The purpose of the Dean's Team Award for Excellence is to acknowledge outstanding, high-performing, multidisciplinary team efforts and approaches that contribute to advancing our mission. The multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary team model should embody and exemplify a sustainable collaborative approach that aligns our collegial 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.

Up to one team will be selected for each of the mission categories listed below:

  • 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 letters of support.)

Each fall we accept nominations for this award.

The award winning teams receive a monetary award and are honored at our Annual Vice Chancellor Awards Ceremony. The funds will be deposited into a departmental account to be used for the enrichment of the team’s work.


Previous Dean's Team Award for Excellence Recipients