ARI Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship

2018 Winners

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


The UCSF AIDS Research Institute (ARI) is pleased to offer the ARI Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship. The award recognizes 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 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.

The award provides $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.

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. Those submitting nominations can notify nominees they are doing so. 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.

2018 Submission and Deadline

Nominations must be submitted to Rebecca Cantor ([email protected]) by 5:00pm on Friday, March 16.

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 2018.