Honors and Awards

Recent Awards and Accomplishments





    • Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH was honored with a 2021 Distinguished Citizens Award from the Commonwealth Club
    • Hani Goodarzi, PhD, received a 2022 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
    • Atul Butte, MD, PhD was elected a fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology
    • Allan Balmain, PhD, FRS and team -- including UCSF co-investigators Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH and Luke Gilbert, PhD -- were shortlisted for the 2021 Cancer Grand Challenges awards
    • Julian Hong, MD, MS received a 2021 Career Development Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation
    • Iwei Yeh MD, PhD received a Melanoma Research Alliance Established Investigator Award
    • Stephen Floor, PhD was selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
    • David Oh, MD, PhD, with mentor Lawrence Fong, MD, received a 2021 Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
    • Mitch Berger, MD received the 2021 Rosenblum Distinguished Service Award from the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors
    • Ana Velázquez Mañana, MD received the Rising Star Award at the 2021 LEAD Conference presented by Women Leaders in Oncology
    • Meng Wang, PhD received a Melanoma Research Alliance Dermatology Fellows Award
    • Daniah Beleford, MD, PhD is a recipient of the 2021-22 UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
    • Rahul Aggarwal, MDLawrence Fong, MDMichael Evans, PhD; and Thomas Hope, MD received a Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award
    • Rushika Perera, PhD received the Günter Blobel Early Career Award from the American Society for Cell Biology
    • Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD was one of three UCSF faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences
    • Allan Balmain, PhD, FRS was elected to the 2021 class of Fellows of the AACR Academy
    • Sophie Dumont, PhD will deliver the 2021 Byers Award Lecture in Basic Science
    • David Agard, PhD received the 2021 Stein & Moore Award from The Protein Society
    • James Lee, MD was named a Parker Bridge Fellow by the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
    • Larry Fong, MD, received an Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) from the NCI
    • Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD was elected into the National Academy of Sciences
    • Ann Griffin, PhD, CTR received the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) 2020 Distinguished Member Award
    • Nola M. Hylton, PhD was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, Class of 2021
    • Alessandro Villa, DDS, MPH, PhD was elected to the board of the International Society of Oral Oncology.
    • Alexander Marson, MD, PhD, and team received a grant of $11M over 5 years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
    • Anahat Singh, MA, MS received the Top Program Poster Award at the 2021 American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) Virtual Conference.
    • Bjoern Schwer, MD, PhD received a Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research from the Ludwig Family Foundation.
    • Catherine Smith, MD, with mentors Neil Shah, MD, PhD and Kevin Shannon, MD, received a 2021 Damon Runyon Continuation Grant.
    • Collin Blakely, MD, PhD, with mentor Trever Bivona, MD, PhD, received a 2021 Damon Runyon Continuation Grant.
    • Eric Collisson, MD; Jay Debnath, MD, PhD; Andrei Goga, MD, PhD; Sarah Knox, PhD; Jeroen Roose, PhD; and Valerie Weaver, PhD received an Endeavor Award from the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.
    • Erin Van Blarigan, ScD, and team received a National Cancer Institute R01 grant.
    • Fangyu Liu, PhD received a Damon Runyon Fellowship Award.
    • Felix Feng, MD – along with Drs. Dan Robinson and Ajjai Alva from University of Michigan – received a 2020 Bristol-Myers Squibb-PCF Challenge Award.
    • Franklin Huang, MD, PhD; Alison Rustagi, MD, PhD; and Samuel Washington, MD, MAS were named 2021 Grunfeld Scholars by the San Francisco VA Health Care System.
    • Hala Borno, MD received a Forward for Health Equity Grant from Myovant.
    • Hala Borno, MD was named to the inaugural cohort of the Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program launched by the BMS Foundation.
    • Hani Goodarzi, PhD received a Transformative Cancer Research Grant from the AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation.
    • Haolong Li, PhD received a 2021 PCF Young Investigator Award.
    • Ivan de Kouchkovsky, MD received a 2021 PCF Young Investigator Award.
    • Peder Larson, PhD received the 2021 Faculty Recipient of UCSF Chancellor Award for Disability Service
    • Ivan de Kouchkovsky, MD; Swetha Kambhampati, MD; Daniel Kwon, MD; Erica Tsang, MD; and Evan Walker, MD each received a 2021 Young Investigator Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation.
    • A team of researchers and clinicians from UCSF and Northwestern -- led by Nicholas Butowski, MD and Roger Stupp, MD -- were selected to join the NCI-funded Glioblastoma Therapeutics Network (GTN).
    • Jennifer Rosenbluth, MD, PhD received a 2021 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
    • Julian Hong, MD, MS received a 2021 ASTRO-PCF Early Career Development Award to End Prostate Cancer.
    • Julian Hong, MD, MS was named the 2021 Publication Award Winner by the Radiation Oncology Institute.
    • Kelly Schoenbeck, MD received an ASH Research Training Award for Fellows for a second year.
    • Kevan Shokat, PhD received the first Breakthrough Science Award from the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.
    • Kevin M. Shannon, MD and D. Wade Clapp, MD (Indiana University) are co-principal investigators of an $11.4 million SPORE focused on new treatments for tumors that develop in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), the most common inherited syndrome causing a predisposition to cancer.
    • Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH received the 2021 Community Award from the Women's Cancer Resource Center.
    • Martin Sjöström, MD, PhD received a 2021 PCF Young Investigator Award.
    • Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS received the 2021 Women in Medicine Resilience Award at the recent Women in Medicine Summit.
    • Mazie Tsang, MD, MS; Ana Velázquez Mañana, MD; Evan Walker, MD; and Ivan de Kouchkovsky, MD each received a 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting Merit Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation.
    • Nina Shah, MD was invited to participate in the 2021 People v. Cancer Summit presented by The Atlantic.
    • Ophir Klein, MD, PhD was elected as Vice President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR).
    • Atul Butte, MD, PhD was appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.
    • Pamela Ling, MD, MPH received the 2021 Harold S. Luft Mentoring Award from the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF.
    • Sorbarikor Piawah, MD, MPH received a 2021 V Scholar Grant.
    • Sunny Wang, MD and James Brown, MD received a grant of $4.5 million over 5 years from the VA Office of Research and Development.
    • Led by Emily Bergsland, MD and Trever Bivona, MD, PhD, the Office of Education and Training was awarded an NCI K12 grant to establish the HDFCCC Paul Calabresi K12 Career Development Program in Clinical Oncology.
    • Urmimala Sarkar, MD received the Mid-Career Research Mentorship Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine.
    • Valerie Weaver, PhD received the 2022 Shu Chien Achievement Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
    • Vijay Ramani, PhD received an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.
    • Yael Mossé, MD (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) -- along with UCSF team members Natalia Jura, PhD, Kliment Verba, PhD, and William Weiss, MD, PhD -- received a Crazy 8 Award from Alex's Lemonade Stand.
    • Zhen Jane Wang, MD and Peder Larson, PhD received an R01 from the NCI.



      Previous Honors

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