The 2008-2009 Distinction in Mentoring Award Recipients

This year, the Academic Senate is excited to announce the establishment of the Academic Senate Distinction In Mentoring Award. As an Academic Senate award, the DIM Award is an award given by faculty to faculty to celebrate and inspire excellence in faculty mentoring, an essential component to faculty success and institutional excellence.

The Academic Senate Distinction In Mentoring Award is given in two categories: Category 1 for faculty at the Assistant or Associate rank and Category 2 for faculty at the rank of full Professor. All faculty in the Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical, and Adjunct series with appointments at 50% or more time (at UCSF or its affiliates such as Fresno, the VA or SFGH) are eligible for nomination. To select each year’s recipients, a member of the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel chairs a selection committee including two faculty members from each school.    

For Category 1, the Distinction in Mentoring Award Selection Committee recognizes the outstanding mentoring by Priscilla Hsue, MD, Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine.

For Category 2, the Distinction in Mentoring Award Selection Committee recognizes the outstanding mentoring by Lisa Bero, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy.

Priscilla Hsue, MD, FAAC

Priscilla Hsue, MD, FAAC
Priscilla Hsue MD is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at San Francisco General Hospital.  She received all of her training from medical school onward at UCSF.   Dr. Hsue has established an active research program in cardiovascular disease at SFGH including (1) HIV-infection and pulmonary hypertension, (2) mechanisms underlying HIV-related atherosclerosis, (3) cocaine-related cardiovascular disease, and (4) pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular risk.  Her work is supported by multiple grants including several grants from the NIH, the American Heart Association, and industry support.  As Associate Director of the Vascular Center of Excellence at SFGH, she provides vascular imaging studies and quality control for other investigators at UCSF.  She is site director at SFGH for the UCSF Cardiology Fellowship Program and has mentored medical students, residents, nurses, and fellows in research as well as helping to obtain independent grant support for these individuals. 

Dr. Hsue is currently involved with three working groups/expert panels for the American Heart Association as well as serving as Co-Chair of a grant committee for the AHA.  She lives with her husband (Alex Monto) and daughter (Vanessa) in San Francisco.

Lisa A. Bero, PhD

Lisa A. Bero, Ph.D.
Lisa A. Bero, PhD is a  Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Faculty member, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco.  She is a pharmacologist with primary interests in how clinical and basic sciences are translated into clinical practice and health policy.  She has developed and validated methods for assessing bias in research and scientific publication and measures influences on the quality of research, including university-industry relations. Dr. Bero has also conducted analyses to examine the dissemination and policy implications of research evidence.  This includes examining how evidence is used by regulators and legislators, and how it is covered in the lay press. 

Dr. Bero teaches a core course on critical appraisal of the medical literature for pharmacy students and lectures across campus on topics including meta-analysis, research translation and tobacco control policy.  She has designed and implemented a curriculum that examines the influences of pharmaceutical industry marketing. 

Dr. Bero’s international activities include advisor to the World Health Organization Drug Action Programme as a member of the WHO Essential Medicines Committee and member of the Pan American Health Organization Advisory Committee on Health Research.  She is Co-Director of the San Francisco Branch of the United States Cochrane Center.  She is a senior editor for Tobacco Control and editor for the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of Care Group -- an international group of researchers conducting meta-analyses of the literature on interventions aimed at getting research into practice.  She is an elected member of the Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group and serves on several national and international committees related to conflicts of interest and research, such as the Institute of Medicine Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education and Practice.

Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony

Recipients of the Academic Senate Distinction In Mentoring Awards will be honored in a ceremony at 12:00 noon in Cole Hall on April 8, 2009.  A light lunch and refreshments will be served.  All students, faculty, staff, colleagues, and friends and family of the recipients are welcome. 


Past Recipients

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