTSI, Autry Willis, and Melissent Zumwalt

Holly Smith Awards: Shary Eiser, RN, Andy Josephson, MD, Wylie Liu, and Mike McCune, MD, PhD

Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award: Claire Brindis, PhD

Elliott Rappaport Award: Don Abrams, MD

Sustainability Awards:  Anya Desai and Gina Solomon, MD, MPH




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