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Announcing The 2014 Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards

Distinction in Mentoring

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.

Michael Steinman, MD
The Distinction in Mentoring Award for the Associate Professor level has been given to Michael Steinman, MD, Associate Professor in Residence, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine.

Dr. Steinman is Co-Director for Research and Director of Research Training for the UCSF Division of Geriatrics and is leader of the Data Management and Accrual Core for the UCSF Pepper Center for Aging Research. He also serves as Director of the Comparative Effectiveness Research program at CTSI. He devotes most of his time to research, while maintaining an active clinical practice in the geriatrics clinic and inpatient general medicine service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Steinman’s research program focuses on improving how doctors prescribe medications for clinically complex older adults.

Craig R. Cohen, MD, MPH
The Distinction in Mentoring Award at the Full Professor level has been given to Craig R. Cohen, MD, MPH, Professor In Residence, Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences.

Dr. Cohen is Founding Director of the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES: www.faces-keya.org) since its creation in 2004. FACES is a CDC/PEPFAR-funded HIV care, treatment and prevention program in Kenya, that supports the Kenyan Ministry of Health at 140 facilities, and has enrolled over 140,000 patients into the HIV program. He conducts medical research in three major areas: i) HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention, ii) HIV/AIDS care and support, and iii) integration of HIV and reproductive health services in developing countries. He directs the GloCal Health Fellowship (www.glocalfellows.org) and the Reproductive Infectious Disease Fellowship, and has mentored a significant number of students, residents, fellows and junior faculty from UCSF and Kenya.

Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony

Recipients of the Academic Senate Distinction In Teaching Awards and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards will be honored in the afternoon of Thursday, April 23, 2014 in the Lange Room of the UCSF Library (Parnassus Campus).


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