UC San Diego Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Dr. Vivian Reznik was inducted into the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame last week on March 27th, 2010. One of six influential women to be awarded into San Diego’s Women’s Hall of Fame this year, Dr. Reznik was recognized for her work as a pioneer in faculty development for young people aspiring for careers in academic medicine as clinician and researchers.
The San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame honors and acknowledges women who have significantly contributed to the quality of life and have made outstanding volunteer contributions in San Diego County. Awards are granted in the areas of empowerment, activism, trailblazing, cultural competency and historical preservation.
“This is a diverse group of women whose selfless contributions have advanced social justice and have made a lasting impact on our communities,” shares campus diversity officer and director of the UC San Diego Women’s Center, Dr. Emelyn dela Peña. “Their legacies are an example of how the Hall of Fame embodies UC San Diego’s Principles of Community.”
Dr. Vivian Reznik is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and a Professor of Pediatrics and Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and practices pediatric nephrology at Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center with a focus on congenital and chronic renal disease.
About the Women’s Hall of Fame
The Women’s Hall of Fame is a collaboration between the Women’s History Museum and Educational Center, the Women’s Studies Department at San Diego State University, The Women’s Center at UC San Diego, and the San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women The enduring goal of the Women’s Hall of Fame is to recognize and celebrate women’s authentic contributions to community, diversity and social justice.