The Maxine Papadakis Awards for Faculty Professionalism and Respect

Dorre Nicholau, MD, PhD is one of several recipients of the 2017 inaugural Maxine Papadakis Award for Professionalism
Dorre Nicholau, MD, PhD (center) is one of several recipients of the 2017 inaugural Maxine Papadakis Award for Professionalism. Photo by Elisabeth Fall.

The Maxine Papadakis Awards recognize faculty who are exemplars in treating students and all others in the clinical environment with professionalism, courtesy and respect.

    Dr. Papadakis recently retired as Associate Dean for Students at UCSF School of Medicine from 1998 to 2016. She is currently Professor Emeritus. During her tenure, Dr. Papadakis devoted considerable effort to measuring and imprving the professionalism and respectful behavior of faculty in the learning environment. It was her work that led to the “respect” questions on the student evaluations of faculty. These questions ask every student to indicate the extent to which faculty treated them and others with courtesy and respect. Dr. Papadakis has published widely in this area, and received national recognition for her work.

    Recipients for 2018

    • Nicolaus Glomb, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine
    • Andrew Leavitt, MD, Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine

    The importance of publicly rewarding outstanding behavior in shaping excellent cultures of learning and patient care cannot be overestimated. By celebrating the faculty teachers in the core clinical rotations, we have the opportunity to significantly impact the clinical learning climate for our students.

      Selection Committee
      Tania BENJAMIN | Colleen CARLSTON | Hilary CHAN | Rand DADASOVICH | David DUONG | Cynthia FENTON | Andrew GOLDBERG | Elaine HSIANG | Erick HUNG | Phoebe JOHNSON-BLACK | Jonathan KRAMER-FELDMAN | Parth KUMAR | Carmen LEE | Erica MANRRIQUEZ | Meg McNAMARA(Chair)| Nicholas MURPHY | Anamaria ROBLES | Nicole SCHROEDER | Kara TANAKA | Rachel TENNEY | Dan WARD