2021 Founders Day Awards Celebrate Commitment to Public, University Service
Fifteen faculty, staff and students were honored for their public service, excellence in nursing and exceptional service to UC San Francisco at this year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards event.
The awardees were honored during a virtual event held May 21.
“Each year we come together for this great UCSF tradition that recognizes our outstanding community and acknowledges some of the exemplary individuals who contribute to the excellence for which UCSF is renowned,” said Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, in his opening remarks.
“Our honorees are being recognized today for their excellence in service, outstanding contributions to our community and excellence in nursing," the chancellor said.
You can watch the full program below or view the videos about the awardees.
Chancellor Award for Exceptional University Management
Campus Life Services
Manager, Benefits Specialty Center
Campus Human Resources
Division of Palliative Medicine Department of Medicine
Jane Rabbitt, RN
Research Nurse Manager
Karen White Horn
Pandemic Initiative for Equity & Action
Chancellor Award for Exceptional University Service
Strategic Communications Office of Communications
LaMisha Hill, PhD
Multicultural Affairs Office of Diversity and Outreach
Family Services Campus Life Services
Lisa Mogannam, RN
Health Major Capital Projects
UCSF Major Projects
Chancellor Award for Public Service
Established in 1970 by former Chancellor Philip R. Lee, this award honors members of the University who have performed outstanding service to the community.
George Rutherford, MD
Chief, Infectious Disease & Global Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Director of Programs
Pandemic Initiative for Equity & Action Institute for Global Health Sciences
Joel Babdor, PhD
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Thomas N. Burbridge Award for Public Service
This award, named after the professor of pharmacology remembered for his efforts to open up jobs for minorities in previously segregated fields, was established in 1973 to recognize public service that promotes equal education and employment opportunities, civil rights and social justice.
Alicia Fernandez, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Edison T. Uno Award for Public Service
This award, named after the assistant dean of students at UCSF from 1969 to 1974, was established in 1980 to recognize dedication and commitment to established social, political and civic groups that bring about social change.
Adeola Oni-Orisan, MD, PhD
Family and Community Medicine
Distinguished Nurse Award
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the care of patients and fosters professional and public awareness of achievements in nursing practice.
Leigh Ann Ambrose, RN
Clinical Nurse IV
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital