ARI Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship

Liegler Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship

Overview

The UCSF AIDS Research Institute (ARI) is pleased to announce this year’s teaching and mentoring award, now named the Liegler Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship. The award is to recognize individuals with an official appointment at UCSF who have shown extraordinary service and commitment toward advancing the scientific development and early careers of junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residents, interns, and/or students working in the field of HIV/AIDS at UCSF. Candidates for the Liegler Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship should be individuals who have proven exceptional in their commitment to teaching and mentoring, and in their ability to stimulate, nurture, and inspire young minds.

Award amount is $5,000 for one year and can be used for unrestricted purposes including salary, equipment, supplies, and travel, to benefit the recipient’s teaching and mentoring needs.

The award honors the legacy of Teri Liegler, PhD, professor in the UCSF Division of HIV, ID and Global Medicine. Dr. Liegler was admired not only for her fierce intellect, but also for her dedication to mentoring and molding emerging investigators and physicians. She served as the Director of the Laboratory of Clinical Virology based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for many years, where researchers and their work flourished under her guidance. As a member of the AIDS Research Institute Executive Committee, Dr. Liegler helped shape the trajectory of HIV priority areas at the University, and guided considerations that would most positively impact the HIV community of UCSF. Her inspiring legacy, impressive scholarship, and selfless nature will forever be remembered.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted by anyone in the campus community, including junior faculty, fellows, interns, residents, and students taught or mentored by the nominee. Nominations should consist of a letter detailing the nominee’s teaching and mentoring experience and work in the field of HIV/AIDS, and a CV of the nominee. A maximum of three nomination letters will be accepted for a single nominee; however, any number of signatures may appear on any given letter.

Submission and Deadline

Nominations must be submitted to Rebecca Cantor ([email protected]) by 5:00pm on Friday March 15, 2019.

Award Notification

The ARI Leadership Committee and ARI director will review applications. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome of their nomination in April 2019.

 

2018 Winners

The 2018 Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship has been granted to both Edwin Charlebois, PhD, MPH, and Melanie Ott, MD, PhD.