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Maripat Corr Selected for Academic Senate Service Award


The University of California San Diego Academic Senate recently announced Maripat Corr, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Health Sciences Academic Affairs, is a 2023-24 recipient of the Donald F. Tuzin Distinguished Service Award.

The Academic Senate participates in shared governance within the University of California system and provides structure for the input of the faculty who serve on its committees. Corr, who served as the Academic Senate Chair for 2019-20, has also served as vice chair and on various committees over the years.

“Dr. Corr's commitment to service exemplifies the remarkable efforts made by UC San Diego faculty to improve the lives of individuals both within and beyond the UC San Diego campus,” said Grant Kester, chair of the Committee on Senate Awards. “We were delighted to honor her achievements with this award.”

A professor of medicine in the Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Corr has been a UC San Diego faculty member since 2005.

“Dr. Corr served during the recent Covid-19 pandemic, one of the most challenging times in our recent history,” wrote Robert S. Ross, M.D. M.B.A., professor of medicine and senior assistant vice-chancellor for Health Science Academic Affairs in his nomination letter for Corr. “Critically, it was during the pandemic that Dr. Corr led the need and effort to abruptly close our entire campus in Spring 2020 and shift learning and final assessments of students, from typical in-person teaching to remote efforts. Most of us have never thought of how best to orchestrate this type of need / change, but it was accomplished well, in part because of Dr. Corr’s leadership.”

Joyce Pritchett

Communications Specialist, UC San Diego School of Medicine