Chancellor Awards for Diversity

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 Office of Diversity and Outreach congratulates the winners of the 2022 Chancellor Awards for Diversity: The recipients are listed below in their respective categories.

Chancellor Award for LGBTQI Leadership:

  • Faculty recipient: Nicole Rosendale, MD
  • Staff recipient: Luis Gutierrez-Mock, PhD(c), MPH, MA
  • Learner recipient: Jay Bindman, BA

Chancellor Award for Disability Service:

  • Faculty recipient: Noemi Spinazzi, MD
  • Staff recipient: Diane Ngo, MPA

Chancellor Award for Advancement of Women:

  • Faculty recipient: Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS
  • Learner recipient: Eleanor Palser, PhD

Chancellor Award for Dr. MLK Jr. Leadership:

  • Faculty recipient: Meshell Johnson, MD
  • Staff recipient: Gabby Negussie-Retta, MS
  • Learner recipient: Nadia Ayad

Chancellor Award for LGBTQI Leadership:

  • Faculty recipient: Nicole Rosendale, MD
  • Staff recipient: Luis Gutierrez-Mock, MPH, MA
  • Learner recipient: Jay Bindman, BA

Chancellor Award for Disability Service:

  • Faculty recipient: Noemi Spinazzi, MD
  • Staff recipient: Diane Ngo, MPA

Advancement of Women:

  • Faculty recipient: Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA
  • Learner recipient: Eleanor Palser, PhD

MLK Leadership:

  • Faculty recipient: Meshell Johnson, MD
  • Staff recipient: Gabby Negussie-Retta, MS
  • Learner recipient: Nadia Ayad

Below you will find the videos of the recipients who agreed to be filmed as part of the 2022 Diversity Awards.

 

Photo by Susan Merrell/UCSF.

Meet the Awardees


Chancellor Award for Advancement of Women east

Each year this award recognizes and honors up to three individuals at UCSF who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the advancement of women beyond the scope of their job, area of research, or training.

Learner Category

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Eleanor Palser, PhD (she/her)
Postdoctoral scholar, Department of Neurology

Faculty Category

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Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS (she/her/hers)
Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery, Professor, Department of Medicine, Affiliated faculty, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies


Chancellor Award for Disability Service east

Each year this award recognizes and honors up to three individuals at UCSF who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service in furthering the goal of enhancing accessibility of the physical, social, educational, clinical, administrative and virtual environment while promoting accommodation and full inclusion of people with disabilities within the UCSF community, beyond the scope of their job, area of research, or training.

Staff Category

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Diane Ngo, MPA (she/her/hers)
Program Manager, Department of Surgery

Faculty Category

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Noemi Spinazzi, MD, FAAP (she, her, hers)
Medical Director, Charlie's Clinic, BCH Oakland Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics resident rotation


Chancellor Award for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership east

Each year this award recognizes and honors up to three individuals at UCSF who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond the scope of their job, area of research, or training.

Staff Category

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Gabby Negussie-Retta, MS (she/her/hers)
Program Coordinator, Office of Medical Education

Faculty Category

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Meshell Johnson, MD, (she/her/hers)
Chief, Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep, SFVA
Associate Chair for DEI, Dept. of Medicine


Chancellor Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Leadership east

Each year this award recognizes and honors up to three individuals at UCSF who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond the scope of their job, area of research, or training.

Learner Category

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Jay Bindman, BA (they/them)
4th-year medical student

Staff Category

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Luis Gutierrez-Mock, PhD(c), MPH, MA (he/him/his)
Public Health Specialist Supervisor, Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, Institute for Global Health Sciences

Faculty Category

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Nicole Rosendale, MD (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, SFGH Neurology Inpatient Services