Dear Colleagues:

I write to request nominations for the 2011 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 17, 2011, 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 award recipients are available on the Office of the Chancellor website at http://ucsfchancellor.ucsf.edu/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-award. I encourage you to take the time to nominate deserving colleagues.

Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2010, in the Office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Box 0988, Laurel Heights Room 101. If you have questions, please call 476-1008.

Sincerely,

Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH
Chancellor
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor