Mangurian recognized by Academic Senate for excellence in mentoring

By Nicholas Roznovsky

The UC San Francisco Academic Senate has announced that associate professor of clinical psychiatry Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS, has been selected to receive their 2018 Distinction In Mentoring Award for faculty at the associate rank. The award has been bestowed annually since 2009 to recognize and celebrate excellence in faculty mentoring, an essential component to faculty success and institutional excellence.

Mangurian is the Department of Psychiatry's vice chair for diversity and director of the UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, as well as the UCSF Program of Research on Mental Health Integration Among Underserved and Minority Populations (PReMIUM) based at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP). She joined the department's faculty in 2009 and has been a core faculty member at CVP since 2014.

She also serves as the chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities. In 2015, she took part in the White House’s Forum on Excellence and Innovation through Diversity in the STEM Workforce and was also named a UCSF John A. Watson Faculty Scholar. Last year, Mangurian was the recipient of the UCSF Chancellor Award for Advancement of Women.

All faculty in the Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical, and Adjunct series with appointments at 50% or more time (at UCSF or its affiliates) are eligible for nomination. The Distinction In Mentoring Award Selection Committee is appointed by each school's associate deans and is chaired by a member of the Committee on Academic Personnel. UCSF faculty or fellows may nominate and write letters of support for UCSF faculty for the Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Awards.

Joining Mangurian as 2018 Academic Senate award recipients will be:

  • Distinction In Mentoring Award for faculty at the rank of full professor: Kenneth E. Covinsky, MD (Dept. of Medicine)
  • Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF five years or fewer: Binh An P. Phan, MD (Dept. of Medicine)
  • Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF more than five years: Jeffrey Kohlwes, MD, MPH (Dept. of Medicine)

Recipients of the award receive an award plaque, an honorarium and are recognized by the Academic Senate at a campus-wide ceremony held each spring. This year's ceremony held Tuesday, May 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the Lange Room in the UCSF Library on the Parnassus campus. Awardees, colleagues, friends, and family are welcome to attend.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.