Awards & Recognition
- Dr. Monica Gandhi is the recipient of the 2011-2012 Meg Newman Teaching Award. Since Dr. Gandhi joined the HIV/AIDS Division in 2008, she has transformed the educational role of the division. Dr. Gandhi created and chairs a divisional education committee which meets regularly to guide policy decisions, and reinvigorated the moribund HIV clinical fellowship, successfully obtaining a minority fellowship award for the Division from the Infectious Diseases Society of America HIV Medical Association. She has also reinvigorated the HIV/AIDS Division medical student HIV clinical elective on the SFGH AIDS Consult Service and initiated a new outpatient medical resident HIV/AIDS elective. She has authored chapters on HIV in women in two widely used textbooks on the clinical care of patients with HIV/AIDS as well as syllabi that are used at UCSF for teaching medical students, graduate students, medicine residents, and clinical fellows about HIV/AIDS. She also serves as a member of the UCSF Global Health Institute Education Committee and the UCSF Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Diversity and Education. As evidence of her remarkable productivity as a teacher of HIV/AIDS clinical management, she this year received the UCSF AIDS Research Institute’s Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Meg Newman presented Dr. Gandhi with her award following HIV Grand Rounds at SFGH on Wednesday October 3rd, 2012.
Ward 86 lead social worker, Karena Franses, MSW, LCSW was honored by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission with a 2012 Hero Award in a public ceremony at City Hall on May 24, 2012. These prestigious awards recognize local “unsung heroes” for their outstanding contributions in the field of Human Rights Advocacy. Karena was nominated for this award by a patient who described her as a "Compassion Specialist and Advocate for persons living with HIV/AIDS."
- Dr. Elvin Geng is the recipient of a Hellman Award for his extraordinary research activities.