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Chancellor Award for Advancement of Women Chancellor Award for Disability Service Chancellor Award for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Chancellor Award for LGBTQIA+ Leadership


Chancellor Awards for Diversity recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals who demonstrate a strong dedication to diversity. Individuals recognized are leaders and pioneers in their respective fields and to the communities in which they serve. The 2021 awards also highlight those whose contributions are aligned with our Anti-racism Initiative.


The Office of Diversity and Outreach congratulates the winners of the 2021 Chancellor Awards for Diversity. Watch the recorded virtual celebration here.

Advancement of Women

Faculty

Tejal Desai, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, School of Pharmacy Watch Tejal Desai's award video. "Dr. Bush works tirelessly towards the advancement of women, both individually, by mentoring numerous female trainees and faculty, as well as through her teaching and leadership roles. Her research program addresses health disparities and factors that contribute to resilience among underserved, underprivileged populations, with a special emphasis on addressing the needs of pregnant women and mothers." — Matthew State, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Student/resident/postdoctoral scholar

Bridget Keenan, MD, PhD Hematology/Oncology Fellow, UCSF Medical Center Watch Bridget Keenan's award video. "(Dr. Richbourg's) sustained efforts and leadership go well beyond the expectations of a trainee, and will undoubtedly have significant impacts on women within her laboratory, her university, her community, and the world, as she has made successful, concrete contributions to advancing women at each of these levels." — Ralph Marcucio, PhD, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Disability Service

Faculty

Peder Larson, PhD Associate Professor and a Principal Investigator in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine Watch Peder Larson's award video. "Without Tim Montgomery's dedication to bringing awareness to people with disabilities, we would not be able to continue to break through the barriers. He has empowered colleagues around him to lead with inclusive practices that better support our students." — Alece Alderson, Interim Executive Director of Student Life

Student/resident/postdoctoral scholar

Ronnel Azizollahi Student, School of Dentistry Watch Ronnel Azizollahi's award video. "Raziel is a role model, demonstrating not only success in the academic program, but also in wide-ranging life experiences, far beyond those of many who have not faced mobility challenges. Raziel is an inspiration to faculty, staff and students, exemplifying UCSF's PRIDE values locally and nationally." — Kimberly Topp, PT, PhD, FAAA, Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership

Faculty

Ana Delgado, RN, CNM, MS Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine Watch Ana Delgado's award video. "Our UIM (Underrepresented in Medicine)students in this year's class can be directly attributed to the pipeline initiatives that have been implemented under Dr. Bucknor's aegis. It is incredibly gratifying and inspiring to see Dr. Bucknor's efforts helping us to better identify appropriate candidates for our program and contribute to real changes in representation." — Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Staff

Usma Khan Director of Staffing and Strategic Operations, Institute for Global Health Sciences Watch Usma Khan's award video. "Laura is a role model for members of not only the Black Caucus, but UCSF to emulate. She is goal oriented and works well with others by creating an atmosphere of inclusion and openness. Her willingness to listen to others to include their ideals and create mutual goals and objective that meets the needs of everyone personifies the values of inclusivity and diversity." — Crystal Morris, UCSF Retiree, Former Chair of the Black Caucus

Student/resident/postdoctoral scholar

Chase Webb Student, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics Graduate Program Watch Chase Webb's award video. "(Kojo) engaged with program directors to challenge them to bring diversity to the core curriculum, developing and delivering a component within the graduate program boot-camps that address inclusion and diversity as a core professional commitment to being a scientist." — Elizabeth Silva, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Graduate Division

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex Leadership

Faculty

Jae Sevelius, PhD Associate Professor in Residence, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, Division of Prevention Sciences, School of Medicine Watch Jae Sevelius' award video. "(Susan's) groundbreaking work to mobilize young gay men to organize around HIV prevention in their local communities has resulted in one the most widely implemented HIV prevention programs, called the Mpowerment Project, across the country and now internationally." — Greg Rebchook, Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Prevention Science

Staff

Anja Bircher, PsyD Staff Psychologist, Student Health and Counseling Services Watch Anja Bircher's award video. "(Lori) has demonstrated humility, fairness, curiosity, and advocacy for those who are marginalized, or whose voices are often not heard. (She) is known as a tireless champion for marginalized women, people of color, people with disabilities, and especially for the health and human rights of LGBTQI individuals." — James Dilley, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Director at the Alliance Health Project

Student/resident/postdoctoral scholar

Bradley Morgan Student, School of Dentistry Watch Bradley Morgan's award video. "Adair's advocacy and activism has raised awareness for transgender issue with UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood and other senior leaders who committed to a public statement on transgender rights and started the process of improving access and navigation of healthcare for transgender people at UCSF." — Martin Kampmann, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases