Dear Colleagues:

I invite applications for the 2011 Excellence in Partnership Award. This award recognizes exemplary partnerships between San Francisco communities and UCSF that build on each other’s strength to improve higher education, civic engagement, and the overall health of communities.

The award description, selection criteria and application form are available online Three partnerships – one academic/faculty, one staff, one student/resident/postdoctoral scholar – will be selected to receive these awards at the Annual Partnerships Celebration on Thursday, October 20.

I hope you will take the time to submit your deserving university community partnerships programs. Applications must be sent via email to by Tuesday, September 20, 2011. If you have questions, please contact University Community Partnerships Director Wylie Liu at or 476-9122 or University Community Partnerships Faculty Co-Director Naomi Wortis at or 206-6960.


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