2009-2010 Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards
Distinction In Teaching Awarded to S. Andrew Josephson, MD & Nora Goldschlager, MD
Distinction In Mentoring Awarded to Louise Walter, MD & Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Distinction In Teaching and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards.
Recipients of the Academic Senate Distinction In Teaching Awards and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards will be honored at the Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony to be held Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in Cole Hall.
Distinction in Teaching
Category 1 (UCSF Faculty Less Than 5 Years): The 2010 Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF five years or fewer goes to S. Andrew Josephson, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology.
Dr. S. Andrew (Andy) Josephson is a neurologist who specializes in neurovascular and neurologic disorders. At UCSF, he cares for general neurology and stroke patients in the hospital as well as those in the stroke clinic. He is the Director of the UCSF Neurohospitalist Program and Medical Director of the Inpatient Neurology Service.
After graduating from Stanford University, Dr. Josephson earned a medical degree at Washington University in Saint Louis. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in neurology at UCSF, where he was chief resident. He also completed fellowships in neurovascular neurology (stroke) and behavioral neurology at UCSF.
Dr. Josephson's research interests include cognitive impairment after stroke, the contribution of stroke to dementia, and the quality of hospital care for patients with neurological disorders and is a co-course director for the first year Brain, Mind, and Behavior course and is a member of UCSF's Academy of Medical Educators.
Category 2 (UCSF Faculty More Than 5 Years): The 2010 Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF more than five years goes to Nora Goldschlager, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology.
Dr. Goldschlager is a native of New York City and a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine. She received her internal medicine training at Montefiore Hospital Medical Center in New York and Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. Her first year cardiology fellowship training was at the Department of Medicine of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Her second year cardiology fellowship training was completed at the Presbyterian Hospital of Pacific Medical Center, now California Pacific Medical Center, in San Francisco. Dr. Goldschlager serves as the Chief of Clinical Cardiology at San Francisco General Hospital where she is the Director of the Coronary Care Unit, ECG Laboratory and Pacemaker Clinic.
Dr. Goldschlager is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Master in the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, and Fellow in the Heart Rhythm Society. She is the author or co-author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and has written or edited 10 books.
While reveling in being a general clinical cardiologist, Dr. Goldschlager has a longstanding abiding interest in cardiac arrhythmias, electrocardiography and electrophysiology.
She delights in working with students of medicine at all levels and sees the brightest of futures in her specialty.
To select each year’s recipients the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel designates a selection committee comprised of faculty and student representatives from all four schools. Student representatives are assigned by Associate Deans from each of the respective Schools. This award honors teaching efforts with both students and residents.
Distinction in Mentoring
Category 1 (Faculty at the Assistant or Associate rank): The 2010 recipient of the Academic Senate Distinction In Mentoring Award for faculty at the Associate rank is Louise Walter, MD, Associate Professor In Residence, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics.
Dr. Louise Walter is a clinician-researcher in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics and is the Co-Director of the UCSF Geriatrics Research Program. Her research is focused on how age and health affect the use and outcomes of cancer screening in older patients to better inform individualized screening decisions. Through her high-impact publications and policy work she has become a national leader in evaluating the real-world risks and benefits of cancer screening in older patients. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a VA Health Services Research & Development grant to determine the use and outcomes of colorectal cancer screening in older adults and the Principal Investigator on an National Cancer Institute R01 grant to determine the downstream consequences of prostate-specific antigen screening in older men. She is a mentor for students, fellows, and junior faculty interested in aging research through the UCSF Division of Geriatrics and the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program, and she is a faculty mentor through the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Career Development (KL2) Program. In addition, she is an Associate Editor for the new JAMA series of articles, "Care of the Aging Patient: From Evidence to Action."
Dr. Walter received her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1995. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in geriatrics at UCSF. Dr. Walter joined the UCSF faculty in July 2001, and she is a staff physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
Category 2 (Faculty at the rank of full Professor): The 2010 recipient of the Academic Senate Distinction In Mentoring Award for faculty at the rank of full Professor is Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Ralph Gonzales is Professor of Medicine; Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He attended medical school and completed his internal medicine residency at UCSF, and has been on faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine since 2001. He has been involved in clinical research training and career development of fellows and faculty at UCSF through his own research in practice innovations and quality improvement, as well as through his leadership in two key training programs at UCSF—the General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship (2003-2005) and the CTSI KL2 Career Development Program in Clinical and Translational Research (2005-present); as well as the UCSF Program in Implementation and Dissemination Sciences. Dr Gonzales has provided senior mentorship to trainees and faculty across a variety of UCSF Schools and Departments, and he continues to provide mentorship to trainees who have relocated to other institutions.
Date/Location: Recipients of the Academic Senate Distinction In Teaching Awards and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards will be honored by the Chancellor at the annual Founders Day Banquet on April 29, and in Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony to be held Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in Cole Hall.
The Distinction In Mentoring Award Selection Committee is appointed by the Associate Deans in the respective Schools, and is Chaired by a member of the Committee on Academic Personnel. The review committee has equal representative from all four schools, and is comprised of four professor-level faculty and four at the level of associate professor. This award honors mentoring efforts with both faculty and fellows.