George Sarlo Prize for Excellence in Teaching

George Sarlo

George Sarlo [Photo: Jim Gaffey]

Each year, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry accepts nominations from its faculty and trainees for the George Sarlo Prize for Excellence in Teaching. This honor, generously funded by a grant from the Sarlo Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, recognizes the outstanding teaching efforts of each honoree in the classroom, clinical setting, or laboratory.

Criteria for consideration for the Sarlo Prize include:
  • Paid faculty with primary appointment in the UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry
  • Excellence in direct teaching and exceptional teaching evaluations (required)
  • Outstanding achievements in any of the following areas:
    • Advising and mentoring
    • Curricular or program innovations
    • Educational program administration
    • Educational scholarship
    • Inspirational educator with dedicated impact on education at the department, school, or national level
  • Past recipients of the award are not eligible

A representative committee chaired by Executive Vice Chair Lowell Tong, MD, selects the prize recipient from the qualified nominees using the criteria above.

Former recipients