The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of both its Distinction in Mentoring
and Distinction in Teaching Awards. A reception honoring these recipients will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the afternoon in the Lange Room of the UCSF Library (Parnassus).
Selected through a peer-reviewed process, these recipients represent faculty who have demonstrated, over the course of their career, a dedication and skill level at with mentoring and teaching which UCSF colleagues, students, postdocs and staff believe should be recognized.
To select these recipients, the Academic Senate designates a selection committee comprised of faculty (Distinction in Mentoring) and separately, faculty and students (Distinction Teaching), from all four schools.
The Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF five years or fewer goes to Erick Hung, MD
, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Hung is the Director for the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He chairs the residency module “Professionalism, Systems, and leadership” and actively teaches in the areas of risk assessment, medical education, forensic psychiatry, and ethics. His interests include primary care and mental health integration, the interface between mental health and the legal system, inter-professional training, HIV psychiatry, HIV/LGBT mental health, and medical education.
The Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF five years or more goes to Alan Gelb, MD
, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, SFGH.
Dr. Gelb is the creator and presenter of the annual “Danovic” case, the first lecture students receive on day one of medical school and is a re-enactment of a trauma patient presenting to the Emergency Department. Faculty from a variety of trauma-related specialties, nurses, a social worker, and a pharmacist involve the students in the resuscitation followed by lectures from the trauma team. The case has been nominated for, and received, numerous teaching awards. It has also been featured in the SF Chronicle and US News and World Report. Dr. Gelb has been an attending physician in the Emergency Department at San Francisco General Hospital since 1980. While there, he has served as Director, Medical Research (1987-1989), and Chief, Department of Emergency Services (1990-2007) and as Chief of Staff, SFGH from 1999 until 2001.