Adler recognized with Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Nancy Adler, PhD, has been chosen to receive a 2014 Lloyd Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine in recognition of her leadership as a researcher and educator. In announcing her selection, School of Medicine dean Sam Hawgood noted, “Nancy’s leadership style is collegial and gentle, yet coupled with a remarkable mind, tenacious work ethic and steely discipline.”

Created in 2000,  the Holly Smith Awards are named for Lloyd H. (Holly) Smith, Jr., professor and chairman emeritus of the UCSF Department of Medicine. Recipients of the award are deemed to exhibit those qualities best exemplified by Holly Smith: dedication to the School of Medicine, diversity in roles played, commitment to sustaining UCSF's position as a world-class institution, and accomplishing all of the above with humor and grace. Adler will be formally presented with her award at the School of Medicine’s annual Salute to Excellence event in May.


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service