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Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Marina NakhlaCongratulations to Morrison Steel, MD, a PGY4 Resident, for being selected by the MS3 and MS4 classes for the 2022 Kaiser “Excellence in Teaching” Award for House Staff! Two awards are given annually to School of Medicine residents who excel in their work as clinical instructors based on a vote of the students.

Marina NakhlaCongratulations to Marina Nakhla, a Clinical Psychology JDP student, for being selected for an Inclusive Excellence Award for Students by UCSD! This award recognizes outstanding contributions for inclusion and diversity efforts across UC San Diego and the health system.

Monica Federoff, MD, PhDCongratulations to Monica Federoff, MD, PhD, a PGY4 Research Resident, for being selected for the 2022 Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Award Program! This is a highly competitive and selective program for future leaders in research on anxiety and affective disorders. Dr. Federoff's research mentor is Michael McCarthy, MD, PhD.

Congratulations Alexandra Clarkto Dr. Alexandra Clark on being selected as the recipient of the Trainee Champion of Diversity Award for 2021 by the UCSD Department of Psychiatry!

David Adamowicz, MD, PhDEach fall, the Office of Faculty Affairs celebrates Health Sciences faculty who have demonstrated significant commitment to inclusive mentorship of junior faculty, residents, fellows, postdoctoral scholars and/or students -- particularly to mentees from groups underrepresented in academic medicine and the sciences. Congratulations to the 2021 Health Sciences Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award recipients, including Maria J. Marquine, PhD (Associate Professor of Medicine) for her extraordinary mentoring of trainees within Health Sciences and the Health System.

Congratulations toRobert Kim Dr. Robert Kim for receiving the 2021 Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal for his work with Drs. Claudia Lainscek, Terry Sejnowski, and Gregory Light. Recipients are chosen based on the quality of research as determined by the impact of the research to the field; the insight, originality, & creativity; the effectiveness of the writing, clarity, & organization of the thesis; & the soundness of the methodology & quality of the data. Congrats Robert!

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