Dear Colleagues:

I write to request nominations for the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. Each year three individuals—one academic, one staff, and one student/resident/postdoctoral scholar—may be selected to receive this award in recognition of extraordinary leadership and inspiration in furthering the goal of achieving greater cultural and ethnic diversity within the UCSF community.

The awards will be presented during the week of January 18, 2010, in conjunction with the annual campus celebration commemorating Dr. King.Please consider those UCSF individuals whose special efforts merit this distinction. The nomination form, award criteria, and a list of previous recipients are available on the Office of the Chancellor website under "Chancellor's Awards." Hard copies of nomination forms will be available at Laurel Heights Room 101, Medical Sciences 126, and the Moffitt Hospital Information Desk. I encourage you to take the time to nominate deserving colleagues.

Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2009, in the Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity, Box 0988, Laurel Heights Room 101. If you have questions, please call 476-1008.

Sincerely,

Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H.
Chancellor