2023 Distinguished Service Award
Awarded to Stephen Cheung, MD
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Stephen Cheung, MD as recipient of the 2023 UCSF Academic Senate Distinguished Service Award for his commitment to the Academic Senate of UCSF with the formation of the Academic Senate Committee on Space and negotiated for permanent Senate offices in the new Valley Center for Vision on the Mission Bay campus. Dr. Cheung also impacted the UCSF community through his work on the Altos Labs and Arc Institute Affiliations, UAW Agreement Funding Gap Relief Program, Bridge Funding issues, stewarded the approval of two new UCSF graduate programs, consulted with UCSF Human Resource leadership over recruitment and hiring of academic staff critical to UCSF’s research mission, and worked on addressing longer lasting impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic on UCSF research enterprise and faculty.
The UCSF Academic Senate Distinguished Service Award is given out to one member of the UCSF Senate faculty at the Associate or Full Professor level who has demonstrated outstanding and creative services with a lasting and significant impact on the excellence of shared governance at UCSF, exceptional abilities in collaborating with the university’s many diverse stakeholders, and a sustained excellence and promise in serving the UCSF Academic Senate. This award carries a small honorarium of $1,500 from the UCSF Academic Senate’s Chancellors Fund and is presented at the last Division meeting of the academic year as recognition of service to the UCSF academic community. Click here for more information about the nomination process.