Message from the Chancellor
The Founders Day awards offer us a reason to celebrate our learners, trainees, staff, and faculty who have committed themselves to our public mission, innovative research, and patient-centered care.
Please join me in celebrating this year’s awardees, who have made a difference in university service and university management, outstanding contributions to our community, and excellence in nursing.
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.
Daniel Grossman, MD (he/him)
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, ZSFG
Hoa Su, MPH (he/him)
Program Manager, National Clinician Consultation Center
Family and Community Medicine, ZSFG
Taia Sean Wu (she/her)
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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.
Shira Shavit, MD (she/her)
Executive Director, Transitions Clinic Network
Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine
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.
Roberto Efraín Díaz (he/él) | Read more about this award
TETRAD PhD Candidate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Chancellor Award for Exceptional University Management
This award recognizes exceptional departmental and employee management by staff members who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the betterment of their staff and UCSF.
Molly Frances Battistelli (she/her)
Director, Administration and Policy,
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health Program,
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, ZSFG
Michael L. Helle, MBA, MHA (he/him)
Director, Clinical Programs, Office of Population Health, UCSF Health
Tristin Penland, MS, RN (she/her)
Patient Care Director, Adult Critical Care Services, UCSF Health
Janelle Smith Hernandez, MHA (she/her)
Director, Operations, Cancer Services
Chancellor Award for Exceptional University Service
This award recognizes exceptional individual service contributions to UCSF by staff members who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the betterment of UCSF, devoting time as well as energy to serve the university and campus community.
Sue Forstat (she/her)
Health Care Facilitator, Manager,
UCSF Health Care Facilitator Program/Human Resources
Diane B. Ngo, MPA (she/her)
Program Manager, Department of Surgery
Morgan Vaisset-Fauvel (he/him)
Landscape & Grounds Program Manager,
Facilities Services, Campus Life Services
Distinguished Nurse Award
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the care of patients and fosters professional and public awareness of achievements in nursing practice.
Tina Ly, RN (she/her)
Clinical Nurse III/Neonatal Transport Nurse
Intensive Care Nursery, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital