The Dean’s Award for Excellence recognizes outstanding faculty contributions in the core mission areas of Research, Education, Clinical Care and Community Engagement

The purpose of the award is to reward the outstanding performance of a faculty member (Academic Federation or Academic Senate) and to acknowledge their contribution as a transformative leader in our collegial community. The nominee’s dedication to one of the mission areas is a focused and compelling example that exemplifies and aligns our community with our mission of discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health. The nominee’s efforts must clearly contribute to UC Davis Health being a destination of choice to all those we serve.

Each fall we accept nominations of faculty who demonstrate these transformative leadership qualities.  All faculty are eligible to be nominated and to submit a nomination. The mission categories are:

  • Education – provides outstanding learning opportunities for students
  • Research – leader in innovative research, making high-impact discoveries
  • Clinical Care – provides high-quality patient-oriented services
  • Community – enhances the qualify of life of our local and regional
    (Community organizations are also welcome to submit nominations for faculty who have demonstrated transformative leadership qualities in the community.)

Awardees receive a cash award and will be honored at the Annual Vice Chancellor Awards Ceremony.

Previous Dean's Award for Excellence Recipients